P-Tones Records...A No Cost After School Program With Unbelievable Opportunities

Are you or do you know any students that dream of breaking ground in the music industry? P'Tones Records is the program for them!

P'Tones is a 501c3 non-profit after school music program for at-risk middle and high school students. Using donations we source from various companies and individuals, we set up full-service recording studios in urban communities across the country, recruiting local children who have a passion for music. Each studio is represented by one or several mentors, all of whom are accomplished and widely known recording artists. While the day-to-day operations are run by local college students (whom we call interns), mentors work with the students in a hands-on studio environment, and frequently return to check on the progress of the program. The program follows a 6-course curriculum, which includes lessons in Multimedia, A&R, Publicity, Marketing, Art and New Media, and culminates in each student’s composition, production and mastering of a complete album.

Some of our committed spokespeople include 9th Wonder, Black Jeruz, Nas, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Cool & Dre, Drumma Boy, Talib Kweli, Chris Styles and Salaam Remi, to name a few. We also have studios in Brooklyn, NY, Durham, NC, Trenton, NJ, Tallahassee, FL and Miami, FL with studios slated to launch in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Memphis and San Francisco in the near future.

We are vigorously seeking more applicants to our programs across the country. High school seniors who are students in our program also have opportunities to receive full college scholarships (through our partnerships with North Carolina Central University and Florida A&M) and internships in the music industry (through our partnership with Warner Music Group). We are vigorously seeking applicants to our other 5 existing studios for both intern and student positions.

Please visit www.ptonesrecords.com to apply!



I can't tell if this is just spam or what

Or if it's a real and good thing. Using the word "vigorously" twice kind of throws me, though I confess to having little use for adverbs.

Will VColemanPTR come back for a conversation, or is this a hit and run post in pure pursuit of profit? It's hard to know sometimes.

Stay tuned.

We may use "vigorous" a lot, but spam this is not!

We apologize if our usage of the word makes your reading experience uncomfortable or unbearable, but we are, in fact, a vigorously progressive organization and it is hard not to consistently identify ourselves as such.

In fact, if you pay close attention, you will notice that we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, so profit here is the least of our concerns.

With regard to your request for a dialogue, that's exactly why we're here! To spread the good word about what we do. To start, I encourage you to take a look at our website, PTonesRecords.com. There, you will find some great information about what it takes to apply as a student to our program, or even become a college intern in one of our studios. Also, if you have any questions about exactly what we do (or even how we do it) please feel free to ask away.

We will also come back here periodically to update the blog with more news and information, as we are constantly executing new partnerships and recruiting more top-shelf recording artists to support our programs and mentor our students.

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to talking with you all well into the future. Happy New Year everybody!

- P'Tones


I searched your site and still had questions, but the fact that your responded is all the feedback I needed to keep the conversation going. Thanks.

PS gettraction.org is a cool group in Durham that may be of interest. Good young people doing good things and having fun along the way.


PS Sorry about being an adverb Nazi. It is one of my many shortcomings.

Happy new year ... and welcome to BlueNC.

What a fantastic program

The hours between 3pm and 6pm are the times when juvenile crime hits its peak. Why? No supervision and "nothing to do". Giving teens something to do in those hours - especially something like this - is a great gift to the community. Thanks for letting us know about it, and thanks for what you're doing.

Ask Away!

Thank you for the kind responses. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are always looking to engage with our local communities so we can reach out to more students and learn about other organizations.

- P'Tones