Elton John Parts Ways With Long Time Tour Producer


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — After more than 40 years, music industry veteran, Connie Pappas Hillman and her company Constant Communications Corporation, have parted with the Elton John organization.

Constant Communication has provided production for all of Elton's North American tours. The company said it will cease those operations and focus on other areas of the business.

As well, Hillman will assume the role of Vice President of Bar None Music, Inc., the management and publishing company for her husband, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Chris Hillman.

For the last 43 years, Ms. Hillman served in various capacities within the Elton John corporate structure, most recently serving as North American tour producer (1982-2016) and that included co-production of all the Face to Face tours with Elton John and Billy Joel (1994 through 2010). As well, she was Vice President of the Elton John Charitable Fund (2003-2016) and served on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (1992-2003).

Hillman began her career working for John's longtime agent, Howard Rose, eventually becoming Executive Vice President of The Rocket Record Company, joining John Reid (Elton's former manager). She was then appointed Executive Vice President of John Reid Enterprises, co-managing Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Queen, Kiki Dee and Carole Bayer Sager. – Staff Writers