Ryan Leslie Talks About Mastering The Craft & Going Independent [VIDEO]
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.