We had the good fortune of connecting with Dariush Mash and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dariush, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
That nothing happens overnight. To this day I’m still working hard towards this career, and the more I go forward, the more I realize the amount of work that this career requires.

But also, another one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that you never know who’s gonna be the one that helps you. You have to be nice to everyone, and never cut contacts with people, unless they are damaging you and your brand. Some of the biggest gigs I’ve had so far were thru a referral of people that I was being friendly and nice to. My friendship and kindness was not offered in exchange of something. It was just being a pure kind person that allowed me to network with other people.

So networking is the biggest factor. Meet as many as you can, be as friendly and as kind as possible, and you will see how many people will want to help you just because they like you

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In an era where music is slowly losing its touch from Melodies and exciting chord progressions, I’ve been focusing my career on keeping those important musical elements relevant. Personally, by making melodic music, I’ve been able to convey some of the strongest and hardest emotions thru music, just by letting the song speak for me. Getting someone to open up to you thru music was something that took a long time. It’s like a person you meet randomly, you don’t share all your secrets and experiences with them, unless time goes by, and they can prove that they can be trusted.

I saw a similar approach with my music. Not only I needed time to improve and perfect my craft, but I also needed time to earn people’s trust and love, which then translated to sharing the same experience and message that my music was conveying.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love going out to specific events and shows, but I’m not great at knowing cool food places, or areas to visit, so I’m pretty basic when it comes to that haha!

But I would probably take them to places where any tourist would enjoy, like Austin, LA, Florida. Dallas is pretty but a whole week in here for a tourist could be a little much

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