MIA KOO

August 2011


1: Who am I?

I am a 20-year-old songwriter, born and raised in New York! I like music, makeup, beer, Twitter, YouTube, and dogs.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am a singer/songwriter. I also play guitar, bass, piano, drums and violin. I am currently working on writing my new solo record and talking to a few labels about releasing my new record soon!

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am from the town of Huntington in Long Island, NY. I am hoping to be moving out west to Los Angeles very soon though to pursue my music further!

4: Who is your biggest hero?

John Lennon. I used to be obsessed with him when I first started writing songs. I went through a HUGE Beatles obsession, but who doesn’t?! It’s only a matter of time until you’re infected.

5: What book is your bible?

The website www.betcheslovethissite.com is my bible, and a peak inside my mind…sort of…ha!

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love funny people and I hate guys who wear Tevas.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Surprisingly I did NOT have to Google what a “raison d’être” was (thanks to French class in HS!). My reason for living would have to be to help everyone I possibly can, spread my music and art everywhere I can!

8: What is your favorite color?

Hard question. It changes quite often, but I have been pretty loyal to reds and corals recently.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Wonder Woman. She is so hot and also kicks ass. I want to be as gorgeous as her!

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Wow. Way too hard to answer this question. My favorite area to live in is Battery Park City, to casually hang out in is SoHo, and to party in is Meat Packing and LES!

11: What turns you on?

Confidence, and great shoes.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Boxers or Briefs? What are you wearing right now? Haha!

Mia Koo (born Aug 22, 1990) is a New York based pop singer, writer, and producer. In 2004, she started a band with her sister Ava–The Kung Fu Girls–selling over 5,000 units independently of their debut album Thinking of You (produced by Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s). Although an active musician since then, her writing career blossomed in 2007 when she wrote “Gimme a Chance” and “Our Time Now” for Plain White T’s on their Grammy nominated record Every Second Counts. She wrote/sang on multi-platinum single “Our Time Now” charting at #66 on Billboard Pop 100, #29 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The track was also featured as the theme song for ABC Family’s Greek, and appeared on American Idol, iCarly, Wii Cheer, Sims 2, and Ultimate Band. Mia then signed a publishing deal with Royalty Network writing for artists such as Britney Spears, P Diddy, and Enrique Iglesias.

LINKS:

YouTube Page

Twitter: @miakoo

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Tyler Malone

Photography by Mike Venezia

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Mia Koo, On set of her music video “Miss You” in Coney Island, Photography by Mike Venezia

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