Music. Marketing. Education.

HISHAM DAHUD is the modern embodiment of “Artist Professional”—spreading his talents across the music industry as a creator, marketer and educator for over 15 years.

Hisham’s industry entry point was marketing, where he spent over a decade working with some of the world’s most recognizable talent. A San Francisco native, he found himself on the bleeding edge of what we now call ‘social media marketing’ going as far back as managing MySpace pages for music artists. He went on to help launch and build the digital strategy agency Fame House with clients that included Eminem, Alicia Keys, Tiësto, Richie Hawtin and many more.

Documenting his learnings, he was also a contributor to publications including and, and was regularly invited to speak at industry events all over the world. Fame House was later acquired by Universal Music Group, which is when Hisham exited to operate independently as a consultant for his own roster of artists, music brands and technology companies.

At his core, however, Hisham is a lifelong musician. With origins as a session drummer, he continues his creative work as a multi-instrumentalist producer and composer for film, television and brand projects while simultaneously releasing artist material under the alias RIZIK, which has garnered over 10 million streams and listeners in over 100 countries to date.

As a huge recipient of career guidance along his own journey, Hisham is constantly drawn to pay that same opportunity forward. Beginning as an instructor at the famed ICON Collective, he went on to found ArtistPro in 2018 where he teaches developing artists music business principles and core marketing fundamentals. He also assists film composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) in operating the SCORE Academy, an educational vehicle for the next generation of film composers.


All fundamental in fostering Hisham’s unique perspective to clients, collaborators and students.


Music Marketing

  • Comprehensive Digital Strategy
  • Music & Artist Brand Strategy
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Ecommerce Strategy
  • Data Analysis


  • Production
  • Composition
  • Instrumentation
  • Electronic Music
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Ambient/Piano

Music Education

  • Music Business
  • Career Planning
  • Brand Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Curriculum Design
  • Market Research


Some of the folks I’ve helped along the way...






Artist Education

Founder of ArtistPro

Hisham is the Founder of ArtistPro—an online program offering a holistic approach to career development that focuses on artist identity, DIY marketing, business leadership and creative wellness.

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Coach and Mentor

Hisham also works with individual artists, coaching them toward their definition of success through both creative and professional guidance.

If you are seeking music business mentorship, complete this application to be considered. Qualified mentees are selected on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

A proven public speaker, Hisham relishes in discussing the music landscape in a public forum.

Whether as a keynote speaker, interviewer, panelist, moderator or workshop leader, careful thought and preparation goes into each and every speaking engagement. Hisham has made appearances at industry events including SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event, SF MusicTech, ASCAP Expo, Bandwidth, Digital Entertainment Expo and many more. He is always accepting requests for speaking engagements (pending availability).

Please inquire via the contact form below if you are interested in having Hisham speak at your event.


YES, I’m currently accepting new clients. Consultation services are available on a case-by-case basis.

You can reach me by filling out the form to the right or via social media at the platforms below.