Hanif Wondir is a multi-talented artist, DJ, and graphic designer. He was voted “Best Club DJ” by readers of the Monterey County Weekly six times out of the last seven years. He is also the official DJ of the prestigious Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival. Hanif has toured the country and regularly performs up and down the west coast.
Because Hanif has made a living solely from his art for over ten years, he has great advice for all of you artists aspiring to support yourselves doing what you love.
7:20 Competing for people’s attention online 12:48 Going down a rabbit hole to discover new music 21:13 Don’t try to be overly cool when you meet your idol 22:57 Have faith in your own perspective 27:45 Hanif’s brother always put him in dork check growing up 30:22 Have patience when taking in art and music 34:08 Capitalizing on every opportunity at the beginning of your career 39:55 Networking in a new market 43:25 Relate with people on a human level instead of asking what they can do for you 45:30 Build a following locally and then expand 54:25 Believe in your ability 1:04:23 Cut loose your loser homies 1:06:56 Sometimes putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation leads to your best work