Musician. Marketer. Educator.

HISHAM DAHUD is the modern embodiment of “Artist Professional”—spreading his talents across music, marketing and education.

At his core, he is a lifelong musician. Under the alias Rizik, he is an artist releasing original material while composing for various media including films, mobile games, technology products and more.

Hisham is also a recognized music marketer and brand specialist with over a decade working with some of music’s most recognizable talent. Most notably he helped launch the marketing and ecommerce agency Fame House (Eminem, Alicia Keys, Tiësto and more), exiting after an acquisition by Universal Music Group. He continues to practice with select 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. He also assists film composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) in operating the SCORE Academy, an educational vehicle for the next generation of A-level 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.