{Behind The Music} Jonah Melvon on Beautiful

 

Listen to the live interview Episode #483: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10085193

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW JOHN MELVON
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Song name: “Beautiful” featuring Lonnye Dotson

Music Genre : Soul/Hip Hop

In a world where beauty is so much promoted for the exterior, this song “Beautiful” elevates the internal beauty of a woman. Initially the song was written to an “El Dabarge” song that was sampled, than reproduced two times over to give the lyrics the perfect marriage with the music.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-the-year/id336507770

This song “Beautiful” is from my first project entitled “This is the Year”….
The essence of this song being “feel good”, has transcended to my sophomore record, that will be released this summer entitled “Rain Water”. “Rain Water” breathes captivating harmonies, melodies that are contagious, rhythms you can not resist, all the while addressing the pendulum swing of relationships. The value of vulnerability, fighting to make something work against all odds, is not respected in our culture as much anymore, because our society provides so many back doors. This project makes you hope even when it hurts, pushes you beyond the circumstances at hand, helping the listener to feel hope in purpose.

The Bay Area is where I reside…
The music scene is vibrant here because there is so much culture. However it has changed in the last five years, where artist find themselves needing to move, because its harder to keep up financially with the tech boom.

The music business…
from a financial perspective is better than ever before, from a “common man” perspective. Artists have so many internet tools that can help to create their own successful brands, where as before, most needed a label to have a successful brand. A lack of education and wanting to move fast on music business, has hurt my brand before, however I have always learned so many valuable lessons from those experiences.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Initially, this answer would of been certain artists who I share a similar theme with, however over time the building of my brand takes precedence currently. With that said, Gary Vee is who I would love to have five minutes with, but I would definitely go in prepared.

Website and social media links:
 https://soundcloud.com/leftuniversity/sets/dreamin-again-project (Soundcloud)
www.leftuniversity.com
https://www.facebook.com/JonahMelvon/ (Facebook fanpage)
@jonahmelvon (Instagram)

 

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