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Azalyne: “Good at their job”

Obviously I don’t know everything yet, I’ve learnt a lot but I still have a lot more to learn, however the main thing you have to learn is to not let ‘no’ stop you, trust yourself and your abilities because you know yourself best, and make your dream your reality however you have to do […]

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Obviously I don’t know everything yet, I’ve learnt a lot but I still have a lot more to learn, however the main thing you have to learn is to not let ‘no’ stop you, trust yourself and your abilities because you know yourself best, and make your dream your reality however you have to do that, don’t take too much on at once because you’ll overwork yourself, and build a team with people you actually enjoy being around and connect with, not just people who are ‘good at their job’.


As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Azalyne, a 13-year-old multi-talented recording and performance Artist. Azalyne has been performing in live shows since she was 4 years old. She has toured Ontario performing in over 200 shows both as a Solo Artists and with her band. Azalyne is currently in the studio recording her original music. She has been asked to song write for Sandbox Studio Artist along with Musical Producer Sir KR Moore. Azalyne also runs a monthly open mic event at Kops Records in Oshawa. Mr. Randell Adjei, the director of Rise Edutainment has also offered to put on a showcase for Azalyne as the headliner. Azalyne has also been a part of a few workshops in the School Board. Speaking to the kids about issues like bully, songwriting, and music. Azalyne has appeared on etalk, YTV and 1010newtalk and her music is played on campus radio. Azalyne first released song, “You Are Mighty”, is available on all streaming platforms. The song is still growing and continues to attract listeners. Azalyne have over 83K streams and has sold over 25k Units worldwide.


Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

Thank you for having me! Well seeing as I’m only 13, I don’t know how long my story would be lol, but I’ve been performing since I was 4 and I guess I just knew music was what I wanted to do!

Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?

I think It was just natural for me. I’ve always been a very creative person, and a music lover. Music and story telling just came easily to my mind and once I became old enough to express it, I’ve just been writing songs and making music!!

Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?

The craziest thing that ever happened was when I was performing at an event and 2 musicians, (Rudy Ray on Trumpet and Andy Dolgin on trombone) Literally walked onto the stage and started playing with my band and me impromptu, I didn’t even know them until the end of the song!! It obviously changed up the way the song was performed, and we were even able to give the trumpeter a solo! I’m grateful that I was at a point in my career where it didn’t throw me off!! And instead, we just had a great time and we’ve performed together since!! Absolutely crazy!!! Here’s the link to watch that performance!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_QXdoT5Us4&ab_channel=Azalyne

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

I’ve made too many mistakes to tell you just one lol.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

Every time I start a new project it feels like the most exciting thing I’m working on, obviously because I’m just starting it! but the short answer is I just love working on music and having my visions for the song come to life!! Plus, I really love the vibe of being in the studio. Although I can’t say I love being in the studio more than being in front of a live audience.

We are very interested in diversity in the entertainment industry. Can you share three reasons with our readers about why you think it’s important to have diversity represented in film and television? How can that potentially affect our culture?

I think its important for young people to see themselves represented in film and television in a positive way that empowers them to better themselves. Obviously, it’s a much bigger problem than just on tv because they have to see themselves in their own communities, in fact it almost seems fake to have minorities on shows in positions of power and such and not actually hire them and support them in real life. So that could potentially make them unmotivated when they figure that out. Its very easy to see in the media how minorities get treated so I think this is more of a reality problem than just in fiction.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

Obviously I don’t know everything yet, I’ve learnt a lot but I still have a lot more to learn, however the main thing you have to learn is to not let ‘no’ stop you, trust yourself and your abilities because you know yourself best, and make your dream your reality however you have to do that, don’t take too much on at once because you’ll overwork yourself, and build a team with people you actually enjoy being around and connect with, not just people who are ‘good at their job’.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Don’t try to do too much, sometimes its better to hire someone, and only do projects you really enjoy. Its easy to say ‘I’ll just do this to get some money, and then work on my own projects’ but it will be very tiring to do something you don’t love in a field based around creativity. Obviously, everyone has to eat but If your serious about music you’ve got to plan and really stick to it.

You are a person of enormous influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I’m very much against classism and holding peoples self-worth on their wealth, race, and what they can produce, in a capitalist society, artistic people and artistic paths do not benefit the system and therefore we aren’t valued the same way, especially the way we are underpaid and overlooked, I think it has been made very evident through the recent activities in the market with GameStop shares that money is a social construct, and these hedge funds move it around with no real tangible proof that it exists anywhere. When the second that it doesn’t benefit them and they lose money, they change the rules completely and block an entire community from buying stocks. If we think about this there’s no reason for people to be living on the road or to be kicked out of their rental units for not paying rent, even if we were following the rules of ‘money’ it would only take 25 billion dollars a year to end hunger in the US. Which Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates could do not once but twice a year. Governments could also do this easily as well, the US defense budget in 2018 was 681 billion dollars. Would they miss 25 billion? And don’t even get me started on whether or not we should so be having wars. This is supposed to be the intellectual age, come on people.

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 about that?

Probably my mother, she’s always helping me and supporting my craft. She’s my biggest fan!! Love you mom!!!

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

“POYA” — Kirby, lol actually

“I am not my struggles, I am not my pain, they are just old roadblocks, that proves how far I came” — Randell Adjei.

Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. 🙂

Angela Davis is iconic; I think she is truly an intellectual and I’d love to speak with her! She inspires me to speak my mind and is very true to herself and her views, I sometimes feel afraid to voice my opinions in case someone gets mad about it, but I think people like her make me feel more confident in my political ideas. I look up to her because I hope that I’ll be able to impact the world in the way she has!!

How can our readers follow you online?

You can find me on Instagram @Azalyneklukowski and my website is Azalyne.com, also you can find my music on all streaming platforms! I currently only have 2 singles released but you can follow me on IG for updates on new music coming out!!

This was very meaningful, thank you so much! We wish you continued success!

Thanks again for inviting me!! And thank you for the kind wishes! This was a lot of fun!!


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