The Chainsmokers Artist of the Year.

The Chainsmokers declared as the Dance Artist of the Year.The Chainsmokers are a duo DJ and a music producers in America that are made up of two individuals Alex pall and Andrew Taggart. Initially, Chainsmokers was made up of the former DJ Rhett Bixler but later reformed in 2012 to be an EDM DJ under the new management of Adam Alpert. Pall had taken a course in the music business and art history in the University of New York. While pall was working at an art gallery, Taggart who was an intern at Interscope records and an interested DJ with his songs was introduced to him by Alpert. When Bixler left the Chainsmokers, Taggart learnt through a guy who worked for Alpert that there was an opening at Chainsmokers. This made Taggart leave Maine to join Chainsmokers, and this is when they did their first remixes. Some of the songs that have made the Chainsmokers be known include” selfie” which was released in 2014 and was top twenty in a number of countries, ” roses” which was among the top 10 in US , ” don’t let me down” which won Grammy awards for being the best dance recording and “closer” became their first number one single song.

 

Recently, in January 2018, the Chainsmokers released a new song “sick boy”. The song is said to be more evocative, intoxicating and catchy than any other song they have done before. It has been able to catch the attention of both the new and the old fans. In February they released another single song ‘You Owe Me,’ which took them to the billboard for being position four under the hot 100 singles chart. In March they hit up with ‘Everybody Hates Me,’ which has over nine million views for the audio since the video has not yet been released. It was still in this month that the chain smokers received the iHeartRadio awards for being the Dance Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and Dance Album of the Year. Their latest song is “somebody” that features Drew Love.

 

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Jay Z Meeting with UMG CEO Sparks Speculation of a Pending Partnership

Ten years ago, Jay Z made a deal with Live Nation where they held rights to his recorded music. The deal is coming to an end in 2018. As a result, the rap artist is seeking to partner with other organizations in the music industry. The $150 million deal took place in 2008. When the duly agreed time elapses, it will trigger a buy-sell situation where both parties could sell their share or acquire Roc Nation in whole. There is information about Live Nation extending the touring deal with Jay Z. Live Nation, however, is pulling out of the record music contract.

An Insider in the music industry said that Live Nation had stopped doing business in the record industry. As a result, they would not keep or seek to extend Jay Z contract. However, the touring deal with the rap artist is still lucrative, and they hope to maintain the relationship for years to come. Of late, Jay Z and his company’s executive Desiree Perez have met with representatives from the Universal Music Group. The meeting sparked speculations that UMG could be seeking to buy part of Roc Nation. A successful deal with the institution would give Jay Z enough resources to expand and improve Tidal. As at the moment, Tidal is facing stiff competition from Apple Music and Spotify services. UMG insiders said that they had done business with Jay Z before. Currently, they own a small percentage of Jay-Z’s company. They also expressed their interest in expanding their business relations with the Rap artist.

Along with playing an essential part in Rihanna’s Samsung deal, Desiree Perez plays a significant role in Roc Nation. She came in when the company was in a tight lane. However, her expertise at crunching numbers and making deals saw the company rise to become a top player in the music industry. As the chief operating officer of Roc Nation, Perez job revolves around management, publishing, and music labeling and more