How This Vibraphonist Became a TikTok Influencer and Hit Songwriter with Justin Vibes

Justin Vibes is a multi-platinum songwriter, producer, vocalist, and vibraphonist. Over recent years, the Baltimore born and Trinidadian musician found success in Los Angeles writing songs for Eminem, Chris Brown, Tyga, and Kodak Black. With the alternative pop duo, Capital Cities, he has performed at festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, as well as different world tours under his belt.


In this episode, Vibes discusses how he went viral on TikTok, the uniqueness of incorporating the vibraphone into mainstream music, his career as both a solo artist and collaborator, and much more. Welcome to season 3!


05:25 Justin’s Story

08:04 Taking Song Requests

13:18 Going Viral on TikTok (Nickelodeon and ESPN)

19:52 The Result of Going Viral

26:45 Brand Deals and Partnerships

30:09 How Much Justin Makes

35:05 Writing Jingles

36:43 Brand Deals and Partnerships (Continued)

40:53 If a Brand Video Flops

44:57 Ari’s Acting Career

46:42 Advice for Musicians on TikTok

1:00:46 Justin’s Career As a Songwriter and Producer

1:10:00 Ghost Writing and Publishing Deals

1:15:32 What’s Next for Justin

1:18:58 Final Question


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