Jon Seale

Class of 2011

Jon Seale

Jon Seale co-founded Mason Jar Music and Nomadique, two collectives committed to fostering a community of artists in the city as well as producing work that is soulful and genuine. 

Jonathan Seale was born in the flatlands of Texas and raised in the jungles of South America. After relocating to New York City in 2007, he co-founded Mason Jar Music and Nomadique. Following their collaboration with Grammy-winning artist Feist in 2012, Mason Jar Music was named the world's 6th most innovative music company by Fast Company Magazine. Nomadique's multi-media work has been featured by The New York Times, CNN, SXSW, and National Geographic Magazine.

Check out Mason Jar Music's reel here.

Q What was your favorite part about attending Recorded Music?

I learned a lot from professors like Nick Sansano, Bob Power, and Robert Christgau. I learned just as much from my fellow students both within ReMu and outside of it. During my time there, the program always felts very familial and non-competitive, which really helped my music to grow.

Q How did Recorded Music prepare you for success?

Our professors pushed us to figure out what we wanted to do early on. It didn't work for everyone, but it did for me. I began conceptualizing a post-grad plan as a sophomore, and by the time I graduated, I was already fully self-sustained through my work as a producer with Mason Jar Music. ReMu gave me the tools and mentorship to make that possible.

Q What are you currently doing professionally?

I currently live in Brooklyn, NY where I have a small studio. Together with my community of collaborators, I produce records, music videos, films, scores, concerts, tours and festivals.

Q What words of wisdom can you share?

ReMu is really what you make of it. In my experience, the program was extremely flexible and my professors were eager to help tailor a version of it that would help meet my goals. 

If you're a person who is passionate about music and want to make it your career is some form or fashion, then decide what you want to get out of your college experience and use this program to create that for yourself.