Who are Chainsmokers?

Alex Pall and Andre Taggart are renowned for being the members of Chainsmokers group. Although today they are famous and known in many parts of the world, the success did not come overnight. Before they met, each one of them had a dream to excel, and they were focused on achieving great things in life. But they never knew if they work together they would top the charts and attract a massive following from fans around the world one day. All they wanted is to work hard and achieve their dreams in life, but this led to several awards like the MTV music awards, Billboard Music awards, iHeart Radio awards and Grammy awards among others. Their great songs have also been dominating the charts others coming close to number one. Fans have been happy with their style of music and dancing which translates into enjoyment.

Their successful journey started in 2012 when Alex pall and Andrew Taggart met and discovered that they were each talented and they could work together. They started attending shows, and by 2014 they had made a breakthrough in the music industry. Later, they launched several albums, and they are always cooking something to keep the fans happy and waiting for more. Today they are proud of creating music that has changed the world in various aspects. They create music that fans can enjoy and relate because the music is based on their experiences in life. Also, they are always striving to add something to their new music because they do not want to keep their music the same as the old ones. That is how they have managed to maintain their fans and even attract more.

Before they came together to form the successful group, Alex Pall lived in New York, and he was undertaking a professional job and at the same time being a part-time DJ in the city because he was interested in music. When they formed the group, he quit the professional job because he wanted to concentrate fully into his music. When they started, the journey seemed difficult at first, but they were focused and knew they would finally achieve their goals.


Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of “The Chainsmokers”

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are members of the musical duo called The Chainsmokers. The type of music they play is a form of music that goes well with dancing. They use a lot of electronic generated music in their songs. They add a certain human element to their music and they don’t want to be looked at as just a couple of DJ’S sitting behind a console and coming up with random beat music. They want to make their brand of dance music stand out and they try to personalize it with their own thoughts and feelings. In a form of music that is many times sterile of emotions they want to assert emotion into it.


Alex Pall practiced as a hobby being a DJ when he was growing up. He was able to find some work at the time in New York City but he looked at it as a part time thing and not a full time career. Over time this began to change and he began to take his music career more seriously. His manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart and they saw that they could work together and that is how the music duo got started.


Andrew Taggart liked electronic music before it became main streamed. He didn’t let this stop him from moving forward. As it became more popular it helped to encourage him. He knew that he was on the right path to something possibly big. When he first met Alex they knew right away that they would be a good fit for each other. The two began to practice every day in Andrew’s apartment and eventually it all came together. They were very insightful as to what was working in the music scene and also what wasn’t working. They were both very ambitious and bent on becoming a success. They both went on a journey in which they pushed themselves musically. They didn’t want to look at this as just being a job. It was to be something fun to do that also paid their bills and that is just what has happened to The Chainsmokers.



Desiree Perez, the Negotiator in Charge

Desiree Perez, the Negotiator in Charge

In an industry where male dominance is usually the case, there is a woman who is slowly breaking that glass ceiling. Desiree Perez has positioned herself to be a forcible competitor in the music and entertainment world. Last year the industry collected $17.2 billion and Desiree contributed to its’ success, but little has occurred to aid women to multiple in the field.The entrepreneur, talent manager and producer has helped many well-known record labels and artist thrive into the millions, and with her help has elevated rappers into household names along with their own personal status in the business.

For the past 22 years Perez has been invaluable to Sean “Jay Z” Carter, and others, rise in the industry. Her negotiation and financial skills have brought fruit to his empire. One of his business ventures is Roc Nation, an A-Z service company for people in the music and entertainment industry. Desiree has been its’ Chief Operating Officer since 2009 and deals with not only all of its’ negotiations but its’ management, publishing and labeling departments. In 2008 it teamed up with Live Nation for $150 million and has recently extended the partnership another 10 years behind Perez’s negotiation skills.

Another top name in the music industry Perez has fostered is Rihanna. Perez conferenced a $25 million deal for Rihanna’s Anti tour with Samsung which heighten her marketability.A spin-off of Roc Nation is Roc Nation Sports, another successful negotiation of Perez that concentrates on top sport personalities careers and lead by her husband Juan Perez.Perez and her husband, Juan Perez, are said to be part of the Hova Circle of Influence, a collection of influencers and investors involved in the music and entertainment industry.

Desiree Perez Adds Value to Roc Nation with Possible UMG Contract

Desiree Perez, the senior executive of Roc Nation, is reportedly adding values to her entertainment firm with a possible UMG contract. Roc Nation is currently in a ten-year contract with Live Nation that is about to expire next year. As the music and entertainment firm of Jay Z, Roc has contracts with many celebrated performers. Interestingly, when Jay Z signed the deal with Live Nation in 2008, it was reported that the deal size was $150 million. Per an insider information, Live Nation is only interested in the touring contract and not interested in the recorded music. But, Jay is not found to be happy with such a contract, and the industry analysts confirm they are parting ways.

Per the latest information, Perez is stepped into the task of searching new partners, and she found to have met with Universal Music Group. It should be noted that Perez was the negotiator for the 2008 Live Nation deal for Roc. Jay and Perez met with Sir Lucian Grainge, UMG Chairman, at his office in the early weeks of April 2017. UMG insiders confirm that it already has a distribution contract with Roc. It is reported that UMG is looking for a bigger contract that can give larger stake on the artists of Roc. If the deal materializes, it will help Jay to invest in new talent and groom them significantly.

Desiree Perez is the close associated of Jay with more than two decades of experience in music industry. As the Chief Operating Officer of Roc, Perez takes care of entire management from labeling management to publishing. She is considered as a tough negotiator and helped Jay in many successful contracts of Roc Nation. Perez was the significant player in making lucrative contracts for most of the Roc Nation artists, including Rihanna, Shakira, Meek Mill, and more.