Maestro starts up Facebook-like network for the super-rich

Maestro starts up Facebook-like network for the super-rich


norman lebrecht

September 18, 2014

It’s what you always wanted, right?

Instead of having to talk to jobbing musicians who can barely afford an off-season family holiday in a caravan, you need a social network where you can communicate with people in your own income bracket. Yacht shall speak trivia to yacht, as it were.

Good business model?

A former conductor has just launched it.

His name is James Touchi-Peters and he is described in his Wiki entry as principal conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra (sic) from 1991 to 2001.

His new site is called Netropolitan. It costs $9,000 to join and $3,000 a year to stay.

Hang on, you call that rich? Touchi, dear, you won’t get a maestro to answer the phone for less than$50k.

Read an interview with him here.



  • Nick says:

    What a load of . .. . bunkum!

    Having read various interviews, you have to ask who would buy a used car from this cross between a one-time conductor of a part-time orchestra which seemed to give not more than a pair of concerts ever two months and a former disc jockey.

    On the one hand he says this –

    “I did two years of research, personally . . . we’ve been working on it technically for two years. It’s been a four-year process.”

    So four years to determine that there are a lot of millionaires in the world – “half of one percent of the world population.” That would make the number around 36 million. But it’s not 36 million. The 2013 annual World Health Report assessed the number at 12 million. So much for the depth of his research.

    Then he also said this –

    “The idea for the site—and this occurred to me just this morning . . .!”

    Sounds like he’s a graduate of the Bernie Madoff Academy – Junior Division!

  • Michael Endres says:

    Not exlusive enough .
    I recommend :