Biz news: Cami’s worst nightmare is back

Biz news: Cami’s worst nightmare is back


norman lebrecht

January 29, 2020

The former Columbia boss Doug Sheldon is being seen a lot once more around New York’s high and holy places – here at at Geffen Hall’s Lunar Year celebration with Juilliard pianist-pusher Veda Kaplinsky.

Sheldon quit Columbia in a bust-up last April, no reason given, no comment since.

We understand that the deal stitched up by lawyers puts him on gardening leave until summer 2020.

Which is soon.

He has just put up a new website and we hear he has five artists in mind.

Doug Sheldon used to be Anne-Sophie Mutter’s sole representative on American earth.

Watch this space.


  • NYMike says:

    “VK, Juilliard’s pianist-pusher”?? Pejorative, derogatory?? Hey, Norman – do you know Veda?

  • Pianist says:

    Last week Douglas Sheldon has published a picture with other younger generation piano-teacher-star, who produced numerous famous prize winners lately.

  • Guest says:

    Good news. Douglas is missed in this industry.

    • Simon says:

      Agreed. His passion for and knowledge of the business is enormous and infectious. Comparatively, the folks remaining at CAMI could be selling used cars.

  • Anon says:

    Of course he would return to the business. What did CAMI expect?

  • Joan says:

    One of the best and most respected managers in the history of this business!

  • Larry Moss says:

    Why is this interesting?

  • Guest says:

    That website has been up since time immemorial

  • Kolb Slaw says:

    If there was corruption at CAMI, it started long before Sheldon’s involvement.

  • anon says:

    The website’s quite old as someone else pointed out. Wonder who’s bankrolling this new venture by a soon to be octogenarian, and if Doug is self-funding, then the adage about fools and their money is doubly true.