Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart on The Evolution of The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers didn’t always consist of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. As explained by Taggart himself in an interview, Pall’s manager contacted him saying that an opening in a band has opened up and Taggart should contact the remaining member of the band.

 

“We just literally met and the next day started grinding every day in his apartment until we hit our stride,” Taggart explained. “We hit our stride, and four years later, here we are.”

 

Taggart drove from Maine to New York City to meet this person. It was Alex Pall, his future business partner.

 

Alex Pall was a DJ, working around the New York area. He considered it a hobby for a long time, but eventually realized that music was the biggest thing in his life. He wanted to make a career out of his hobby, and soon after, he was was introduced to Andrew Taggart.

 

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall were able to work so cohesively as a duo because they first discussed exactly what they intended to do with their careers. They also discussed their musical inspirations, the music they listened to growing up, and the music that was currently popular. With these conversations, they were able to create their own unique sound – a sound that has been evolving as time passes.

 

Each one of The Chainsmokers songs are different enough from everything else that is currently out to make it stand out. Prior to the release of “Closer,” neither of the members of the group had ever sang on their song, yet it is very easy to distinguish a Chainsmokers song from whoever else is currently on the radio.

 

The group began making typical dance music, primarily in the EDM sub-genre, but now their sound is more cheerful. “Closer” features Halsey and Andrew Taggart exchanging verses in the perspective of two people in love.

 

Other hit songs from The Chainsmokers include “Paris,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “#Selfie.”

 

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Top Billboard Duo: The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a well-known DJ and Production duo made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The duo became famous from there huge hit songs “#Selfie” and “Closer.” “#Selfie” was a very popular single in a number of countries in 2014. The song “Closer” was a collaboration with popular recording artist Halsey that peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 2015. Ever since, the Chainsmokers have only been growing in popularity. The duo has created a number of songs that have been on the Billboard Hot 100

Charts including: “Paris,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and Something Just Like This just to name a few.

The Chainsmokers have been in the news recently due to a respectful tribute that they made to the late Avicii at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada last Sunday. The Chainsmokers and Halsey went on to present the award for Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 at the Billboard Music Awards, but not before acknowledging the life of the great Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii. The Chainsmokers always looked at Avicii as a huge inspiration to them and wanted to take some time to pay tribute to the late DJ. The Swedish DJ took his own life on April 20th at the age of only 28 years old. The Chainsmokers wanted to make sure that they spent some time remembering the great DJ that they looked up to and had a huge part in them pursuing their musical career. Halsey and the Chainsmokers then went on to talk about how Avicii was such a huge inspiration and joy to work with and will be missed.

The Chainsmokers later went on to dedicate the award they won later in the show for Top Dance/Electronic Act to their inspiration Avicii.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/8456918/the-chainsmokers-halsey-pay-tribute-avicii-2018-billboard-music-awards

Desiree Perez Is Showing Her Success Off

Desiree Perez has worked with Jay Z for more than 20 years. She’s been with him through the entire career that he has had and she has helped him produce so many of the success stories that he has. That has helped him produce what we now know him to be. We see Jay Z and we understand that he has made millions of dollars and produced some of the most popular music of our day. That success has a lot to do with the work of Desiree Perez as she worked to build something greater than what he started with. She’s helped him make himself into something greater and she doesn’t stop trying to make Roc Nation into something greater.

That works for him in a way that others in the music industry wish they had. Nobody seems to be able to emulate his success or the way that he has remained relevant for so long. Roc Nation is going to go places it hasn’t in the past. We saw it change through the years as physical CDs got replaced by MP3s and we now see what it has become in the age of streaming. The company is always changing and always making itself into something new.

That requires the strategy and genius of someone who knows what they’re doing and is willing to make a change when it’s necessary. Desiree Perez gotten where she is because she’s focused on giving her all into a company that stands for what she believes in. Her understanding of the music industry and what makes it tick is why she has managed to make hundreds of millions of dollars for Roc Nation. Beyond her role at Roc Nation she has even made a goal of doing everything she can to help bring more women into executive roles in music.

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