We hear dark rumblings at Opus 3 Artists, a mid-sized agency with headquarters in New York and a branch in Berlin.
It appears that Opus 3 Vice President Jeffrey Vanderveen, who was Anna Netrebko’s manager before he was fired by Universal Music,
has been hatching a plan that will abandon his present artists at Opus 3 and launch him into a new business, known as Music Media Enterprises (MME).
Vanderveen was in Phoenix, Arizona, last Thursday to cement the deal.
We have seen a letter of agreement with his investors in which Vanderveen pledges ‘our ‘all-in’ commitment to devote 100% of our time (including the termination of Jeffrey’s current employment contract on or before September 1, 2014) to this partnership’.
The other signatory to this letter is Vanderveen’s colleague, ‘Jessica’…. apparently independent agent Jessica Lustig.
Just another case of agents behaving badly?