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Hisham Dahud
Los Angeles / San Francisco
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Hell yes. :) Thanks for watching.
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No on more deserving than you, Bruce. Thank you for all the opportunities you gave me with Hypebot that helped catapult my career. I look forward to seeing what's next. :)
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Totally agreed, we are an interactive society - we all have been granted the megaphone and naturally we're going to want to use it. As I mentioned to the reader above though, other live performance arenas shun phone usage (movie theaters, plays, comedy shows...) - why not the live music space? I'm incredibly intrigued at what the Smart Concert could look like, though...
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Thanks for the words! Indeed it is a tough issue, though at the same time, many don't find an issue at all here. I suppose it's all preference by both the artist and fan. As a marketer myself, I totally see the value in having fans share video content in a state of excitement. But as I mentioned above, the musician and music fan in me can see what's truly happening - and that's the notion of social media pats on the back outweighing being present enough to ingest the performance art on display. Theaters, plays, comedy shows... phones are more of a taboo there, why not the live music space?
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Nice work Kyle and Laura. =)
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Guest post by Hisham Dahud - artist, producer, and the Digital Strategey Director of Fame House Without a doubt, electronic music culture has exploded to almost unfathomable heights. With roots in North America, a longtime embrace and sustained culture in Europe, and subsequent resurgence back in the United States, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at hypebot
Huge congratulations and an even bigger THANK YOU are in order to you, Bruce. I owe an incredible amount to Hypebot as a reader, and was so privileged to go under your wings during my time on staff. That time undoubtedly helped chisel me in to the music professional I am today. Big, big thanks go to Kyle Bylin as well for never accepting anything less than absolute quality from me. That man instilled "attention-to-detail" as a way of life for me; owe him tons, too. Clyde Smith keeps me (and so many more) coming back everyday, his commentary continues to feed me and everyone else in invaluable ways. The ship is indeed in tremendous hands. Music and technology's love / hate relationship will only intensify in the years to come - here's to 10 more years of Hypebot keeping us informed and able professionals. =) Hisham Dahud www.hishamdahud.com
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on It's Hypebot's 10th Anniversary at hypebot
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Heyoo!! My sentiments exactly. Many are still, to this day, surprised when I tell them that SoundCloud is my music streamer of choice. I'm a fan of stuff that most people aren't listening to, if that makes sense. A lot of hungry, young, and creative producers live on SoundCloud and the amount of undiscovered gems I come across there far exceeds what I find on major music streamers (save maybe Songza, that's been doing me well lately). And as a music creator, I love the fact that I can engage with the artists (assuming they're not too busy to monitor the social component of their SC profile) around the MUSIC only. Not photos, or videos, or articles - but the MUSIC. Just my two cents. =) www.hishamdahud.com
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Yes! This can totally be applied to the live setting. However, interestingly enough, I've found that live bands don't do enough "selling" on stage. Rare is it that I heard bands give us their name more than 1-2 times while on stage, the website given out (if at all), and incentives to purchase merchandise. But then again, not many artists think like marketers - and that's OK. It's just important to take the most advantage of that limited time when fans have your complete and undivided attention. Thanks for reading!
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I understand where you're coming from, but the reasoning behind Sider's suggestion to purchase Facebook ads goes beyond his involvement with Facebook. In terms of effectiveness, it's all about reaching people where their eyes are already drawn. Flyers and posters tend to become part of people's day-to-day "noise", but Facebook ads lay in areas where people spend a great deal of their time anyway. Additionally, they're targeted towards people who will potentially and genuinely be interested, as opposed to random bystanders. Hope this helps.
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This post is by Hypebot intern Hisham Dahud. His Twitter: @HishamDahud. It goes without saying that today’s music space is hypercompetitive - mainly as a result from the near zero barriers to entry. Virtually anyone can record an album, distribute, tour, and sell product directly to fans. “I don’t think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at hypebot
Hello and Happy New Year Hypebot community! My name is Hisham Dahud and I'm a music producer, drummer, and aspiring music industry professional. I currently study Marketing and Music Industry Business at San Francisco State University. In the past, I've worked with DJ Shadow, IRIS Distribution, and I'll soon begin contributing articles to Hypebot.com on a regular basis so look out for me! My current projects are an instrumental concept album based upon the idea of flying across the world, drumming for a heavy metal project, and producing music for a series of hip-hop mixtapes with rising Bay Area artists. I wish you all the best in 2011! Join my network: http://linkedin.com/in/hishamdahud Follow my Twitter: http://twitter.com/hishamdahud Here my music: http://soundcloud.com/hishamdahud
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Hello and Happy New Year Hypebot community! My name is Hisham Dahud and I'm a music producer, drummer, and aspiring music industry professional. I currently study Marketing and Music Industry Business at San Francisco State University. In the past, I've worked with DJ Shadow, IRIS Distribution, and I'll soon begin contributing articles to Hypebot.com on a regular basis so look out for me! My current projects are an instrumental concept album based upon the idea of flying across the world, drumming for a heavy metal project, and producing music for a series of hip-hop mixtapes with rising Bay Area artists. I wish you all the best in 2011! Join my network: http://linkedin.com/in/hishamdahud Follow my Twitter: http://twitter.com/hishamdahud Here my music: http://soundcloud.com/hishamdahud
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Jan 1, 2011