Actions speak louder than words. You have probably heard this saying from many people. Have you ever tried applying it to your life? There are many inspirational personalities around us. If you pause and notice, you will find many inspiring people around you-for instance, the music and film industry have such inspiring personalities. Mark Gillespie is one of them!
Mark Gillespie is a producer, CEO, and manager. Music Business Worldwide named him as World's Greatest Managers, and he has totally earned it.
Did you know that Rolling Stone listed Mark Gillespie as one of the most influential people in EDM? That's true!
What's his story? We are sure that aspiring CEOs, managers, and producers wish to know more about his journey. Everyone believes that Mark's life has been a bed of roses, but that's far from the truth.
Mark Gillespie is one of the most influential executives in the industry for an excellent reason. His story is inspiring and will help many aspiring managers to build their careers.
Let's get to know more about him through this informative piece!
For the Love of Electronic Music
The story began in England, where a young teenager loved collecting records and enjoyed playing electronic music. As a 16-year-old boy, his first job was to hand out flyers of a new club. By the time he turned 18, he was interviewing new DJs for the club.
He managed the budget and payments of young talents, but his heart was set on starting his own record label (part-time). That's when he landed on Myspace. Gillespie discovered Scottish music producer Calvin Harris's page on Myspace. Gillespie went to meet the producer and decided that he didn't want to be on the label. He wanted more! Gillespie wanted to be Harris's manager.
During his job tenure at Godskitchen, he became friends with a broadcaster and influential DJ named Pete Tong. So, Gillespie handed over a CD with some songs by Calvin Harris. That's when Tong played one of Harris's songs on BBC Radio 1.
After the song was aired on the radio, Gillespie's phone didn't stop ringing. This was when he decided he wanted to become a full-time manager. He quit his job and became Calvin Harris's manager.
Mark Gillespie loved electronic music, and ever since he became a flyer boy, he didn't stop dreaming. Everyone talks big but doesn't really put actual actions on the ground.
Gillespie not only became Harris's manager but also proved that he becomes a great asset/guide for any artist. Calvin Harris's life changed after Gillespie came onboard.
A Journey Worth Remembering
In today's time, Mark Gillespie is one of the most influential people in the industry. He is managing artists like Frank Ocean and Calvin Harris. Gillespie has established himself as a vision in the music and film industry. He has worked in partnership with Jay-Z, Roc Nation, and Sony Music.
When Mark believes in a young artist's talent, he uses his years of experience and influence to transform their career.
Mark Gillespie is not just a manager - he is also a producer and a CEO of the company, Three Six Zero.
Calvin Harris is one of his top clients. On second thoughts, Calvin was Mark's first-ever client. The artist is also Sony's bestselling and has worked with singing sensations like Rihanna and Dua Lipa. As a manager, he has proved that managing musicians is his forte.
Mark continues to work for the music industry, and his company has also left a mark in the film industry. There is no way Mark will stop - he continues to inspire aspiring managers and producers.
So, if there are any lessons to learn from Mark Gillespie, it is the following: Never stop dreaming and put the necessary actions on the ground. Success will come to those who make the required effort and don't give up on their passion. Mark Gillespie loves electronic music, and he believed that he could transform the lives of young artists. That's what he did!