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The Chainsmokers Are New And Improved Taking On A Completely Different Style Of Music

The Chainsmokers have been breaking records and smashing it at the top of the music billboards for the last couple of years since they made it to the big time. Alex and Andrew, the duo responsible for one of the hottest DJ production teams in the country today, have taken a new direction to their music as of late. Typically, everyone knows of the Chainsmokers for the upbeat vibes and party music that is centered on electronic beats and smooth melody. At the beginning of this year, the two DJ’s released a song that is nothing like anything their fans have heard thus far.

Complete with deep rock sounds and a dark tone, The Chainsmokers latest hit single “Sick Boy”, is something new altogether for them. According to their latest interviews, Alex and Andrew decide to go in a new direction for several different reasons, though it was mainly to grow as artists. Since they first became famous, all they have produced is the same party music that is meant to be fun and speak to a specific generation. However, they want to speak to their audience in a way they never have before and connect with them on a deeper level.

Their new song “Sick Boy” takes a deeper look into the lives that we as people live today, centered around social media and technology. In an attempt to let their fans and their critics know they are more than just celebrities making tons of money and living the good life. They are aware of the issues going on in the world, and they want to reflect on those issues in their music to speak to their audience.

Since first going public, “Sick Boy” has been received quite well for the Chainsmokers, especially over in Europe and the Midwest where darker music is much more popular. According to the Chainsmokers, there is much more to come in the future, along with many collaborations with great artists as they have done in the past.

Jay Z and Desiree Perez Make Power Move in Negotiations with Live Nation

Is there any industry in the entertainment field that is dominated like the music industry is with Jay Z? Jay Z is one of the world’s leading business moguls and the foremost authority on what it takes to become a phenom in American music. Jay Z has been heralded as an incredible businessman as well as an innovative musician and he was handsomely rewarded for it almost 10 years ago. Jay Z signed on to a 360 Deal with Live Nation back in 2008 for a stunning 10 year/$150 million contract. Now, as it would have it, the deal is coming up and both sides are beginning to explore their options.  Continue reading on

For Jay Z this meant turning to Roc Nation business partner and confidant, Desiree Perez. For more of Dez, click on  Perez has been working with Jay Z in lockstep for years as she has helped to turn Jay Z into a true massive multimedia mogul. Perez and Jay Z took a trip out to California in order to have dinner with the CEO at Universal Music Group. This dinner is obviously not simply for fun and it is clear that UMG has at least a passive interest in signing Jay Z once he becomes a free agent after his deal falls through with Live Nation. UMG was quick to deny the reports that there was anything going on but the message was pretty clear: Live Nation should pony up or UMG might swoop in.  Interesting article to read on

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Were Jay Z to make the move to UMG, likely with the urging of business partner Desiree Perez, it could signal a larger return on investment for Jay Z and his team at Roc Nation. UMG could give Jay Z the resources necessary in order to develop some of the huge artists on the Roc Nation artist. Right now, however, everything is still up in the air.  Head over to for additional reading.

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