Jason Coons

Jason Coons

Jason Coons


Title
Jason Aaron Coons
Bio
Jason Aaron Coons
Synth Pop
2012-
Latest Release: RIDE VOL 1 EP
Website
Location
Indianapolis

Recent Submissions

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Brett Napoli

Enjoyed the upbeat nature of the track, the audio and the visuals. Overall nicely produced and I enjoyed the production of the video and the simplicity of it. Solid vibes, especially enjoyed the vocals and the lyrics. Excellent work. Sounds like a radio ready track.

David Choi

Really enjoyed this tune. Catchy hook and love the melody. The production is top notch and unique, but also digestible at the same time. I think this track has an uptempo male version of Imogen Heap type of vibe. Mixing/Engineering on this is very good. Vocals are great! If there was one critique though, I wish the lyrics were better. So much work was put into every part of the song and I could hear it, but I felt some of the lyrics didn't get as much love and attention. I think that one change could really escalate this song and make it much more meaningful and a better song overall. 

Alan Cross

Well done! Good performance, production, and performance. I like the video, too.

Now some questions:

1.  What are your career goals? Radio play? Recording? Licensing and syncs? Income from a publishing deal? Soundtracks? All these paths need to be investigated.

2. Your social media strategy will be key. Make sure that you reply to every comment that may come in. Turn early fans into evangelists, especially the ones who contributed to this video. Get them to spread the word.  

3. If you don't already, get someone to handle getting your material on streaming music services, especially someone who knows how to get your songs on the best and music influential new music/new discovery playlists. They're becoming increasingly important. Ask Drake what it's like to benefit from clever playlist placement. 

4. If radio airplay is important to you, get a radio plugger. They know how to get to the right music directors. Work with both campus stations and public radio. You might find some interesting at AC and AAA radio, too. 

5. Make friends with as many bloggers as possible. Even the smallest want to think that they can discover The Next Big Thing. Every little bit of coverage helps.

5. Wanna know if your material is great? (1) Are you friends and family raving about your stuff? (2) Are people actively seeking you out? If the answer to both those questions is "yes." You've got something going on. If not, then maybe what you're offering just isn't good enough to cut through all the noise. Remember that no one has a RIGHT to have their music heard. Your music has to demand people's attention on its own.

6. How often do you play live? Nothing is better than having a group of strangers giving you real feedback in real time. 

7. Record labels are weird these days. They're all about pop and hip-hop. You may be best going about things on your own until such time that a label can't ignore you any longer. 

Glad to share this on my social networks. That should be good for about 100,000 people or so. 

Bob Lugowe

Very original music video concept, love the colors and the execution here. The song is really enjoyable too and definitely an earworm. For starters, I would suggest including a short bio in the Fluence description along with your official links. It looks like this video has done well on youtube and the Spotify #'s for this track are very impressive too but your two newest singles are quite low. Not sure what you did differently for this one but you should be applying the same principals to your new singles too as in pop music, there here and now is super important. Consider making a video for each track, hiring a publicist for your next album or single and really building your social media followings with original content that fits your style. Lots of talent on display here, just a matter of getting the right people behind it to execute. Best of luck!

Jason Coons submitted media.

David Choi

Really cool song here. Love the melody and the track. Great production. Could definitely see this getting placed on Film/TV...the quality is there. There isn't much advice I can give on this song as it is very well done for the genre. Could see this on some big electronic music playlists on Spotify. 

Chris Heintz

Jac thank you for reaching out and submitting.

To start the mix on the record sounds solid. Nice space between all of the elements and frequencies and your vox sit in a good place in the mix. The track itself is pretty good. I felt like some elements good be brought up a level such as the drums and the bass line and just the overall feel/dynamics of the track. I liked the vocal production a lot though that definitely stood out to me. I wish the track had the same vibe/feel as the vox did. With that said your performance was very strong and believable. You are definitely more of a stylist and that’s completely fine. This type of record carries better with a more subtle vocal anyway. Really cool concept “Holy Water” and I like how it was brought to light in the chorus. The visual was simple, but very well done. Great shots and post work.

Overall a really solid song that for me could use some better production on the track to really bring a cohesive sense to the record and bring the overall sound/vibe to light. 

Thanks again for submitting! 

SD Hox

Compelling videos and a fresh sound. Great work on this track. Thanks for sharing and happy to spread the word.

Hugh McIntyre

The best thing I've been sent in some time. A very cool song, well-written, well-performed, and the video is a prime example of how artists can create a visually-stunning, interesting piece of video art that doesn't necessarily need to cost an arm and a leg. Really good job--I'd be interested to hear more.

Alan Cross

Very pretty. Sam Smith-ish (which is a compliment, of course). Great production and performance. Lots of hooks, too. With the proper promotion, this could be a hit with people into The Weeknd and similar artists.

A couple of questions:

1.  What are your career goals? Radio play? Recording? Licensing and syncs? Income from a publishing deal? Soundtracks? All these paths need to be investigated.

2. Your social media strategy will be key. Make sure that you reply to every comment that may come in. Turn early fans into evangelists, especially the ones who contributed to this video. Get them to spread the word.  

3. If you don't already, get someone to handle getting your material on streaming music services, especially someone who knows how to get your songs on the best and music influential new music/new discovery playlists. They're becoming increasingly important. Ask Drake what it's like to benefit from clever playlist placement. 

4. If radio airplay is important to you, get a radio plugger. They know how to get to the right music directors. Work with both campus stations and public radio. You might find some interesting at AC and AAA radio, too. 

5. Make friends with as many bloggers as possible. Even the smallest want to think that they can discover The Next Big Thing. Every little bit of coverage helps.

6. How often do you play live? Nothing is better than having a group of strangers giving you real feedback in real time.  

7. Back to the synch idea: look for someone who can help you place this in TV, movies, or commercials. I can really, really see it working somewhere.

Glad to share this on my social networks. That should be good for about 100,000 people or so.

Benjamin Groff

Hi JAC...really nice track here and video.  Everyone's just really well done.  Not many comments - all on point.  I'll ask out columnist for the indie pop section at www.wearetheguard.com if we can add your song for the following week.   


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