Jonez Blog

Original Thoughts, Advice, and Encouragement from Tone Jonez

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…

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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…

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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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How to Respond When You Don't Get A Response

You just spent a lot of effort typing out a nice long message to someone you look up to and you hit the send button with delight! 10 minutes later, no response. Hours later, still no response. Days later, still…Read more

5 Productivity Tips for Creatives

As a creative, being productive is the crux of our success. If we're not being productive, it's most likely due to a halt or block of creativity. The end of October 2015 going into the majority of November 2015 was…Read more