Ashley Talent International Is Back

Ashley Talent International is reopening under the aegis of former Paradise Artsts agent Mark Hyman, who is hanging out the shingle again in Michigan.

ATI had partnered several years ago with Paradise Artists, but with Hyman’s departure from the Ojai, Calif., agency, he’s apparently decided to go back to his roots.

This time, ATI will call Brooklyn, Mich., home rather than its original home of Ann Arbor. Hyman made his name signing such artists as the pre-Steve Perry Journey, Quiet Riot and The Romantics.

He got his start in the business some 35 years ago, first with William Morris Agency and then Premier Talent Agency under the tutelage of Frank Barsalona.

Among the artists joining Hyman at the reformed ATI, according to the company’s announcement, are Golden Earring, Irene Cara, King’s X, Quiet Riot, The Rock Never Stops Tour, Saxon, and Ten Years After.

Agents immediately joining the company are Gary “Duke” Coats and Hope Coats.