Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart: The names behind the Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers have quickly become a force within the EDM community, but who are the mind behind the innovative music group? Matthias Rosenzweig was intent on getting the story of the two, young New Yorkers who have exploded onto the pop music scene like a wildfire. The interview covered topics ranging from their lives before The Chainsmokers, up to the future that the duo can see for themselves.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. To the majority of people, these names mean nothing. However, these two young men have become world famous under another name. Under the guise of their electronic dance musical group, The Chainsmokers, Pall and Taggart have exploded onto the scene. But what is their story. Pall tells Rosenzweig that he had been working as a small time DJ in New York City, when his manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart. This would change his life.

Taggart describes the meeting as “love at first sight” and Pall says they both compliment each other excellently, with the two knowing what the other could bring to the table. Alex Pall describes their work ethic as “9 AM to 7 PM, we got together every day and worked on music and creating our identity as artists.” This creating an identity was one of the biggest challenges the group faced in its early life, being involved in a saturated musical genre, where many songs sounded the same, or sampled from existing songs. However, the group has created a unique sound and identity for itself, with Pall and Taggart lending their impressive vocals as well as their mixing and production skills, and with help from other excellent vocals, such as Halsey in their hit song Closer.

Rosenzweig also inquired to Pall and Taggart about their fanbase. Alex Pall said that Instagram had been a huge help in identifying their fanbase, as well as establishing a connection for feedback. The Chainsmokers also stated how surprised they were at the diversity of their fan base, which ranged from 6 year olds singing the song in videos sent to the duo, all the way to Pall’s mother, humming along to their song Roses.

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The Chainsmokers Music Grows With Their Experience

Popular group, The Chainsmokers, have realized success fairly fast after hitting the scene considering how hard it is to break into the music industry. After making it on the top ten charts, the band continued to rise in popularity and left behind any doubt about the group being a one hit wonder. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have not only continued their early success, but been able to create music that crossed genre lines while still remaining true to their sound and style. For this reason, The Chainsmokers have not only kept their fans, but gained more as their reputation has grown ahead of them.

Most recently The Chainsmokers released a new single that is darker than what they have been producing for the duration of their career. The single, Sick Boy, is according to the band the first of many more to come and the style in which they want to continue exploring. While they have control over the lyrics and style, the group says that their music is influenced by current culture. The darker our culture gets, the darker their music gets because the one reflects the other.

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The duo doesn’t want their music to end at reflecting what they are seeing in society, but to serve as a way to reach out to and cause listeners of their music to reevaluate their roles in society. Just like their fan base, The Chainsmokers think it is imperative of them to use the platforms that they have created, but not to fall victim to the trends and behaviors that those platforms sometimes create in us. They see these behaviors as the new reality into which most of society has fallen for and taken up, and this is mirrored in the reality they experienced through their music when they first started realizing success.

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Dez Perez right hand Jay-Z’s business partner.

Desiree Perez grew up in New York City with her parents, and she has had a successful career in music industry. She is the most influential executive leader of Jay-Z’s recording label where she has been serving for over two decades now, and she is also a leader in SC Enterprises. Dez, as she’s popularly known by her friends and co-workers has seen Roc Nation grow into a multi-million music recording company in the US.  Read more about Dez on runninglip.com.

Through her exemplary negotiation skills, Dez has helped prominent musicians win mega deals for instance; she had a hand in a recent deal that Rihanna signed with electronics company Samsung.

Through her leadership prowess, Dez is a member of Hova Circle; a group that helps Roc Nation executes most of its daily businesses where she oversees activities such as labeling, management tasks, and publishing operations. Other members include Jay Brown, Chaka Pilgrim, Ty Ty Smith, and Jana Fleischman. Roc Nation has nurtured big names in the music industry including Meek Mill, Shakira, Fat Joe, and Rihanna. Related article on hitsdailydouble.com.

Recently, Desiree Perez helped Jay-Z negotiate a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to invest in Roc Nation for a stake in its artists business. This deal preceded the news that $150 million deal between Roc Nation and Live Nation will be coming to an end after ten years. The deal stated that Live Nation would have all rights to music produced by Roc Nation’s artists.

Live Nation is reported to be terminating deals that involve purchasing ready-made music, but a source close to Live Nation indicated that they had a lucrative touring deal with Jay-Z and looked forward to retaining it. So they have an option of either auction their Roc Nation’s share or buy the whole company.

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Desiree Perez has a lot of experience in the music industry, and she advises new musicians to exercise patience and determination. She also mentions that they should consider labels with music veterans. For Dez recent timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.

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Desiree Perez And Tidal, A Winning Combo.

If you have heard the name Jay-Z,or have been scouting out the latest music apps, you might already know about a music company named Tidal. What you might not know is that Jay-Z added Desiree Perez to the Tidal staff. This is a very smart move on his part. Desiree Perez is an amazing negotiator who has held her own in the music business. As a lead figure in Tidal she might change music streaming and the company forever. Before now the management at Tidal was inconsistant. Tidal needed a new face and someone who knows the industry, as a result, Jay-Z selected and hand picked Desiree Perez. Now if you know anything about Desiree, it is easy to see that Desiree Perez is the perfect fit. All you have to do is look at all the things she has done, helping people to win musical awards, the Beyonc’e tour and so much more.   More of this topic on igstars.com.

As a whole the company needs someone who can help to take them to new heights and to help gain an advantage in the music market place. It seems like Desiree Perez and Jay-Z have a great relationship when it comes to working together. She has the business experience and if anyone can take this company to the top of their game, Perez can. She has already moved the app into the top of the market on places like iTunes.  For updates on Dez recent timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.

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Tidal is putting quality over quantity in the music industry. Sure, iTumes and Spotify might seem to have more selection or artists but many are not well known and they also don’t have the highest quality. With Tidal famous artists like Beyonce, T.I, Rihanna and even Kanye West are signing on. As for music users, millions are already listening to Tidal and those numbers are still growing at an enormous rate.  Check hitsdailydouble.com for related article.

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Jay Z and Desiree Perez Visit UMG Office

Jay Z and his business partner Desiree Perez met with Universal Music Group this week, inciting rumors of UMG’s investment in Roc Nation. Since Jay’s 10 year deal with Live Nation will end in 2018, it is possible that Live Nation will be selling their stake in Roc Nation. Live Nation is said to be content with their touring deal with Jay, since it’s so lucrative. However, Live Nation is no longer interested in buying recorded music, instead choosing to focus on touring.  Check pagesix.com for related article.

Despite photos of Jay and Perez leaving the UMG offices together, UMG has denied having any conversations about the ending of Roc Nation’s deal with Live Nation. However, there are clear benefits of UMG gaining more stake in Roc Nation. By moving from Live Nation to UMG, Jay could have more funds to develop new artists. As a mermber of the Hova Circle of Influence, Desiree Perez was a valuable asset to the meeting.  For update on Dez recent timeline activities, click crunchbase.com.

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Perez has been a close associate with Jay Z for more than twenty years, using her fierce negotiation skills to his benefit. Perez is a top Roc Nation Executive. In 2014, she executive produced the TV Movie Documentary “On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z.” In 2015, Perez played a strong part in Rihanna’s huge sponsorship deal with Samsung. The deal took seven months of negotiations, ending in a $25 million dollar agreement for Samsung to sponsor Rihanna’s album and tour. More of this on igstars.com.  Along with the massive payout, Rihanna also scored a platinum record for “ANTI.”

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