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Original Thoughts, Advice, and Encouragement from Tone Jonez

5 Social Media Growth Tips for Indie Artists

Are you having a hard time gaining exposure and support for your music? Frustrated? No worries! This blog post will give you the tools to help you change that! In today's climate, social media is THE most effective tool to…

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Major Key for the New Year

As we move into the new year, many are looking over their goal lists optimistically proclaiming what they'll accomplish during the year. Every year people burst at the seams with zeal on January 1st but fizzle back down to the…

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Success Sucks Too

I've spent the last few days in my hometown riding around reminiscing on old times. Actually, I just got back from playing basketball at the park with my mom at 5AM in the morning lol! Ironically I remember many…

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How to Use Leased Beats

The way people consume music has changed drastically over the last 5 years. I've felt the impact as a producer so I'm certain you've felt the impact as an artist. The days of creating one song/album and working that for…

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5 Ways to KILL Distractions

How do you feel about last year? I'm sure there were more things that you wanted to accomplish. The top of a new year is the time when we all write our long list of new years resolutions. While…

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12 Quality Vocal Microphones Under $1000

If you’re reading this, I know that you’re passionate about your sound quality! Because we all want to create the highest quality music possible, we're always looking for ways to improve our home recordings. There are plenty of areas where…

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The Year I Almost Quit

Most times people assume that successful people are "lucky" or that they have everything easy. On the outside everything may appear all together, but trust and believe nothing glitters without an abundance of buff and polish. For every successful person…Read more

Patience Makes Provision

It goes without saying that today's world is all about instant gratification. Patience is a lost art. As the world becomes more impatient, we're starting to see quality go down the toilet. Whether it's food, music, products, etc., everything is…

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Be Slow with the Pen

Every artist at some point has had dreams of getting signed. But as the landscape of the music business is changing and more tools are being afforded to indie artists, the allure of a record contract is becoming less and…Read more

Chasing Excellence vs Chasing Approval

I've always been the type to let my craft speak for itself. I've found things to be much more effective when you put the work/energy into creating excellence instead of doing things out of a craving for approval. One of…

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