Grant Flesland, Princess Records and Adam Levy, IPR Student Success Coordinator
Grant Flesland, from the local indie label Princess Records, was the guest at DIY 360 on Friday, February 13. Grant is the head of the label and discussed his journey from Nashville audio engineer to running a record label. He described the scope of work he does from poster CD design, A & R, choosing acts, connecting with media , distribution, to dealing with manufacturers. He described the shifts from retail CD sales to online and digital commerce.
DIY 360 is a weekly event hosted by Adam Levy. The goal is to introduce students to professionals in the field who have been successful, frequently by adapting to changes in the business where they make use of multiple skill sets. Guests share information about their careers, their philosophies about professionalism and their art. Guests often give advice to budding artists, entertainment business professionals, producers and engineers. DIY 360 is an opportunity for students to network with those working in the field and with each other as they work toward career success.