Alex Pall and The Chainsmokers, have really began to transcend their career into a platform that reaches people of all ethnicities and ages. In an interview released before their hit single, “Closer,” Alex was questioned about his journey to stardom and what it was like coming from a small gig artist into an international icon. Alex talks about his struggle with finding himself in the music industry.
Although he loved dance music, he knew he wanted to touch people in a way that could blur the lines of musical genres. While doing small gigs in New York, his manager linked him up with the second half of The Chainsmokers, Andrew Taggart. Upon meeting one another, they had an instant connection. Alex says they literally began working on music together the next day. Once their connection was cemented, they wanted to form an identity for who they would become as artist. Alex and Andrew grew up listening to similar influences.
One day while on the tour, they were reminiscing songs from their early teen years. They listened to bands like Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday. After diving into these memories, Alex says he and Andrew really embraced that style of connection with their audiences. They agreed that music which touches you emotionally, through impactful lyrics, was going to be a much better way to tell the story of who they are as artist.
Alex reassures that he is still deeply rooted in the dance music scene, but yearned for a way to blur the lines between their original genre and genres that really moved people emotionally through relatable lyrics. Thus, came their hit single, Closer. Alex says that Closer was co-wrote by Andrew and their, “Buddy” on the tour bus. They wanted to write a story about a random meeting and hookup with an ex, which made them remember why they had broken up with them in the first place. Interestingly enough, Closer, has since become an international hit for men, women, and children of all ages.
In the year 2017, the greatest women in the music industry had a wide range of accomplishments such as making records, nurturing young talent and negotiating contracts. The female executives include Julie Greenwald, Michele Anthony, and Desiree Perez.
Desiree Perez is a 47-year old woman whose is commonly known as Des Perez. She is a well-known Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ROC Nation located in New York, the United States from 2009. Perez has been a closely working with Jay Z for two decades. Also, she has been in business with the SC Enterprises for a long time. As the COO of ROC Nation, Desiree is part of the collective called Hova Circle of Influence that runs the primary company activities such as management. It also runs both publishing and labeling operations, and the forces behind Tidal. Perez’s colleagues in Hova Circle of Influence include Jana Fleischman, Chaka Pilgrim, Jay Brown and Ty Smith, and what Desiree Perez knows.
Over the years Desiree has made several achievements in her career. Firstly, she played a substantial part in the Samsung’s deal with Rihanna and participated in the agreement of the Beyoncé Formation stadium. The success of the two contracts show her exceptional skills in negotiation and this profoundly contributed to her success.
Secondly, in 2015 Desiree was nominated for the Prime Emmy Awards. This was because of being an executive producer of a TV Movie documentary done in 2014 called ‘On the Run Tour,’ about Beyoncé and Jay Z. Thirdly, Desiree working with Tidal has made the company get album exclusives of artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Kanye West, and Desiree Perez on Facebook.
Moreover, Perez has played an essential role in the success of the Tidal app which has been in the rising from February 22, 2017. It is now ahead of iTunes. Finally, Desiree negotiated for the Sprint’s investment in Tidal which is worth $200 million, and read full article.
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