Today we’d like to introduce you to London Monet.
Hi London, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My move to LA was my ultimate leap of faith. What originally started as a month stay to get a feel for the area turned into two additional months to officially moving. My decision to move was a no brained after having the amazing opportunity of singing alongside Beyoncé during my third month here. From that opportunity to the ones I am presented today, all stem from networking and being myself. I am never afraid to meet new people and build new relationships. I also remain true to who I am in any room that I step foot in. Networking is key.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I would be lying if I said my journey has been easy thus far. You face a lot of adversity following your dreams. Living in an unfamiliar place alone can be a bit challenging. The cost of living in LA was a big change for me moving from Texas, everything here was twice as expensive, so not working was never an option. Also, making friends and adjusting the social life was tough at first. Being in a place where majority of the people you meet have the same story, moving away from home to chase their dreams, pursuing a career in the same industry can be a bit intimating.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a singer. I write and record music myself as well as collaborate with other artists. I like to consider myself an entertainer. My proudest moments being performing alongside Beyoncé in both her film for Disney’s Lion King, “Black Is King” and opening the 94th Academy Awards this past March.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
The music industry is beginning to see a big shift. Independent artists have more access to publicity and releasing their music freely today via social media and streaming platforms than ever before. I see that shaking up the music world these next 5-10 years.
- Website: https://writtenwithpurpose.gumroad.com/l/Iammagical
- Instagram: Itslondonmonet
- Other: https://music.apple.com/us/album/no-warning/1617193783?i=1617193784