Mentor Session: Randy Alexander
Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Experts from all aspects of the music business will be on hand to offer Music and Platinum registrants, along with showcasing artists, an opportunity to receive personalized feedback and advice.
Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will be available in February and will close the day before each session occurs. Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Pres & CEO
Randex Communications is marking its 17th year as a boutique Entertainment, Lifestyle, Consumer and Music publicity firm. Named a “tastemaker” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of “24 People to Wat...Show the rest
Randex Communications is marking its 17th year as a boutique Entertainment, Lifestyle, Consumer and Music publicity firm. Named a “tastemaker” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of “24 People to Watch” by SJ Magazine, and one of South Jersey Magazine’s “Names to Know,” Randex Communications’ founder, Randy Alexander, brings over 20 years of award-winning entertainment and sports journalism experience to his public relations company. Randex Communications was nominated “Publicity Firm of the Year” in the New Music Awards/Hollywood, and Randy was twice nominated as “Top Publicist” in the NARIP (National Association of Recording Industry Professionals) Best in the Biz Awards. He was honored as a top public relations professional in the 2009 global directory of Who's Who.
Randy Alexander is a member of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society and Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an executive board member of the Philadelphia Music Alliance (Philadelphia Walk of Fame), and member of the Grammy® Recording Academy (NARAS), for which he volunteers as "Grammy in the Schools" instructor and panel moderator. A 2013 invited guest speaker of the Kresge Artist Fellows in Detroit, he also is a frequent guest lecturer in university classrooms, as well as moderator, panelist mentor for SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, NARAS, Garden State Film Festival, DIY Convention, IMC, and Cape May Singer-Songwriter Conference. Randy has been sought for national and local TV appearances on the CBS Early Show and the CBS3 Morning Show, and gets quoted nationally as an industry expert (CBS Radio, CNN Radio, FOX TV, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Phila Inquirer, Yahoo! Travel, KYW Newsradio, FanBridge). He successfully made the transition from daily newspapers to founding his own public relations firm after interviewing hundreds of celebrities and entertainment executives over 20 years covering music, TV, radio, Atlantic City casinos and numerous lifestyle stories for The Trenton (NJ) Times.
A nationally respected music journalist and winner of three writing awards (New Jersey Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Garden State Association of Black Journalists), he reported daily on the historic birth of Live Aid and marked the 10th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on an extended mission to Memphis and Tupelo, Miss., to explore and uncover the roots of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He has been a daily contributor to America Online’s MusicSpace Channel, pop music critic for the Courier-Post (Gannett’s South Jersey daily) and rock columnist for Action, the in-house publication of the Wachovia Spectrum, then Philadelphia’s leading entertainment arena. His coverage of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” tour was included in the best-selling biography, Glory Days, and in 2012, he wrote the Springsteen cover story for South Jersey Magazine.
Alexander lured an array of celebrities to his talk radio show and has covered TV nationally as a member of the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles and New York. He made a cameo on ABC’s One Life to Live’ and was Philadelphia bureau chief for cable industry trade Multichannel News. He also edited two national cable guides published by TVSM and was a video reviewer for Home Viewer magazine.
Alexander started his career in North American pro and college sports press boxes as an Amfax Communications correspondent covering championship events for the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball. While still in college, he switched from sports to entertainment at The Philadelphia Journal, a sports- and entertainment-oriented daily tabloid. A Philadelphia native, Alexander holds a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism with a News-Editorial concentration from Temple University’s Annenberg School of Communications and Theater, and also is a graduate of Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa.Hide the rest