Mia Koo (born Aug 22, 1990) is a LA/NY based pop singer, writer, producer, multi instrumentalist, (Protools, Logic, Violin, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, and Ukelele) and actress. In 2004 she started a band with her sister Ava “The Kung Fu Girls” selling over 10,000 units independently of their debut album “Thinking of You” produced by Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s. Touring all across America for 4 years playing House of Blues tours, the Viper Room in LA, to the Knitting Factory in New York. Mia eventually signed to APA Agency on the same roster as Flo Rida, Andrew McMahon, All Time Low, Bayside, Paramore, and many more. Although an active musician since then, her writing career blossomed in 2007 when she wrote “Gimme a Chance” and “Our Time Now” for the Plain White T’s on their record “Every Second Counts”. She wrote/sang on multi-platinum single “Our Time Now” charting at #66 on Billboard Pop 100 and #29 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. “Our Time Now” was also featured as the theme song for ABC Family’s “Greek”, appeared on American Idol, iCarly, Wii Cheer, Sims 2, and Ultimate Band. It was also featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board and a Norwegian commercial for As the Bell Rings. Kung Fu Girls came to an end in 2009, but Mia pushed through and never stopped writing.
Mia Koo then signed with Royalty Network at 17 years old pitching songs to artists such as Britney Spears, P Diddy, Demi Lovato, Flo Rida, Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias and more. She has also written jingles/theme songs with Wind Up Records in NYC and working out of her studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2012 to perfect her craft. Mia’s track record includes cowriting for/with artists such as Inna, Stacy Clark, Crash Boom Bang, Andreas Schuller, Wallpaper, Eytan and the Embassy, Patent Pending, Markus Schulz, Plain White T’s, Gwen Stefani and many more. Her music has been featured on various radio stations across the world, US Billboard Hot 100, US Billboard Pop 100, and US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, and shows such as MTV’s The Hills, Hard Times with RJ Berger, American Idol, Canadian Idol, VH1′s Tool Academy, and various other TV shows internationally. Mia is currently in the studio recording her new album for her newest solo project after just recently signing a world wide distribution deal with Royalty Network/BFM Digital April of 2013.
Since the year of 2014, Mia at 23, had already sang the theme song for one of Americas top selling toys the “Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair Doll” commercial airing on TV and Youtube – Collaborating with producer Gabe Sokolov at HUM Studios in Santa Monica, California. Another cowriter cut this year for Mia on Patent Pending’s new album “Brighter” this year with her song “Falling Out of Love.” Mia won song of the year in Norway (Russ Tradition) in 2014 for another cowrite with Andreas Schuller and Ricky Reed (Wallpaper) titled “Piñata” featuring Romanian artist Inna, which was later released again through Atlantic Records as “The Cola Song” going multi platinum this past year.
Another movie trailer soundtrack placement of Mia’s song with Sebastian Robertson titled “Tonight” featured in the new Elizabeth Banks Movie Trailer of “Walk of Shame” now globally available for purchase on the Walk of Shame movie Soundtrack. Her song “Paragon” also currently topping the charts in Norway titled written by Mia Koo and Andreas Schuller.
Mia is currently in the studio writing and producing for Hasbro /DJ White Shadows Camp on the new My Little Pony Sound Track, Jem, Equestrian Girls, and Apple Jax. She is also collaborating with Sony Japans top producers/writers, Avex, Tiny Voice Records, and many other major labels in asia. Currently licensing her catalogue to labels such as Interscope, Sony, Hollywood Records, Atlantic Records, APG, Universal, and Warner Bros, ULTRA, Enhanced, ColdHarbour Recordings, and many more. As of May 13, 2016 Mia has currently topped the Billboard Dance Electronic Album Chart at #4 (iTunes Dance/Electronic Albums at #1 as well!) with her single/feature on Markus Schulz new Album “Watch The World” with her track “Summer Dream” going to all major Dance radio networks this Summer. Her label Shining Star Records is at an all time high with WW Distribution through The Orchard/Sony and tons of new Music/Videos coming soon! Download the #MiaKooApp free to hear all the old songs and the new ones! Keep up to date at www.miakoo.com / www.shiningstarrecords.com. Follow Mia on twitter and instagram at www.twitter.com/miakoo and www.instagram.com/miakoolbeans