WhoWeAre   Meet the people behind Bandtwango

John Alexander

A 30-year entertainment industry veteran, John Alexander has mentored some of the biggest names in the business. His first music business client was the legendary Patty Loveless, whom he found singing in a cover band at a Rock and Roll Bar in Shelby, North Carolina in 1981. Fast forward to 2012. A chance meeting in a Franklin, Tennessee restaurant with unknown singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini led to his bringing her to (his then employer) Black River Entertainment. The rest is history. Ballerini has already achieved three consecutive #1 singles from her debut album “The First Time”, and has become Country Music’s “It” girl. John’s Nashville career includes opening up the Great American Country TV Network office in 2000. He spent 10 years there as Director of Music Marketing for GAC, later a National Account Director for it, and “The Travel Channel”, which was also owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. From 2000-2010, he was involved helping secure brand partnership deals with artists like Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, and Craig Morgan. He was an Executive Producer for GAC TV Specials with Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Patty Loveless, among others. From 2010-2013, during his tenure as Vice President of Black River Entertainment (aside from bringing Ballerini to the company), he formed strategic alliances with The Grammy Foundation, Grammy Camp, the Academy of Country Music, and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation (to name a few). He also handled day to day management and artist development for Sarah Darling. He is considered one of the top strategic music and artist/brand marketers in Nashville.

Carl Allocco

A New York-based creative professional, and singer-songwriter with major label recording, publishing and management deals to his credit, Allocco has 25 years of experience in all aspects of the music industry. He has toured and recorded with many notable industry professionals. Carl provides a real-world, flexible creative leadership to Bandtwango’s efforts, having written more than 5,000 personalized songs for the “Songs Of Love Foundation,” a non-profit organization providing “the medicine of music” to chronically and terminally ill children around the world. He has also guided web and creative services development for non-profit and music companies across the country.

Nicole Hoglund
Director of Client Relationships

Nicole is an iPEC certified performance and confidence coach for creative entrepreneurs and artists and is also a co-host on the Pixie Success Collective podcast. She helps creatives get out of their own way and start taking action! Nicole’s expert skills help build the confidence of those she coaches to achieve goals and realize the vision. She helps artists find the drive, confidence and community of peers to help navigate this crazy journey of creating our own future!

Nicole’s 10+ years in corporate marketing have honed her ability to help others think outside the box and achieve their big picture dreams.

OurAffiliates    Meet some of the industry professionals working with Bandtwango

Bandtwango’s relationships in the music industry run deep. We can introduce you to a wide variety of trusted executives and professionals who can assist in furthering your career.  Our connections have been built over the past 20 years. Once you’ve completed your campaign we can introduce you to these companies and individuals.  If you and one or more of our affiliates choose to work together . . . great!  There is no obligation. We simply provide the introduction.

The Country Network/Cary Rolfe
VP Programming & Artist Relations

LoudMouth PR
Nashville PR/Marketing Firm

Reviver Music
Record Company/Label Services

Bonko TV
Streaming Television Network

Neste Events Marketing
Talent Buyer/Event Production

Jamie O’Neal
Producer/Label CEO

Stephen Shepherd
Video Director/Photography

Scott Baggett
Producer/Independent Music Professional

Anita Cochran

Greg Riggle
Innovative Media & Music Professional

Go Long Entertainment
Artist Development Services

Website/Graphic Design

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