OJAI, CALIFORNIA (CelebrityAccess News Service) – In a joint announcement today, Paradise Artists and Ashley Talent International are joining forces. Ashley Talent International will be merged into the Paradise Artists organization, with the result being the creation of a new office for Paradise called Paradise Motor City. Ashley Talent’s trio of principals – Jay Frey, Mark Hyman and Michael Rand – will remain with the company. Frey will relocate to Paradise’s New York office while Hyman and Rand will continue to oversee the Michigan operation.
Ashley’s Talent roster features well-known artists including Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil, the Gin Blossoms, Seven Mary Three, Slaughter, Ian Hunter and UFO, among others. They will join a Paradise Artists roster that features acts including Bad Company, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Davy Jones, Billy Squier, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Weird Al Yankovic and many others.
Ashley Talent is also known for producing successful package tours like New World Disorder and Rock Never Stops.
Howard Silverman, a partner in Paradise comments, “We at Paradise are thrilled to welcome Mark, Jay, and Michael into the Paradise Artists family. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will prove invaluable in the future as Paradise continues to expand and grow. They also bring a truly great roster of exciting artists that I, for one, can't wait to get my arms around."
Ashley’s Mark Hyman stated "We are very excited about this new arrangement. Howard Silverman, Steve Schenck, Bill Monot and their excellent team of professionals are among the most respected and trusted artists advocates in the business. We are honored to be with them." –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers