The CultureHype Collective: Meet Shabby Talebi

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EVERY FRIDAY we'll be rolling out a little something called The CultureHype Collective. What is that? One could call it a dream team, our crew of preferred vendors who are killing it in the Big D & beyond. Meet The Collective.

Meet Shabby Talebi, another badass boss-babe that makes up the team here at CultureHype. Account Executive Shabby is here for the music and passionate about everything on the scene. Shabby started as an intern in the spring as a graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas and has blossomed into a PR maven. Making friends with everyone along the way, Shabby is dynamic, creative and one-of-a-kind.

What is your favorite perk of being in the music/pr business?

My favorite part would probably have to be getting to listen to music and go to shows for a living.

If you had to choose three words to describe yourself, what would they be?

I think three words would probably be kind, loyal, and odd...


What is your biggest goal/dream for your career?

My biggest goal has always been to help others get their music out there. Watching artists grow is truly so inspiring.

What is your random special talent?

I’m actually a pretty good cook but also I can put my hair up without a hair tie… is that a talent?

If you had to pick one album to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?


This is probably the most difficult question I have ever been asked. I feel like it would probably have to be Ed Sheeran…. Probably 

Who is your celebrity crush?

Probably either Liam Payne or Nick Jonas.  

What is your go-to karaoke song?

Burning Up by the Jonas Brothers

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?

One of my flannel shirts

How did you come about being involved in the business you’re in? When did you know that’s what you wanted to do?

My whole life I wanted to work in music but that was often shut down to the point where I accepted it wasn’t going to happen and pursued being a teacher. When I turned 21, I realized I wanted to work in music and it WAS going to happen. I began researching jobs I could get into when I realized I have a close family friend working at Sony Music. I reached out, got a job as a College Marketing Rep. and flew out to New York that October for annual meetings. That trip was life-changing. That’s when I knew there was nothing else I wanted to do than work in the music industry and help artist get their music out there.

Who is your fashion icon?

I don’t really have one. I’m not really that into fashion to be honest.


Workin’ on it

What is unique to you about living/working in Dallas?

I think Dallas isn’t often considered a creative scene but that is changing and watching it change is really cool.

Amber LaFrance