Miles Jones (musician)

Miles Jones (musician)
Miles Jones
Birth name Miles Gillespie Jones
Born March 24, 1983(1983-03-24)
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop/Soul
Occupations rapper, singer/songwriter, producer
Years active 2000 - Present
Labels Mojo Records & Publishing
Website www.runawayjones.com

Miles Jones (born 1983) is a Canadian hip hop/soul musician. Miles founded Mojo Records and Publishing in 2004 to provide an outlet for artists, producers and Dj's to produce and publish audio works. Miles career began with an solo album he released in 2006 release which was his University thesis project titled One Chance.

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Biography

Bass runs through Jones’ veins. His grandfather helped pioneer the reggae movement at Studio One in Jamaica, while his father Deadly Hedley Jones Jr. was an influential DJ on the early Toronto club scene.

Jones’ debut album One Chance also served as his thesis at McMaster University. The disc helped garner Jones the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award for Hip Hop Artist of the Year.[1] Miles has also been recognised for his songwriting talents. He helped contribute 11 songs to Sony BMG’s music catalogue as part of the Canadian Idol songwriters conference.

Jones' "With U" was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the year.

In 2009 Miles formed a new band and raised funding to record His highly anticipated album "Runaway Jones" which reached #3 on iTunes Canada Hip Hop in its opening week. He also placed his song 'Coast to Coast' on the hit TV show CSI (Las Vegas) and the same song was chosen by CTV to play during coverage of the 2010 Olympics.

Discography

  • General Consensus Volumes 1 - 3
  • 2005: Mike Ford - Canada Needs You (Production)
  • 2006: One Chance
  • 2007: DJ Wristpect - Bridging the Gap Volume 2 Toronto to Chicago
  • 2009: Never Too Late (Single)
  • 2009: Runaway Jones (Canada)- (URBNET/Fontana/Universal)
  • 2010: Never Wrong (Single) (US) - (MB3/Caroline)
  • 2011: Time Machine (Single) (US) - (MB3/Caroline)
  • 2011: Runaway Jones (US) - (MB3/Caroline)

Videos

  • Never Wrong (Remix) - 2011 - Director: Aaron Alleyne
  • Rhyme Like This feat. Percee P - 2010 - Director: Isaac Cravit
  • Trust Me feat. RaSoul - 2010 - Director: Michael Kane

Awards

  • 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards Hip Hop Artist of the Year[2]
  • Winner of 9th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA): Rap/Hip-Hop song "Coast to Coast".
  • Nominated for 2009 Indie Awards: Favourite Hip Hop Artist
  • Winner of the 2010 Billboard World Song Contest : Rap/Hip-Hop song "Coast to Coast".
  • Winner of The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Rap/Hip-Hop Song category for "Time Machine".

Licensing

  • "Coast To Coast" - CTV Olympic Broadcast - 2010
  • "Coast To Coast" - CSI: Las Vegas - Season 10
  • "Baby Boy" - Degrassi
  • "Again" - The Best Years 2
  • "The Boom Boom" - Degrassi

References

  1. ^ Miller, Adam (2008-03-20). "'One For the Books". Dalhousie Gazette. p. AC2. 
  2. ^ Miller, Adam (2008-03-20). "'One For the Books". Dalhousie Gazette. p. AC2. 

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