Tony is a music producer, videographer and animator, web designer, graphic designer and Internet marketing consultant who is super passionate about inspiring and helping artists to do better.
Recording artists Tony has worked with include many Motown artists, Cat Stevens, Billy Ocean, Beck, Nigel Olsson & Dee Murray (Elton John), Regina Bell, The Temptations, Alan Parsons, George Martin and numerous others.
He has had many recording and publishing deals and several hits. He pioneered various recording techniques including being the first person to create and use a bass and drum loop on a released record. He has had his own studios since the early 80’s and currently has three.
In 1995, before there was any talk of social media, Tony Rockliff created Cybertown, an on-line social networking community of people from 155 countries interacting in a 3D Virtual Reality off-world town set about 100 years in the future. Cybertown grew to 1.3 million members, was receiving 1.5 billion hits a year and was in the top 2500 sites in the world in terms of traffic at the point when Tony sold it to new owners.
It also attracted partnerships with USA Networks Sci-fi Channel, Sony Interactive, Intel, Hallmark Entertainment, SETI, Centropolis Entertainment (producers of “Independence Day”, “Godzilla” and “The Patriot” movies), Warner Brothers, Star Trek and others and was growing at a rate of 400% per annum at its peak.
Tony has been the featured speaker on the dynamics of Internet social community building, SEO and many other aspects of Internet marketing at conferences across the world. Most recently Tony has been producing music projects for local artists in Florida. He also teaches musicians and others how to use the Internet to take charge of their careers.