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Rising Star Lizz Kim: “Let’s become more collaborative and loving toward one another; Let’s not see each other as competition but people who can grow with you.”

I would hope that everyone becomes more collaborative and loving toward one another and not see each other as competition but people who can grow with you. As a part of my series on Rising Stars, I had the pleasure to interview Lizz Kim. Lizz is a Los Angeles native Dj, opera singer, pop/electronic producer, and […]


I would hope that everyone becomes more collaborative and loving toward one another and not see each other as competition but people who can grow with you.


As a part of my series on Rising Stars, I had the pleasure to interview Lizz Kim. Lizz is a Los Angeles native Dj, opera singer, pop/electronic producer, and commercial model. She spent most of her life studying to be an opera singer, but later decided to follow her true dream of making her own music from scratch and making herself an original brand.


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Thank you for having me! Well I studied opera most of my life. But I met Louis Conway at the conservatory I attended and we started working on electronic music together for fun. From there we started to DJ together and put out original tracks under “Ni Oko”.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?

The most interesting story was that I was never popular in school and was always a bit of a loner. But when people saw me online and saw I was working hard on music and modeling they pretended to know me online and at school never even talk to me.

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?

The funniest mistake I ever made was dying my hair pink from box dye black in one sitting for a photoshoot. I got my very long hair all cut off to my shoulders and still lost a lot more hair. It just kept falling out and felt like elastic. I learned to never dye my hair with box dye and to never try to change my hair color so drastically in one sitting no matter how much a shoot pays.

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

I’m currently working as a solo artist and producing, writing and publishing my own songs. It’s under “Lizz Kim Kim” on Spotify and iTunes. I just released the music video for “Freefall” and it was one of the most incredible experiences. Everyone involved in the music video donated their time, space, and talents to this video and the love really shows when you watch it.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

The most interesting person I’ve interacted with was my late music partner Louis Conway. He always had a spirit of wanting to give and share his talents and help others grow. Truly a pure spirit which is really hard to find.

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

I would say to take time for yourself and the people you love. You are not on earth just to produce and pay taxes. It’s okay to spend days and weeks doing something else until you are inspired.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start 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 would hope that everyone becomes more collaborative and loving toward one another and not see each other as competition but people who can grow with you.

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

1. Personal days are ok.

2. Loved ones come first. Life is fleeting

3. Be patient

4. Collaborate often

5. You are perfect as you are. Don’t change physically for anyone else.

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?

Yes Louis Conway. My music partner and best friend. I really miss him a lot and I wish he was still here creating music and memories with me.

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. 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 see this. 🙂

Hm I can’t think of anyone specific but I would love to get to know anyone in my field who is in a different place than I am. I would love a mentor!

How can our readers follow you on social media?

I’m on

Instagram.com/lizzkimkim

YouTube.com/lizzkimkim

Facebook.com/lizzkimkim

Lizzkimkim.com

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