NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Jonathan Clay

Few people are fortunate enough to know exactly what they want to do with their life. When Jonathan Clay picked up the guitar, he knew there was no going back. What started as a hobby, soon turned in to something nobody would have predicted. Now, with a national tour under his belt, and the release of his second independent album, the future is looking good for this Texas native. Born and raised in the Houston area, Jonathan grew up with musical influences surrounding him. At 15, His father let him borrow a guitar, which Jonathan soon claimed as his own, carrying it to school every day and cutting class to practice. Feeling driven to create something original, he started writing songs as soon as he could make chords on the guitar. At 18, Jonathan moved to Austin, a city rich with culture. It was here, that he started to pave the way with local performances, and independent recordings. His debut release, “Whole New Me”, was recorded by a friend and garnered quite a bit of attention. With only seven tracks, this was just a glimpse of the young, developing singer/songwriter. Songs from “Whole New Me” landed spots in numerous independent films, and nationally broadcasted television series.

Jonathan recently released “Love at War”, the first of a series of singles to be released this year (starting Jan 08). This song truly shows the growth, maturity, and a little more of what’s to come from this developing artist. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, Jonathan is working on new material, and honing his craft.

Sales/Stats/Placement:

–Sales/Stats–
“Whole New Me” album (7 track EP) has sold over 15,000 tracks on iTunes in the last 12 months,
and over 2,500 physical copies from jonathanclay.com as well as live shows. “Back To Good” sold over 500 physical copies from jonathanclay.com it’s first week, and in its first 3 months, sold over 10,000 tracks on iTunes

Strong internet presence with:
over 3 million plays and over 50,000 comments on myspace 80,000+ myspace friends,
Current daily play average of over 1,000
over 1,000 people subscribed to jonathanclay.com mailing list
Over 2,000 friends on facebook.com as well as facebook groups totaling over 1,000

—Placement/TV Shows–

TV Series:

MTV’s “The Real World” – Season finale 2007 (After All)
MTV’s “The Hills” episode 309 (Back To Good)
MTV’s “Newport Harbor” season 2, episode 8 (After All & More Than A Picture)
ABC’s “Lincoln Heights” (After All)
WB’s “The Home Team” ( A Little Time)

Movies:
Lifetimes Movie – “My Name is Sarah” (After All)

Independent Films:
“Anderson’s Cross”
“Virginia”

Other:
Featured artist in Martin & Osa clothing stores nationwide

Website: http://www.jonathanclay.com

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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