Music. Media. Technology.

I am a brand builder, digital strategist, musician and artist 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 himself 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.

With a growing desire to help developing 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.

Rounding it all out, I remain an active musician. I composes under the artist alias Rizik – an audio / visual project consisting of piano-centric, neo-classical pieces and film scores.

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 contemporary music artists possessing complete ownership of their careers.

These are musicians who operate as business owners leading creative ventures. They understand the mechanics of the music industry, know how to manage themselves and build profitable careers from the creative work they believe in. They are productive, proficient, and above all – professional.

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 business including:

* Contemporary music business education (with an emphasis on digital)
* Brand building exercises
* Content strategies
* Advanced marketing techniques
* Social media management strategies
* Productivity and positive habit formation
* Team building / leading
* Professional communication etiquette
* Personal network building

…and much more.

By completing ArtistPro, artists can forge a path centered around professional, personal and creative evolution – focused on career longevity.

Adjunct Professor

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.

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.