Alex Pall: An Interview with Interview Magazine

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, as The Chainsmokers, took the music world by storm in 2014. Their first big hit came in the form of “#Selfie.” This song was followed by a variety of other loose singles that went on to top the charts. Songs such as “Paris” and “Closer” were made by Pall and Taggart.

The musical duo conducted an interview with Interview Magazine recently and discussed a large range of topics. Topics included the future of the group, changes they will make going forward, and singer Halsey. They also told the interviewer about how they met – their origin story. The interview was conducted almost directly after the release of “Closer,” one of their smash hits.

Alex Pall began the interview saying: “I was a DJ growing up.” He explained that it had always been a hobby, but it wasn’t until later his his life, while in an art gallery, that he discovered that music was consuming his life. He wanted to give music a real shot, but recently departed on by his musical partner, he needed a new partner. His manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart.

At this time, Taggart was attending the University of Maine and DJing on the side. In fact, both he and Pall were both DJing prior to meeting each other. Taggart was also interning and Interscope, and it was through this job that Taggart met the connection that introduced him to Alex Pall.

“Closer” was a game changer for The Chainsmokers. It led to Andrew Taggart becoming the front man and lead singer of the group. This made it possible for not only their records to positively grow but their live show as well. Alongside Halsey, Andrew Taggart performs a heartfelt duet on “Closer.”

Alex Pall mentioned Halsey quite frequently in the interview.

“She’s incredible,” Pall said. Pall praised both Halsey and Andrew Taggart for their singing on “Closer.”

Another topic of the interview was Instagram and how it enables The Chainsmokers to see their audience react. As far as demographics go, Pall said he mostly sees people between the ages of 16 and 25 listening to his music.

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Big Musicians Are Calling On Clayton Hutson To Help Them Run An Awesome Tour

Music producer extraordinaire Clayton Hutson is a well known and loved business owner who is known for working day to night to get the job done. He is always putting his clients first and their ideas. To impress clients you have to wow them with awesome lights, audio, etc. Since Mr. Hutson has lots of experience in the field and knows how to blow clients away with his skills and professional manner.

 

His business started with a desire to have his own company and not work for anyone else. Mr. Hutson picked up lots of skills from previous companies. He has worked at Getagrip Touring as a production manager and was vice-president of production for Ronin Event Creative. There is one thing Clayton believes that maybe other may not. Hiring people who are talented is incredibly important rather than someone who is very polite with no talent. It is hard to train those people he says. A person who is talented and passionate about their job with strive to do their best. His younger self could also use some valid advice to be completely honest with himself and others. He would also say to put family first always.

 

When it comes to work and business Clayton Hutson is always on the move and being a productive entrepreneur is crucial. He is always three steps ahead of the game. Mr. Hutson plans his whole day in advance so he can get everything done that needs to be figured out. Setting up a stage and testing all the equipment to make sure it is in working order is very important in Clayton’s eyes. He even triple checks everything to make sure.

 

Triple threat Clayton Hutson is full of talent ready to show the world. He is a live sound engineer, production manager, logistics manager, monitor engineer, show producer, is a stage manager, does rigging, and production design. On top of it Clayton auditions for acting roles on the side and has been in TV commercials and has made appearances in TV shows.

 

Mr. Hutson got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Production and Theater Design from Central Michigan University. After graduating from there he continued onto the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. There he received a Master of Business Administration. He has worked for big names such as Kanye West, Prince, Jennifer Nettles, Guns N’ Roses, Kid Rock, Pink, Garbage, OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson, and so many more. Learn more: https://www.clayhutson.com