My guest this week is Ron Jones, who’s had a long career writing for some of the biggest hit television shows of our time.
Ron has worked a variety of popular prime-time shows like The A-Team, Magnum P.I., Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter, and Star Trek Next Generation, but he may be better known for his work on animated shows.
These include The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Disney’s Duck Tales, Fairly Odd Parents, and the ever popular Family Guy and American Dad.
During the interview we talked about why working on animation can be liberating for a composer, why the days before MIDI was actually easier for composers, his battle with categorizing his music on CD Baby, and much more.
As you’ll hear, Ron’s a really funny guy with a wealth of knowledge, so we’ll probably come back for a Part 2 to the conversation soon.
I spoke with Ron via Zoom from his studio in Washington State.
On the intro I’ll take a look at the decline of fandom, and are we on the cusp of a new trend in recording?