A+L Innovation Central Podcast – Leslie Lewis of Grammy Recordings
Chris Castle talks with Leslie Lewis of Grammy Recordings
Leslie Lewis has been an active professional in music, television, and film for over two decades. Her vast experience has been the culmination of her active roles as a record executive, producer, manager, recording artist, marketing executive, artists & repertoire executive, advocate, motion picture music studio executive, soundtrack music executive, and as The Recording Academy’s Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing.
She co-founded and continues to produce the successful GRAMMY® Nominees album series – which has achieved gold certified sales nearly ever year since inception in 1995. The albums have continued their success, with the 2011 and 2012 GRAMMY Nominees debuting at #4, tying the highest debut in the history of the series. In addition to producing the Nominees records, Leslie oversees marketing and promotion for the series and launched a variety of web-based initiatives with The Recording Academy® and its sponsors to promote the GRAMMY brand through innovative online marketing.
In addition to the Nominees recordings, Leslie served as a 19 Entertainment consultant for the contestants on American Idol Season Six, and the lead in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns for GRAMMY® Award Winners Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Third Day, Switchfoot, Corinne Bailey Rae and the Oscar-winning soundtrack, Once.
Leslie is actively consulting for a variety of projects including producing the original motion picture soundtrack for Seth MacFarlane’s first feature film Ted on Universal Republic Records.
“Jabberwocky” performed by Gardening, Not Architecture. Written by Sarah Saturday, Copyright 2012 Principiis Obsta Music (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of SemaphoreMusic.com