Interview Magazine conducted an interview with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers. This music duo powerhouse discusses their humble beginnings, their work ethic, and their dedication to creating music that will continue to connect with an ever-growing audience.
Starting out as DJ’s, they have evolved into developing music that has become more personal for them and their audience. While most of the music in the dance genre tends to be focused on producing hard beats geared toward young club-goers or rave fans, The Chainsmokers have made great strides in offering their audience music that appeals to those who also enjoys pop music, indie, and hip-hop. In order to stand apart from the crowd, they began writing lyrics that merely reflected their own experiences in life.
The pair met in New York City. Pall explains initially, he was doing a number of gigs DJ’ing and he also had experience with social media, whereas Andrew’s main talent was producing. After they met, they immediately began working together and doing so for long hours. Their dedication to creating has allowed them to be almost two years ahead. The songs we are just now listening to, are songs they wrote over a year ago.
The song “Closer” features Halsey and Andrew Taggart singing. Pall indicates his enthusiasm working with Halsey, describing her as incredible. He also shares his appreciation for her voice and unique style. The inclusion of Taggart singing is just one of many steps initiated by this duo to continue their unique style, while still garnering the interest of a wide audience.
Pall uses social media to connect with fans and learn more about who they are. He’s learned that the audience has grown from a youthful college crowd to an even younger crowd and now also includes older people. There is an excitement in developing music that appeals across so many different identities.
The music entertainment industry is dominated by prominent male figures such as R. Kelly, Dr. Dre, David Geffen, and Clive Davis. Desiree Perez relishes and welcomes the opportunity in her role as CEO of Roc Nation. Perez’s history of outstanding leadership is an inspiration to many women all over the globe.
Since becoming Roc Nation’s CEO in 2009, Perez and her team have multi-faceted roles within the music entertainment industry. Some of them include management, merchandising, touring, and television work. She has a solidified presence in music entertainment with more than twenty years of experience. Perez currently remains a driving force taking celebrity careers to the next level.
Desiree Perez has a multitude of success with celebrity clientele’s business endeavors. From transitioning Jay-Z into a highly successful businessman to a multimillion-dollar deal with Samsung for Rhianna, Desire Perez has an unmatched reputation for unparalleled success. This success is driven by Perez’s strong desire to succeed and a “whatever it takes” mentality.
A large part of Desiree Perez’s success as a CEO and businesswoman is her ability to negotiate. Perez’s financial savvy puts her in top position to handle difficult negotiations. These successes as a proven negotiator have created long-standing relationships with her celebrity clients.
Through her amazing and difficult climb on the ladder of success, Desiree Perez remains incredibly humble. She prefers living a quiet lifestyle and her example of determination inspires many of all ages and genders to strive to be the best versions of themselves every day.
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Nowadays, Cassio Audi is known in Brazil as a successful businessman and entrepreneur but there is more to the story. Audi, as a young teen growing up in Brazil, formed a band with a few of his classmates including the Passarell brothers. The band called themselves Viper and they were nearly solely responsible for bringing heavy metal music to Brazil.Cassio was just a teenage boy in 1985 when he and four classmates floated around the idea of forming a band. The boys had already been spending a number of evenings together jamming out in Audi’s garage and so the idea was a logical next step.
At the time, heavy metal from England was heavily popular in most parts of the world and a personal favorite of the teen. As Audi as the drummer, Viper was founded in 1985 and was heavily influenced by Iron Maiden.The group made an early decision that they would write and sing their lyrics in English, which seemed like a foolish decision at first. Once they recorded their first dmo album, Killera Sword, it was soon discovered that the listeners could not tell that English was the group’s second language.
Viper, with Cassio Audi’s talented drumming, immediately became a local hit. They played in sold out shows in Brazil and South America initially. Once they released their first studio, Soldiers of Sunrise, in 1987 the group completed a tour of Europe. In 1989, they released their second album entitled Theatre of Fate. This album went to the top of the Brazilian charts and soon after, Audio left the band to attend university. Cassio Audi is a musical icon in Brazil o this day.