Music Management is founded by Judi Neu and operated out of her home in Cambridge, MA.
First booking: String Quartet at the Parker House.
First major account: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Account portfolio expanded to include the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel, Boston.
Highlights from the 1980's
Early major multi-act events: Land of Israel Events, Jordan Marsh & Music Through the Decades, Boston Design Center.
Judi Neu partners with jazz pianist, Bert Seeger.
A ten-year tradition begins of cooking an annual dinner for Boston’s most prominent hotel catering managers and event planners with the “Let Us Cook for You” Parties in Judi’s home.
Highlights from 1990's
Regular account portfolio expands to include the Boston Harbor Hotel where Music Management books rising star, Diana Krall for regular lounge appearances.
New partnerships with the MFA Boston for their new “First Fridays” Series and The Royal Sonesta Hotel for their inaugural Summer Blues series.
Now able to provide National Acts such as Phylls Diller, the Kingston Trio, Pat Benetar and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Staff expands to include additional sales and administration support (including future partner, Vanessa Holroyd).
A new Millennium is ushered in with a record number of New Year’s Eve bookings.
A six-foot oil portrait falls off the wall at the Mansion on Turner Hill onto one of our DJs – who was thankfully not harmed!
MM outgrows Judi’s home and we move into larger office space in Belmont, MA – our home for the next 20 years.
Highlights from the early 2000's
Stuart Camiel joins as partner bringing an exclusive arrangement with his band The Hip Pocket Orchestra.
MM called upon to provide music for numerous MFA Exhibit openings, hotel and retail openings including Peet’s Coffee, Total Wine and More and the newly built Intercontinental Boston.
MM provides music for parties sponsored during the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Boston.
Vanessa replaces Bert Seeger as a Co-Owner of Music Management with Stuart and Judi.
MM expands their services to provide entertainment for larger scale events – including multiple acts, full staging and lighting including two pre-World Series Parties at Fenway Park and One World at MIT.
MM expands their range of booking destinations to include New York, California, Florida and the Bahamas.
After 40 years of providing work for hundreds of musicians and entertainment for thousands of parties, Judi Neu announces her retirement from Music Management.
COVID-19 hits but MM keeps the music playing through virtual concerts and outdoor micro-events.
MM relocates to the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA
Rebranding complete with a new logo, look and site by Julianne Gilpin Design.
Vanessa, Stuart, Catharine and our extended family of Artists and Project Managers make sure Music Management continues to serve as a trusted music resource serving Boston and beyond.
Our Leadership Team
Vanessa frequently performs as Principal flute with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music and enjoys an active freelance career in the Boston area with a focus on chamber music. She majored in Literature at Yale University where she received a B.A. and holds both a M.Mus. in Flute Performance from McGill University and an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. With over twenty years’ experience as a talent agent, Vanessa enjoys creating creative and unusual entertainment programs that feature interdisciplinary acts. She is also a huge Star Wars fan.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Stuart performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Canada as a drummer before settling in Boston in the mid-1980's. After a decade of continued freelance performance work paired with a job in the music publishing industry, he developed his first band, the ten to seventeen-piece Hip Pocket Orchestra, in the early 1990's. In 2009, Stuart became co-owner of Music Management where his focus continues to be sourcing, developing and managing diverse new talent. He is also an intense Celtics fan.
Judi Neu began working in the arts in 1976 and served for seven years as the President of the Board of Directors for the New School of Music, a community music school in Cambridge, MA. She started Music Management Inc. out of her home in 1981, when she discovered that there was a need in the event industry for a knowledgeable liaison between musicians and clients. Her first major client was the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For forty years, Judi supported Boston’s music community, providing work for hundreds of professional musicians and building a reputation among event industry professionals as a creative, experienced and trustworthy resource for entertainment. The company continues to model Judi’s original mission to provide quality performances with exceptional, and very personalized service.
Our approach to service is rooted in a desire to always act with integrity concerning the interests of our clients and our artists.
We commit to providing our clients with entertainment options of the highest quality, and managing all of the logistical details from the initial inquiry through to the final performance. This includes representing performers who have been vetted not only for talent, but also for a willingness to work as part of a hospitality team. No room for divas here!
In turn, we commit to our artists that we will do our best to insure that they are treated with dignity and respect.