Some people say that music is in a good place right now, but others tend to say the complete opposite. If you’re more of a fan for going out and purchasing your music from a physical location, then you’re probably nostalgic of the past era. For those who want to acquire as much music as possible from online websites, this new era is definitely your domain. Though the market is flooded with copious amounts of songs and artists, much of this new music isn’t too good. There are some exceptions to the rule and The Chainsmokers demonstrates this notion perfectly.
The Chainsmokers isn’t your standard band. This is a production duo of two individuals that crossed paths just a few years ago. Alex Pall, a former-practicing disc jockey, worked at an art gallery in Manhattan. Drew Taggart was a student at Syracuse University. Adam Alpert, a manager in the music business, introduced the two individuals because there was an opening for a spot in an up-and-coming band. Once the two individuals got together in 2012, they began their professional music career by producing remixes. The Chainsmokers was now formed, but what direction would it go in? Since the group had a wide range of styles, it couldn’t be classified in one specific genre. The Duo “dibbed and dabbed” in pop, in hip hop and in indie.
Fast-forward to today and The Chainsmokers have a ton of hits under their belt. Dance tracks and up-tempo tunes were their specialty, which helped the band accrue a number of hits like “Selfie,” “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” For 2018, this dynamic duo has switched its game plan by introducing a darker style of music. The new track, “Sick Boy,” is the duo’s first track in about nine months, and it’s causing a stir. This song perfectly matches the tone of American society, which is why so many people can relate to it. The label gives the duo free-range for creating. In a sense, you can become a product of your environment and this hot, new song epitomizes it to the fullest.
At almost every award show inworld The Chainsmokers are either performing or nominated for a prize for their impressive list of hits in the electronic music genre. What sets the duo apart from many of their contemporaries is the fact these two DJ’s are known for their appearance and impressive style as they are for their music in a sector of the music industry usually reserved for those who are rarely seen by their fans.
Since the late 1980s and early 1990s the superstar DJ has been employed and adored by their fans but rarely steps out from behind the DJ booth leaving the guest performers on recordings to complete the majority of the publicity for any release. When Andrew Taggart made his way from Maine to New York to join Alex Pall as one of The Chainsmokers, the DJ duo made the decision to step out and become performers in their own right.
Alex Pall began his career as The Chainsmokers prior to the arrival of Andrew Taggart in New York and was already well-known in New York as a DJ who had an impressive sense of style and marketing before the current incarnation of The Chainsmokers was established. The creative partnership between Pall and Taggart was so impressive that it inspired Pall to quit his day job and work full-time on music and developing the marketing aspects of the band; Pall himself credits Taggart with being a musical genius who allows his DJ partner to create the distinctive style of the brand for marketing purposes.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the growth of The Chainsmokers has been the willingness of both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart to explore the chances on offer for them to extend their musical abilities beyond those usually expected of DJ’s. Not only have the duo entered the writer’s room and played a role in the development of the majority of their most famous songs but they have also been willing to provide vocals for their recordings which have only added to their position as one of the most creative and important acts of the 21st-century.
Doug Levitt used to be a communicator situated in London, as a communicated he broadcasted from Iran, London and Bosnia for NBC, ABC and CNN. Levitt is now the founder of the famous Greyhound Diaries. He is a songwriter and also a musician in the US. Doug Levitt attended The Washington DC public schools and after completing his time there he went to Cornell University. He was one of the lucky ones by getting a Fulbright Scholarship, this helped him get to where he is today. Levitt also achieved a master’s degree in Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism from the London School of Economics. This shows how much he wanted to go further to reach for his dreams.
He started the Greyhound Diaries with the objective that it sent a good message through the music in it. This message is passed on to the individuals traveling and who have a difficult life. The success of the Greyhound Diaries is having recorded 10 years on the road traveling and beating an odd of 120,000 kilometers via the Greyhound bus. As a result the travelers will use their stories, songs and images on how it is difficult to get along with life through their message.
The WPA-era projects are behind the exhibition and inspiration of the Greyhound Diaries. They display an entire image of The United states of America by using the Greyhound Diaries. The Greyhound Diaries also have various venues that it showcases its shows. Doug Levitt has helped in seeing the success of this project. The Kennedy Center, homes with no people, the Southern Law Center, colleges and Woody Guthrie Center are some of these venues.
The Greyhound Diaries have also been seen in a couple of TV channels and magazines. These TV Stations are like CNN, Fox News and Reuters. This airing is all about the great stories told by the travelers, they inspire so many people.Moreover the Greyhound Diaries have also been seen in photo exhibits, web series and much more. This current century is full of conflict, therefore part of the objective of the project is to showcase such by using music to display such messages.