Wendell Hanes Visits Heart & Soul Radio Again

Wendell Hanes Visits Heart & Soul Radio Again

Tony, Kompalya, Wendell

(Client) Wendell Hanes and Tony Aliperti visited the studios of Progressive Radio Network December 18 to appear on Heart & Soul. Earlier in the year, host Kompalya Thunderbird, had them on to discuss Wendell’s book, The 30-30 Career: Making 30 Grand in 30 Seconds! Producing Music for Commercials. Since that appearance, he has had the opportunity to promote the book to various universities, at Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore, the NY office of the Grammys, among other spots. So she decided to have Wendell and Tony back. Tony is a world class guitarist and songwriter who collaborates with Wendell on many ad campaigns and TV promos. Tony is best known for playing the Spanish guitar on Toni Braxton‘s “Spanish Guitar” hit.

Here’s the full interview:

Wendell Hanes on Heart & Soul 12/18/08

Wendell Hanes Rocks The Grammys (Office)

Wendell Hanes Rocks The Grammys (Office)

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November 19, the NY office of the Recording Academy presented Wendell Hanes Up Close & Personal.  It was a panel of musicians, ad agency honchos, singers, and A&R discussing the craft of producing music for commercials.  Which of course is the topic of Wendell’s book, The 30-30 Career: Making 30 Grand in 30 Seconds! Producing Music for Commercials.

Joining Wendell on the panel were:

Janice Pendarvis (moderator), a voice over artist and well-known background singer.  She is also the NY NARAS Chapter Governor and Co-Chair of Education Committee.  You may remember her in the Sting documentary, Bring On The Night.

Peter Greco, Sr. Vice President/Executive Music Producer at Young & Rubicam NY.  He has worked on campaigns for AT&T, Xerox, Jaguar, Dr. Pepper, and Sony.

Tony Aliperti, a seasoned session musician and composer.  You know him from his guitar playing on Toni Braxton’s hit record, “Spanish Guitar.”

Dale Bramwell, Sr. Broadcast Producer at GlobalHue advertising agency. Dale has won an Addy, been a finalist at Cannes, and won a Gold Lion for the memorable Ray Charles Pepsi spot, which coined the phrase, “You got the right one, baby!”

Gregory Clark, a singer, songwriter, vocal producer/arranger.  He has recorded with Oleta Adams, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, R. Kelly, and Queen Latifah.

Dre McKenzie, A&R at G-Unit, home of 50 Cent.

It was standing room only and Wendell sold all of his books.  And was immediately invited to speak to the Philly American Marketing Association chapter.

Oh yeah, the last part of Wendell’s interview with WHUR
Wendell Hanes On WHUR

Wendell Hanes WHUR Interview Part2

Wendell Hanes WHUR Interview Part2

Listen to Part2 of Wendell’s interview with Taylor Thomas of WHUR’s “Let’s Talk Money.”
Wendell Hanes On WHUR
Wendell’s book, THE 30-30 CAREER:  Making 30 Grand in 30 Seconds! Producing Music for Commercials is available at amazon.com.

Wendell has scored music for over 600 commercials and TV promos.  He has won an Addy, and Andy, a Cannes Silver Lion, and a CLIO.  This book is required reading in the music department of a few pretty good colleges.

Next week he is holding a panel at the NY office of the Grammys on producing music for commercials.

More details coming.