Precisely the kind of podcast and project we like to see thrive – Ella Gancarz hosts this uniquely inquisitive deep-dive into life for indie artists in London.
Featuring a plethora of in-depth interviews with artists and songwriters from various genres, Music Is My Medicine shines the spotlight on hard-working creatives, allowing them to tell their story and talk openly about the steps taken to achieve a career in music; the struggles and successes alike.
A recent episode welcomes Brit School Graduate Brook Baili to discuss her life as an artist, from way back during her childhood days, right the way through to later experiences and the impact of external events, tragedy and trauma, on songwriting, intention and perspective.
The half-hour long conversation is completely engaging and captivating from start to finish. Ella leads with compassion and interest, guiding the conversation in a welcoming and genuine fashion, and the result is that Brook and indeed all of the guests on the show appear at ease and comfortable laying bare their truth and the details of their journey.
From songwriting to performance, musicianship and marketing, networking, self-management and dealing with stress, and everything in between, no stone is left unturned, and the show also features original tracks from each artist as a further testament to and celebration of their talent, passion and positive attitude.
An easy one to let play, and absolutely worth your time if you too are an indie musician looking for realistic, relatable insight, and some shared viewpoints regarding the power of music. A beautifully inspiring, authentic look at creativity and independent artistry.