The music industry is infamously one of the hardest to break into. Countless artists, producers, managers, and musicians try and fail to break into the industry in a major way. With constantly changing digital platforms, we’re seeing new and exciting organizations dedicated to bringing value back into music for listeners.
Mark Gillespie is the CEO and founder of Three Six Zero. Gillespie grew up with a fierce passion for music and an even greater sense of entrepreneurship. These skills combined led first to a deep involvement with the UK club scene. Originally from just outside of Birmingham, UK, his first major gig was booking the DJs at legendary club Godskitchen. Eventually this would lead him to found Three Six Zero and sign his first major client, Calvin Harris. Today, Gillespie and Three Six Zero are leading the world stage in music, film, and digital content. Gillespie has also partnered with radio DJ Pete Tong MBE to create Three Six Zero Recordings, an in-house recording studio. Partnering with Sony for distribution, they work to connect British producers and artists to American audiences. Mark Gillespie is now located in Los Angeles, where he plans to expand further on Three Six Zero and innovations in the music industry. Today, they have headquarters in Los Angeles, London and Miami to ensure Three Six Zero remains a leader of the digital content landscape. In 2021, Mark Gillespie was named one of Billboard’s Change Artists.
A top contender on the global media landscape, Three Six Zero is a management and entertainment company representing a number of major artists all around the world. Fans will be most familiar with names like Jaden and Willow Smith, Calvin Harris and Louis Tomlinson as current clients. In addition to being a management company, Three Six Zero Recordings is their in-house record label. Based in the UK, their primary output consists of exposing british artists to the American music scene.
With an increasingly robust presence in the film and television industry, Three Six Zero produced the film Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Stacy Martin. The film features an original score by Sia and songs by Scott Walker.
Calvin Harris has been making a splash since his debut record in 2007, I Created Disco. In 2009, he released his second album, Ready for the Weekend, which earned him a number one spot in the UK charts. Since signing with Mark Gillespie and Three Six Zero management, he has gone on to collaborate with pop stars such as Frank Ocean, Migos, Travis Scott, Pharell Williams, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and many more. Most recently, he released a track with Tom Grennan titled, By Your Side.
Mark Gillespie is the man behind the rising and continuing success of a multitude of talented artists in the music, film, television and digital media industries. As Three Six Zero continues to grow globally, Gillespie, Harris and Three Six Zero are sure to go down in history as one of the powerhouses of 21st century culture.