Recognized as one of the world's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Of 2015 In Music by Fast Company, PledgeMusic is the world's leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. Leigh Lust is the North American VP of A&R for PledgeMusic, having brought in artists like The Flaming Lips, Def Leppard, Lindsey Stirling and Missy Higgins for PledgeMusic campaigns. Prior to landing at PledgeMusic, Lust had tenures in A&R at Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Virgin Records and Elektra Records. He signed and/or worked with Jet, Halestorm, Blind Melon, Tally Hall and Stereolab. After leaving Atlantic, Lust moved onto artist management. Both passionate about music and a pleasure to talk with, Lust caught up with Porter Block for an in-person chat at PledgeMusic HQ. He was candid about "the good old days" of the music business, while also optimistic about where the industry is going.

Recognized as one of the world's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Of 2015 In Music by Fast Company, PledgeMusic is the world's leading online, direct-to-fan music platform. Leigh Lust is the North American VP of A&R for PledgeMusic, having brought in artists like The Flaming Lips, Def Leppard, Lindsey Stirling and Missy Higgins for PledgeMusic campaigns.

Prior to landing at PledgeMusic, Lust had tenures in A&R at Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Virgin Records and Elektra Records. He signed and/or worked with Jet, Halestorm, Blind Melon, Tally Hall and Stereolab. After leaving Atlantic, Lust moved onto artist management.

Both passionate about music and a pleasure to talk with, Lust caught up with Porter Block for an in-person chat at PledgeMusic HQ. He was candid about "the good old days" of the music business, while also optimistic about where the industry is going.