Sahir Hanif

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Sahir Hanif is a Tour Manager, Production Manager, Industrial designer, creative director, studio drum technician, drummer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Masters of Maple Drums, and Ghost Tech: a full service production and logistics company. 

A Southern California native, Sahir’s introduction to the music came from growing with parents in the industry. His father is an award-winning composer, and multi-instrumentalist, and as a child, he would often play on his father’s recordings, and help pack up all of the gear when his dad would bring musicians from the Middle East to perform live and in the studio.

Sahir has taken his experience on the road and combined it with his business acumen to create two very unique and diverse companies within the music business. His objective is to help artists bring their creative visions to life while maintaining an economic balance in the ever-changing marketplace and musical landscape. 

Since founding Masters of Maple Drums at the age of fourteen, Sahir has worked with artists such as Iggy pop, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo fighters, Mark Ronso, Cage the elephant, Arctic monkeys, Jakob Dylan, and Eagles of Death Metal 

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