Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I have been a music journalist for the music industry for over 10 years and found that there just wasn’t a digital platform that served as an informational and entertaining tool for the Gen Z demographic. The older generation thinks that Gen z’s don’t want to learn, when in fact, research shows that they DO but they also love meme’s. So that’s why this account was created.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The most interesting thing is when an artist broke down in an interview when we went live with his story series “Off The Beaten Path”. I wasn’t expecting it and it was just a beautiful testament to how hard these artists are working, especially in this pandemic.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Exercise and doing something positive for someone else can help re-energize the feeling of “burn out”.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due and my old boss Diddy and Andre Harrell should be given the credit they deserve for helping mold me as a professional and a leader in the music industry.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
To celebrate Asian Americans in media, I have created an annual panel and networking event for the youth in Los Angeles in partnership with Mayor Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles called, “FIL AM Game Changers”. The event serves as acknowledgment for pioneers in music and media, and the goal is to uplift and inspire the next generation to come.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Walk your own path”; I was told my entire childhood that I wouldn’t make it in America as an immigrant. I was told in college that I couldn’t make it in media without moving to a smaller rated state. Instead, I created my own way into media and now I’m heading the largest music media channels in digital media.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can follow me on @RecordingArtists and @mariakarmina.