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Inside Jon Bellion’s Plans To Write Songs, Score Movies And Galvanize His Fan Base

Two hours before the doors open at the Cedar Park Center, the load-in dock is bustling with people. Some are working out, others are unloading boxes of merchandise. A dog are roams calmly around the venue. Jon Bellion is in the green room, wearing a gray hoodie and basketball shorts, unbothered. 

He’s anticipating an engaged crowd later that night. For his fans, the Glory Sound Prep Tour is an opportunity to enjoy a night out and experience live renditions of the Long Island native’s catalogue. For Bellion, it’s a press run for his next venture. 

“My entire goal was to score movies,” he said. 

Glory Sound Prep was more than a gift to his fans after a two-year hiatus, it was a hint at what’s to come. Bellion’s obsession with animation, specifically Pixar, permeates throughout his imagery and branding. The artwork for his singles and album covers often feature animated versions of himself inside colorful dreamscapes.  

Despite Bellion’s track record as an accomplished songwriter – penning hits for himself, (“All Time Low”), Eminem/Rihanna (“The Monster”), and Jason Derulo “Trumpets”) – music supervisors have yet to be sold on his ability to score an entire film. 

But Bellion is as business savvy as he is creative. He formulated a plan to use the rollout and tour behind his latest album as evidence that he has the ability to create, promote and score his own animated series, with the help of his fans. 

The album’s trailer, narrated by Stormzy, is a one-minute glimpse into what Bellion hopes will become a full series. He assembled a team of animators – Justin Giritlian, Mark Mower, and Nathan Sam – to help create the pilot. 

The Glory Sound Prep Tour is a vehicle to gauge and document interest from

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