Music is something that has been an integral part of Ryan Haslam's life since birth. Ryan's father owned a transportation company that serviced many of the iconic African American bands of the 1970s and 80s. Some of Ryan's closest friends are artists, DJs, and producers.
Ryan's career started with legendary music and film director Bryan Barber in 2005 during his senior year of High School in Atlanta. Mr. Barber gave Ryan and his older sister an opportunity to direct wardrobe for Bow Wow and Omarion music video for the track “Let Me Hold You”. A few months later, after being referred by his sister, Kristen, Ryan landed the role of TI’s stand-in in the movie ATL. It was on that set that he gained entry into the streetwear world where he would spend the next 7 years of his life.
Shortly after wrapping ATL in September 2005, Ryan took the money earned on set to move to NYC to start an internship at LRG Clothing. He interned there from September 2005 to November 2006 when he was given a full-time position as East Coast Marketing Assistant. In November 2008, he was promoted to Director of East Coast Marketing. He stayed in that position with LRG for 1 year before transitioning to The Foundation Showroom where he would become the Director of Marketing for both Pusha T’s brand, PlayCloths and Scandinavian headphone company, UrbanEars. In 2011, he moved to Karmaloop, becoming their Private Labels Marketing Director.
Ryan switched his focus from apparel to music. From Spring 2012 to Summer 2014, Ryan worked with Jay Z’s live music director/engineer/tour DJ, Young Guru and also managed tour logistics for Pusha T, Dom Kennedy, and Fabulous, to name a few.
In the Summer of 2014, Ryan left New York and returned to his hometown of Atlanta, Ga to direct the day to day operations for 9x Grammy award winner, Bryan-Michael Cox and did so for 3 years. Concurrently, he became the Conference Director for the A3C Festival & Conference. For 6 years, Ryan led all programming, bringing in every name in music and music technology. In October 2020 Ryan took on the position as Senior Talent Relations Director at Steve Stoute's UnitedMasters. A music distribution and tech company that also functions as a record label. Ryan continues to work at UnitedMasters and is based in Brooklyn, NY.