When you think of an EDM, pop, indie style crossover who comes to mind? Well, if you have good taste you would probably think of The Chainsmokers, an American music and DJ duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. Just by listening to the radio you have probably heard a few of their songs like “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay, or “Closer” featuring Halsey.
These songs, along with the majority of their music takes on a bright tone and catchy beat, but recently The Chainsmokers have decided to dive into something a little darker. They have recently launched a new single called “Sick Boy” which represents their transition into a darker tone. When asked about their new single they have mentioned that their music typically reflects what’s going on with society at the time, and in their opinions’, society has been in a dark place. (Learn about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)
Taggart also mentioned that the darkness in their new single also comes from a place of frustration and anger from feeling like people think they know him when they don’t, stemming from what others say about him, something a lot of us come to struggle with at some point in our lives. Taggart also goes on to say “‘Sick Boy’ and the next couple songs are addressing what it feels like to be alive right now and as someone in our generation, and I think people relate to it in their own type of way.” I know I can personally relate. Go To This Page for more information.
The Chainsmokers are in the works of pushing more and more music out there. They typically pump music out at a relatively quick pace. I can’t wait to hear what other dark music they put out there. It is always great to test different styles and grow as a musician. Keep up the good work Chainsmokers!
One of the most lucrative deals entered in 2008 between Jay Z, and Live Nation is coming to an end. The deal which was a ten-year deal saw Jay Z pocket a cool 150 million dollars. The deal is set to expire in 2018 and could trigger a buy-sell agreement between the two players meaning that one faction could decide to sell its stake to Roc Nation or entirely buy the company outright.
According to sources that are privy to some information concerning new developments in the industry states that Live Nation wants to continue with the deal but only on the touring side not on the recorded music side. From an insider source, the deal is between Jay Z and Live Nation is not going to be extended since Live Nation is not in the business of buying recorded music anymore however they intend to continue with the productive touring relationship with Jay-Z.
Jay Z was seen in the company of Roc Nation Executive Director Desiree Perez in a meeting at Universal Music Group offices that was also attended by UMG CEO Sir Lucian Grainge. The meeting sparkled speculations that there could be a deal entered between Roc Nation Universal Music Group. Already Roc Nation and UMG have a distribution deal.
About Desiree Perez
Desiree Perez is a force to reckon with in the music industry. She is popularly known for possessing excellent negotiations skills and as a result has been able to help several artistes achieve success in the music industry. One of the artists that has greatly benefited from Perez business and management skills is Sean Carter also known by the stage name Jay-Z. The two have had a good working relationship for years, and in those many years, Perez has helped Jay-Z secure major deals with big multinationals companies. Perez has also worked with other top celebrities in the music industry and among them is Rihanna with whom she helped secure a major deal amounting to millions of shillings with Samsung.