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.
Robert Ivy recently received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The award was meant to honor those who have demonstrated a level of influence within an industry and are associated with the state of Mississippi. Other notable recipients of the award are Morgan Freeman and artist Walter Anderson.
Robert Ivy is the first architect to ever receive the MIAL. He is credited for making the industry more accessible to the general public. Robert has used his position as an author and commentator to put architecture on a platform that is more recognizable internationally than it ever was before.
Robert Ivy became CEO of the American Institute of Arts in 2011. The organization became a global enterprise under his leadership. The membership is currently the highest it has ever been in the 160 year history of the organization.
Robert Ivy became the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record in 1996. He is credited with making the publication the most widely read architectural journal in the world. Ivy went on to become the editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. This position also included the Green Source: The Magazine of Sustainable Design.
The Architectural Record has gone on to receive a number of awards under Robert Ivy’s leadership. The American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence was a unique honor because it is not normally given to a professional journal.
Robert Ivy himself was honored with the Crain Award, which is the highest recognition an individual can receive from that organization. He has gone on to earn other distinguished titles such as Master Architect from the Alpha Rho Chi National architectural fraternity. Ivy is in exclusive company with this honor. There have only been 6 other persons named Master Architect. That makes Robert 1 of 7 in the 100 year history of the fraternity.
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About Robert Ivy
Robert Ivy, the Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects, was named the company’s Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of the South in Sewanee as well as a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University.
He began his career in 1996 as an editor of Architectural Record. Over time, Architectural Record grew to one of the world’s most widely architectural journal. Later on, Robert Ivy left for McGraw-Hill Construction Media as Vice President and Editorial Director. Besides, Ivy was a jury member on the panel that appointed architect Frank Gehry to design Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Robert Ivy’s idea for launching a responsive and relevant 21st-century architectural journal was driven by the need to expand awareness and understanding of the essential roles of architects.
Under Robert Ivy’s editorial leadership, Architectural Records won several prestigious accolades including the American Society of Magazine Editors Award and the Premier Magazine Journalism Award, a rare award for a professional journal. Besides, the journal earned the 2008 MPA Digital Award, 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards, and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Robert Ivy won the American Business Media’s highest award for an individual, the Crain Award in 2009. Besides, he won the McGraw-Hill Award in 1998 for his excellence in management. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Design Futures Council.
In March 2010, Robert Ivy was voted unanimously as Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity for his excellence in assessing the value of design. In fact, Ivy shares the designation of iconic architects such as John Wellborn Root, I.M. Pei, Cass Gilbert, Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker, the first designer in America, and Richard Buckminster. Robert Ivy is the only appointee and one of the seven architects to receive this honor. Having delivered several keynote speeches at international events, Robert Ivy has become an accomplished communicator. His book, Fay Jones, was cited for documenting about the highest standards of design. Ivy is a three times Commissioner at the US-based Venice Architecture Biennale.
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