LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After twelve years Alex Hodges is set to depart from his position at the House of Blues.
"One of the primary objectives of our [HOB] board was to create a company that would go public" Hodges told CelebrityAccess "And I feel very proud to have been part of the leadership team that saw that to fruition. With the recent sale of the House of Blues to Live Nation for 350 Million, I feel like I've accomplished what I set out to do and that it's time for me to move on."
Hodges has a long history in the industry. He started booking bands in college with a friend where he booked some shows with a then unknown Otis Redding. After a stint in the service, Alex came back to agenting full time. After working to found The Paragon Agency, Hodges represented some of the biggest names in R&B including Tyrone Davis and John Hammond. Other career highlights for Hodges include founding his own agency, Empire, representing major talent, such as blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Allman Brothers to name a few. Hodges took a turn at ICM as head of their music division and booked the Greek Theater, The Pacific Theater and Arrowhead Pond for Nederlander.
In 1994, he joined MCA Concerts which was subsequently acquired by HoB where he's been since then.
What does the future hold for Hodges? When pressed by this reporter about that very subject, Alex proved somewhat reticent. "My plans are up in the air at this point" he told CelebrityAccess "I'm seriously considering a number of offers but nothing I can disclose at this point." he added that "I may get back into artist representation, which I love."
"If I could do anything, I'd love be Stevie Ray Vaughan's agent again, standing in the wings at a sold out show at Madison Square Gardens" he said at the end of the interview. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers