LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Rob Hallett, the former President of International Touring with AEG, has revealed some of his future plans now that he's left his former firm.
In an interview with Billboard.biz, the London-based Hallett said that he's planning to join, or perhaps launch a rights management company with a focus in the management realm.
"The period where Randy [Phillips] and I co-managed Usher was both enjoyable and successful, so I want to do more of that," Hallett told Billboard.biz. "I intend to stay at the sharp end, and I’ve got several interesting conversations going on at the moment. AEG is great, I just wanted to move on and have a wider business."
Hallett went on to say that he was looking for "a type of 360 business and a boutique touring company, with management, publishing, records, branding, merch, the whole big picture. It wouldn’t be just me, because I’m not an expert in every area, but that’s the type of company I want to put together.”
Hallett, formerly of Mean Fiddler, launched the UK and international touring divisions of AEG Live in 2005. In that time, he oversaw some of AEG's highest grossing tours, including Bon Jovi's stadium tours of Europe, Global tours for Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, 21 nights of Prince at The 02, Barclaycard presents British Summertime at Hyde Park, Capital Radio Summer Time Ball amongst many other projects. – Staff Writers