The International Artist Managers Association has taken the unusual step of expelling two of its members, both based in Vienna. Here’s the internal statement that went out to other associates.
The board has resolved to expel two Full IAMA companies based in Vienna for falling short of the professional standards expected of a member company. They are: Vienna Music Connection and Primusic. The members concerned were given the option to make an appeal but none was received.
Primusic is a reputable group, representing the conductors Hans Graf, Fabio Biondi and Jeffrey Tate, among others. We’re trying to find out what they have done wrong in IAMA’s eyes.
The non-cataract eyes, that is. IAMA turns a Nelsonian blind eye to the fact that the co-owner of its second-largest member, IMG Artists, is a convicted fraudster.