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.