StephJones could host a workshop for artists looking to market themselvesonline.
The R&B/pop singer and songwriter who has written forJordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Jesse McCartney has created a solid web presencefor himself with coverage on numerous popular blogs, not to mention his own YouTube channel featuringseveral random moments.
G.U.M.B.O.excursion; visiting a dentistoffice in Norway; or goofing around in the studio with R&B great Angie Stone.Blogs regularly run photos of him hanging out with this "American Idol"-winningfriend Jordin Sparks,who many rumor starters peg to be his girlfriend. Gravity,"that features collabs with PJ Morton, Kumasi,and Audio Push. The title track is a cover of the John Mayer classic.
I was introduced to Steph's music last year when I heard hisinterpolation of "YouAre My Sunshine." I was impressed that he transformed the feel good melodyinto a stripped down, convincingly romantic ballad with an accompanying beachfront video.
Steph handled his share of hip-hop recordings when signed toLudacris' DTP, even singing the chorus to their 2007 posse record "CelebrityChicks" with Ludacris and Chingy.
The "Gravity" lifetape is just an example. He's got a soliddose of soulful pop. With the right support his song "Shooting Star" could makehim a household name.
He recently stopped by the Yahoo! Music office to give methe rundown on "Gravity." Check out my video interview.
- Jesse McCartney