Music in the 21st century has grown in leaps and bounds, so much so that acts keep spring up and raising the level and the music industries to higher levels. One such group, whose music has garnered interest and continues to influence music genres all around the world is the Chainsmokers.

The Chainsmokers is an American DJ and production duo made up of Alex pall (Born May 16, 1985) and Andrew Taggart (Born December 31, 1989.) Both of whom have backgrounds in music. Andrew Taggart attended the Syracuse University prestigious bandier program for music and entertainment industries. Alex pall on the other hand majored in art history and music business at New York University.

The pair met and formed the group Chainsmokers in 2012 choosing to focus on Electro-pop/ EDM pop. In past interviews they have described their style of music as blurring the lines between indie, pop, dance music and hip-hop genres.

The Chainsmokers achieved international acclaim with their 2014 single selfie which featured favorably in charts worldwide. The song propelled the duo to new heights and as a result they released their first album Bouquet in 2015, a hugely successful endeavor.

The album Bouquet featured songs like Roses which featured on the top 10 US Billboard Hot 100, Closer became their first number one single on the chart and Don’t let me down won a Grammy award for best dance recording at the 59th edition of the awards ceremony. Other major awards the group have won include five iHeartRadio Music awards and Two American Music Awards.


Recently the duo released a hit single that is already turning heads in music circles. The song will feature in the Chainsmokers second upcoming studio album. In a video released on their Facebook page some time ago, the Chainsmokers divulged the mechanics of how they came up with somebody. The video shows both Alex pall and Andrew Taggart fiddling with pianos trying to come up with the perfect tune.

The video just goes to show how much work and dedication is required to produce the works of art the Chainsmokers come up with. In addition, it clearly depicts that the duo love what they do.

It could be said that is reason enough for every fan and lover of music to go out there and listen to this tune.

How Alex Pall Wants To Develop As A True Musical Artist

Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers says he grew up with aspirations of being a DJ. Once he moved to New York City to attend college he started playing at small events around the city. It was while he was still a student that it hit him that playing dance music was his passion in life. He left an art gallery job he had, as well as the university, and got serious about his craft. His manager hooked him up with someone else that he was managing, Drew Taggart, and since that time they have exploded in popularity.

Their first singles release was “#Selfie” and this was followed up by two huge hits which were “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses”. They first gained national attention and then went international. The Chainsmokers are a production and DJ band which diverges from others in their genre in a number of ways. Other dance bands, for instance, need to have other vocalists and songwriters in order to do their music. Alex Pall says that they write a good portion of their own lyrics and guide the rest. He says this makes their music a lot more personal as well as revealing about who they are and what they are really thinking. He says that they both want to be recognized as true artists at their craft rather than just someone creating beats behind a DJ booth.

When they first got together Alex Pall says that they swiftly went from working together a few times a week to working together every day from like 9 am to 7 pm. They worked on their music, figured out where they wanted to go with it, and further developed as artists. He says becoming better artists is very important to both of them. This isn’t just to pay the bills, although of course that’s an aspect of anyone’s professional life, but to instead do a lot more than just that. He likes it when people relate to what they are doing on a really deep level and come to understand their viewpoints on the things they sing and produce music about.

Desiree Perez and her Gambling in the Global Entertainment Industry

Desiree Perez, a well-known executive in the music industry, is known for her strategic business plans in the global entertainment industry. She is the close associate of Jay-Z and played critical roles in his music entrepreneurship career. Perez is considered to be one of the few women executives who shook the music industry that is largely dominated by men. She plays a larger role in Jay-Z’s entertainment firm, Roc Nation, including optimizing the profitability, jumping into business opportunities, and more. She has helped Jay to take many strategic decisions that helped the Roc to grow as an influential player in the entertainment industry.

She was behind the successful negotiation of Rihanna’s collaboration with Samsung for $25 million to promote her Anti tour. This helped Rihanna to be listed as an A-list bankable performer. Perez made the negotiations simple and effective when Roc Nation made a collaboration with Live Nation in a $150 million deal in 2008. Considering the ten-year contract is going to end by next year, Jay once again dispatched her to Universal Music for another deal, but the results are yet to come out. In the meantime, with the help of Perez, Jay renewed the contract of Roc Nation for another ten years. Perez at LinkedIn.

Desiree Perez has more than two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. She supervises the operations, strategies, and publishing of Roc Nation’s services and products. Perez is considered to be a fierce negotiator, and that has helped her to win multiple lucrative deals for Roc Nation and its artists. She also made many star performers signing with Roc Nation: Shakira, Big Sean, Rihanna, Meek Mill, J. Cole. With her active intervention, Roc started giving talent management services to many sports personalities, including Andre Ward, Miguel Cotto, CC Sabathia, Yoenis Cespedes, Robinson Cano, Dez Bryant, Geno Smith, Ndamukong Suh, and more. for more.