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Chainsmokers Honors Avicii during the Billboard Music Award

You probably don’t easily recognize their faces, but you possibly sing their hit song “Closer”. The Chainsmokers duo, Andrew Taggart, and Alex Pall have a music background. Andrew attended the prestigious Bandier Program for music at Syracuse University while Alex majored in music and art history at New York University.

 

The rise of Chainsmokers

Pall was working in New York in 2012 when he was trying to introduce himself as a skilled DJ while Andrew had just graduated. The duo formed the Chainsmokers after they were both made known to each other by their current manager, Adam Alpert. In 2014, the duo produced their first song, “Selfie”, though the song did not hit as expected. In 2016, they established their label with three hit songs in the Billboard top 10.

 

Avicii Honored at the Billboard Music Award

During the 2018 billboard music Awards, Avicii, a Swedish producer, and DJ was honored by Halsey and The Chainsmokers. Before presenting the accolade for the Topmost Hot 100 Track of 2018 to Despacito’s singer, Luis Fonsi, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the Chainsmokers duo, informed the fans who had assembled at Grand Garden Arena located at Las Vegas that Avicii was a source of inspiration to many including the EDM community. In honoring Avicii, Halsey said that the death was more painful since Avicii was such a joy when one interacted with him.

When receiving the award for the top dance/electronic, the Chainsmokers said that they are dedicating the Award to the Swedish song producer. Avicii motivated them and made them believe that music is something that can sustain them. Avicii also played a significant role in their musical journey and also impacted the popular music in general.

Avicii dead aged 28 on April 20th. According to a report from his family, he took his own life. The music which Tim Bergling, Avicii’s real name, had not released may also be published according to the president of the Geffen Records, the star’s label. It was also during the award ceremony that the BBMAs host, Kelly Clarkson, got the chance to eulogize those killed at Texas’ school shooting recently.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8280568/the-chainsmokers-everybody-hates-me-video

Alex Pall and The Future of the EDM Music That The Chainsmokers Wants To Support

No matter how much marketing you do for a product that doesn’t touch base with its listeners, the product will never fly. It will never reach the destination it wants. It will never find the path that it aims because it’s the organic market that decides the success of the music. You can’t fake the organic. You can’t cut corners on that part. It’s the minority of the organic supporters that give meat to your aims in succeeding in the music or any art industry.

Fortunately, this is already something that Alex Pall and The Chainsmokers understands today. With all the music that it creates and the kind of new strategies the DJ duo aims, it’s not hard to imagine that they would still stay relevant, they would still reach organic markets and they would still be popular even without the kind of branding that false advertising gives.

The Ambition To Connect

In the Interview Magazine, we learn that The Chainsmokers wants to be more, to connect more and to create more emotionally deeper connections with its niche. When people in the music industry, or the EDM music industry for that matter, just wants to jump to music and do nothing but listen to faceless music, it doesn’t matter what the lyrics say or if at all there is a story to tell in the EDM music. In the case of Alex Pall, he doesn’t want to stick with just that. He wants to do more, to reach more in the core of a person’s emotional depth, and wants to make sure that it can innovate the music industry in ways that only The Chainsmokers can.

There are masterful soundscapes today that are still not chartered by the EDM music, and the good thing about Alex Pall is that he invests in the future of the industry. He makes sure that there are new ways that musicians are taking steps in establishing new moods, tracks, and modules for new opportunities in songwriting to appear. Fortunately, the new album and identity of The Chainsmokers will depend on the fact that it is going to create more changes in their lyrics.

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers

It’s All Business for Desiree Perez

Desiree Perez may not be a household name but to those in the music industry she is a force to be reckoned with. Always one to shy away from the public, Perez has been a force behind the scenes in the entertainment industry for over two decades. Called “Des” by those around her, Perez is a ferociously intelligent business woman with many years of experience in the savvy world that is the music industry. She was recently named by Billboard as one of the most powerful women in music, a distinction that was along time coming.

A native of New York City, Perez is as tough they come. She spent nearly 20 years as a well-known music and entertainment venue manager in NYC before being chosen by rap mogul Jay-Z to run his SC Enterprises. She had been a close friend of his for many years and a trusted business advisor, so the choice was an easy one. She successful ran that business for nearly a decade and when Jay-Z created Roc Nation, he chose Perez as the company’s COO. She quickly turned the start-up into one of the world’s largest music and entertainment conglomerates.

Known in the industry as a pit bull at the negotiation style, Perez takes no prisoners when it comes to business. It is that type of business personality that makes whatever she is involved in turn into gold. And Facebook.com, The executive has helped secure many deals for Roc Nation clients including Rihanna and Beyoncé Knowles. She even helps Roc Nation Sports in their negotiations with sports teams. Whatever the task, Perez is up for it.

It is this type of veracity that makes Desiree Perez one of the music industry’s most successful executives. You will not find Perez tooting her own horn but sometimes the noise it makes cannot go unheard, and more information click here.

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How Clayton Hutson Made it in Music Tour Production

Clayton Hutson is the current manager for Kid Rock and Halsey. As a sound engineer, he creates a perfect stage all the time. A thing that needs many years to perfect. Hutson is a graduate of Central Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Theater Design and production. He later received an MBA at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, he joined the music industry as a production manager, but in mind, knew that he had to work his way up to the top, something that he did.

 

Hutson began as a production manager of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, where he spent four years. In 2002, he changed direction and joined Marilyn Manson for three years. Hutson later went on to work with great artists such as Pink, Jennifer Nettles as well as produced Kayne West’s Yeezus tour. The experience he gained from that tour made him desire to be a road production manager.

 

The ability to get things right for the first time is what keeps Hutson’s skills sharp. He continues to make sure that each show that he produces is perfect. He is always in high demand due to the quality of his work.

 

Apart from being a tour manager, Clay Hutson is a recognized live sound engineer. He has worked with different top artists from different music genres. His areas of expertise include production management, production design, and stage management, monitoring engineering, logistics management, show production and rigging.

 

Clayton Hutson runs his own live event production company. The company has worked together with many artists in different tours of all capacities. There are numerous services available, but some artists have had to choose Mr. Hutson’s live event production company.

 

Hutson takes part in every aspect of the live show process starting from the idea phase, budgeting and all the way to execution. Having a vast experience in both tour manager and live event producer, he is aware of challenges that may arise in any live show. Hutson seems to have solutions able to satisfy the vision of the artist with a friendly budget. Learn more: https://twitter.com/hutson_clayton

In the DiGiCo’s inaugural, the longtime user Clay Hutson was very interested in engaging in the first one for this tour. In the past years, Hutson has been driving about every DiGiCo console on the market.