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The Chainsmokers “Closer” Nabs Tremendous Accolade

Although the Chainsmokers began life as EDM DJs they always wanted something more. According to both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart they decided early on to branch out from dance music. Pall wanted a complete body of work showing their evolution. Taggart wanted to stay away from becoming their own parody. Both of them desired the title of artist and wanted to set themselves apart. Formed in 2012 the dynamic duet made their break in 2014. The breakthrough happened by riding the good ship “#Selfie”, which was their first real big hit. “#Selfie” may have established them in the mainstream, but it was not until 2016 that they broke out as artists. The song flying them through that barrier was a little number called “Closer”. “Closer” was a collaborative effort with another artist named Halsey. Halsey was just starting out and joined Taggart on lead vocals. The song was served as her breakthrough to the mainstream. Last month all three artists found out that “Closer” had breached ten million sales. It is now a diamond certified

“Closer” was a big deal right out of the gate. The song landed on the charts with a flash and climbed straight to the top. It did not leave either. To the surprise of many it stayed there garnering the fourth longest-running No.1 ever in U.S. History. Apparently, the song was not done. Two years later and it is still selling. Ten million copies is a lot but then again it is a catchy song. Pall and Taggart uploaded a photo with their new plaques to Instagram, with Halsey following suit after. The artists were all smiles clutching a very coveted accolade.

Closer” follows the accidental hook-up or two former lovers who run into each other. They apparently ended it over the man’s alcohol abuse. Despite this they still carry a fire for one another. The story is loosely based on Taggart’s real life experiences and also focuses on class differences as well. The woman, who is sung by Halsey, is apparently from a rich and disapproving family. The song has a very catchy beat and gets stuck in your head.

https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/The-Chainsmokers-Launch-Production-Company-Set-13364384.php

Clay Hutson Explains What Goes Into Being A Stage Manager

Clay Hutson’s passion is to provide concert-goers with an unparalleled live music experience. He owns a company in the music industry through which he offers a number of services. Nowadays he mostly works as a stage manager, tour manager, or sound engineer. Earlier in his career, he filled a lot of other positions behind the scenes such as managing the automatic rigging system or serving as a monitor engineer.

Once in a while, he will handle a corporate entertainment event. Clay Hutson also once spent a few years handling the audio for Billy Graham while he toured around the nation as an evangelist. The lion’s share of his business, though, lies in helping to put on rock concerts. He has been on a huge amount of tours and some of his clients have been Garbage, Pink, OneRepublic, Kid Rock, as well as Guns N’ Roses.

By working in so many positions managing, producing, designing, and overseeing live tours he eventually felt more than qualified to start his own company. Clay Hutson says that the last recession really did a number on the company he was working for at the time. Since he had a wealth of marketable skills and had built a solid reputation in the industry he decided it would be the perfect time for him to launch his own production management firm.

Clay Hutson is currently working for Kid Rock as the stage manager. This means that he needs to be at the concert venue by 6:30 in the morning. Before anyone else arrives he does a walk-through, sees what the schedule is the day, gets a storage plan organized, and then begins to create to-do lists so that his crew knows what is expected of them. He says that he puts a lot of effort into making sure that he takes into mind how things are set up affecting how they are broken down after the show is over. As soon as the curtain closes he and his team get to work breaking down the venue so it can be stored away for the next stop on the tour.

 

https://atypicalworkday.com/clayton-hutson-a-typical-workday/

The Chainsmokers: Information Including Music and Charts

The Chainsmokers is a group from New York that’s DJ and production. The group has been active since 2012. It’s made up of two members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert. So far they have had three Ep’s “Bouquet”, “Collage” and “Sick Boy”. Also, they have one studio album called “Memories…Do Not Open”. It’s actually doing very well that it totally matched one of the lengthiest stretches of ever at the height of a vital chart. Currently, it debuted as Number one in two categories. One is the all-genre Billboard 200 and the listings of Top Dance and Electronic Albums. Which after more than one year after it’s April 7th release is doing strong. In total they have fifteen music video as well as twenty-five singles. Several of their songs have peaked on the chart. For example, on September 3rd 2016 the song “Closer” which was a duet with Halsey was placed at number one. Also, on July 16th 2016 the song “Don’t Let Me Down”, a duet with Days, was featured at number three.

The Chainsmoker had enjoyment of a streak that seemed to never end of smash hits. They had influenced Top 40 radio and made people desiring more. In the last year, the group has been ruling more usually than they didn’t. However, they had been required to step back in order to create space for more titles that did well when the group first came. New work from artists like Kygo, William Control Odesza, and “Above & Beyond”, all got to one. That was the same as the project from Calvin Harris, “Funk Wav Bounches Vol.1”. That was responsible for several months of the “Dance/Electronic Albums. There was also Avicii the Swedish EDM pioneer who had went back to the peak after news had been spreading over the world about his death. Each time the Chainsmokers drop, they soon come back to the peak. There is also no clue on the amount of weeks they will be at number one according to the rate they are on.

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers