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My Shot: Music Maker

From business consultant to founder of a talent agency in Saudi Arabia — Molham Krayem’s musical adventure.

Molham Krayem (B’17) is no stranger to betting on himself. 

As an undergraduate student, he set out on several entrepreneurial ventures, including “Melties,” an ice cream-cookie sandwich company that became a staple at the farmer’s market on campus every week.

After landing competitive summer internships at UBS and Bain & Company, he accepted a full-time role as a consultant after graduation. While juggling 80-hour work weeks — where sometimes finding time to sleep proved to be a challenge — Krayem was simultaneously launching his music career. Today, he’s an international musician and the founder of Meteor Media Group, a talent agency based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“I would be up at 2 a.m. in my hotel room recording music on YouTube beats,” Krayem said. “I’d sleep for two to three hours, then wake up to work on a 30-tab, interconnected Excel sheet overseeing millions of dollars for a client. But I was driven by pure passion.”

While pursuing music came as a shock to some friends and family, he knew it was time to chase a dream.

“I hope to be someone who has helped people live lives that are more true to themselves,” Krayem said. “People can be asleep at the wheel as life passes them by. I hope to be the speed bump that helps them reclaim control.”

In describing his music, Krayem said he leans into his roots; producing music in both English and Arabic. He doesn’t want to be bound by genres and can be found creating pop, rap, or R&B music, depending on the day. For Krayem, music is a way to express himself.

“Artistry is just as much about your brand as it is about talent or hard work,” Krayem said. “Don’t let other people or current trends define your brand. Craft your brand to be reflective of who you really are, and what you want to be known for, when you leave this Earth.”

While Krayem already has been recognized for his musical talents, including being named on the Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 List, he explained there is more he wants to achieve.

“I’ve been lucky to release a record that’s gone viral on TikTok and to collaborate with brands like Nescafé, Samsung, and Amazon. But I genuinely look at everything I’ve done and don’t feel like I’ve even scratched the surface of my music career’s potential. I’ve spent the last four years building what’s now become Saudi’s largest talent agency. So, musically, I’m just getting started.”

This story was originally featured in the Georgetown Business Spring 2024 Magazine. Download the Georgetown Business Audio app to listen to the stories and other bonus content.usiness Spring 2024 Magazine.

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