Paul Leonard

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam & Australia
Dark Escapes Music
Founding Director

Paul is the founding director of Dark Escapes Music, and a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in the music industry. His expertise spans music publishing, distribution, production, and artist management. As a leader and mentor, Paul is dedicated to empowering musicians and fostering growth in the global music market. Combining a strong background in digital marketing and technology, Paul’s innovative approach is an invaluable asset for those navigating the world of music business.



Dark Escapes is an Australian independent label offering artist services that include global music publishing, distribution and more. We also have a satellite office in Vietnam allowing for a greater reach across Asia and Oceana.


  • Artist genres
    • Mainstream pop
    • Band music e.g. rock, indie-rock, indie-pop, etc.
    • Heavy music e.g. metal, hardcore, punk, etc.
    • Alternative and/or experimental
    • Christian
  • Artist types
    • Legacy acts
    • Up-and-coming acts
    • Undiscovered talents
    • Looking to explore artists who have a serious passion for a career in the music industry, not only to succeed where possible, but also to learn and develop their craft, and become the best they can be. I am also interested in any artists you might identify themselves as a Christian band, artist or alike.


  • I help bands sell their music (e.g. publishing, licensing, distribution, sync, ticketing, etc.)
  • I help bands develop their careers (e.g. A&R, producer, manager, etc.)
  • Within our company I fulfill roles in A&R, Publishing, Distribtuion, Marketing & Development. I also have a newly established Artist Management company in Vietnam.