Born in October of 1977, Hamed learned to sing at the age of seven encouraged by his mother who loved Persian music and poetry. Many young musicians resist the idea that music is a business. To be more precise, music is a commodity, and like other commodities, is subject to the law of supply and demand. Your musical performances and recordings are products to be bought and sold. As artists, we want freedom to create. The idea of not having a day job is part of why we want a career in music. The irony is we need to be the ultimate businessperson to achieve the creative autonomy we desire.