Author:Robot Banana

IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Mesa Jane

Home Base:  Philadelphia, PA, USA Category Entered: Short Form Music Video Name of the music video song/project: “Everybody Knows” and “Waking Up To The Sound Of A Machine” Artist featured in the video: Mesa Jane Videos: Describe your style/approach to directing music videos: I come up with a loose idea...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Iron Bridge Band

Band Name: Iron Bridge Band Home Base: Freehold, NJ Genres: Rock/Roots Rock/Southern Rock Category Entered: Rock Title of Work Submitted: Against the Grain Label: Messej Media and Publishing Producer: Stephen Jude Walsh and Scott Suky Artists Featured: Chandler Mogel, Stephen Jude Walsh, Scott Suky, Lanie Suky, Amy Anderson, Jessie Wagner, Jeff Levine Instruments...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Jessamyn Rains

Artist Name: Jessamyn Rains Home Base: St. Louis, MO Genres: Alt-folk, Folk Impressionism Categories Entered: Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter Title of Work Submitted: Higher Ground, Without Love Label: Self-released Producer: Ryan Corn Instruments Featured: Acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar What’s the story behind your name?: My dad wanted to call me Bridget or Rachael; my...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Burning Bridget Cleary

Band Name: Burning Bridget Cleary Home Base:  Philadelphia area, PA Genres: Celtic / Folk Category Entered: World Traditional Title of Work Submitted: “These Are the Days” Label: Self-Released Producer: Self-Produced Artists Featured: Rose Baldino, Amy Beshara, Lou Baldino/ Peter Trezzi Instruments Featured: Fiddles/Vocals/Guitar/Djembe What’s the story behind your band name?  Our band name honors...

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In No Particular Order

10 Essentials Jon Skinner Running a label and working as an indie producer during the 90's, Jon identified the common challenges connecting with the right people, creatively and in business, which led Jon to found Music Gateway. As the platform’s CEO and visionary, Jon and his team are dedicated to...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Catherine Duc

Artist Name: Catherine Duc Home Base: Melbourne, Australia (but would like to relocate to Los Angeles) Genres: Ambient, Worldbeat, Celtic, New Age, Electronica, Contemporary Instrumental, Soundtrack Category Entered: New Age Album Title of Work Submitted: Voyager Label: MG Music (UK) Producer: Catherine Duc (mastering engineer: Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering) Artists...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Cliz

Artist Name: Cliz Home Base: Bradenton/Sarasota, FL Genres: Hip-Hop/Soul/Singer-Songwriter Category Entered:  Hip-Hop Title of Work Submitted: Do Not Be the One… Label: MayNothingStopYou Producer: JeeJuh What’s the story behind your artist name?:  My artist/stage name actually derived from a nickname that stuck in high school.  This nickname came about all due to my...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Dawn Karima

Artist Name: Dawn Karima Home Base: Qualla Boundary Reservation, USA Genres: Pop, Dance, Hip Hop, World Beat, Social Action, Inspirational/Spiritual Categories Entered: SOCIAL ACTION SONG –Trail of Tears (Remix) and WORLD BEAT SONG: The Miracle of Us (Remix) Title of Work Submitted:  “Trail of Tears” and “The Miracle of...

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IMA ARTIST Q&A WITH:
Vladimira

Home Base: London, UK / currently Los Angeles, USA Categories Entered: Music Video, short form; contemporary song Name of the music video song/project: Your Aura on my Lips Artist featured in the video: Vladimira Video: Describe your style/approach to directing music videos: Your Aura on my Lips is my...

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In No Particular Order

10 Essentials Scott Porterfield Scott Porterfield, who serves as Director of Marketing for the Songwriters Guild of America, attended NYU for film and the Iowa Writers Workshop for writing. He has gotten paid playing bass and guitar, as a cameraman on Academy award winning movies and Emmy...

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