The Tone Mob Podcast

The year was 2015. Show host Blake Wyland intended to start a podcast where he took a deep dive with his guests from the guitar world to explain their rigs. What happened was that, but also a whole lot more. The show quickly evolved into discussions about people's lives. Guitars, pedals, amps, etc. are the central hub of the show, but it really is more about the PEOPLE behind all of it. Both the musicians who use the gear, and the folks that create these magical tools of expression. You can expect chats about songwriting, favorite bands, family, loss, addiction, conspiracy theories, philosophy, and most of all....... food. This podcast goes all over the place. Come take a ride.


episode 395: Is Clickbait OK? w/ Landon Bailey


In this conversation, Blake and Landon discuss their experiences in making that sweet, sweet content. We also talk about our time at Gear Fest and the importance of networking and building relationships in the industry. (Its always good to have buddies!)

We also discuss the evolution of YouTube and the changing landscape of the platform. Landon shares his journey from being in a band to starting his YouTube channel and how he found his niche. (We also get into the unpredictability of the platform, and the difficulties of explaining their work to others and the perception of being a YouTuber/podcaster.)

Landon and I also get into the topic of soundproofing and how we built out our studios for content creation SECOND and loud amps FIRST. We also discuss the misconceptions surrounding soundproofing and the importance of using the right materials.

Finally, they discuss the weird side of doing this for a living and the impact it can have on mental health. In this portion of the chat, Landon and Blake discuss a range of topics, from dark thoughts and serial killers to the permanence of the internet.

We get real weird with it!


  • Networking and building relationships in the industry is crucial for content creators.
  • Finding your niche and creating content that resonates with your audience is key to success.
  • Soundproofing and building a dedicated studio space can greatly improve the quality of your content.
  • Incorporating and understanding the business side of content creation is important for long-term success.
  • Many people have misconceptions about soundproofing and believe that certain products or techniques are effective when they are not.
  • Soundproofing projects can be challenging and require a lot of time, effort, and research.
  • Soundproofing in apartments can be difficult due to limitations on modifications.
  • Exploring new technology in music gear can enhance the creation process.
  • Being a content creator comes with its own set of challenges, including the unpredictability of YouTube algorithms and the outside perception of being a YouTuber or Podcaster.
  • Subscriber engagement and success on YouTube can be inconsistent and difficult to predict.
  • A large online presence can have a dark side and impact mental health. The internet never forgets, and everything you say or do online can be permanent.
  • Having fun should be a priority, even in professional pursuits like music.



Introduction and Gear Fest


Getting Started in Content Creation


Transitioning to Full-Time Content Creation


Finding Your Niche and What Works


Soundproofing and Building a Studio


The Importance of Incorporating and Business Side of Content Creation


Acoustic Caulk and Soundproofing


Misconceptions about Soundproofing


The Uncertainty of First Time Soundproofing Projects


Challenges of Soundproofing in Apartments


Exploring New Technology in Music Gear


Future Projects and Collaborations


Navigating the Perception of Being a YouTuber


The Difficulty of Explaining What You Do


The Challenges of Being a Content Creator


The Unpredictability of YouTube Success


The Mystery of YouTube Algorithms


The Inconsistency of Subscriber Engagement


The Dark Side of Fame and Online Presence


Dark Thoughts and Serial Killers


The Forgetfulness of Live Streams


The Permanence of the Internet


Landon's Channel and Having Fun


Favorite Boss Pedal


Favorite Kind of Pizza

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 February 19, 2024  1h15m