The Chain Smokers: A Darker Version

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.

A Look At The Negotiations Between Roc Nation And Live Nation

Jay Z had signed a $150 million deal with Live Nation which will soon come to an end. As this date nears he has held talks with other leaders in the music industry to see if they’re willing to invest in Roc Nation, his recorded-music industry business. Once the deal ends in 2018 enables both parties in the contract to either sell their ownership interest to the company or purchase their other parties interest.  More to read on

While Live Nation wants to continue investing in Jay Z’s tours they want to exit the recorded-music business. Handling Roc Nation’s negotiations with Live Nation is Desiree Perez, an executive at Roc Nation and a longtime business associate of Jay Z’s. She has been having talks with the CEO and Chairman of Universal Music Group, Sir Lucian Grainge, who is weighing whether he wants to invest in Roc Nation as the other business deal comes to a close. If he does than Jay Z will be able to bring more artists into his other business, Tidal, which is a music streaming app available on Android and Apple smartphones.

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Desiree Perez and Jay Z have known each other for nearly 20 years during which time they have developed Roc Nation into a force in the music industry. She is known as a very strong negotiator who has gotten a number of deals successfully completed. She can also rapidly calculate numbers in her head which definitely helps when creating a contract that involves very large sums of money. Her talents are appreciated enough that she is part of the Hova Circle of Influence which is involved in most of Jay Z’s businesses.  More of this on

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