Interview With Creative Visionary And Connect the dots Founder, Donatella Panayiotou


Donatella had an ear for music, a face, and personality fit for the camera, it was time to evolve and make power moves. Relocating to Los Angeles, CA in 2014, Donatella immediately hit the ground running; developing her media brand, graduating from on-camera Host to creative director, A&R and artist management.

One of her first gigs in the U.S. was with Stampede MGMT, spearheading creative direction and global marketing for Busta Rhymes, Riff Raff, Ty$ and Snoop Dogg. Called upon to source talent for the MOBO awards quickly spiraled into a global marketing position with Jeremih while serving as A&R for his fourth studio album, Late Nights: Europe.

Donatella’s passion for developing talent and strategically putting the right people together quickly catapulted an enthusiasm into an established business.

She launched Connect the Dots, Intl., a media concierge service, offering clients of all industries an array of elite services from connecting talent, booking studios and producers, to securing performance space, local tours, and even a host of charitable opportunities.

We had a quick-fire chat to find out more!

Q. What are your focus areas and why?
…… executing my inspired visions

Q. How do you describe “Connect the dots” in few words?
…… the industry middle man. Your personal insider.

Q. Where do you think it’s making an impact?
…… connect the dots has continued to create more opportunities between the US and Europe

Q. What advice would you like to give to those just starting an Artistic career?
…… have patience and persistence. Home your craft and remain humble. Do not expect anything given to you, YOU have to work for it

Q. Do you think your mindset has anything to do with your success?
…… of course, your mindset is everything

Q. If you could turn the time, what would you love to change in regards to your career?

I wouldn’t do anything differently because it’s all taught me valuable lessons and skills I wouldn’t of acquired otherwise.

Q. What is the “one-word” advice you will give to our readers when it comes to succeeding at working independently?
…… perseverance!

Q. What are you most excited about at the moment?
there’s some BIG things happening this year that are going to make history.

Q. The last word or final thoughts?

Believe in yourself, believe in your ideas and never give up. When it gets REALLY tough, you’re almost there