Tony Black

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My real name is Anthony Black but since I was a baby everyone has always called me Tony. I was born in San Mateo, California on July 6th 1993. Growing up I had both parents and an extended family  who supported me in everything that I did. Would say I grew up poor by any means but I also wouldn’t say we were rich… Somewhere in the middle class.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been interested in music for as long as I could remember and I started off writing poetry about the girls I had crushes on in middle school and high school. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school when I wrote my first song that I really figured I could make something of it.

Ever Since I was a kid people always called me by my first and last name, “Tony Black” so I figured its only fitting to continue that as my rap name. Its simple and easy to remember.  I played the violin and the piano in grade school but I’d be lying if I said I can still play either of them with any real success. I’ve always been more focused on the writing and performing aspect of the music.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I would like to classify my genre as a Hip- Pop genre. Rap lyrics over pop beats and utilizing different flows and the singing aspect. I think we are seeing a lot more of singing/rapping style now but not really to the degree that I’m trying to do it.

The idea behind “Get Back” is really just a relatable and true love story. I feel like everyone has the one that got away for one reason or another and at that time in my life when I wrote it I was going through that exact situation. I had made some dumb decisions that ultimately caused me to lose someone I really cared about and I guess that was my way to try and woo her back. The video idea was just to follow the story of the song and my director Nathaniel Kohfield really helped bring it to life.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Music is rough to break into. There’s so many talented musicians out there that the likelihood of you making it big seems like a long shot but you can’t give up. There were/are so many times where I feel like its not worth the money/time/effort but then I remember that this is something that I love to do and don’t think I’d be fulfilled without it.

One thing I try to remember is that the highs are very high and the lows can be very low… There may be a time where you release a song that I think is amazing but it doesn’t get the positive reception that you feel it deserves, that can be very hard to take. But on the flip side of that when you release something and everyone loves it then its very rewarding.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

My main music producer is Sean2 Miles, and in my opinion one if the best in the business right now. We’ve been working together for almost 5 years now and he is a heavy influence on the type of sound I have developed today. He kind of took me under his wing when he first met me and showed me the ins and outs of the industry and how to properly write a song.

My crew consist of my homies that I’ve met and grown close to over the years. Everyone apart of my crew is Glass Table Music movement.

My music video director for “Get Back” name is Nathaniel Kohfield and was referred to me by a friend of mine. I looked up some of his previous work and it was all very dope and as soon as we met and he heard the song we kind of just clicked immediately.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Technically, I’ve been in the industry for almost 5 years now but I’d say I spent 3 of those 5 kind of behind the scenes still trying to figure out myself and what direction I wanted to go with my music. My ultimate goal is become a household name in the music industry and someone that is looked at as a pioneer of my generation.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life. I pull all of my musical inspiration from life events because I feel like that’s the most organic way to resonate with an audience. At the end of the day I want to make music that someone else can listen to and feel like they know exactly what I’m talking about or feeling.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

A GREAT HOOK! Something I learned very early on when writing music is that it doesn’t matter what you’re talking about in your songs or how good you can sing or rap… if you don’t have something the listeners can grasp onto and remember then a lot of times the song will fall flat. All of the most popular songs out right now have great hooks that you want to sing over and over again.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thank you for your continued support over the years. Thank you for riding with me and growing with me as I continue to discover myself within the music.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Don’t give up. Even when you think it’s not going to work or that it’s a waste of time… keep going. Also surround yourself with people that also believe in what you’re doing, a good support system can go a long way.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’ve only released one album so far and I’m working on my second one now, I’ve released a ton of songs and done some performances here and there but haven’t done any tours. I’m more focused on creating steady bodies of work that fans can listen and grasp onto before I try and go on tours.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

B94.5 All The Hits, Accelerated Radio, Peaches and Cream Radio, The Fresh Committee, Unrecorded and anyone else that’s  ever done a feature on me or played my song on their stations or anything like that I can’t express my gratitude enough. Thank You.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

That’s a secret.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Jon Bellion, The Neighbourhood, Kanye West, Timabland and Drake.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I haven’t collaborated with any major artist yet, I don’t really have many features in general on my music but if I did it would be Jon Bellion, The NBHD, Pharrell, and Timbaland.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Twitter: TonyBlack_Music

Instagram: TonyBlackMusic

Snapchat: calisteeez

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1J7X6JKi4zsIsDtZKd1aw

Vevo: https://www.vevo.com/artist/tony-black

Website: http://tblackmusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyBlackMusic10/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lostboyparty

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

 

Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/0tgUkb

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lostboyparty/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1xMOjDlCaLEjXGVGNukGzZ

Tidal: https://tidal.com/track/75669625

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day would be my first time performing in front of thousands of people in 2012 at THON at Penn State. Was kind of a surreal experience and when I knew this is what I wanted to do for life.

Saddest Day: When my uncle Jon Ferguson passed away, but I’m sure he’s proud and watching over me right now.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Pay of all my student debt from college and then build a state of the art studio in my house. Anything remaining I’d give to my parents. Sorry mom and dad.

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