Biz news: London agency rises from dust

Biz news: London agency rises from dust


norman lebrecht

March 09, 2018

Lorna O’Neill has announced the return of Music Inter Alia, a company that disappeared when it merged with ICA in July last year. Now that ICA has sharply downsized, shedding many artists and staff, Lorna is back in business on her own account.

Here’s what she says:


Music Inter Alia (MIA) is back in business.    After a hiatus of 6 months, Lorna Neill re-opens the doors of the boutique agency.   Annette Foerger joins as a consultant with her own list.

 Music inter Alia was originally set up in 2002, providing artist management as well as a gamut of music and arts PR services.  The new, expanded team is planning to devote its full attention to its core business of artist and project management.  MIA has moved seamlessly back into the thriving creative arts hub in Hammersmith,  Riverside Studios, where MIA was previously based.

The relaunched artist list includes conductors Harish Shankar, Clemens Heil and Maxim Rysanov (who also features on the soloist list), pianist Alessio Bax, violinists Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Alexander Sitkovetsky as well as two chamber groups, the Sitkovetsky Trio (pic) and the Albion Quartet.



  • YoYo Mama says:

    How much are they charging these artists for their “work?”

  • Jumbo says:

    Lorna is a highly skilled very committed artist manager who takes the personal and professional risk of rostering and placing young and emerging talented artists at risk of them being poached by the bigger agencies once these young artists make a break into the big time (this process understood to be part and parcel of the business) …..
    her work pays off and she has launched several superb musicians into highly successful careers. Power to her elbow!

  • linar pick says:

    So artists are like opportunistic Prostitutes it seems to me that show no loyalty.
    They apparently suck the small agents, but have at the back of their minds of only the desire of getting into bed with the larger agencies.
    Why would anyone want to work in such an prostitute industry?