Alex Pall is an international artist in the music group famously known as the Chainsmokers. He grew up being a DJ without realizing his artist talent until he met Taggart Andrew whom they worked together in making their artist identity known to all people. Alex Pall met Taggart Andrew when he was working with his boss who also happened to be the manager to Andrew.
They briefly shared about their interests and what each one of them aspired in becoming in the future and realized that they were all living in the same dream. Therefore, they both started working together majoring in what seemed to interest them. They were all passionate about growing their musical talent to higher heights and thus worked tirelessly in making it real. They were able to share and discuss the challenges that hindered them from success in their music career.
Their meetings were more often working on those areas that acted as great problems to them and learning new ideas each time they met. Alex argues that they were hopeful in making their dream come true and that is what motivated them in working harder in their goal. It was hard at first to attempt trying a new idea but what they are today is a real revelation of what someone can become after many trials of their aspirations.
Being artists, they acts differently from others in trying to deliver messages about their real lives in their songs hence leaving an inspiration to many. They realize that is what people want to hear, and therefore they provide it entirely. Due to their advancement in their audiences, they are currently aiming at attempts of bringing changes to accommodate their demands. Chainsmokers as a team is trying to avoid doing similar things they have been doing since their early ages of music but making changes on their shows to suit their audiences. Even in their recent song called Closer, they featured Hasley a unique female artist whom they believed helped in making their song standout.
As a team, Alex Pall claims that they believe in being among the topmost artist doing shows to their fans across international boundaries.
In 2014, the Grammy Award winning American DJ and Production Duo from New York City, New York, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart hit the top 20 with their single “Selfie.” They began in 2012 in the electro pop genre and still going strong today. Their song, “Closer” with Halsey was their first number one single on the charts. Most recently they released, “Sick Boy” on January 17, 2018.
As LA News Watch reports, “Sick Boy” was released as a single for The Chain Smokers carrying along a darker side to their projects. LA News Watch covers their celebration of their release. It is the epitome of the New Era for Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart, The Chain Smokers. The newspaper explains the meaning behind the song as to how people are hooked on to social media platforms and identify crisis through the exposure of it all. The song has already flown to the Billboard top 100 and top spots on radio stations in multiple countries. And the celebration goes on.
On February 7, 2018 The Chain Smokers interview with Hugh McIntyre of Forbes. The Duo explains how they turned to the darker side of music and taking their fans by storm. They explain how their music today comes from the frustrations of the world and how it is to live in today’s society. Today’s generation can relate to the new lyrics. Another change the Duo is exploring, is working with other producers to bring in new sounds. As according to the duo, “Sick Boy” was just one of the few songs on the darker side to come, with more to follow as they continue to push themselves on upcoming projects.
Though their style has changed, and they are reaching more fans, The Chain Smokers are still putting out as of March 16, 2018. As per Billboard News, they announced The Chain Smokers new song, “Everybody Hates Me.” So, it continues on with this new era for the duo after kicking off this year with “Sick Boy.” We shall see and hear more from The Chain Smokers for a long time.
Since 2009, Desiree Perez has worked as the CEO of Roc Nation. She is involved in publishing, labeling operations and management at ROC Nation where she is a member. Des took part in the Samsung deal together with Rihanna. She lives in New York. Perez is a manager of the music industry talent as well as a producer. She has helped ROC Nation grow as a large business. Her long experience in the company has made it possible for her to help artists to flourish.
Des, as she is popularly known, has proven that she can thrive in an area that is mostly controlled by men. She is instrumental in the decision making of some big names as Jay-Z. Her role in the music industry has seen her help many to realize profits on what they invest. Her efforts saw Samsung promote Rihanna for $25 million dollars in her Anti tour.
Her role in Jay-Z success story is evident in a $150 million deal he has with Live Nation which is coming to an end. Jay-Z’s music is recorded at Roc Nation. The Deal with Live Nation which was signed in 2008 and which is coming to an end will see the 360 deal coming up next year. This agreement is expected to elicit a situation where sides are likely to sell their stake at Roc Nation to each other or even a buy-out of the company.
Live Nation desires to continue its contract with Jay-Z. however, they wish to pull out of the recorded music. There are rumors that the 360 deal Jay-Z has with Live Nation is not about to be extended. According to those sources, Live Nation no longer buys recorded music. However, Live Nation would be pleased to continue their touring association with Jay-Z for more years.
Speculation is also rife that UMG could be considering buying a stake at Roc Nation. This came after Desiree and Jay-Z met Sir Lucian Grainge, CEO, and chairman of Universal Music Group. It is believed that such a move would provide Jay-Z with more resource that would help him boost his streaming service as well as grow new artists.
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