is a think tank for independent music to better navigate translate the world of music technology. This blog also documents my own developement of new music tech ideas and my adventures in entrepreneurship.
We address the endless amount of tech tools out there to aid independent artists and suggest ways to make them useful. 4081 applies new technology to fan engagement, the anatomy of word of mouth, the strengths, weaknesses, resources, and processes of the independent music community.
For a daily feed of music tech news that isn’t always featured here, please visit me at my Scoop.it blog.
Who is Hanifah Walidah, MizWalidah if you feel me?
I’m a musician, novice geek and idea woman. My rocky relationship with online culture began when as a newly signed music artist (then known as Sha-Key), I developed the first Hip Hop website in 1993 called Guillotine (strictly for the headz). Since I’ve been a music tech enthusiasts and have been the go to tech/social media person for my fellow artists.
I’m currently lead singer/song-writer for St.Lô a French/American electro soul group which was named Transmusicales Revelation of 2012. Throughout my career I’ve collaborated with music groups The Brooklyn Funk Essentials, The Crystal Method, The Roots and DJ/producers, Mike Ladd, Saul Williams, Alex Kidd, Mouse T and shared stages with the likes of George Clinton, The Beastie Boys and Ben Harper and an endless host of others. Full bio here.
Rule 4081 Namesake:
Rule 4081 is a riff off of the Tribe Called Quest lyric from their song Check the Rhyme: “Industry Rule 4080, record industry people are crazy”.