Record producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Leslie knows a thing or two about attracting an audience with media rich content. Not only does he completely produce and engineer his own records playing each and every instrument, his latest album “Les is More” has the artist producing and directing full-scale music videos to each song on the album – making the experience a complete visual album. Back in mid-2010, the artist parted ways with his former label Universal Motown to begin life as an independent artist, rapidly attaining a growing fan base on his terms.
During his tranisition from a major to an independent, Ryan Leslie (who graduated from Harvard Univeristy at age 19) picked up a few lessons along the way. In the video below, Leslie tells of the importance of mastering one’s craft and the art of the live performance, relateing it all to today’s independent music hustle.
Hisham Dahud is a Senior Analyst for Hypebot.com. Additionally, he is the head of Business Development for Fame House and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud
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