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Calvin Harris Hampir Saja Berniat Untuk Berhenti Bermusik 

Calvin Harris saat ini merupakan salah satu artis muda tersukses. Dan dengan latar datang dari skena EDM, fakta tersebut menjadi lebih istimewa, karena biasanya produser atau DJ electronic dance music sukses dan raihan populeritas dengan skala sedang-sedang saja.

Tahun lalu, menurut laporan Forbes, ia berhasil mengumpulkan sebanyak $66 juta. Luar biasa. Tapi, di tengah kesuksesan yang dicapainya, baik sebagai musisi EDM, produser, dan kini juga merambah dunia model, ternyata lajang yang digosipkan tengah dekat dengan Taylor Swift ini pernah patah semangat dan berniat untuk berhenti dari musik.

Berikut curahan hatinya:

This was in 2006, when people were still looking for music on MySpace, and enjoying it. I would search for names that I would recognise from record liner notes – songwriters, DJs – and I would send them a message to check out my music. I was basically spamming them. One of them was a promoter named Mark Gillespie who used to book DJs and run festivals, and another was Felix Howard who had just started a job at EMI and was looking for music. They both got back to me. Mark knew two managers who looked after DJs and suggested we all have a meeting, and Felix signed me to EMI. Mark is still my manager and EMI is still my publisher. Everything happened in that one week. It was crazy. I was literally on the shop floor at Marks & Spencer and got a call that EMI was offering me £30,000 for three years. I put the phone down and remember thinking, “What am I going to do?” I was earning £20,000 a year and I was thinking if I should really leave. Thank God I did.

Sebelum terjun di dunia musik, ia bekerja sebagai pelayan toko Marks & Spencer di kota tempat ia besar, Dumfries, Inggris. Dan meski begitu ia tetap bergiat dengan musik yang menjadi passionnya. Dan syukurlah semua usaha dan kerja kerasnya akhirnya terbayar dengan manis.

Mungkin ia harus berterima kasih kepada Rihanna, karena bisa dikatakan kolaborasi mereka, ‘We Found Love’ yang menjadi gong kesuksesan Harris.

 

Haris
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