The Chainsmokers Give Some Insight Into How They Create Music

The DJ/Production duo The Chainsmokers were pleased to show people how they made their latest hit song, “Somebody”. This song involved quite a bit of pitched-up vocal samples combined with a modular synth. They posted a video of themselves in their studio working on this song on their official Facebook account. Both Alex Pall and Drew Taggart said that they would introduce a more comprehensive tutorial about how they go about their work in the near future but they wanted to give people some idea of how they go about making songs in the meantime.

One thing they revealed during the video was that “Somebody” featured vocals that had originally been performed for another song entirely. This resulted in the pitch change in the song that some listeners had been wondering about. In the video they show how they used a piano to create this song as well as synths and Ableton which is both a digital audio workstation as well as a software music sequencer.

When The Chainsmokers formed in 2012 it was made up of Alex Paul, who handles production, and Rhett Bixler who is a DJ. Before long Bixler was out of the picture and Drew Taggart was the new DJ. Pall and Taggart were introduced by their mutual manager, Adam Alpert. The became an electronic dance music DJ duo started finding wide success in December 2013. Their first song was “#Selfie” which was originally a free release. This song was picked up by Dim Mak Records who re-released this song a month later and it started playing on radio stations across the nation. Alex Pall has commented that this song changed both of their lives and marked the start of their broad appeal and success.

The Chainsmokers are now signed with Disruptor Records which is a joint venture label formed by their manager and Sony Music Entertainment in a joint venture. They have now released three EPs, with a fourth on the way, and numerous singles. They have collaborated with many other musicians such as they did with Coldplay on the hit song, “Something Like This”.

Desiree Perez; The Power Woman Behind Shawn Carter’s Business Empire

Desiree Perez is among the most influential women in the music entertainment industry. She has worked hard to reach the pinnacle of management at Roc Nation, an entertainment enterprise owned by Shawn Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z. Desiree is also a key member of Jay-Z’s other entertainment entities like Tidal. Tidal is a music streaming service with a catalog of over 48 million songs. Customers can access the music through subscribing on the company’s website. Desiree Perez work ethics, determination, and Jay-Z’s influence has enabled Tidal launch albums of various internationally recognized artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and T.I. Desiree has been a close business associate and friend of Jay-Z for over a decade and has seen him transform from been a rapper to becoming an entertainment mogul, and

Desiree achievements in the industry are attributed to her unique negotiating skills. Over the years, Desiree has been able to lead various successful negotiation meetings for Roc Nation and Jay-Z’s other franchises. She was among a team that led negotiations between Sprint and Tidal and at the end a $200 million investment contract was signed. Desiree also sealed a $25 million contract deal with Samsung to fund Rihanna’s anti-tour. This tour was instrumental in exposing Rihanna to the world and allowing her to take her place in the music scene. Mrs. Perez was actively involved in a $250 million deal between Roc Nation and Live Nation to support Jay-Z’s tour in celebrating Roc Nation’s Decade in the industry, and

Apart from being a music executive, Desiree is also a talent manager and a music producer. Her husband, Juan Perez is the president of Roc Nation Sports. A sports management firm owned By Jay-Z. Both are members of the Hova Circle of influencers, a group of decision-makers and team leaders in Jay-Z’s empire. They have overseen the rise and growth of Tidal, Roc Nation, and Roc Nation Sports among other companies under Jay-Z’s business portfolio, and more information click here.

Retracing the Path to Fame of Norka Martinez Lugue

Norka Martinez Luque has always been passionate about music. She got introduced to the music at a very tender age. According to the records, this lady used to fall asleep listening to the greatest Latino musicians of all time. By the time she enrolled in preschool, Norka was already attending music, dancing, and voice practice lessons. At the age of eight years, Norka recorded and released her first ever complete music production. It featured the songs by Shakira and by Luis Miguel.

A Combination of Pure Talent, Hard work and Sheer Luck

The Venezuelan-sweet-heart later headed to France. Here, she undertook numerous degrees. First, she did her MBA, then ventured into the Culinary Arts. Much later, she pursued another degree in Marketing and Fashion. In her bid to break the monotony of schools and books, Ms. Martinez joined a band. The practice sessions also served to keep her skills sharp and refined.

Her professional break came about in late 2008. Her talent and skill captured the attention of the renowned music producer, Emilio Estefan Jr. This chance encounter changed her life forever; for the better. Mr. Estefan quickly assembled a professional crew and, soon work was already in progress.

Norka; In the Footsteps of Latina Superstars Like Shakira and Luis Miguel

Working with Estefan, it did not take long before her debut hit track was completed. Her first solo track was titled Milagro. The record went ahead to dominate the U.S billboards and charts. It has also dominated the airwaves in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The song infuses several genres notably reggae, and Caribbean sounds with a taste of Mediterranean blends. The message in the song is also positive, inspirational and uplifting.

Epic Performance at the Billboard Bash Event

After a couple of years, Norka finally released her first-ever English track. It is titled, ‘As You Do It.’ This song has made quite an extraordinary impact on the music world. It has taken her career to the first-lane, for sure. It continues to win awards and accolades all over the world. The Venezuelan was actually nominated for the best pop female artist in the prestigious Premios Lo Nuestro 2011 Awards. Previous recipients of the same award include Gloria Trevi, Shakira and Natalia Jimenez. Her video for the second big single titled, ‘Miracle’ is already out in stores. Ms.Martinez was one of the featured performers at the Billboard Bash event.