Luís Cymbron Barbosa enjoyed some success in the Portuguese press recently in the Atlantic Express for his nomination and also his Finalist level entry into this year’s 2023 ISSA Awards and we are super excited for him!
Luis is a Finalist in the International categories for Male Single of the Year for “You Gotta Love What You Do”, Male Vocalist of the Year, Male Songwriter of the Year, and Male Emerging Artist.
Music Mafia Radio, (2019 ISSA Gold Winner) recently enjoyed the spotlight in The Southport Magazine with Scott Stephenson (a.k.a Cozmic Debris) covering various topics from the future of the independent music scene to the station’s affiliation with ISSA and our members. We are super proud of Coz and Jenny (a.k.a. Fiddy) and know that this won’t be the last time they are in the news with encouraging words for indie artists!
ISSA’s 2021 Gold Winning Artist for Entertainer of the Year, Jennifer Mlott is celebrating a very successful new endeavor with record label and artist management company MC1 based in Nashville and the team at ISSA is over the moon excited for our superstar!
A little about Jennifer:
Jennifer Mlott is a multi-talented award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Choreographer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Jennifer is the 2021 International Singer Songwriter Associations Entertainer of the Year. She also won the 2019 International Singer Songwriters Association Rising Star of the Year & 2020 ISSA Vocalist of the Year. In Oct. 2019, 2018 & 2017, Jennifer won the Entertainer of the Year & Vocalist of the Year for the Kentucky Country Music Association. She also captured the 2018 North American Country Music International Association’s Video of the Year for her Single, Different Drummer. Jennifer has collaborated with many other artists including a duet with Cameron Barton, the lead Singer of the band, Survivor. She has performed in Nashville, on Music Row and numerous Indiana venues including the Indy 500 Mini Marathon & Indy 500 Kids Day. She has been a favorite Anthem singer for the NBA Indiana Pacers, Indy Fuel Ice Hockey and Indy 11 Soccer games.
In October of 2018, Jennifer released her 1st Christmas Cd, “Light Up Christmas”. It is an eclectic mixture of Christmas songs and favorites. Jennifer released her first full length album, “Until Now” in April of 2020 which is a group of recordings from her beginning years in the music business. In November of 2020, Jennifer came out with her 1st self titled EP, Jennifer Mlott. It is a collection of five originals songs which are the epidomy of Modern Country music for today’s listener. Jennifer’s eclectic style is fun, innovative & creative and sure to be an experience you will never forget. Jennifer records in Nashville with Ben Travis, owner of Two Cats Music with some of Nashville’s top musicians and is an artist on the ISSA Record Label. In June 2021, Jennifer will be opening for Jason Pritchett from America’s Got Talent in Frankfort, Indiana.
Jennifer is a member of BMI, Indie Collaborative and NACMAI, (North American Country Music Associations International) and the Kentucky Country Music Association and (Nashville Songwriters Association International) NSAI.
Jennifer spends a lot of her spare time performing and raising awareness with many Charities including Clothe A Child, Down Syndrome Foundation, Riley Children’s Hospital Team Joey Foundation, Toys for Tots and Create for the Cure, a gala to raise money for children with cancer. In November of 2020, Jennifer started her own Charity Organization,
“Mlott’s of Love.” Her charity will help children in need and focus on Battered Women Shelters and Children’s Orphanages.
Jennifer is also an accomplished Tap Teacher and Choreographer. She was the Assistant Director of the Extreme Rhythm Project Pre-Professional Tap Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jennifer is extensively trained in tap, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, modern and ballet. During her competitive career, Jennifer won numerous awards and titles and was a nine time Dancer of the Year Finalist and is the 2011 Teen National Tap Champion. Jennifer was a part of the Radio Disney Extreme Team and opened for the Jonas Brothers, Triple Threat, & Angel. Jennifer’s students have been very successful on the dance competition circuit with her choreography. They have won numerous awards including, Overall Champion, Most Entertaining, and Choreography Awards. Jennifer is currently working as a competitive dance judge for the National Touring, Rising Star Dance Competition.
Joshua and Candy Carpenter, also known as “The Band Wanted” enjoyed some success in the Tucson press recently for their nomination in this year’s 2023 ISSA Awards and we are super excited for them!
Josh and Candy are also ISSA Arizona Representatives and are up for several categories this year, including 2023 duo of the year, female songwriter, USA band single of the year and entertainer of the year as well as Candy for ISSA representative of the year.