Musician. Marketer. Educator.

HISHAM DAHUD is the embodiment of “Artist Professional”—spreading his talents across music, marketing and education with an immense passion for music and its industry.

At his core, he is a lifelong musician. Beginning as a session drummer, today he is a multi-instrumentalist producer and performer under the alias Rizik, releasing original material while composing for various media including films, games, technology products and more.

Hisham is also a recognized music marketer and branding specialist. With over a decade working with some of music’s most recognizable talent, he most notably helped launch the agency Fame House (Eminem, Alicia Keys, Tiësto and more) while working extensively with electronic music mainstays like Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Dubfire, Tale of Us, Pretty Lights and more. He exited the company shortly after an acquisition by Universal Music Group and continues to practice with select artist clients today.

Lastly Hisham is an educator and mentor to emerging music talent. Formerly an instructor at the respected ICON Collective, Hisham left to found ArtistPro in 2018 where he teaches creative marketing principles to developing artists. He also assists film composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) in operating his SCORE Academy, an educational vehicle for the next generation of Hollywood film composers.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he now resides in Los Angeles.

Expertise

Branding

  • Positioning
  • Market Research
  • Value Proposition
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Ethos & Philosophies

Digital

  • Comprehensive Digital Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Ecommerce Strategy
  • Paid Media Strategy
  • Content Strategy
  • Email Marketing
  • Data Analysis

Monetization

  • Ecommerce
  • Merchandise
  • Loyalty Programs
  • Data Monetization
  • Direct-to-Consumer

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. 

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Sadly due to COVID-19, all speaking engagements have been postponed.

Check back for updates soon.

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.