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ReverbNation Discover | Is it possible to be authentic and successful?

6th September 2018 | Music

ReverbNation Discover is the only place to discover fresh new artists, as well as to gain music industry insight and expertise on how to fulfil your music career ambitions – with help from ReverbNation’s platform for new artists and it’s expert insight into all different aspects of the music industry.

Listen to new episodes every other Friday, from 7pm (UK), only on W!ZARD Radio Station.


It's one of the moral dilemmas which faces many artists as they attempt to "make it" in the music industry: the battle between authenticity and success.

Sometimes, trading on authenticity results in hit records - think Niall Horan become an acoustic-folk artist. However, for some artists it's a harder balance - such as Katy Perry's 'Witness' album and Lady Gaga's Joanne', both of which didn't perform as well as expected.

On the latest "Questions & Answers" segment on ReverbNation Discover, we answered the listener-submitted question: Is it possible to be authentic and successful?

Listen to James Gilmore replying to the listener’s question and gain that crucial insight to push your music career ambitions in the clip below.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Is it possible to be authentic and successful?

James Gilmore replies to a listener questions - this week, he offers thoughts on the internal battle faced by many artists between authenticity and success. (5 minutes)

ReverbNation Discover | Bianca Ryan Artist Profile

6th September 2018 | Music

ReverbNation Discover is the only place to discover fresh new artists, as well as to gain music industry insight and expertise on how to fulfil your music career ambitions – with help from ReverbNation’s platform for new artists and it’s expert insight into all different aspects of the music industry.

Listen to new episodes every other Friday, from 7pm (UK), only on W!ZARD Radio Station.

In our "Artist Profile" segment we highlight, and speak to, a new artist who we're excited about and introduce them to the rest of the world. This week, it's Bianca Ryan.


At the age of 11, Bianca Ryan had already made history as the first winner of America's Got Talent, released her major label debut album and had gained support from the likes of Quincy Jones and Simon Cowell. However, she nearly lost it all... and very quickly.

A virus paralyzed her vocal chords, resulting in nearly career-ending surgeries on her vocal chords and stomach. However, to the shock of doctors and voice coaches alike, her vocal range actually ended up increasing by three notes on the low end and five notes on the high end.

Now starting the next chapter of her career, she has released new music for the first time in years and has a new single - 'Remember' - out now.

Listen to James Gilmore introduce Bianca Ryan as our latest 'Artist Profile' and speak about her inspirational journey.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

ReverbNation Artist Profile: Bianca Ryan

James Gilmore introduces this week's RevervbNation Discover Artist Profile, singing sensation Bianca Ryan. (3 minutes)

Sundown Festival | Clean Bandit Review

5th September 2018 | Music

Clean Bandit took over Sunday night, bringing Sundown to a close with a set that had everyone on their feet and singing. Sparklers set off for their entrance set the theme for an electrifying set, and with that, they had us hooked.

Starting with 'Real Love', they had us chanting along with them, as they showed off an impressive set of dance moves. The violinist showcased her incredible skills, bringing the crowds to an almighty roar.

The use of the lighting and lasers to set the tone for each song was done beautifully. 'Tears' had us all dancing while it seemed that every single person in the crowd knew the lyrics to their Christmas #1 single 'Rockabye'; including the security guards!


'Stronger' was undoubtedly their best performance, with the amazing singing and the brilliant choreography. We also got to hear their latest single - 'Solo' - which was not just an incredible performance, but also showed a sign of how quickly a Clean Bandit single can become a hit, with everyone singing along to every word of the song.

Julia Michaels-collab 'I Miss You' was just brilliant - such a good song and, just like all of the songs in the set, they performed it flawlessly. On the other hand, 'Symphony' ensured that there was not a single dry eye at Norwich Showground.

All in all, this was the best way to round off the perfect music filled weekend and I know for a fact, I will be singing their songs for the next month, at the very least.