Music. Culture. Education.

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

At his core, Hisham is a lifelong musician. With roots as a session drummer, today he is a multi-instrumentalist producer, musician and composer for film, television and brand projects. He simultaneously releases music under his artist moniker RIZIK, which has garnered listeners in over 100 countries with millions of streams to date.

While making music is Hisham’s first love, his entry point into the industry was in marketing where he spent over a decade working with some of the world’s most recognizable talent. A San Francisco Bay Area native, he found himself on the cutting edge of what we now call ‘social media marketing’ – as far back as managing MySpace pages for musicians. He went on to help launch and build the digital strategy agency Fame House with clients including Eminem, Alicia Keys, Tiësto and many more. Documenting his learnings in this relatively new space at the time, he wrote for music publications Billboard and Hypebot and was a regularly invited speaker at industry events all over the world.

During that time Hisham worked extensively with electronic music mainstays including Richie Hawtin, DJ Shadow, Tale of Us and Pretty Lights—bringing him around the world, including three summer seasons in Ibiza. Upon returning to the US, Fame House had grown to attract the attention of purchasers and was eventually acquired by Universal Music Group. He soon exited to form an independent practice of clients including Hollywood film composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), Poolside, Desert Hearts and many more.

In 2020, a year of resetting for much of the world, Hisham decided to refocus on his first love of creating and performing music. The RIZIK project was born and creative opportunities began to emerge as his music spread far and wide.

Hisham was a huge recipient of career guidance along the way and is constantly drawn to pay that opportunity forward. Beginning as an instructor at the famed ICON Collective, Hisham went on to found ArtistPro in 2018 where he taught industry and marketing principles to developing artists. He currently assists film composer Tom Holkenborg in operating the SCORE Academy, an educational vehicle for the next generation of film/TV composers.

Today Hisham resides in Los Angeles where he enjoys performance driving, playing with his Siberian husky, and exploring the culinary offerings of LA.

Expertise

MUSIC CREATION

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

Music Marketing

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

Music Education

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

Work

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

Artists

Labels

Brands

Technology

Management

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.

Learn more: theartistpro.com

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.

Contact

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.