Italy: Måneskin leave their manager Marta Donà who states: "My heart is broken, but I wish you the best"
The Eurovision 2021 winners, Italy's Måneskin, have decided to take seperate ways from their four years manager Marta Donà.
The news dropped as a bomb in Italy's music scene, last Friday afternoon, according to which Marta Donà , founder of LaTarma Management - a company that also works with Marco Mengoni, Francesca Michielin and Alessandro Cattelan, has been discharged by Måneskin.
Nonthing indicated the respective development as Donà had been managing the rock band she had started following since the time of X Factor times . The news came out by the manager herself on her personal social media account. Along with a picture of her in the frontline with Maneskin the moment they were declared winners of Eurovision 2021, the Italian manger added the following statement:
"We spent 4 unforgettable years full of dreams to fulfill and projects realized. I have brought you this far. From now on you have decided to continue without me . I am heartbroken but I wish you the best in life guys."
It seems, in fact, that the four young artists have decided unilaterally to move in a different direction from her, and for this reason they have chosen to rely on another professional figure. Her own words suggetst an unexpected and one-sided choice, with her bitterness showing in her message.
Måneskin & Marta Donà the story so far
Their journey together goes four years back since the group participated in the 11th seasong of the X Factor Italy show, when Dona started managing the group. Since then a lot of water has passed under the bridge! Having released two studio albums Il ballo della vita (2018) and Teatro d'ira: Vol. I (2021), one extended-play, and eight singles, they have topped the Italian music charts on various occasions, and collected 20 platinum and four gold certifications from FIMI, selling over one million records in Italy.
Marta Donà was there to see the turning point for the band coming with their 2021 Sanremo Festival participation which was the stepping stone to the Eurovision Stage in Rotterdam. Their song 'Zitti e Buoni' won the 65th Song Contest Eurovision Song Contest , bringing the trophy on Italian grounds after 31 years.
Marta Donà leads Latarma Management, an all-female team that also follows the likes of Francesca Michielin, Marco Mengoni and Alessandro Cattelan. Just a week ago he wrote about Måneskin on Instagram:
“The dedication to work of these guys. Professionalism, constancy, perseverance. The mastery of the stage, the attitude, the pure soul and the courage to believe in one’s dreams. Four twenty-year-olds have brought back to our country, after 31 years, the most important music competition in the world. There is someone who is envious, especially if he had taken victory for granted. But with Måneskin anything can happen, je suis désolé ”.
The resason behind the decision
Although up to date the Italian rock band has given publically any further explanations through their social media account or in any other way. Speculations going around the social media link the decision to the explosive success of the Måneskin on the international scene, which would probably require a broader management and with greater connections abroad. In addtition others mention some king of finansial reasons while those saying this all is a joke fill in the puzzle of speculations.
Despite this latest development Maneskin are riding an ongoing wave of success with their winning song entering in high placings charts around the wold, breaking Spotify record numbers for Italy and becoming the most wathched live performance in history on the Eurovision Youtube Channel.
News Source: eurofestivalnews.com/ Italy24news.com
Image: Marta Dona