Seasoned Songwriter and Recording Artist Mia Koo has Plans to Change the Copyright Game Forever
(Los Angeles, CA; Oct. 2, 2017) - Mia Koo is ready to mobilize. The New York City raised songwriter and recording artist is ready to take a stand for fellow artists and end the debate on streaming royalties forever.
Koo began studying classical voice at the age 3 and violin at the age of 6, adding guitar, bass, piano and drums to the mix at age 12, and was quickly introduced to the music industry upon attending The Hard Rock Academy, a Nickelodeon and Disney affiliated arts program in Orlando, FL. She performed across local radio stations and soon landed a contract in Disney Channel’s The Cheetah Girls at only 13 years old. Opting to pursue music over acting, Koo forwent this opportunity and started The Kung Fu Girls in 2004 with her sister, Ava. Their debut full length album Thinking Of You was produced by Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s and landed the band on MySpace’s Top 20 Artist chart with over a million streams.
Koo then began songwriting with Tom Higgenson and found herself a co-writer and vocalist on Plain White T’s hit single “Our Time Now.” This catapulted Koo’s songwriting career, where she started writing with and for artists like Stacy Clark, Gwen Stefani, Wallpaper, etc. on Atlantic Records, Sony Japan, Interscope, Capitol Records and more. Koo continued releasing solo music as well, and recently shared her double album Paragon via Shining Star Records in July 2017. Proving her abilities behind the boards and in front of the mic, the album is filled with explosive pop anthems and its title track is currently sitting at 4.5 million streams on Spotify independently. Koo also works with Hasbro as the sound of My Little Pony's DJ P0n3. She has developed two full albums for DJ P0n3 and continues to write music for My Little Pony TV shows and movies.
Today, Koo is excited to announce the next chapter in her career. As a seasoned songwriter with years in the game, Koo has seen the damaging effects that streaming has had on the music economy and she has taken it upon herself to pursue a Constitutional Amendment to certain sections in Copyright Law in the form of a Streaming Bill; in solidarity with Copyright Shareholders and Artists alike. She believes in the regulation of fair streaming shares for Copyright Shareholders and independent labels in regards to all music streaming and ending corruption and collusion between major players in the streaming and royalty worlds.
She hopes to mobilize the independent music community to work with local legislators on her Streaming Bill, working alongside local Legislatures, Senators and Local Congressman for visibility and fair, common ground streaming royalties.
Koo has recently gone back to school to pursue a law degree to better enhance her case and give her the opportunity to support artists in the future as an Intellectual Property Litigator. She will be unveiling official rhetoric surrounding her Streaming and Copyright Reform Act in the near future. Mia Koo is ready to challenge monopolies and clarify the law for Mechanical Rates and Licensing, increase in pro-rata shares for publishers and Copyright Royalty Board Royalty rate increase in Streaming, and repeal of the Free Safe Harbor Act in the DMCA and other Notices of Intent streaming companies use to be void of any responsibility of obtaining a license.
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