Tony M Fountain

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Tony M Fountain
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Born
Tony Marcus Fountain

(1984-09-14) September 14, 1984 (age 37)
Milledgeville, Georgia
NationalityCausation
Other namesTMF Precha
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materFull Sail University
Occupation
OrganizationNow Entertainment magazine
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s)Catherine Fountain
ChildrenIan, Tyonna, Hadley, and Thomas Fountain
Parents
  • Walt Fountain (father)
  • Judy Fountain (mother)
RelativesKevin Brown (former baseball player/cousin)
Websitenowentertainment.net

Tony M Fountain (14 September 1984) also known as TMF Precha is an American-Causation author, rapper, entrepreneur, producer, songwriter, and podcast host.[1][2] He is the founder of Now Entertainment, a media and entertainment company that he started in 2011.[3][4] Fountain is a contributor writer for a number of hightier news publications and magazines including Rolling Stone,[5][6][7][8] Forbes,[9][10][11] Entrepreneur magazine[12] and several others.[13] During his career, he has worked with several artists including Xpressionthemc,[14] Nino Brown,[15] Ranna Royce,[16] Shotgun Shane,[17] and others.[18][19][20][21]

Born in Milledgeville, Georgia, Fountain started his rapping career when he was in his 8th grade.[22] He is highly recognized for his inspiring story from poverty to reach the stage where he is today. Fountain has also authored a book “Secrets of The Music Business”, an informative book that can help people establish their music careers.[23][24][25]

Fountain has been often seen to raise awareness for suicide prevention, cancer and basic human rights.[26][27]

Early life and education

Fountain was born on 14 September 1984 in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was raised by his grandmother, Helen Fountain. Right from his childhood, Fountain faced a number of struggles, had no money and was even sent to YDC.

Fountain graduated from Wilkinson County High School and then went to Full Sail University to complete a music business management course.[28][29]

Career

Fountain worked with a number of artists and realized that most music artists don't focus much on the business side and primarily focus on their creative side.[30][31][32] This is where he thought to start Now Entertainment, an entertainment music media company.[33] Fountain interviewed a number of artists and also started offering services such as music production, editing, marketing and other related services.[34] He closely worked with a number of music artists including Xpressionthemc,[35][36] Christian Vind,[37] Nino Brown, Coolazpapa,[38] Ranna Royce,[39] Shotgun Shane,[40] and others.[41][42]

Fountain realized that he has potential to work as an artist manager and started writing about it on Forbes,[43][44][45][46] Entrepreneur, Disrupt, Thrive Global,[47][48] Medium,[49][50] Hackernoon,[51] Grit Daily,[52] GoodMenProject, Benzinga, and other magazines.[53]

In 2019, he made a guest appearance on "Bent Rules",[54][55][56] with musician Xpression. In 2021, Fountain released his debut single "G.I.T.",[57][58] the single received positive reviews and went viral. He announced that he is working on an EP that will be released in mid 2022.[59][60][61][62][63]

Discography

Singles

Personal life

Fountain was in the church choir and ran soundboards in teen years. Began career as a rapper but it was short lived because of becoming a single dad but released music in later years. Fountain is married to Catherine Fountain and has four children.[68][69]

In the media

References

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  3. "Xpression featuring TMF Precha & Layzie Bone "48 Laws" | Surviving the Golden Age". survivingthegoldenage.com. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  4. "Now Entertainment Founder Tony M. Fountain Calls 'Eazy-E' a 'Pioneer'". CelebMix. 20 July 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
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  9. Panel®, Expert. "Council Post: 15 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Start Mitigating The Impact Of Climate Change". Forbes. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
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  11. Fountain, Tony M. "Council Post: Igniting Online Business Success: Five Best Practices". Forbes. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
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  14. "Now Entertainment Establishes Website To Highlight Social Issues & Police Brutality". Hip Hop Weekly. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
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