Early Music Training; Training the ‘ears’:

Piano Lessons, Classical
Guitar Lessons
Choir, Musicals
Attended over 5,000 Concerts
Book learning: Hit Men, Home Recording Guide

My education:

UCLA ( Int’l Politics )
UC Berkeley ( Neurophysiology )
UCSC ( Holistic Health )
Univ. of Florida ( Nietzche & Psychology )

JON’s ‘Ears’ for picking the Hits were trained while working at:

CAPITOL RECORDS,
COLUMBIA RECORDS,
A&M RECORDS,
EMI RECORDS,
MORGAN CREEK RECORDS,
TOWER RECORDS,
VP PROMOTION & MARKETING: UNITED RECORDS
COLLEGE RADIO MUSIC DIRECTOR; he knows how to talk to these radio ‘animals’ ( kidding!).

MUSIC CONFERENCES where Jon Flanagan has spoken:

TAXI Musician Conventions
ATLANTA Music Conf.
INDIE NATION Music Conf.
NASHVILLE Music Conf.
MIDWEST Music Conf.
PMC Music Conf.

DISCMAKERS’ Unsigned Band Contests in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and New York where Jon was a Judge & Sponsor.

Jon Flanagan has an extensive & varied background in the Music Business;
PUBLICITY
FILM & TV MUSIC SUPERVISION
DISTRIBUTION, RETAIL SALES & PROMOTION
MUSIC PUBLISHING
BAND MANAGEMENT
VIDEO PROMOTION & PRODUCTION
MARKETING & of course RADIO PROMOTION

Jon’s personal transformation:

I was raised to be a jesus believer, I transformed myself into appreciating all religions, they all have the same message; Love. Spirituality rather than a single religion.

I was raised to eat animals & drink their milk / transmuted blood, I transformed myself into a Vegetarian/Vegan who acts for animals to not be killed

I was on a path to work in the corporate world, I transformed myself into working for world peace thru music & higher goals

I was raised in a sexually oppressive environ, I transformed myself into a sexually & thereby spiritually, free person

I was raised to think that people can change, but now I see that is is harder than it sounds

somehow I have this penchant – desire – to work to try to educate wrong assumptions with the truth, to help deluded people see reality, because delusion in one person effects those around them & on a macro level stops the course of planet life from moving forward in the most positive direction.

I was given all these opportunities to transform by a loving mother & I thank her for my current life. My Mother did an amazing job under intense pressure; I have written her many loving pages thanking her for her love to me as her child.