Artist Manager (AYN)
Co-founder ETM (Escape Through Music)
Artist (Yasmine D.)
Music Industry Entrepreneur - based in the Middle East.
I've been actively working in the music industry for almost 10 years now. My journey started with co-founding a record label based in Beirut, "Let's Play Records". We funded, managed and supported a new wave of contemporary artists from the MENA region - such as Hello Psychaleppo (and his album HA!) and Tanjaret Daghet, to name a few. My career then shifted towards focusing on independent music projects, and my artistry (being a singer/artist myself).
Today I manage AYN (aka Aya Nasif) Jordan's leading female Techno DJ & Producer. We've also released music together - "I Contact - AYN Feat. Yasmine D." in August 2020, and recently a 4-track EP "NXT CHPTR - AYN Feat. Yasmine D." in September 2021. The EP has gained both support and interest from the International Music Scene. From positioning at #4 within the first weeks of release on Beatport’s Top 100 Techno Release Charts, to special features with Mixmag UK, Mixmag Brazil, DJMag Brazil, Barbur Room, DMC World, Play BPM, and 6 AM to name a few. The EP received DJ support from Nicole Moudaber, SLAM, Flashmob, Syreeta, Robert Owens, Paco Osuna, Eelke Kleijn, Horse Meat Disco’s Severino, Joseph Capriati and more.
My most recent music venture is ETM (Escape Through Music). AYN and I co-founded ETM - a musical platform that encourages diversity, unity, and freedom through musical experiences and pop-up events. Curated through International collaborations with local partnerships and local players ETM aims to empower audiences through music.
We recently partnered with Mixmag, the world's biggest dance music and club culture media brand, to launch a series of ETM x Mixmag pop-up music events expected to take place across the MENA region (Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt). These events aim to shed light on the region’s most vibrant arab-rooted music scenes - by showcasing local & regional talents, and partnering with rising and leading industry providers, stakeholders, promoters and enthusiasts - who represent the evolution of the electronic music scene in the MENA region.
We launched the series in Amman, Jordan on December 17 2021, followed by Beirut, Lebanon on February 26, 2022. Stay tuned to find out where we're landing next! See more