Thornell Jones, Jr. has been a leader in Entertainment Marketing for over 20 years learning the business from the ground floor first as an intern and then as a Financial Analyst for Capitol Records. He launched his career in Marketing with several labels beginning at Mercury, then Giant, Motown, A&M, MJJ Music and Hidden Beach where he generated nearly $60 Million in revenues launching the company along with developing the careers of Kindred the Family Soul, Mike Phillips, BeBe Winans, and Jill Scott. An innovative marketing mind, Jones has furthered the careers of a broad range of artists with household names including Darius Rucker, Tatyana Ali, and Diana Ross. A 18 year voting member of the Recording Academy, he holds 12 Grammy certificates for his marketing with Jill Scott, Ann Nesby, Calvin Richardson, Anthony David, India.Arie, Vikter Duplaix, and most recently, Angie Fisher. Recent client projects include Chance The Rapper (ESPY and Grammy performances), Siedah Garrett’s 30th Anniversary of “Man In The Mirror”, Two Beats;One Soul, and the roster of Isotopia Records including Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, Baby Raptors, and label founder Constance Hauman.
In addition to producing dozens of music videos, he was Executive Producer for The Original Jill Scott: A Documentary which aired on the CENTRIC Network. Currently developing a documentary on the multi-generational influence of George Clinton, Jones also helped to develop a new live music television series with NFocus Entertainment, Real Music Live. Jones has also developed Reality TV sizzle reels for Canada’s R&B Juno award winner Divine Brown, and R&B/funk duo Kandy Apple Redd.