Three Six Zero

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Three Six Zero
Limited liability company
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2007
Founder Mark Gillespie
Dean Wilson
Headquarters Los Angeles, U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Website www.threesixzero.com

Three Six Zero is an international entertainment and music management company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and London. The company specializes in the fields of music, film, television and technology. It was founded in London in 2007 by Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson.

History[edit]

Gillespie came from a promoter background where he worked as the talent booker for Super-club Godskitchen and the Global Gathering and Escape Into The Park festivals. After the 2006 Daft Punk headlined show, Gillespie decided to move into a career of management in partnership with Wilson. Wilson, the principle of previous management and record manufacturing companies 24 Twenty Four and AND Press, merged his existing businesses to create Three Six Zero. Their first client together was a young Calvin Harris. Over the following years the company quickly became one of the fastest growing music management companies in the U.K. signing clients such as Deadmau5 and then Manchester band Daggers who went on to become Hurts.

In July 2010, Three Six Zero forged a partnership with Jay Z's US entertainment company Roc Nation where they began operating in Los Angeles and New York.[1][2] One of the first collaborations that appeared from the deal was Calvin Harris and Rihanna's multi platinum hit and 10-week-long Billboard Number 1 record, We Found Love.[3]

In June 2014, Three Six Zero announced a publishing and records partnership with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. During the time of the Warner Brothers Records deal Three Six Zero released the 5th LP of British Electronic outfit The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy.[4] The imprint's first signees are electronic producers GTA, Australian DJ duo Cut Snake, and singer Anabel Englund.[5] In September 2014, Gillespie announced in a Billboard article that they had begun to work with Grammy Award-winning artist Frank Ocean.[6]

In February 2015, the company announced the formation of Three Six Zero Entertainment - a new full-service management company aimed at representing clients in the film, television and literary industries. David A. Unger, formerly of talent agency Resolution, was named as the co-CEO of the new division, alongside Mark Gillespie.[7]

In February 2016 manager Brian Young joined the group bringing clients such as Brett Easton Ellis and Nicolas Jarecki.[8] In June of that same year the company signed Travis Scott as a client.[9]

Charity[edit]

In 2012, Three Six Zero and Roc Nation launched their annual charity event to benefit Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic Center as a post-Grammy event. The first installment of the event was held on February 12, 2012 and featured performances from Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Michael Woods, and Chris Lake. The February 10, 2013 event featured performances from Deadmau5, Kylie Minogue, Crookers, Timbaland + Demetrius, and DJ Reflex.[10] Both events raised over $250,000 for the charity.[11]

Accolades[edit]

In 2013, Mark Gillespie was nominated for 'Manager of the Year' at the Music Week Awards.[12] Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson have been listed on InTheMix's 'The Most Powerful People in Dance Music' for the last two years.[13][14] And Rolling Stone listed Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson on their 2014 list of 'The 50 Most Important People in EDM'.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Week, Music. "Three Six Zero signs Roc Nation deal". Music Week. Music Week. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ http://rocnation.com/artists/#tsz
  3. ^ Flanagan, Andrew. "Jay Z's Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Partner to Launch Film and Television Management Arm". Billboard.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/the-prodigy-ally-with-three-six-zeros-new-label-in-the-states/
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/6193439/three-six-zero-teams-with-warner-on-new-record-label-music
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6251457/frank-ocean-new-management-three-six-zero
  7. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6472674/jay-z-roc-nation-three-six-zero-entertainment-film-and-television
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Manager Brian Young Joins Three Six Zero Entertainment". Deadline.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Wu, Daven. "The spirit of Stanley Kubrick is present in Optimist Design's monochrome LA lair for Three Six Zero". Wallpaper.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  10. ^ Hutchison, Lyndsay (14 February 2013). "Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Group Rock Grammy Night For Children's Hospital Los Angeles". Reuters. Reuters. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Childrens, Hospital. "All-star Lineup Rocks Post-GRAMMY Concert for the Children’s Orthopaedic Center". The Blog of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. wearechildrens.org. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Hart, Tina (21 February 2013). "Music Week Awards 2013 finalists revealed". Music Week. Music Week. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "The 50 Most Powerful People in EDM". InTheMix. InTheMix. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Ackland, Nick (27 March 2014). "The 50 Most Powerful People in Dance Music". InTheMix. InTheMix. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "50 Most Important People in EDM". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.