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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Desiree Brings New Perspective to Tidal

Desiree Perez is one of the most interesting players in the game when it comes to the success of Tidal. She has been around long enough to make people take interest in what this company is doing, but she is not officially part of the Tidal staff. She doesn’t sit in any executive positions, but she is a friend of Jay-Z and this is what has connected her to Tidal.

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That is the great thing about having friends in high places. Dez Perez has been able to elevate because of her association with Jay-Z. This is a mutually beneficial relationship. Jay-Z gets the chance to build up Tidal with a tough negotiator like Desiree Perez, and she gets the chance to show off her skills and build her resume.  Follow musicbusinessworldwide.com

 

There was a time when Jay-Z was watching the industry from the sidelines. He wanted to be able to see what the music streaming industry was like. It did not take long before he decided to put his best foot forward and engage in music streaming. Desiree has allowed Jay-Z to become a leader in the music streaming business, and it did not take long for him to build his success.  Hop over to complex.com.

It showed that Jay-Z knows how to put the right people in place at the right time. He has already tried several other in executive positions for Tidal, but there was no luck. It would take someone like Desiree Perez to put things in perspective. She could look at the company from the outside and see what Jay-Z could not see. She would be the one that would help him transform his music streaming service into something that people would soon gravitate towards. Desiree Perez would change the course of business for Tidal and bring more customers forth.

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