The Constant Communications Corporation has announced that Connie Pappas Hillman has parted with the Elton John organisation after working with the legendary recording artist for over four decades.
Connie will assume the role of Vice President of Bar None Music, Inc., the management and publishing entity for her husband, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Chris Hillman. She will also continue at the helm of Constant Communications Corp., which she founded in 1982 as the production enterprise for all of Elton’s North American tours. The company has concluded those operations and will continue to diversify its business activities, which include the expansion of Ms. Hillman’s collegiate lecture series on women in today’s music industry.
Connie began her career working for Elton’s agent, Howard Rose, and was just 24 when she moved on to the recording side as Executive Vice President of the Rocket Record Company, joining John Reid (Elton’s former manager). She was appointed Executive Vice President of John Reid Enterprises, co-managing Elton, Bernie Taupin, Queen, Kiki Dee and Carole Bayer Sager. Hillman’s notable accomplishments at JRE included the co-production of Elton’s historic concerts at Dodger Stadium in 1975.