Michael Fiebach is the Founder and CEO of Fame House LLC, with offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Michael started Fame House in January, 2011.
From 2006-2010, Michael ran the legendary DJ Shadow’s online operation, marketing, project and merchandising management, and worked as a freelance music industry consultant.
Michael managed and conceptualized the djshadow.com relaunch in 2009; the first independently operated artist download store to license music from a major label for direct to fan online download sales. The website was nominated for a Webby award: Best Celebrity Website, 2009.Michael also managed and marketed notable DJ Shadow projects such as The 4-Track Era Collection, The L-R-G clothing collaboration, The Hard Sell (With Cut Chemist), a sneaker collaboration with Reebok, DJ Shadow Handmade, and others.
Michael toured with DJ Shadow on 4 major concert tours throughout the world, including large stretches of high scale shows throughout Europe, Australia, and North America.
From summer 2010 through Spring 2011, Michael was an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University’s Music Industry Program.
Michael was a co-owner and operator of PHILAsofikal Records, a boutique record label that released music by legendary artists such as Masta Ace, Wordsworth, The High & Mighty, and others. The label had music licensed for use in The Rob and Big Show on MTV, Degrassi, and commercials for brands such as Bing.
Michael has a B.A. in Music Marketing & Management, and a certificate in Music Industry studies, from SFSU.
Music Artist Marketing and Management, Direct To Fan Marketing, Online Marketing and Advertising, Merchandising, Branding, Social Media, Record Label Management, Music Synchronization Licensing, E-Commerce Management, Digital and Physical Distribution, Tour and Event Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and Music Retail Management
Jason Judy is a music and technology enthusiast who has spent the last decade immersing himself in every element of the industry. He is as passionate about music as he is the business that serves it, and strives to bring structure and efficiency to a perpetually changing and complex environment.
Jason began his journey in the music business at the pioneering company Musictoday. There he produced ecommerce sites for some of the industry’s top acts such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Metallica, and Dave Matthews Band (DMB). It was through Musictoday’s close ties with DMB that he ultimately began working exclusively for the band as their dedicated Project Manager.
For the last eight years, Jason’s been at the hub of DMB’s digital operations. He oversaw the design, development, and deployment of new ecommerce platforms, dozens of websites, and hundreds of marketing campaigns. He performed logistics for the solicitation, ticketing, and fulfillment of 13 national tours, and managed the design and production of over 40 albums.
Jason’s work with artists focuses heavily on user experience and consistent branding, while internally leveraging new technologies to maximize the team’s effectiveness.
Jason holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
Logistics, Design, Development, Merchandise, Marketing, Touring, Ecommerce, User Experience
Eric was Fame House’s first full time hire and has been the driving creative force behind much of the company’s work. As CMO, he oversees marketing strategy and creative across all Fame House accounts. His client work includes Eminem, Ultra Music and more. Eric graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Music Industry and a concentration in Entertainment Pre-Law.
Digital Marketing, Social Media, Online Advertising, Project Management, Music licensing, Graphic Design, Web Development
Katonah joined Fame House in April 2012. As Marketing Director, she is responsible for marketing strategy and project management.
Katonah received her MA in Music Business from NYU in May 2012. While completing her degree, Katonah worked in artist management at Whitesmith Entertainment, handling day-to-day management and digital marketing for Whitesmith’s music roster. Her graduate thesis analyzed artist-development funding models in the 21st century music industry.
Katonah holds a BA Summa Cum Laude in Creative Writing and Consumer Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. During her undergraduate career, she worked in music marketing at Philly’s acclaimed AAA radio station WXPN and served as the PR & New Media Manager of indie NPO Weathervane Music, which she helped launch. She has served as a panelist on digital strategies for CMJ, GRAMMY635, the Virginia Music Conference, and more.
Digital Marketing, Social Media, Online Advertising, Project Management, Artist Management
Hisham Dahud is a music industry professional at the epicenter of digital strategy, music technology, and musicianship – carrying a uniquely wide perspective of today’s music business.
A former music and technology analyst for Hypebot.com, Hisham is the Digital Strategy Director of Fame House – a digital services company for the music and entertainment industries that he helped launch in 2011 with CEO Michael Fiebach. Fame House has since been trusted to manage the online worlds of Shady Records (Eminem’s label), DJ Shadow, Pretty Lights, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Amanda Palmer and many more with offices in key strategic locations around the United States (Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
A musician since early childhood, Hisham continues to hone his own artistic craft by dabbling in both digital and acoustic percussion and producing his own original material. Coming from a session drumming background, he has recorded and performed within a multitude genres including rock, hip-hop, electronic dance, reggae, Arabic folklore and more.
Hisham is highly optimistic about the future of the music industry, as the balance of power shifts more towards artists and content creators through advancements in digital. By positioning himself at the bleeding edge of digital innovation with Fame House, and empathizing with creatives as a musician himself, Hisham seeks to uniquely and authentically represent both sides of an evolving music industry.
Direct-to-Fan Marketing, Digital Asset Management, Social Media Marketing & Management, Music Technology, Distribution & Monetization Strategies, Branding, Fan Relationship Management
Sam Huntington is Fame House’s impassioned business development lead. After joining the company in 2012, Sam has supported Fame House’s growth oriented initiatives, and worked with new clients on aligning their marketing needs with Fame House’s resources in order to ensure a snug agency relationship. Having previously co-founded mobile-survey company, Foodforthought.com, and lead business development for Philadelphia interactive agency, Brolik Productions, Sam brings 7 years of tech-experience to Fame House.
Sam got the music performer (and entrepreneurial) bug soon after purchasing his first set of turntables as a 15 year old. By the time he was an undergrad at UPenn, Sam had three residencies and more gig requests than he could book. This was the start of a 13 year DJ career that includes opening sets for artists like the Roots and Busta Rhymes, promoting parties that attract 500 attendees, and annual appearances at Philadelphia’s Bloktoberfest.
Sam received a BA in Visual Studies, with a focus on fine arts, from the University of Pennsylvania.
A hybrid web designer and developer, Matt Lee is the Web Development Director at Fame House.
With experience in working with clients in the music, fashion and media industries, Matt has designed, developed and maintained high traffic websites for celebrity clients. His passion lies in creating intuitive, high-quality designs while maintaining great attention to detail. With focus on usability and user experience, Matt also enjoys creating user interfaces utilizing the latest interactive techniques and development standards.
Matt is a graduate of University Of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Science in Information and Computer Science.
Web design, graphic design, web development, WordPress customization, information technology
Justin Gray Morgan is an Art Director, Designer and Illustrator. With over 10 years experience as a designer, he has worked with a wide range of clients from big agencies like CP+B and Ogilvy, to trend-setting companies like Juxtapoz and Thrasher, and even doing footwear design for Phat Farm and Tommy Hilfiger and Ariat.
Justin brings his skills as a branding expert and web designer to Fame House working with clients like DJ Shadow, Josh Wink and Wiseman Records.
Web & Graphic design, Creative Direction, Digital Marketing
Jon Ardito joined Fame House with a background in campaign execution and brand strategy, contributing an expertise in both Advertising and Music. His experience servicing big brand accounts such as US Bank, AIG, Verizon, and Planet Fitness is supplemented by 20 years of music education and performance, providing a unique balance to support our business model. Daily interactions with media, creative, and strategy professionals at reputable agencies, Quattro Direct and Red Tettemer, O’Connell + Partners, have provided Jon with a skill set to pioneer various marketing initiatives at Fame House and oversee account management.
After several years as a percussion major at The University of the Arts, Jon transferred to Temple University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. A musician at heart, Jon balanced full-time Advertising responsibilities with multiple working bands and a side music-education business. He has shared the stage with big name acts such as N.E.R.D, Living Colour, The Soul Survivors, Jazmine Sullivan, and received air-time on major TV and radio networks.
Maintaining an active role as a performer and teacher, Jon’s full-time commitment is now focused on Fame House initiatives. He is very optimistic about the future of the music business and looks forward to watching Fame House support its ever-changing needs.
Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, Social Media, Full Service Advertising, E-Commerce, Direct Response Marketing, Project Management, Artist Promotions, Entertainment Management, Music Performance
As a graduate of Drexel University’s Music Industry program, Kate has spent the past several years immersed in the entertainment industry, kicking off her career in concert promotions and communications.
During her time in college Kate became actively involved in Drexel’s own award winning student run record label, MAD Dragon Records. Here, Kate lead the PR and Publicity department, helping to secure press for touring artists. Outside of class, Kate worked several internships and experiences along the East Coast, making here way out to LA in the summer of 2011 for an internship with marketing and PR agency, PMK*BNC. Returning to Philly in order to finish out her senior year, Kate coordinated the promotional efforts of the MAD Dragon Records 2012 SXSW Showcase, traveling to Austin in order to assist with street marketing and onsite production. Upon graduation Kate assisted local musicians in developing their presence on social media and the blog-o-sphere, until joining the Fame House team in the fall of 2012.
When not at the office, Kate enjoys exploring her native city’s dance music scene and spending time with her (oddly) well-behaved Jack Russell, Finn.
Social Media Marketing & Management, Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, Project Management, Communications
Always a live events enthusiast, Deb embarked into the entertainment business as a Production Assistant for Total Production Services. She has worked live television broadcasts including events for the NHL, NFL, NBA, and concerts in the greater Philadelphia area. Through Drexel University’s MAD Dragon entities, Deb became Head of Radio Promotions while gaining experiences in label marketing & promotions, legal & business affairs, and concert promotions.
During her education, Deb immersed herself in various industry facets to further her knowledge. Interning at A&M/Octone Records in New York City, she gained skills in social media marketing, web development, sales, and radio promotions working with artists Maroon 5, Hollywood Undead, K’NAAN, and Flyleaf. Deb followed this experience working with Philly’s acclaimed AAA radio station WXPN as the Event’s Assistant. Working annual XPoNential Festivals, Non-COMM radio conventions, and special events, Deb also conceptualized and implemented the area’s first “Record Store Day Weekend Tour”, a promotional event that benefitted local record stores, local artists, and the WXPN community.
Deb has a B.S. in Music Industry with a concentration in Business from Drexel University. She continues her passion for the music industry and creative management through her work with Fame House.
Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media + Community Management, Project Management, Graphic Design, Events Production
Nick spent his undergraduate years at Drexel University getting his elbows dirty in the trenches of the entertainment business, while simultaneously earning a B.S. in Music Industry, with minors in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration. At Drexel, Nick was the Label Manager and Director of A&R for award-winning student run independent record label MAD Dragon Records.
Off-campus, Nick was busy trying not to look his age while learning the ropes of the music industry as an independent artist manager. Nick’s first internship was with Aorta Management, which was founded in part by members of legendary Philadelphia jam band The Disco Biscuits, Live Nation, and Red Light Management. When Aorta’s constituents went their separate ways with their respective careers, Nick and his business partner kept the Aorta ship sailing and, under this name, managed the careers of a posse of future superstars from around the country until joining the Fame House team.
Nick currently spends his time away from Fame House biking through traffic in Philadelphia, making kick-ass Spotify playlists, outlining his pending novel chronicling the genius of the unchallenged greatest band of all time Of Montreal, and learning how to code.
Artist Management, Record Label Management, Music Technology, Digital Marketing and Social Media
A native New Yorker, Brian graduated from Loyola University in Maryland in 2009 with a degree in Communications – Digital Media. Following his graduation, Brian stayed in Baltimore where he performed as a drummer with his band and sharpened his skills in social media marketing, graphic design, artist management and booking.
Brian moved to Philadelphia in 2011 and worked at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Fame House team, and is happy to call Philly his new home.
Social Media, Graphic Design, Music Technology, Digital Marketing
Lindsay Alexander takes the lead on all things E-Commerce at Fame House.
Prior to joining the Fame House team, Lindsay was a part of the marketing and promotion department at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE, where she utilized her effective market targeting skills to curate various online promotional resources and organize street team staff and materials. She has also worked as a legal intern at the Law Offices of Simon Rosen, where she assisted the attorney with his full time practice and reviewed, critiqued, and evaluated legal documents pertaining to the music, television, film, and entertainment industries.
Lindsay’s undergraduate education encompasses a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University’s Music Industry program with a concentration on Entertainment Pre-Law and a minor in Business Administration. While at Drexel, Lindsay was scholar athlete as member of the University’s Division 1 swim team.
E-commerce, Merchandising, Physical Distribution, Customer Service, Logistics
As a solo independent musician, Mike has been writing, producing, engineering, marketing, and handling PR for nearly 8 years. His hard work earned him a featured spot in the national music magazine, Alternative Press, and he was named one of the top 5 bands in the country by Epitaph Records & mtvU. Having experienced the power of social media from a musician’s standpoint, Mike understands the critical role it plays within the industry.
Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University where he studied Music Industry, Audio Engineering, and New Media Marketing. He is also a Staff Writer/Album Reviewer for SpinMedia’s Under The Gun Review, and previously worked as an Account Executive at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment.
Social Media, Music Technology, New Media Marketing
James is a lifelong musician and music lover who is blurring the lines between business professionals and artists. As a digital marketing associate for Fame House, his strengths lie in social media and marketing strategy. Outside of the office, James is a passionate singer, electronic music producer, and DJ. Being on the ground with artists while working as a music industry professional allows him to see the business from both sides, giving him a unique understanding of the machine as a whole.
James currently holds a certificate in the Music Recording Industry program at San Francisco State University, and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts this fall.
Social Media, Digital Marketing Strategy, Music Technology
Arielle Abilo is passionate about the arts and was ingrained in music at a young age. Arielle is a graduate of Drexel University with a degree in Entertainment and Arts Management and minor in Business Administration. She is thrilled to be a part of the Fame House team.
She played the violin for 14 years and participated in various orchestras and ensembles. After moving to Philadelphia for college, Arielle had numerous internships in the music industry. Her work for The Artists Organization, Universal Republic Records and PledgeMusic has expanded her knowledge of music marketing. She enjoys discovering new music and served as an active A&R member of Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records. Her years of experience made her love of music develop into an exciting career.
Digital Marketing, Social Media, Communications
An Albany, NY native, Gina graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2008 with a degree in Sport Management – Communications. After working for Blue Shield of NENY for two years, she decided it was time to pursue her goal of working in Communications and moved to a bigger city.
Gina moved to Washington, DC in 2010 and worked in Communications at nonprofit, First Book. She assisted with an array of digital marketing and multimedia tasks and took on the roles of in-house photographer and videographer. While working in DC, her love of music drastically evolved which led her to a side internship with the 9:30 club, where she wrote show reviews and contributed to the revitalization of the venue’s blog. She has also maintained a music blog for three years, further displaying her passion for music.
Social Media, Communications, Digital Marketing, Photography, Multimedia
After picking up a pair of drum sticks in middle school, Max fell in love with music. From then on, Max joined band in both middle school and high school as a drummer. Initially, Max wanted to go to a music production school to pursue a career as a music producer , but decided to attend a four year university. Max graduated San Francisco State University in 2012 with a degree in Communication studies.
While attending SFSU, Max started interning in the music industry during Sophomore year. Max has held internships at companies such as Warner Music Group, and Cinematic Music Group. In addition to the internships, Max also ran the music submissions for the online publication website DJBooth.net.
Social Media Marketing, A&R, and PR
Nikki graduated with a degree in Magazine Journalism from Temple University, during which time she worked as an editorial intern at Magnet magazine and the Philly City Paper. In 2011, she moved to Portland, Oregon for an internship with the Pulitzer prize-winning Willamette Week newspaper. When her internship was over she stayed on as a freelance music critic — splitting her time between the Willamette, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Eleven magazine.
Nikki comes to Fame House after over a year of editing JUMP, a local print music magazine, as well as freelance writing for a variety of publications including WXPN/The Key, Flying Kite Media and Red Bull Sound Select. Her background includes artist management, booking, social media, promotion and publicity, and she’s very happy to be able to exercise her experiences at Fame House.
Social Media Marketing, Artist Management, Promotion
Frank comes to Fame House with over 3 years of music industry marketing experience. He previously was the Director of Marketing for an independent promoter based in Philadelphia, Deathwaltz Media Group. In this position, he was involved in marketing, booking and freelance consulting for many of Philly & NYC’s top music venues, promoters, local and national touring artists alike.
He has managed and executed full-scale marketing campaigns for festivals such as Camp Bisco, All Good & Starscape and has worked in collaboration with artists, artist management, agents and club owners across the country to reach their marketing goals in a multitude of different markets. Frank brings unique experience to Fame House, offering perspective into many of the working parts in the music industry. Out of the office, Frank’s hobbies include: playing music, photography and everything live music.
Social Media Marketing, Concert Booking
A graduate of Drexel University with a BS in Music Industry, Ryan is a Philly native with many talents up his sleeve. He spent his early years as a musician eventually leading him to the business side of music where he began working for Aorta Management, founded by members of The Disco Biscuits, Live Nation, and Red Light Management.
He has spent most of the last 7 years as an artist manager and booking agent, an avid fan of electronic music and indie/pop rock. On the side, Ryan also directs/produces music videos as a part of the production company, Squareware Studios. While not working at Fame House, Ryan likes to spend his time trying out new restaurants and traveling when he can.
Social Media Marketing, Artist Management
Adam is extremely excited to join the Fame House team, as he has worked within emerging technology and music since graduating with a B.A in Communications from the University of Arizona, and sees Fame House as the place where these worlds intersect.
Adam’s love for music began in the womb when he would kick to the beat of Bob Marley and Culture. His passion for technology started at a later date when tasked with identifying innovation within the start up community as a business development representative at AlwaysOn. Adam is thrilled to return to Philadelphia after 9 years of living in Tucson, Los Angeles and New York. When out of the office you can find Adam at one of the cities fine sandwich establishments or with his head in his hands distraught after another Philadelphia sports disappointment.
Social Media, Digital Marketing Strategy, Music Technology
“He who says he can and he who says he cannot are both correct.” Not only is that quote written on his wall at home, but William chooses to live his life by it. Completing internships with two of the “big three” television networks in Philadelphia confirmed his passion for the entertainment industry.
At 21, Will became an owner of Broad Street Music Group, a start-up production company focused on the elevation of the undiscovered musician. Through BSMG he immersed himself in the Philadelphia music scene, producing visual arts and live events in the city’s most prestigious venues.
Now at Fame House, Will applies his skills to the mainstream music audience. His passion for music, coupled with his self-starter mentality leads him to be extremely optimistic about the future of Fame House and his career in the industry.
Video Production, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Live Event Production, Communications
Matt has always let music take him where he wants to go. He comes to Fame House after working at the Philadelphia public radio station WXPN and performing as a singer-songwriter for years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English, Music, and Consumer Psychology.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Venezuela, Marisa has found a lot of inspiration for her designs through cultural experiences and travel. Keeping up with global trends within the design world is a hobby of hers. As a creative can-do graphic designer with high standards she is always willing to do whatever it takes to provide cutting-edge artwork.
Since receiving her BS in Graphic Design (Summa Cum Laude) from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, she has worked for various design firms that have dealt with all sorts of clients, creating memorable brands from the bottom up. As a constant seeker of knowledge, she has gained experience as a web designer and an avid illustrator. To say the least, she craves all things under the umbrella of design, typography & illustration.
Gabe is Fame House’s videographer/editor, focusing on bringing clients’ brands to life through through video and motion graphics. After graduating from West Chester University with a degree in Film, Gabe took the opportunity to work at a non-profit clothing line, Nu Campaign. Based in the heart of Jerusalem, Israel, he produced short videos and commercials, maintained the brand’s social media presence, and handled online distribution.
Since returning from Israel, Gabe has continued to hone his video skills by working for media groups, freelancing, and producing independent projects.
Video Editing, Graphic Design, Social Media, Rapping the entire 36 Chambers album from front to back.
A lifetime student of music, Shannon trained extensively for 15 years as a Classical Pianist and has travelled to London as part of a choir tour. She also has experience in Event Production, working as a production assistant and talent escort for New Jersey’s Bamboozle Festival, the 2012 New Music Seminar and the 2009 Philly Film and Music Fest. Her classroom education encompasses Music and Marketing at Rutgers University.
Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Online Advertising, Event Production
Alex Ocko has been involved in the music industry since he began drumming at age 11. He has experienced it all by playing and recording with countless bands as well as writing for hip hop music blog Okayplayer.
Jonathon comes to Fame House with a jack-of-all-trades skillset. He started out in the industry interning with strategic touring agency Moodswing 360 where his work was focused around tour scheduling and marketing for artists like Katy Perry and Shwayze. He has worked closely with Chachi, a New York-area DJ/Producer, as his personal assistant and blogger.
Having been engrossed in the music world from the very start, Jade has developed an undying passion for music and the industry behind it. Exposed to everything from disco and hair metal to punk rock and techno, she is intent on sharing her musical passions with both the real and digital worlds.
Digital Marketing, Online Promotion, Social Media, Event Planning & Production
Julia got her feet wet in the music industry as a content management intern at local Philly label, Ropeadope Records. Since then she has held several internships throughout her college years, including an opportunity as an intern in London at the artist management company, Kartel Creative. Throughout all of her experiences, her love for music has grown to be more than just an interest, but a career goal to be involved in the industry for a lifetime.
Julia is currently a student at Temple University, and will graduate with a B.A. in Media Studies and Production in May 2014.
Digital Marketing, Social Media, Artist Management
Although she studied Screenwriting at Drexel University, Nichole is an expert in merchandise fulfillment. She assists in handling fulfillment orders and leads our customer care department.
After realizing his passion for music in high school, Jake concluded that he could not work anywhere that wasn’t related to the music industry.
Finn is a nine year old Jack Russell who has entered the Music Industry by the way of his owner, Kate. A fierce lover of bacon, Finn spends his days alongside the Fame House crew playing fetch and taking the occasional nap.
Fame House seeks a Digital Marketing Associate to work from the company headquarters in Philadelphia. The Digital Marketing Associate is part of a team that covers diverse marketing initiatives like social media, direct-to-fan and email campaigns for various client accounts, which can include artists, record labels and festival brands. The Digital Marketing Associate reports to an Account Manager, who delegates tasks based on customized marketing plans that employ multiple channels to creatively push content releases, merchandise, events and tour dates.
THE DIGITAL MARKETING ASSOCIATE WILL…
Create and organize bi-weekly social media content calendars.
Audit and optimize clients’ digital properties.
Execute tour marketing to targeted demographics.
Report on campaign activity and growth metrics.
Curate and design visual assets for content posting.
Set-up and manage direct-to-fan technologies like “E4M” widgets.
Work with clients to conceive and achieve business objectives.
Contribute to frequent client conference calls.
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I am pleased to announce that Fame House has been acquired by SFX (NASDAQ:SFXE), the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused on electronic music culture (EMC).
It has been an amazing ride since starting at DJ Shadow’s operation in 2006, packing tee shirts, to building his online presence and traveling the world with him, to working with Pretty Lights and Eminem, to this amazing moment of being acquired by an incredible public company. Fame House began as a one-man show, with a bedroom and a laptop back in early 2011, quickly growing to become a 20+ person, full service digital agency in 3 cities. I have so much to be thankful for, and I am as excited as ever to move forward into the next chapter of Fame House as a part of the SFX family.
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