Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart Become the Human Element of Chainsmokers’ Music

The recent release of the Chainsmokers’ 2018 single “Sick Boy” has many people talking. It is unlike anything they have released before. Although it sounds like a traditional dance song, sporting a catchy back beat overlaid with masterful electronic soundscapes, the single contains a sobering message about today’s society. The Chainsmokers have never been a traditional EDM group. The DJ duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have pushed the boundaries of their chosen genre numerous times. Both artists are heavily involved in the songwriting, and Andrew Taggart even goes as far as to sing lead vocals. “Sick Boy” is their latest attempt to remain relevant, establish themselves as true artists, and better connect with their listeners.

 

Since the release of 2016 hit “Closer” the Chainsmokers have tried to insert themselves as the human element within their music. For most DJ’s that element is provided by other artists in collaboration, but as Taggart continues to provide lead vocals, that element has become the duo themselves. According to Alex Pall it stems from a choice to wrap an identity around their work. “We want our songs to be a cohesive body of work that illustrates who we are” Pall said. In a recent interview the duo alluded that at one point they decided they did not want to make regular dance music anymore. They looked around, saw that most EDM groups did not use their own vocals, and said why not. The decision has paid off considerably as the Chainsmokers are more popular than ever.

 

“Sick Boy” is a continuation of Pall’s desire to stay away from typical DJ format. A few singles, a collection of good songs, some dance records, and an interlude shoved in their somewhere. For him relevance is found in identity and a song like “Sick Boy” provides that identity. The song alludes to the frustration of celebrity in the thrall of overexposure on social media, and also touches on the loss of identity social media generates.

 

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The Chainsmokers remember Avicii at the 2018 Billboard Awards

Electro Pop duo The Chainsmokers recently commemorated the late Swedish DJ, Avicii— who passed away in April 2018 due to an act of suicide related to depression. As the duo presented the top 100 Song award to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito” they proceeded to remember Avicii; mentioning how he was one of their inspirations and a Dj who was also beloved by the EDM community.

Later in the event, The Chainsmokers went back on stage to receive the award of Top Dance/Electronic Artist and Andrew Taggart, member of the band proceeded to dedicate the award to Avicii. Taggart mentioned how Avicii was a big influence on him and one of the reasons he believed he could succeed in this career.

Singer and songwriter Hasley also had some thoughts. She commented on how she was fortunate to have worked with Avicii and shared that he was a great person to be around. She went on to encourage people to be loving and supportive of friends and family who may be suffering from mental issues.

About The Chainsmokers

The electropop duo began in 2012 in New York City with members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Pall was originally part of a different duo including DJ Rhett Bixler. Andrew Taggart soon learned that Bixler had left the group and decided to relocate from Maine to New York to fill the missing spot; they became The Chainsmokers.

In its early days, the duo began by doing remixes of bands such as The Killers, Chromeo, and Phoenix. One of their first notable hits was the song “Erase”, released in 2012 and which included vocals by actress and singer Priyanka Chopra.

The group broke into mainstream success when they released a free download of their new single #Selfie in 2013. Soon after, they scored a deal with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and the single was re-released. The band soon hit a peak on the dance music charts while receiving international recognition.

The Chainsmokers have since blown up and received several other awards. Amongst those include a Grammy for best dance recording, two AMA awards, and five iHeartRadio awards.

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Jeremy Goldstein gives advice on incentives for employees

Stock options have been used as a method of workers’ compensation for a long time. However, despite being one of the widely used methods of workers compensation, it is losing its position to other methods very fast. Some disadvantages are associated with this method that has made it a top target for managers.

 

Many corporations are considering stock options not good enough for business since they have disadvantages that can affect the growth of a business. Some of the corporations that have foregone the method have been giving the excuse of wanting to save more money as the only reason. However, this is not the case. Multiple problems can be associated with the move to eliminate them.

 

Despite workers being the target of this compensation method they have not been pleased about it in recent times. There is a lot about them that is keeping workers from accepting them as a proper means of compensation. The world economy is drastically changing. Some stocks are crashing overnight leaving investors with deep problems. These are the kind of things that many employees are wary about. You cannot be sure about the future of the stock options. It is a gamble that may blow all the investments you have. Some workers compare them to the free casino promotions that one get. There is nothing it will cost you, but it is just a gamble. You cannot plan your life with it. The current employees are sensitive to such compensation plans, and this has added to the challenges that have been facing the stock options as a means of workers compensation.

 

Jeremy Goldstein on EPS

 

Jeremy Goldstein advises business corporations on how to apply Earnings per Share as a means of offering incentives. EPS is an effective compensation plan if it is properly implemented. Jeremy Goldstein also offers advice on other performance-oriented methods of compensation.

 

EPS can have a huge impact on the growth of a business. It is one factor that shareholders will look at before deciding whether to buy or sell a stock. When EPS is incorporated in the payment structure of a business organization, it has been proven to be highly successful.

 

However, opponents of the EPS system think of it as one way that senior corporate officers can selfishly influence the performance of the business. The executives are the one who set the metrics to be achieved. They can adjust the metrics to favor a predetermined outcome.

 

About Jeremy Goldstein

 

Jeremy Goldstein is a reputable lawyer in New York. He is the founder of a boutique law firm in New York that deals with corporate compensation. Jeremy Goldstein has acquired a lot of knowledge from working in the industry. He has been working with various medium and top organizations for about 15 years now. Learn more: http://officialjeremygoldstein.com/

Jeremy Goldstein: The voice behind knockout options

Jeremy Goldstein is partner and founder of the boutique law firm Jeremy L. Associates LLC, which is a highly respected law firm that advises corporate executives. Prior to starting his law firm, Jeremy Goldstein spent time working at another law firm in new York. Most corporate executives now only turn to Jeremy Goldstein, when they are in need of issues involving employee benefits. Jeremy Goldstein has amassed 15 years of experience and shows it.

 

Jeremy Goldstein has been very influential in many of the country’s top corporate transactions involving many top-tier companies such as Chevron, Verizon, AT&T, Merck and Bank One. Along with his legal work, Jeremy Goldstein serves on the board of many organizations including the non-profit Fountain House, which helps those with mental illness. Jeremy Goldstein is the chairman of Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Section. Jeremy Goldstein earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He also earned his B.A. from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago.

 

Most major companies have completely stopped offering employees stock options. Some companies do it to save money, while others do it for more complex reasons. There have been a few issues that have convinced companies to stop.

 

Dropping of the stock value, makes it hard for employees to execute their options. Employees grow concerned with this type of compensation. Stock options end up burdening company accountants.

 

There are however, some benefits to stock options. This type of compensation is easily understood by employees. The options cause employees to work harder at making the company successful.

 

When it comes to options, Jeremy Goldstein suggests the knockout options. It has very similar characteristics as the regular stock options. However, when they fall below a set amount, employees will lose them. Knockout options are less stressful on company accountants and there is no risk of option overhang.

 

Companies that consider the possibility of knockout options, should wait at least a year after the current derivatives expire before offering replacements. If the company decides not to wait, their corporate quarterly statement may look negative.

 

Knockout options may not be a solution to every problem, but they do get rid of many of the major obstacles related to compensation based on stock. It is recommended though that executives of the company speak with auditors about the implications of providing knockout options. It will take time to see if knockout options are right for you. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.goldstein.12