BandtwangoPodcast

Navigating the New Country Music Landscape Through Conversation

As part of our mission, we want to offer all artists practical guidelines that will help them reimagine their music career. We believe that sharing the stories of successful artists and those who have helped them along the way will be a helpful tool. This is the concept behind the Bandtwango Podcast, hosted by our co-founder, music industry veteran John Alexander.

The Bandtwango Podcast features a variety of guests, including artists, label executives, producers and other industry professionals. Each episode will shine a spotlight on how these artists and professionals achieved success and will contain important advice for up-and-coming artists.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to be a guest on our podcast, please send us an email.

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EPISODE EIGHT: 7/11/19
“A Listen into Country Radio with Phathead/Pt. 2”

Part Two of the Phathead Podcast is here!
Phathead, a husband and father of 3 beautiful kids, has been in radio since 1995. He started at WRHU/Hofstra University and hasn’t looked back since. His first professional experience was interning for The Howard Stern Show in 1997. Since then over the past 20 years Phathead has been involved with dance music, top 40, adult contemporary, and now has found his forever home with country. He currently runs WJVC on Long Island and has hosted the morning show since the station’s sign on back in January of 2011. Phathead is considered one of the most respected country radio programmers in the industry. We were so glad to have him on for the podcast for this two part series. Enjoy the second half now!

EPISODE SEVEN: 7/04/19
“A Listen into Country Radio with Phathead/Pt. 1”

Phathead, a husband and father of 3 beautiful kids, has been in radio since 1995. He started at WRHU/Hofstra University and hasn’t looked back since. His first professional experience was interning for The Howard Stern Show in 1997. Since then over the past 20 years Phathead has been involved with dance music, top 40, adult contemporary, and now has found his forever home with country. He currently runs WJVC on Long Island and has hosted the morning show since the station’s sign on back in January of 2011. Phathead is considered one of the most respected country radio programmers in the industry. We were so glad to have him on for the podcast for this two part series. Enjoy!

EPISODE SIX: 6/10/19
“‘Time of My Life’ with Songwriter Regie Hamm”

Regie Hamm has done it all: written chart topping singles, won SESAC writer of the year 4 times, raised a family, penned his novel ‘Angels and Idols’ — and he is not stopping there. John talks to Regie about his personal story of hope and drive, growing up in a musical family, to his chart topping singles, to his children today. Regie is not only inspirational, but a force to be reckoned with in Nashville. Listen to episode 6 of the Bandtwango Music Podcast to hear from one of Nashville’s most touching, hit songwriters.

EPISODE FIVE: 6/10/19
“Publishing 101 with Greg Riggle”

Greg Riggle, passionate music lover and Nashville publishing expert, joins the Bandtwango Music Podcast. Greg and John discuss how Greg’s love of music began and explore how his 26+ years at SESAC taught him about the music industry. “Write your songs, perform your songs, give it your all, and, I think, the audience will find you,” says Riggle. Listen to this episode for an insider’s take on PROs and the basics of music publishing.

EPISODE FOUR: 5/17/19
“Speaking with Jim Asker from Billboard Magazine/Pt. 2”

Bandtwango talks to Jim Asker, Country Charts Manager for Billboard in Part 2 of our interview. Jim discusses the changes to the Country charts over the past several years with the advent of streaming, as well the current state of the business of music here in Nashville.

EPISODE THREE: 5/10/19
“Speaking with Jim Asker from Billboard Magazine/Pt. 1”

John sits down for Part 1 of an interview with Jim Asker, the Country Charts manager at Billboard. Jim talks about his 25+ years in the country music Industry and what changes have affected the business and charts over the course of his career.

EPISODE TWO: 4/16/19
“Speaking with Melanie Meriney”

Bandtwango talks with emerging country artist and ‘Women Crush It’ co-founder Melanie Meriney about her career and the current state of the country music industry for female artists.

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EPISODE ONE: 3/7/19
“What is Bandtwango?”

Co-founders John Alexander & Carl Allocco discuss the beginnings of Bandtwango.

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