Rapper | Singer | Songwriter

19 Reviews (8 Verified)
TONE ROYAL on SoundBetter

Tone Royal is an Austin-based artist. He was featured on the list of the “21 rising stars in their 20s” from San Antonio. He took home 1st place in Austin’s Rap For A Stack competition...twice. Most recently his EP 'Late' won Album of the Year at the 2019 ATX Hip-Hop Awards. He was also selected as an official SXSW artist in 2020.

I've been making music professionally for 8 years, and 2020 was the most fruitful. I made a viral song for the San Antonio Spurs (Click the song in the top right to hear it!) This song won the NBA's Covid Content of the Year Award. Ya man has an NBA Award! I also teamed up with the Spurs again to make a voting awareness song and it had a major sponsorship from AARP. Shortly after I was contacted by Austin's professional Rugby team to create their official team song. My music has grown at a rapid pace and I've been blessed to travel throughout the US, and even performed a sold-out show in Toronto. I create Songs for TV, film, & video games, and have made jingles for podcasts and commercials! I love creating and connecting, so feel free to press that contact button and hit me up. We can make something great!

I'm also a professional announcer for the NCAA & NBA so if you need professional voice-over work I got you!
(Will happily email you my professional announcing reel if requested)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • English

19 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

  1. Review by Shirley G.

    Tone Royal is the absolute best!
    He did an INCREDIBLE job, he's a real pro and a pleasure to work with, I will definitely be back, Highly Recommended!!!

  2. Review by Mark T.

    Outstanding rapper who nailed the project! Thank you so much!

  3. Review by Chris J Hudson

    TONE ROYAL was profession and sincere. He's incredibly gifted and gave me an A+ verse that really wows. I'd highly recommend the dude. Book him! Don't hesitate.

  4. Review by Neill S.

    Absolute pleasure working with Tone! Great communication, fantastic writer, and quick turnaround. Very professional.

  5. Review by Josh L.

    Such a pro. Super quick turnaround. Incredible vibe. He brought true and valuable creativity to our project highly recommended.

  6. Review by Vaedynn E.

    Amazing to work with. He was professional, respectful, and did an incredible job with the project. All the vocals were aligned, great sounding, and same with the ad libs. He was easy to work with and showed up on time for any conversations we scheduled. Any notes I had he was able to make happen very quickly and knocked it out of the park. I will be working with him again.

  7. Review by ashlley w.

    Really efficient and organised. Pleasure to meet TONE and to see how he handles projects so smoothly. Communication is clear and he has a good grasp of what you require from the outset. A positive and very polite guy to engage on Soundbetter

  8. Review by Andreas

    Had a great time working with Tone Royal. He is very professional, excellent communication and asking the right questions if there are any. His quick delivery was impressive and he nailed what I was looking for. Highly recommend!

  9. Review by Lonely Child

    Tone is an incredible writer and rapper, a pleasure to work with, and we always make amazing music together!

  10. Review by Trey P.

    Very helpful person and great communication!

  11. Review by Trey P.

    Very helpful person and great communication!

  12. Review by whitley

    The amount of talent this genuinely kind and amazing human being has is UNBELIEVABLE. Every time he opens his mouth or shares the latest thing he has written I am blown away. He can make anything come alive and to have him work on a project would mean investing in the best and ensuring you are putting your best foot forward for your project and craft.

  13. Review by Kevin Robbins
    by Kevin Robbins

    I hired Tone to write a rap about my wife for her 50th birthday, and it was sensational! He completely brought the party to its feet. He has incredible energy and creativity. He absolutely was born to perform. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you Tone Royal!

  14. Review by Jade Bryce
    by Jade Bryce

    Tone is amazing! I’ve seen him live and the energy he creates in the room is undeniable! He also did the intro for my podcast and we get compliments on it regularly! He is also one of the kindest souls, so I cannot recommend him enough!

  15. Review by Robert
    by Robert

    Tone Royal is a pleasure to work with. He knew the exact things I needed for my project before I even knew! I’ve been working with him time and time again and he’s never failed to impress

  16. Review by Kari
    by Kari

    Ray is one of the most talented people I've ever met. From the creation of his own music to the creation of the songs with the San Antonio Spurs and the AG Rugby team song. I was elated when the team I work with at AG Rugby brought Ray on for the creation of our team song. He went above and beyond what was expected or required and put his heart and soul into it. His own music is absolutely incredible as well. I'm pretty sure I'm in the top % of his listeners on Spotify. He's extremely professional and dedicated, and will go the extra mile to make sure his finished product will blow people away

  17. Review by Casual T
    by Casual T

    Tone is very professional and has an amazing voice! He made the whole songwriting / recording experience easy and smooth. Great product, can’t wait to work together again

  18. Review by Mike Sheehan
    by Mike Sheehan

    Quite simply Tone has helped put our Rugby team on the map here in Austin. The WE ARE AG theme song created by Tone has taken on a life of it's own and has become the integral part of our marketing efforts. Tone is a pro and alot of fun to work with and is open and willing to do whatever it took for us to be successful! Highly, highly recommend him for your opportunity. Reach out to me and I would be happy to discuss his efforts in more detail! Mike Sheehan, GM OF AG RUGBY!!

  19. Review by DEVMO
    by DEVMO

    Ray is one of the most talented and passionate artists I know. Not to mention a super sweet and easy guy to work with. We have two fire songs together and have performed a few times together and he absolutely demolishes it every single time. Hire this man!

Interview with TONE ROYAL

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am currently producing multiple tik-tok campaign songs. This includes creating visuals and editing the video production that goes hand-in-hand with the song.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: Creating the song for the San Antonio Spurs 'Do The Five' campaign is the project I'm most proud of. I made every decision on the song from selecting the beat, which was created by Stephen Bennett, to writing and recording the song. I also provided multiple song versions so it could be used on different social media platforms. It was a ton of responsibility but ultimately having full trust from a great organization like the Spurs was exhilarating.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: DEVMO! she's one of the best female musicians in the game and has worked for many top-tier clients.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Why not both? It depends on the project. Some songs work better with analog, others come out stronger with digital gear. Adapt to the project is what I say.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I put all my passion into every project. I'll work my hardest to deliver a product that my client is 100% satisfied with.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Creating art. It's music. It's my ultimate passion. I'm blessed to do it as a profession!

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: Most people assume I only make hip-hop music, but I've tackled multiple genres successfully. I'm a fanatic of all music.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Are available for a video call so I can understand your vision fully.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Have examples of what sound you're looking for.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: Andre 3000 because he's selective of who he works with and that means that I would have made it and make music he approves of haha.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: consistency!!!!

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: I can create a commercial song that still sounds unique in style and stands out from the pack!

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: Dope Rhymes ;)

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: I find a beat that matches the vibe the client is looking for. Once the track is found I light a scented candle, sip some water and begin writing. A lot of snacks are consumed, I pace around my room and have the track blaring on repeat. I also set my overhead lights to a color that matches the energy of the song.

Do The FIVE by Tone Royal

I was the writer and rapper in this production

Terms Of Service

Every task is performed with the utmost passion, care, and attention. I'm an easy-going guy so shout at me for anything!

GenresSounds Like
  • Logic
  • Childish Gambino
  • Eminem
Gear Highlights
  • Mojave MA 200 Condenser Microphone
  • Teletronix LA-2A Compressor
  • Universal Audio 1176 Limiting Amplifier
  • Logic Pro X
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  • Tone Royal mentioned in TMZ!Apr 19, 2021

    "We're told the tribute show will feature the same opening acts who were booked for DMX -- Tone Royal, a hip-hop artist who's a huge DMX fan ... and hip-hop/rock band Coozablack & Sin City."