Exclusive: London artist agencies in Covid wipeoutmain
We’re hearing that one leading London agency has fired just over half its staff and another has dismissed one third.
The reductions come as the Government’s furlough payments are coming to an end. By stripping down now, agencies are seeking to avoid massive redundancy payouts.
The firings are not going down well with artists. We hear that one famous conductor has received a legal warning that he would be in breach of contract if he departed the agency together with his fired personal manager.
There will be turmoil ahead.