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The Chainsmokers’ New Drug

On January 17, 2018, The Chainsmokers captivated both their already loyal fans and anyone who was passing by with their new single: Sick Boy, a dance-rock track that may signal a new darker era for The Chainsmokers’ music. Not like the title would suggest, Sick Boy doesn’t delve into the sickness of any physical disease but one that often plagues us through society with the plague being our identity crisis we often suffer through via social media exposure. The group explains that narcissism is something they often see when browsing through social media and has become a necessary evil when it comes to communicating in this world. You can tell this is a track that they are really proud of and excited to share with fans and people just listening for the first time.

The Chainsmokers were first formed by Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler but was then later reformed with Andrew Taggart replacing Bixler. The Chainsmokers got started back in 2012 but had a public breakthrough in 2014 with their song: #Selfie and have since been making popular songs, with “Closer” becoming their first #1 single and “Don’t Let Me Down” winning a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. The duo has also won two American Music Awards and five IHeartRadio Music Awards.

When it comes to their music, what Taggart describes is an eclectic mix of genres. While their songs are mostly classified as EDM, they often have a mixture of indie, pop, and hip-hop in their songs and their songs clearly demonstrate this mixture. Artists like DeadMau5 are musical inspirations for them and even as a kid, Taggart became a fan of EDM through artists such as Daft Punk and David Guetta. The Chainsmokers have become a staple when it comes to this generation of music much like Duran Duran for the 80s and Tupac for the 90s and with the release of their new single “Everybody Hates Me“, it’s clear that the Pall and Taggart aren’t slowing down anytime soon.

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Roc Nation’s Secret Weapon: Desiree Perez

When hearing about the popular music of today, it is inevitable that names such as Jay-Z or Rihanna, would be brought up; both are exceptionally sought-after artists, that have been at the forefront of the mainstream music industry for years.

Jay-Z, an affluent rapper and business man, owes much of the success of his company, Roc Nation, to that of Desiree Perez. She, the Chief Operating Officer of the aforementioned company, boasts a very accomplished career.

Desiree has had a hand in the successes of some of the artists at Roc Nation. She has taken part in the planning of Rihanna’s Anti tour, and setting up a $25 million collaboration with Samsung to promote the tour. The tour received a very favorable outcome, due in part to Desiree’s involvement. In an industry saturated by men, it is very admirable that Desiree has made a name for herself, as a woman to be reckoned with in the business, and music world.

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Desiree plays a significant role in Roc Nation’s negotiating team. Her position in the establishment is definitely crucial to Roc Nation, its artists, and its many business endeavors. She has helped make many important deals for the company, one being a $150 million deal with Live Nation. For an update of her recent timeline activities, hit

Her industry savvy knowledge has been put to use for at least 22 years. Because of this, she is considered Jay-Z and Roc Nation’s secret weapon, especially when making major decisions within the establishment.   Click on for additional article.

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Without her, it is unknown whether or not things would go as smoothly as they have for Roc Nation, but luckily for them, they won’t have to find out any time soon, as it seems she won’t be leaving Roc Nation’s side. With such accomplishments, it would be unfortunate for her talents for business and negotiation to be wasted.  More to read on

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