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Allison Hagendorf is a media personality,[1] music journalist and consultant, and branded-content producer. She is the host [2] of Fuse TV's newest show, Fuse Top 20 Countdown [3] which embraces all things pop culture and is the go-to source for the latest music from today’s biggest music stars. Allison interviews guests on her weekly show, the most recent being Green Day, Big Boi, Drake, One Republic, Ice Cube, N.E.R.D, and Gorillaz. She will continue to interview artists and cover music news on the road as she will travel with Fuse to summer festivals such as Bonnaroo, Warped Tour and Lollapalooza.

In addition to Fuse TV, Allison is helping to integrate music into major lifestyle brands, such as Steve Madden and Maxim. Allison hosts/emcees Steve Madden events, interviews featured artists, and produces the online branded-content series “Steve Madden Music” which also plays in Steve Madden retail locations around the globe. Allison has conducted intimate interviews and has hosted live performances with featured “Steve Madden Music” artists including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, Melanie Fiona, Jazmine Sullivan, Never Shout Never, and Neon Trees. For Maxim, Allison serves as music writer for Maxim.com and contributes the weekly music blog “Sound Advice from Allison Hagendorf” [4] which can be found on www.maxim.com/music.

Regarding her voiceover work, Allison is the voice of Oxygen (TV network) – which is available in 74 million American households – as well as the national TV commercial for Jergens Naturals, and various MTV promos including The Real World, MTV Video Music Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards. She has recorded voiceover work for major consumer brands ranging from Gillette to Verizon.

For the past eight years, Allison worked in A&R for SonyBMG at both Columbia Records and Epic Records. At Columbia, she worked alongside former MTV VJ and music guru, Matt Pinfield, where she oversaw the coordination of a dozen albums for artists such as David Bowie, Cypress Hill, Coheed & Cambria, and Grammy-nominated Kenna. After Columbia Records, Allison became A&R Manager for Epic Records in New York City. At Epic, she recruited new talent for the label and oversaw the album production by artists Automatic Loveletter, Bamboo Shoots, The Fashion, and Lamb of God (whose single “Redneck” received a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance”); Allison also appears in the music video.

Allison helped get Juliet Simms of Automatic Loveletter signed to a record label.

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