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Bob Smith

The Blog

The Static Dive is a music blog featuring independent artists of all genres from around the globe. It is also the professional name of musician and writer, Bob Smith

The Bob

Yes, that is his real name. In one capacity or another, Bob Smith has worked in the music industry for a quarter of a century. In the early 2000’s he was a founding partner and primary technical developer of HitPredictor.com. The boutique company helped define organic online music promotion and research.

Through his work at Hitpredictor Bob Smith ran promotion and research campaigns for every major record label and radio stations across the US. He also wrote a regularly occurring byline column in Billboard magazine pertaining to the company’s research. He had weekly newspapers column for 7 years and has written for countless online publications. At one time Bob even created & hosted both his own TV and radio shows.

The Music

As one half of the House of Static production team, from his studio in upstate NY Bob Smith works remotely with LA producer Kilo House. Together and with collaborators like King Matte Black, Christian Cole and others they create bleeding edge EDM, rock, pop and hip-hop. As a solo artist, The Static Dive is signed to German record label FBP Music Group.

In the 90s Bob toured the US college circuit with his influential experimental ska/jam/funk band Shu. Over the years he has written and recorded hundreds of songs as a solo artist and with other projects like his americana/alternative rock band The Distractions.