John Anthony Martinez and Chuck Rainey


Chuck Rainey is a legendary electric bass player, songwriter, and producer, best known for his work with Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and on many films and television soundtracks. In November of 2011, Chuck suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Just a few short months later, he lost his home in a fire. With great tenacity and determination, Chuck worked with rehabilitation therapists to regain movement of his body, setting his sights on the goal of playing the electric bass again. His musical comeback has been nothing short of amazing. He now plays the electric bass again, as well as teaches masterclasses and presents at international camps with Rhythm Intensive®, the organization he co-founded with John Anthony Martinez.

John Anthony Martinez is an in-demand drummer, composer, and producer, best known for his versatility and ability to fit into any musical situation. He is the drumming equivalent of “the fixer.” As a songwriting and publishing member of ASCAP, he founded Fingerfoot Music Productions in 1999, a company that provides songwriting, music, and audio services to the music and media industries. He is a serial entrepreneur who has helped others build their personal empires. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music and Oxford University, John enjoys mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurial musicians through Rhythm Intensive®.


Co-authored by legendary bassist Chuck Rainey and drummer John Anthony Martinez, The Tune of Success: Unmask Your Genius addresses how to deal with the rapid changes in the music industry landscape, escape creative quagmire, overcome obstacles, and cope with the economic uncertainties of the music business. The power to enjoy a fruitful career lies within you. Let Chuck, John, and their friends show you how to tap into it!

Learn How To…

  • Break the cycle of fear, confusion, and uncertainty about the music business. You will see the power of your productive potential. This is a dynamic system to help you discover your place in the music industry and realize the career of your dreams.
  • Build your personal brand, unmask your creative originality, and make the most of the opportunities available to you. Many musicians struggle with monetizing their work. You have the desire to succeed, and you want to make a difference through your art form, but perhaps you get lost in a fog when it comes to navigating the business side of the music industry. As an industry professional, you need to comprehend that you are a micro-economy and that you, yourself, are the most valuable asset to your small business. In this book, we will reveal much untapped, often overlooked income streams that may very well be available to you.

Uncover In These Pages…

A genius is someone who is in touch with his or her creative potential, that person’s true calling. In these pages, you will discover practical tips and insights as to how to use your genius to start, grow, and sustain a business of your own.

  • How to read the industry landscape.
  • How to get out of a rut.
  • Tips for overcoming obstacles.
  • The benefits of being yourself.
  • Taking stock of yourself.
  • How to build your personal brand.
  • Steps to setting up your business properly.
  • Strategies for controlling your ego.
  • Coping strategies for disruption and change.
  • How to pierce the fog of business.