Agency blues: The Askonas exodus

Agency blues: The Askonas exodus


norman lebrecht

October 29, 2020

We hear of senior figures who are leaving AskonasHolt as part of the shrinkage we broke last month.

Heading for the door are  Tim Menah, an Associate Director, who joined the company in 1994. He looked after Zubin Mehta and some leading singers, and he’s taking early retirement.

Also leaving are artist managers Sophie Dand, Etta Morgan, Susie Murray and Jonathan Turnbull.

Watch the space for further developments in the coming days.



  • Polly Graph says:

    The grape vine is rustling with talk that AH HQ on Fetter Lane remains leased out to an external party until well into 2021 to mitigate losses.

  • L. Bascom says:

    Bailout perhaps like others?

    • MBT says:

      Only if one is applied for, and it appears AH didn’t. Either that or they applied and Arts Council England declined their application.

  • Papageno says:

    I’m starting my own artists agency for the unemployed musicians from the Met and Chicago.

  • Carlos Miguel Falcón says:

    AH HQ, Fetter Lane. You mean Casa PDVSA?