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.

Lizzy Gallatin
Project Manager

A Texas native with a heart, Lizzy moved to Nashville to pursue a BBA in Music Business at Belmont University. She’s spent the past three years interning and gaining experience in all facets of the music industry. Lizzy’s latest internship was with The Country Music Association where she worked on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” as part of their creative services team. Prior to CMA, Lizzy spent time in London shadowing companies such as Kobalt and BMI. She has worked extensively in live events including the hit television series “The Voice” and “American Idol” as well as serving as a creative intern for numerous artist development companies.

She joins the staff of Bandtwango as Project Manager to oversee the day to day campaigns.

Nicole Hoglund
Performance Coach

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

Neste Events Marketing
Talent Buyer/Event Production

Reviver Music
Record Company/Label Services

Aurora Nashville
4K Live Streaming Production Studio

Anita Cochran

Star Farm Nashville
Independent Radio Promotion & Marketing

Stephen Shepherd
Video Director/Photography

Bonko TV
Streaming Television Network

Go Long Entertainment
Artist Development Services

Greg Riggle
Innovative Media & Music Professional

Scott Baggett
Producer/Independent Music Professional

Jamie O’Neal
Producer/Label CEO

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