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IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… Sanya N’kanta

For many musicians, music is a part of who they are. It comes from them freely and soothes their soul. Our recent find Sanya N’kanta is one such artist that puts his real thoughts and energy into his songwriting and lets the process give back to him as well. We had a chance to chat […]

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“Press Play” on Walia’s Newest Single

If you watched the short film Silence of Friends on Netflix then you probably heard emerging artist Walia’s debut song “Press Play” in the background of one of the scenes (time stamp 9:30). Originally from California but now based in New York City, 19 year old Natasha Walia is an emerging singer-songwriter. Taking vocal lessons […]

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Brad Byrd Asks ‘Where Were You When The World Stopped’

Creativity breeds creativity. That was the case for musician Brad Byrd. Surrounded by creatives and musicians as a child in Massachusetts, Brad knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue music. Brad was able to write songs and play multiple instruments by the time he was a teenager, and he’s been building consistent […]

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S J Denney Releases His Honest EP ‘Beneath The Skin’

S J Denney returns with his latest EP Beneath the Skin. It is a short collection of songs assembled in his cabin studio in his garden. When writing this release, it slowly came together from a moment from his past. Not his best times, but the process was a type of therapy for him. As […]

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Adrian John Szozda Draws Us Into ‘The Life Of Someone I Once Knew’

In our modern ‘no attention span’ society the art of the album has fallen by the wayside. Both fans, and many musicians seem to just want the quick 3 minute single that can be digested quickly and then forgotten about just as quickly. For real lovers of music like myself, this is not satisfactory. There […]

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Admit Your Phoebe Bridgers Obsession with Jacob Shipley

Jacob Shipley describes himself as a moody alt/folk singer-songwriter who lives on unceded and occupied native Lenape Land (Brooklyn, NY). He made his music debut in 2016 with his EP “Where Did You Come From.” Jacob is also an actor and starred on the first national tour of “Amazing Grace the Musical” and the first […]

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Scott Smith Shares ‘$100 Bill’ in ‘Small Town USA’

If you only listen to mainstream radio nowadays it seems like the influence of classic rock is gone. The music that helped launch 1000s of bands gave way to a pop sound filled with computers and synthesized sounds. If you dig deep though there are still plenty of independent artists holding onto the classic rock […]

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Gary Lee Southwell takes us to ‘Another World’ with his latest single

Gary Lee Southwell is having a busy year. So far, he has released the singles “Waiting For The Dust To Settle Down”, “Hiding Place”, and “Coming Home”. It is clear to hear his influences, including Tom Petty and The Beatles, when listening to these tracks. Especially with “Coming Home”, with its infectious pop undertone and […]