About Us

Your Professional Image is our Goal. . . Every Day!

Advertising On Hold by Words & Music is a proven broadcast quality audio marketing tool, produced in our in-house digital recording studio. And, with more than twenty years of marketing, advertising, public relations, recording industry and voiceover experience, our creative staff will shepherd you through the entire process.

Advertising On Hold by Words & Music also meets and exceeds the broadcast and telephony industry’s top standards. Our focus is always on your company’s image, while we assist you with script and copywriting, voiceover talent, and recording to final delivery and installation.

Our Leadership

Denise Lang-Grant

Denise Lang-Grant, MA, Ed.S., is the “Words” in Words & Music. With more than 20 years of broad-based communications experience, Denise has spent the last eighteen years both in front of and behind a television camera while concurrently authoring ten books.

An award-winning investigative reporter, newspaper editor, and author of ten non-fiction books ranging from true crime to health and family issues, she is a popular speaker as well as a television and radio guest. Her on-camera television credits include Oprah, Geraldo, Montel Williams, Sally Jesse Raphael, A Current Affair, CBS This Morning, and numerous regional television and radio shows where she has spoken extensively and authoritatively on Lyme Disease and other topics.

Behind the camera, Denise’s credits include serving as a producer for such national shows as CBS’ Day & Date, and Fox’s A Current Affair, as a Senior Producer for CNBC’s annual one-hour lifestyle magazine Watch & Make Money, starring Alex Trebek, the nationally syndicated Judge Mills Lane, Shipmates, My Celebrity Home, Supervising Producer of Loren Michaels Parco PI, and Supervising Post Producer for Fox’s Ambush Makeover. Because of her expertise in a number of communications and psychology arenas, she is an adjunct instructor at Seton Hall University and has conducted seminars for Literacy Volunteers of America, Drew and Monmouth Universities, and the American Counseling Association, among others. She consults on media relations for both small to mid-sized companies and non-profit organizations, and was recently appointed to the Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission Board of Directors.

Alan Grant

Alan Grant – the “Music” in Words & Music – co-founded the company in 1996 after a twelve-year career as an international marketing director and vice-president in the professional photographic industry. As an inductee into the Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey in 2012, Grant designed and implemented international sales and marketing strategies, new product launches, ad campaigns and trade shows in the US, Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. Now, from the Words & Music recording studio, he oversees and engineers a variety of broadcast quality video productions, radio commercials and other voice-over projects, in addition to Advertising On Hold productions.

Alan has also been an active and prolific songwriter and performer for more than two decades and has opened for and shared the stage with many musical legends. His original music blends an upbeat groove-driven guitar sound across a wide variety of rock, blues and country tinged tunes that speak of personal, social and human issues. Whether he is appearing in a large concert venue with the Alan Grant Band, or in a smaller intimate solo acoustic performance, audiences all over the country have embraced him enthusiastically.

Grant’s musical expertise spans several different, but interrelated arenas. His instrumentals have been heard on networks ranging from Fox and NBC to CNBC and he scored the independent film “CheckMates”, and saw a number of his musical compositions adopted by national television shows.

Grant’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), The New Jersey Advertising Club, panel judge for the Business Marketing Association’s IMPACT awards, and was recently appointed to the Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission Board of Directors.