• 30Mar

    Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are a production duo, called The Chainsmokers. They have been climbing their way to the top very quickly. With their number one song “Closer”, reaching the top of the billboard chart for 12 weeks and multiple other songs also reaching for the stars. The Chainsmokers have broken many records and now they have a message for the people in their generation, including the younger ones who feel that their social media platforms are the most important things, with their new single “Sick boy”.

    The Chainsmokers reflect their frustration involving today’s society that gives social media complete importance above all other things. This generation engorges themselves in multiple social outlets, they even try to create jobs with them. Their music is relatable and mirrors how they feel. “Sick Boy” is a little darker than their usual musical tones, but as Taggart said in a Forbs interview, “I think that’s the tone of society right now.”

    “How many likes is my life worth?”

    The Chainsmokers are addressing the implications that social media has on us. They express to us, through their song, how much we feel the need to be liked by others and how many likes we need to feel a sense of acceptance. Unfortunately, we place ourselves in that situation, only to find out the feeling is not liberating. Their message is strong and could ultimately be a big risk for their career, but they are ready to accept the judgment that they may receive. Regardless, The Chainsmokers are voicing their opinions through their music, and they are grateful to see their single is receiving so much love and support from their fans. The song has already reached the top 100 on the US Billboard and at the top of radio lists in multiple countries all over the world.

    https://www.pandora.com/artist/the-chainsmokers/ARXX6jwckzwk4nw

  • 13Jul

    As Jay-Z’s groundbreaking 10 year deal with Live Nation draws near to a close, he has given notice that he is indeed in the market for business in regarding recorded music with Roc Nation. The initial deal, worth a staggering $150 million, was considered a “360” deal, meaning that either Jay-Z or Live Nation would be able to sell their stocks in Roc Nation to the other party. While Live Nation has gone on record about ending their deal with Jay-Z regarding recorded music, they fully intend to continue their business relationship in regards to their extremely lucrative touring deal. In Jay-Z’s initial 360 deal with Live Nation, the touring giant bought a stake in Jay-Z’s and other artists’ rights and recorded music, but as of now, Live Nation is no longer investing in recorded music, ending that aspect of their partnership. Today Roc Nation’s roster includes superstars such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, Meek Mill and Fat Joe.  More of this on pagesix.com

    Top Roc Nation executive and longtime business associate of Jay-Z’s Desiree Perez, recently met with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music group, Sir Lucian Grainge, along with Jay, at Grainge’s offices in Santa Monica, CA. There is speculation that Jay-Z and Dez Perez’s meeting with Grainge could signify an upcoming power move, as this could put Jay-Z in a position to significantly bolster some of his other business ventures. Read related article on igstars.com.  While Universal Music Group has publicly addressed their decision to increase their business opportunities with Jay-Z, they have denied having any discussions about the impending expiration of his deal with Live Nation.

    Interesting article to read here

    Desiree “Dez” Perez is a longtime business associate of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, having known him for over 20 years. Currently, she maintains an executive role at SC Enterprises while overseeing many of the daily operations at Roc Nation, including management, labeling, and publishing. Known throughout the industry as a fierce negotiator, Dez Perez has overseen many of the major events at Roc Nation, as well as a key cog in Rihanna’s groundbreaking deal with Samsung. For updates on Dez timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com. Aside from her endeavors at Roc Nation, Dez Perez is also a producer, playing a role in the 2013 documentary film, Change: The LifeParticle Effect.  More to read on saltylens.com.

    Read updates and Dez’s blogs, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/desiree-perez-b9451222

 
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