Producer Jadian Finds Sense of Community on Platform and Builds on Connections
Jon Nelson is a talented producer, Songwriter of EDM music and session guitarist based in London. With success in the past involving writing the guitar part and chord progression for Sneakbos track 'Sing for tomorrow' which received Radio-1/MTV Bass playlisting as well as a tweet from Chris Martin (Coldplay).We were delighted to catch up Jon to discuss ways songwriters/artists can connect to expand their musical knowledge, his latest projects and his opinion and experience on the platform.
#1 Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Jon Nelson, although I also go by the producer name 'Jadian'.I'm a producer/songwriter based in London. I have been involved with music since I first picked up a guitar aged 15 to learn 'Purple haze'.
#2 How’re you enjoying the platform, what benefits have you noticed so far?
The thing I most love about Music Gateway is the wide range of opportunities in one place. The way it works is simple: with a clear way of seeing exactly what kind of music the adverts are looking for and what's being offered if you're successful with your pitch. There's also a nice sense of community to the site.
#3 Can you tell us a bit about how you got into songwriting? What is something that inspires you to keep writing?
I got into songwriting by playing guitar in bands as I was growing up. This later led to working with songwriters on a professional level, leading to involvement with commercially released tracks. The motivation to keep writing comes from a yearning to touch other people's lives in the same way a great track touches mine.
#4 In your opinion, what ways can songwriters/artists connect with each other to expand their experience and knowledge?
In my experience, collaborating with other musicians is a powerful way to vastly improve your creative output. Writing with other people always bring a fresh set of ears to your music, plus collaborating brings ideas and directions that you might otherwise never have thought of by working on your own. Also, I've found that the saying "the sum is greater than the parts" is very true in this instance. Collaborating is a kind of magic where anything could happen. Most of the best songs ever written through history came about through collaborating.
#5 Can you tell us abit about your most recent project, are any of the results being released anytime soon for people to check out?
Through Music Gateway I've recently made some good connections to publishers and other writers. I've posted a few projects and have always been pleased with the high standard of pitches.
#6 What are the main advantages for you with running projects through the platform as opposed to working with existing connections?
The main advantages of working through a site like Music Gateway are the vast amount of Writers, Publishers and Labels all in one place. The music industry can be hard to break into if you don't have any contacts. Music Gateway (as the name suggests) is a great door opener, offering opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to someone starting out. Getting your music heard by the right people is one of the most challenging aspects of the industry. Music gateway offers the perfect solution to this problem.
I mainly use Music Gateway to showcase my music. I also have a Sound cloud. You can find this here.
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