We had the good fortune of connecting with Donny Dizzy Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Donny Dizzy, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success is that I was consistent since the moment I entered the music industry. I had a vision and I wanted to make it happen no matter what. When I first started learning about the music industry in my early 20s, I put everything on the table for me to learn not just the business aspect but the artists and media relations, what an A&R does and how I can be successful so the people that I work with are also successful. I totally believe in the fact if one makes it, all of us make it and that’s my motto with my artists and with my career.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Nothing has been easy to get to where I am. The music industry is one of the hardest industries to get into and once you’re in, you have to work harder to stay where you are and keep moving up. What sets me apart from any other is my consistency, loyalty, transparency, and also dedication. I’ve put my life and soul into each project and only the results are your credibility.
In simplicity – although the scope of the profession is so much more – my job consists of connecting the biggest artists on new collaborations and make sure that it sounds organic and like no other. I’ve had the pleasure to work with some of the biggest names in the music industry from Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Zoe Dollaz, Future, Cardi B, DJ Snake, Ozuna, Don Toliver, Gunna, Nav, Sia, Doja Cat, to name a few and so many more. These collaborations have been mostly because of the relationships I’ve created over the years, so it is important for me to continue growing these great partnerships with people that can only carry you upwards.
There have been so many challenges in my career, but you have to have patience and surround yourself with a group of people that help you through these challenges. The way that I’ve overcome these challenges is to simply sit back, take a look at what’s happening, strategize, plan it and execute the best solution that there could be. There’s always a way for everything.
Some of the lessons I’ve learned have been to be a good friend, a good partner, co-worker, a good buddy because you never know who you’re going to need in the near future, who you’re going to be working with, or working for so it’s important to be a good person overall because people will also and will always remember you for that.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If someone is visiting me and it’s not related to the music industry at all, I would definitely take this person to the music studio to experience what is like to be in a professional studio while recording real songs. There’s nothing like that feeling and I think that they’ll love the environment and what is like behind the scenes. I’m also into eating outside so I’m sure we’ll hang out at a sushi place with a few drinks while planning the rest of the day which might probably consist of a few work meetings at the studio and or a get together with friends at a house for a little party or simply relaxing planning the next big move.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate this space for my family and for the people that were there since the beginning. Those people that believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself, so this moment is totally for them. Thank you for your trust, your support and your willingness to make me part of a fantastic career. In the same way, I want to take this instant to tell all the young A&Rs out there that your work is completely valuable and valid, keep working on your relationships, keep building those strong bridges with important people, make yourself available for favors and in return, ask for the favors, have a vision of what you want to do or be in the future and work harder than anybody else. Anything is possible. You can do it!
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