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Hisham Dahud
San Francisco, CA
Independent Music Business Professional & Musician
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Now that North America has widely embraced electronic music, it’s become the scene to watch and capitalize on for brands and marketers. Taking that into account, online ticketing platform Eventbrite conducted a study comparing the behaviors of “EDM” fans versus fans of “other music” genres polling 1,019 U.S. adults. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at hypebot
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Fame House's Hisham Dahud was part of last week's IMS Engage in Los Angeles, a selection of “unmoderated conversations” between pioneers in the EDM space and prolific outsiders from different industries reaching in. Overseeing social media and acting as the official blogger for IMS Engage, this is his overview of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at hypebot
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The Upward Spiral is back! This episode catches the guys with writer, pundit and college radio GM Emily White, as she joins to discuss how lyrics are ripe for a richer multimedia experience, and whether streaming services need more music curation (as Jimmy Iovine implies). Plus recommendations for new music,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at hypebot
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Software engineer and musician Chase Farmer joins the conversation to discuss how music festivals are "ripe for hacking" in ways that can utilize technology to make for a better experience. Also, the gang chats about Beats' new music streaming service, Daisy, and possible implications for the streaming market and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at hypebot
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MTV has unveiled a new list that they call simply “MTV Artist to Watch”, a new artist / music discovery initiative and campaign that spans across all of MTV’s television channels and web presences. To kick off the campaign, MTV has revealed its selections for the 13 artists to watch... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at hypebot
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Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. The Pareto Principle, more commonly also known as the 80–20 rule, states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at hypebot
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Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. As a musician, it is vital that you listen to your audience as much as you'd like them to listen to you. Sometimes that could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at hypebot
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Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. After a four-year journey that recently culminated with my college graduation, I write to you now as a full-time music industry professional – a senior... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at hypebot
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Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. What does branding have to do with you as a music artist? In a word: everything. Your brand extends far beyond the logos on your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at hypebot
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Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. As the recording and distribution of music becomes more and more democratized, and the already highly saturated music space continues to clutter up, one question... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at hypebot
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Over the next few days we'll be featuring our best and most popular posts of 2012. This one comes from Hypebot Senior Writer Hisham Dahud. Mahatma Gandhi is the ultimate representation of what it means to be devoted. He inspired the world with his message of practicing peace over power,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at hypebot
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This upcoming February, Digital Media Wire will combine their Digital Music Forum East and West conferences into one event in New York City, simply named DMW Music. The event is set to bring together influential music and digital media leaders to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at hypebot
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The Deep Dive is a new mini-podcast from The Upward Spiral. We've shortened our News segment in the regular podcast to take 10 - 15 minutes and "dive deep", analyzing a single news item from all different angles. In this installment, we dive into the news of Metallica's new label... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at hypebot
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In the wake of LiveNation.com’s recent relaunch and the coming of a new year, Hypebot felt it was important to check up with one of the most innovative and potentially disruptive forces brewing within the music and tech sector: Live Nation Labs. Lead by the entrepreneurial minds of Eric Garland... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at hypebot
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Guest post by Valeria Bornstein of Fame House A new research project by social media analytics and software company Buddy Media analyzing brand interactions for Facebook’s Timeline for Pages reveals that the interactions between fans and brands have changed over the months. Previous research done on Facebook posts is no... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at hypebot
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Nearly every music artist strives for recognition of some sort, whether that be owning a modest fan base of loyal supporters or striving to become an internationally known megastar. Hip-hop icon Jay Z certainly fits the description of the latter, and given his larger than life perspective of the world,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at hypebot
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Jason Feinberg, VP of Digital Strategy at Epitaph / Anti- Records, joins the conversation. As a veteran of the digital music space and an insightful teacher/speaker/writer, Jason has a lot to say about the state of the "artist hub". Hear his big-picture ideas and practical, useful advice. Plus, get recommendations... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at hypebot
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BandPage has just announced deeper integrations with several partners in their new Connect API, as well as new usage numbers for their platform. Musicians can now update Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud profile pictures right from BandPage, plus update their SoundCloud bio. The company has also announced that 100,000 extensions (widgets... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at hypebot
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Los Angeles-based startup Beastmode.fm has built a music discovery platform that not only sources content from some of the top music recommendations sites on the web, but also requires no licensing. Built around some of the top music bloggers, Beastmode aggregates content of 2,200 curated music blogs and free-to-play platforms... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at hypebot
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The beautiful thing about music is that it can be either a social or an intimately personal experience, depending on how you choose to enjoy it. Music brings people together and can easily transcend any language barrier, but it can also bring us closer to ourselves and provide us with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at hypebot
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UPDATE: The attack which effected thousands of blogs has been fixed, but illustrates how social openness can lead to security problems. "The more functional you make something, the less secure it tends to become," according to Roger Thompson, of ICSA Labs. "It appears that the worm took advantage of Tumblr's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at hypebot
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It’s official: Metallica has gone independent. Announced last Friday, the famed rockers have left longtime label Warner Music Group after 28 years, and were able to take ownership of all their master recordings with them, including all music and long form videos under provision of their renegotiated joint venture agreement... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at hypebot
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Looking to alienate themselves from the stigma of being a detriment to the content industry, The Pirate Bay has just launched an entirely new website dedicated to promoting the work of independent musicians, filmmakers and other content creators. Called “The Promo Bay”, this website was built in response to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at hypebot
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Have you ever really stopped to think about that? Given all the possibilities for a given song to exist, with all the notes, chords and arrangements at our disposal, will we ever reach a point where we have one day heard it all? More so, it may surprise you to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at hypebot
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We’ve shown you who the richest drummers are, the richest “EDM” DJs, and the richest hip-hop stars. Now, a new list has emerged detailing the top-paid musicians overall in 2012. While several of the names on the list may not come as a surprise, it’s worth noting that many of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at hypebot
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