VETERAN AGENT, promoter, talent developer Rob Hallett and his company Robomagic are parting company with Live Nation Entertainment.
The companies joined forces three years ago.
Hallett helped develop artistes including Dexy’s Midnight Runners, UB40, Adam Ant and Duran Duran in the 1980s, debuted the likes of Justin Timberlake and Destiny’s Child to Europe and was instrumental in Prince’s 2007 run of 21-dates London’s The O2 (cap. 21,000), while president of international touring at AEG Live in Europe.
He is also credited with persuading Leonard Cohen to tour again in 2012 and promoted stadium tours with acts such as Bon Jovi.
“I feel positive about the future, embracing the new normal, enhanced by new technology,” says Hallett, telling Audience he will announce further plans for Robobmagic in the next few weeks.
He believes live music will be in “rude health” by Spring 2021 and hopes to develop Robomagic as a more agile and flexible company, able to benefit from the new live environment.
Artistes with whom Robomagic has worked most recently include Mary J Blige & Maxwell, Sleaford Mods, will.i.am and H.E.R.
“I always love working with new talent,” he says.