“Release”: the hit that changed everything for Chainsmokers and Halsey

The Chainsmokers and Halsey hit has attained the diamond status in the US. This one comes about two years since its first release. It takes a song to sell more than ten million units for it to earn the diamond status from the American Recording Industry Association (RIAA).

The news became known when the musicians posted it on their Instagram pages. Both Halsey and the Chainsmokers posted the pictures of their diamond plaques on the 15th of September. The last time that the Chainsmokers got certified by the RIAA was back in March 2017 when their hit sold over seven million sales earning them 7 x platinum. The RIAA has not yet updated their website to reflect that the Chainsmokers tune has upgraded from multiplatinum to the diamond rank. It is however predictable that they will update that in future now that the band has already spilled the beans.

This song Closer was released during the July-September period of 2016 and immediately became loved making it top among the HOT 100. It maintained the top spot for a more extended period than anyone would have expected at that time. `Closer’ continued to lead along with other hit songs. In the U.S history, this hit has taken the fourth position as the No.1 hits that have reigned longest.

`Closer’ did not only win some awards but also helped both the Chainsmokers and Halsey get nominated for the Grammy Awards for the first time. Last year this hit did not win in the category of the Best Pop Performance. It got beaten by the “Stressed Out” hit by Twenty One Pilots’ Surprise. Nevertheless, its radio plays, streams and sales continued to increase during the year. “ Closer” has been the No.1 hit for long on the Electronic songs chart until recently when it was beaten by “ The Middle” sang by Greys and Marren Morris.

Before the release of “Closer,” few hits by the Chainsmokers have appeared among the top 10. “Release” has made the big difference by placing them on the map as superstars. This hit song made Halsey suddenly famous even though she boasted a big fan base and a rising talent even before teaming up with the Chainsmokers.

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When Entrepreneurship, Meets Clayton Huston

What would you do in the eye of a financial crisis? I bet, starting a company won’t be one of your first ideas, leave alone the actual deed of building it. Clayton Huston, a sound engineer, a producer, and a project manager is an example of an entrepreneur with a niche for excellence, and a breath of air that attracts the crème Del a crème in the music industry. But this is not a day’s job.

The Idea

The idea to start an own venture became Clayton Huston’s bone to chew following the recession that took a negative path for his previous employer. Having experience and extensive knowledge, he had the correct buttons to press in the music industry. Mr. Huston decided to take a path less traveled; building a company.

The Entrepreneur

Clayton Huston is a breath of fresh air in the industry, and this makes his company one of the most sought after. Dedication to serve his clients and his capability to incorporate the ideas both from himself and them has seen him stand tall. Flexibility is one of his trademarks, though mostly associated with the rock and roll genre. Clayton Huston’s resume boasts of names such as Lady Gaga, Prince, Kid Rock, and Kanye West.

Hard work, as an exceptional entrepreneur would insist, is the root of success in any venture, and Clayton Huston is not one to shy off from that. His days start early and on a very high note; inspecting venues, equipment and creating the to-do-list and identification of the right crew. The process justifies the results in his case.

Working with the right people, Clayton says ensures a job well done. One would think that in this age Mr. Huston will shy off from employing the veterans of the field, this is not the matter, as Clayton Huston would rather get one that knows the job as compared to the one with the attitude of the job.

There is no better marketing tool than the client themselves, and it’s hard to believe that the growth of Mr. Huston’s enterprise has continued to depend on referrals from clients solely. But it’s something to expect from a man with his ability to give quality.

The Man

Clayton Huston is a family man and a dedicated one at that. His excellence in the entrepreneurial field does not overshadow his need and love for family. Personal growth for this icon is enhanced through his love for books.

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Alex Pall gives insights on how Chainsmokers have emerged a success in the music industry.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have joined hands to create one of the most promising and unique bands. The two founded Chainsmokers and their songs are becoming more popular by the day. They bring a fresh sound to the music industry.

 

Since a young age, they both enjoyed music, and Alex Pall even learned Djing . He worked as a Dj for a short while but never took it as a real job because of the fun involved in it. He however discovered music was all around him and thus decided to give it a trial and pursue music as his job. Andrew Taggart, on the other hand, enjoyed electronic music, and during his college years his peers would make fun of his style, electronic has emerged into a favorite genre among many.

Andrew and Alex shared a manager, and he introduced the two during an art gallery, before deciding to be music partners. Alex and Drew first grew as friends and during their meeting discovered they had a lot in common, their shared ideals influenced them to start the group ‘Chainsmokers.’

 

In a recent interview, the duo explained some of the challenges they have faced especially with their kind of music. Introducing a new sound in the industry is not easy, and this has been the case for Chainsmokers, introducing their electronic style and incorporating their Djing skills has been a walk in the park. Though according to Alex it is normal that a particular group will embrace their style fully while the other group needs persuading.

 

Owing to this, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have been on several tours with the aim of attracting more listeners and interacting more closely with their fans; the trip was in the European countries. Apart from the trip, the duo also believes that social media has played a crucial part in reaching their audiences and understanding how their fans relate to their music.

 

In addition to their fresh sound, another thing that stands out about the duo is how they sing about their real lives. It is especially new since they are young and it is not common among young people to sing about their experiences. Alex and Andrew work with songwriters and explain how they feel and allow the songwriters to put their feelings into words. This has also contributed to their popularity as young people can relate to them.

 

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Desiree Perez: One of the Most Influential Women in the Music Industry

From scouting talent to signing deals, women have accomplished great things in the music industry in 2017 and are generally pushing hard on the glass ceiling of a male-dominated industry. From country to rock and beyond, women have been instrumental in every aspect of the business side of the industry. Most have been in the field long enough to know the ropes and swim with the sharks.

One particular power player worth watching is Desiree Perez, the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation. In her position at Roc, Perez has been instrumental in helping her clients reach vast audiences with their music and videos through her deals with Sprint and in other situations. A private person outside of work, Perez is a relentless negotiator in the boardroom and has a talent for understanding all the financial aspects of the music business, and follow her Twitter.

No stranger to famous acts, Perez has been an associate of Jay-Z for roughly 20 years, and the megastar values her input on his career. She has also worked closely with Rihanna over the past decade and played a pivotal role in negotiating the singer’s deal with Samsung, an agreement which drew admiration across the industry, and learn more about Desiree Perez.

Perez was key in negotiating the Beyonce Formation Stadium, and is behind Tidal, the collective force of Roc that scouts, signs, promotes and produces talent. Other accomplishments include running labeling and publishing for Roc Nation. Because she has been associated with so many iconic and successful acts of the last 20 years, Perez stands out as someone with impeccable instincts for what will sell and for her legendary number-crunching skills.

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