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The Chainsmokers: Changing the game one dark song at a time

Over a year ago, the chainsmokers, an edm duo consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, came onto the scene with a string of dance hits such as “Closer” and “Don’t let Me Down.” The duo had met in New York several years ago, and after connecting on ideas and passion, began to work on DJing and producing music. Taggart always said that the two had a drive to change the EDM scene and create a sound that no one else had. There first hits fell short of this; as it was important to make hits that would gain attention and put them on the map. This worked well as the chainsmokers gained recognition with hits such as “Selfie,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Roses.

However, it wasn’t until 2016, that the chainsmokers released there soon to be biggest hit: Closer. Closer took an interesting turn from the other songs; it featured Taggart joining Halsey in singing in the song. This in many ways marked a turn in their sound, and popularity. Taggard and Pall reached unrivaled success in the 2016-2017 year, as their sound went less straight dance music, and more vocal pop with EDM elements. Though it has been only a year since the Chainsmokers revamped their sound with Closer, and Paris; they are now back at changing their sound.

According to Drew Taggart, they had always wanted to create a sound and message that resonates with the current status of culture and society. It was for this reason, that the duo released “Sad Boy” and “You Owe Me”, these songs take a very different turn from anything previously recorded. The songs are dark, more lyrical, and go for a less EDM sound. According to Taggart, this sound is their reaction to the status of culture and sentiments inside of America and the world. The duo have a passionate belief that music is meant to symbolize society and people’s feelings; this new sound, though unpopular with some long time fans, marks their attempt to discuss and show the state of affairs inside of America.

Desiree Perez’s Exceptional Input At Roc Nation

Desiree Perez has been a business associate of the rap mogul Jay Z for nearly two decades. Perez has a remarkably long track record in steering the success of SC Enterprise. Her competencies include her talent at crunching numbers as well as her fierce and tough negotiation skills. Perez’s accomplishments include the successful negotiation of Rihanna’s Samsung deal. Her greatest achievement involves her role as a member of a collective team that runs the whole operation of the Roc Nation. Perez is in charge of the management labeling and publishing operations as Roc Nation. Roc Nation celebrities also run the Tidal including Tidal’s special collective known as Hova Circle. For timeline updates of Dez, head over to  Among Roc Nation’s latest ventures include Live Nation’s $150 million 10-year contracts with the rap mogul Jay Z signed in 2008. The “360 deal” meant that either of the two parties could liquidate their shares as Roc Nation or out rightly purchase the company.  Check for additional article.

Roc Nation is the home of celebrity artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z, Shakira and Meek Mill. Jay-Z and  Desiree Perez run Rock Nation as the collectives. Perez and Jay recently met Universal Music Group chief executive officer and chairman Sir Lucian Grainge raising the rumors of UMG proposal to purchase Roc Nation. Proceeds from Roc Nation would give Perez and Jay additional capital to recruit more artists and expand their Tidal streaming service. The move will see Tidal engage in a tough turf competition with streaming service giants such as Spotify services and Apple Music. According to unverified sources, UMG already holds distribution contract with Roc Nation as a small share of the company’s artists’ business. A bigger investment in Rock Nation will see UMG own the largest shares in Roc Nation artists.

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UMG stakeholders laud the company’s move to purchase Roc Nation as a remarkable move. The stakeholders recognize Jay-Z phenomenal entrepreneurial and artistic genius.  Nevertheless, the latest deal between Roc Nation and Live Nation throw a spanner into UMG prospects.  To read more about Dez, click on

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The woman behind the success of JayZ’s Roc Nation

JayZ is one of the most famous rap musicians in the industry. However, he has risen to his position of power mainly because in addition to his rapping and musical skills, he is also a great entrepreneur. He says that one of the things h realized when he got to the business was that there weren’t many people willing to offer a chance to an up and coming talented person and in the process; a lot of talent goes to waste. The idea behind Roc Nation was to bridge this gap and now, a decade after the company was started, it is safe to say that it has been very successful in its mandate.  Check for additional article.

The success of Roc nation couldn’t have been possible without the assistance of Dez Perez. She has taken part in all the main strategic moves by the company. Today, the company manages some of the Musical icons such as Rihanna, Big Sean, Santigold and Shakira among others. The company now handles businesses such as booking concert, taking the music of rising stars to the listeners, and selling the music records on behalf of the stars. It is their determination that changed little known names such as Robyn Fenty into the phenomenon that is Rihanna currently.  Refer to for related news.

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Desiree Perez has been with the company since it was started. She has been the CEO for the past nine years and has been the force behind most of the success. One of the latest deals that the company has made possible is the introduction of tidal. The quality that made JAZ pick Dez for the job is the fact that she is a very tough negotiator. She has been providing creative direction to the company for long and was recently brought on board the management of Roc Nation Sports. She is a very phenomenal woman.  More to read on

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Some Of The Large Music Industry Deals that Desiree Perez Has Negotiated

The 10 year recorded-music deal that artist Jay Z signed with Live Nation is slated to come to a close in 2018. Due to this, Jay Z is in talks with the executives of other music industry companies to gauge their interest in buying a stake in his recorded-music business. The deal he signed with Live Nation, which is worth $150 million, incorporated a “buy-sell” clause which means that either Jay Z or Live Nation can either sell their interest in Roc Nation to the other party or purchase the entire company as an option as well. For more of this, click on

While Live Nation plans to continue partnering with Jay Z’s musical tours, they have chosen to exit the recorded-music business side of Roc Nation. It was decided by the management team of Live Nation that from now on they would focus on putting on tours and exit the business of buying artist rights and recorded music.

The negotiations between Jay Z and Live Nation are being partially handled by Desiree Perez, an executive at Roc Nation and longtime business partner of Jay Z. She had met with the CEO and Chairman of Universal Music among other contending companies that want to partner with the company on future recorded music deals. In addition to Jay Z, other artists that work through Roc Nation includes Fat Joe, Shakira, and Rihanna.  Hit on for additional reading.

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Desiree Perez has worked with Jay Z for several years on multiple projects and companies in the music industry.  Read more about Dez on  One project involved Jay Z’s wife, Beyoncé, for whom she handled the negotiations for the Beyoncé Formation tour. Perez also played a significant role in the deal that was struck between Samsung and Rihanna and from which both have profited very well. Desiree Perez is a founding member of the Hova Circle of Influence which has played a large role in the music industry since its foundation.

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