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10 Famous musicians who started out behind the scenes – You will be surprised to see this! (With Pictures)


Musicians who started out behind the scenes – There are a lot of ways to break into the music industry. Some people get their start in acting or modelling and then use their reputation and connections to cross over into music. Other people always knew that the music business was where they wanted to be, but that didn’t necessarily mean they wanted to put out their own album and be the one on stage.


Luckily there are plenty of jobs that are outside of the spotlight and more behind the scenes.

Some musicians, like Dr. Dre, are multi-talented, but after trying out the spotlight thing, have actually had a lot more success as a producer. Other musicians started out as a songwriters, or producers before deciding they might want to try their hand at their own music career. With the connections they made behind the scenes, and the proof that they knew how to write and/or produce a song that will sell, they were able to start making their own music.

Here are 10 famous musicians who started out their careers behind the scenes.

10. David Guetta


David Guetta started out as a house music DJ, hosting his own club nights in the late 80’s. He started collaborating with singers to create music that was considered part of the electro genre but that included vocals. In 2001 he founded Gum Productions and released his first single, “Nation Rap” a hip-hop collaboration with French rapper Sydney Duteil. His debut album Just A Little More Love was released in 2002 by Virgin Records.

It wasn’t until his fourth album that Guetta found international success through collaborations with Kelly Rowland, Akon, and Kid Cudi. He continued to produce music and lend his talent to other acts, helping them create extremely successful songs, like The Black Eyed Peas’ hit single “I Gotta Feeling”. As a DJ, Guetta has always been part-producer, but he also tours the world solo, headlining plenty of his own shows.

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