Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers was the subject of a very interesting interview by Interview Magazine. It was a fascinating look into the Chainsmokers origins and their future ambitions. Alex started his musical life as a DJ growing up around New York City. It was during this time that he meet his Chainsmokers band mate Andrew Taggart. Once they met they spent many hours discussing their musical interests and goals. One aspect the team really bonded over was their desire to really make it in the music industry. They wanted the Chainsmokers to have a unique sound that was unlike anything anyone had ever heard.
Soon the pair was working long nights to create a sound they could call their own, something different from the norm. As a team they would spend a lot of time debating whether they were making the right decisions when it came to new music or even the idea of album covers for their newest album. A major goal for the team has always been to keep things new and interesting.
During the interview Alex spoke about the process of writing new music. The team often uses song writers, but all the songs are about Alex and Andrew. This makes the album have a much better flow and is more intimate which the Chainsmokers fans love. According to Alex the social media site Instagram gives him the best view of who his fans really are. International fans are starting to make up a larger portion of the bands fan base. Having an equal split of boy and girl fans is something that makes the band very happy. Now that the band has expanded their audience they hope to also expand their live show. They have plans to make their next tour even more exciting than their last.
One of the world’s most successful musical groups is the Chainsmokers. This group is a two man duo that specializes in electronic dance music or EDM. They have been around since 2012 and have been making some chart topping songs which have catapulted the duo to international success. The Chainsmokers were rated the numbefr 59th top musical group in the world by Forbes magazine. This rating was based on their financial success as a group.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the Chainsmokers. Together, they have a networth of $45 million dollars. This group are such big hit makers that they can command six figures just to host a party or event. If the event is on a major scale, the duo can expect millions for their appearance. Chainsmokers are so popular that they are getting themselves in many facets of society outside of music.
They are investing in startups, making appearances on football halftime shows and even helping people out with important charitable causes. Pall and Taggart are constantly staying busy with touring and getting involved with many different projects. This is one group that is showing no signs of slowing down.
In the recent past, they had hits such as Paris, Don’t Let Me Down featuring Daya and their international mega hit “Closer”. Late in 2018 the duo released This Feeling featuring Kelsea Ballerini, Beach House and Side Effects featuring the vocals of Emily Warren. Each of these songs are performing well with fans and they are helping the Chainsmokers to further cement their legacy as a profitable and successful group.
The Chainsmokers are now in a position where they can set trends within the industry. The group is that good. The groups stated in previous interviews that they were influenced by Avicii who had passed away. Now, the Chainsmokers are in a position to start influencing other groups and musicians. They have arrived and their financial success is cemented. Think about this: even if the Chainsmokers never made another hit song again (and retired); they still will be a very financial musical group for many years to come. The Chainsmokers are truly worth their financial weight in music.
Since its establishment in 1984, Papa John’s has grown to be the third in terms of popularity in the U.S. According to the third-quarter earnings report, Papa John’s has been experiencing a decline in same-store sales, earning per share, and revenue. This is because Papa John’s has lost most of its consumers. Businesses and universities have ended their relationships with the company. If something is not done soon, the franchise might lose its stores.
Steve Ritchie, the CEO at Papa John’s, believes that the company has a lot that it needs to do so as to win back its customers. In a conference call with Mr. Ritchie, he claimed that the executives have already recognized that the improvement measures of the organization are already working. The executives are also optimistic about future opportunities. The major move of Papa John’s is rebranding and shifting its focus to the employees. The move has had a positive impact on consumer sentiment.
Steve Ritchie (@stevemritchie) claimed that various research firms have proved that the customer perception concerning Papa John’s is moving from negative to positive. This is after the company introduced its “Voices” campaign. Papa John’s recently restructured its executive suite which Mr. Ritchie believes will help the organization get back and shift its focus on customers.
In the restructuring process, Mike Nettles was made the chief operating and executive vice president officer to lead the restructuring. There were also four other vice president roles that were created in the organization that revolved around interaction points or customer touchpoints: customer experience, innovation and branding, analytics and technology, and menu strategy. The restructuring will enable Papa John’s shift its focus on its key areas.
Steve Ritchie Papa Johns is optimistic that the improvement actions of Papa John’s are working as the number of customers is increasing, even though the challenges still exist. The company has improved customer sentiments in some regions such as North America. It has also received support both externally and internally. Steve Ritchie and his team are committed to creating the momentum and ensuring the company moves forward to greater success.
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Alex Pall is a member of Chainsmokers Band and he was recently interviewed by Mathias Rosenzweig to find out what makes their music unique. He revealed that he started his music career as a DJ in New York and was facing a lot of difficulties before founding the band. He had a difficult time getting clients and relied on people who knew him to advertise his work. In the beginning, he did not take music DJing seriously and took It as a part-time job he loved. However, he soon realized that his love for dance music was great and decided to pursue it full time.
It was scary going full force on something he was not sure about, but he chose to follow his heart. He quit his full-time job to focus on dance music when he met Drew, the other member of Chainsmokers Band. Drew was still in college when they started working together and it was difficult finding time to meet. He admits that it was difficult venturing into dance music at a time when people did not understand it. People made fun of him for wearing V neck shirts. Luckily, the duo started getting shows and people loved their work. People requested for their music and performance when Avicii became famous. When asked about how they knew they could work together, Pall stated that they were serious from the beginning and knew what each could offer. They were both hungry for success and their passion for dance music kept them grounded.
Whenever the duo met, they talked about music and what they needed to do to push their brand. He admits that having similar values and visions enabled them to succeed and make it in the music industry. Although dance music was not popular when they started, they were not shaken by negative views about their work but kept pushing until doors opened. The band has worked with great artists like Halsey on the song “Closer,” which was loved by their fans. The opportunity to work with Halsey taught them a lot about the industry. Pall states that it has taken time for their music to pick up, but it is picking up and is becoming international. Their music is played around the world after hard work and patience.
Lawrence Bender is arguably one of the greatest movie producers of our generation. He has made notable films like An Inconvenient Truth, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting. Born in 1957 in the Bronx, New York City, New York, Lawrence Bender grew up in a Jewish family. While in high school, Bender didn’t think twice about film production. His main objective was to pursue a career in civil engineering, primarily for two reasons: his grandfather was a civil engineer and the career offered great jobs in that particular field. So, Bender decided to major in civil engineering at the University of Maine, graduating in 1979.
Shortly after college, Lawrence Bender became obsessed with dancing and wanted to become a professional dancer. Unfortunately, an injury permanently sidelined him. You could say that it was this injury that leads Bender into the film industry.
One of my most favourite films from Lawrence Bender is Good Will Hunting. In the film, Will Hunting faces an array of challenges during his youth. He is an orphan and is constantly abused by his family. However, Hunting has above average intelligence and mathematical ability. He demonstrates this ability while he is working as a janitor at the university. Hunting is able to solve a difficult problem with ease in the hallway. The faculty and students are amazed. Eventually, the teacher of that class ends up becoming his mentor. Will also faces challenges with his relationship with Skylar, his girlfriend. He has a hard time opening up about what he went through growing up, hiding his past from her. This is another challenge presented in the movie. Overall, I really like the movie because it shows how one can overcome tremendous challenges and reach success.
The second film that I liked most was An Inconvenient Truth. In this documentary, Al Gore explains how humans are accelerating global warming at a massive rate. He is very clear about how we are damaging the planet as well as the species living on it. All in all, it sheds like on a very controversial topic that affects all of us whether we want it to or not.