Music. Media. Technology.

I am a brand builder, digital strategist, artist and educator based in Los Angeles.

Beginning as a drummer in San Francisco, I quickly discovered how technology was rapidly shaping the music industry and instantly wanted to be a part of that shift. I earned my stripes working with the legendary DJ Shadow on online marketing and merchandise operations and writing for the likes of Hypebot, Billboard, and others.

I went on to help launch FAME HOUSE, one of the music industry’s first digital marketing agencies helping artists capitalize on their online presences. Clients included Eminem, Tiësto, Pearl Jam, Alicia Keys, Beatport and more. I eventually found myself at the epicenter of electronic music culture, touring the world (with an extensive tenure on Ibiza) working with Richie Hawtin and several other European electronic music mainstays.

FAME HOUSE was eventually purchased by Universal Music Group in 2016. I exited shortly after to build a consulting practice for select music clients ranging from artists, labels, brands and technology companies.

Today I remain fixated on advancing artist discovery.

With a growing desire to help emerging talent, I founded ArtistPro in 2019 – an interactive educational platform empowering artists to be better business owners and self-marketers. I also continue to lecture adjunctly at ICON Collective in Burbank, CA.

I also advise and consult for a variety of music technology companies on ways artists can cross the chasm of simply music discovery into the elusive realm of true artist discovery.

Rounding it all out, I remain an active music artist – composing under the alias RIZIK.

Say hello and connect → @HishamDahud

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

ArtistPro represents a movement of music artists operating as Founders of creative ventures. They are educated, self-managed and digitally-savvy musicians possessing vision as both artists and business owners.

It is an alternative to traditional academic institutions for musicians, producers and songwriters who have decided to make a career from their creative work – but lack the information, skills and community surrounding the business of music to do so.

Through an intensive 12-week online program, ArtistPro students are given the tools, skills and resources they need to walk the path of turning pro in today’s music.

Learn more: TheArtistPro.com

Adjunct Professor, ICON Collective

Hisham lectures adjunctly at ICON Collective – a forward thinking music production institute that nurtures holistic creative thinking and technical skills equally. Having once received a tremendous amount of value from an academic music business setting himself, he is committed to fostering the next wave of informed artists, entrepreneurs, and music business professionals.

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

April 27 — Berkley, CA | Girlpower Music Conference

May 3 — Los Angeles, CA | ASCAP Expo

October 16 — Amsterdam, NE | Amsterdam Dance Event

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

Whether as a panelist, moderator, keynote speaker or seminar leader – careful thought and preparation goes into each speaking engagement. Hisham has made appearances at industry events including SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event, SF MusicTech, ASCAP Expo, Bandwidth, Digital Entertainment Expo and 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

I’m currently NOT accepting new clients, however 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.