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The Chainsmokers are no jokers in the music industry!

The Chainsmokers are two American DJs, consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. Their style of DJing consists of pop, dance, hip-hop and indy music. The Chainsmokers began with Alex Pall and DJ Rhett Bixler as the original group members. Shortly after the group formed DJ Rhett Bixler decided to disband from the group leaving an open spot for someone to showcase their talents alongside DJ Pall.

In 2012, The Chainsmokers receive new management under Adam Alpert who introduced Andrew Taggart to DJ Pall in New York City, reforming the duo as an EMD-pop DJ group. Before the two met Alex Pall was attending college in New York for art and music and Andrew had been working as an internship at Interscope Records. The DJ duo’s first breakthrough record featured an Indian artist named, Priyanka Chopra that will be the first of many successful chart-topping records that consistently begin to change the trajectory of DJ Pall and Taggart’s lives.

The Chainsmokers have not only gained much success in the music industry from their start back in 2012 but also have had much International success. After their top charting single “Roses” in 2015, The Chainsmokers broke into the top 10 and never look back. Scoring additional large success with singles including, “Paris”, “Closer”, and “Don’t let me down”, that won a Grammy for the best dance song, it’s pretty safe to say that The Chainsmokers have been undeniably game-changers especially in the DJing community. Their latest single which they just recently launched has taken a more sinister approach which is titled “Sick Boy”, which has allowed Pall and Taggart to connect more with fans who take to this type of music and also relate it’s message to the different issues that are going on and society today. The Chainsmokers also would like their latest single to be seen as a type of reflection of today’s generation dealing with frustration and anger. The Chainsmokers confirmed having a lot of different content they would like to cover through their new music in the recent Forbes article. So it is safe to say that The Chainsmokers are definitely a force to be reckoned with, within the music industry and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.

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Alex Pall “Dance Music Consumed My Life”

DJing around New York City was something that Alex Pall loved to do. Not only did he do it well, he did it often. Though it wasn’t his main source of work, his passion for electronic dance music is what drove him to give it a well-deserved shot. The duo Chainsmokers are true artists with an evolving identity comprised around their thoughts and feelings.

Alex Pall was a DJ growing up, and he knew exactly what he would bring to the table upon joining up with his bandmate Andrew Taggart. Taggart and Pall are both ambitious and driven artists. Being observant of major artists doing well in the music industry pointed the duo into the direction of knowing what was working and what wasn’t working at that time. Many electronic dance music artists live behind big beat drops and the wave of the music. The ability for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart to live outside of this box propels their music to international heights while transcending ages young and old. Pall and Taggart were introduced to each other by their current manager and have been working together ever since.

“It was love at first sight,” says Taggart. These two determined entertainers work together everyday to produce incredible music while shaping their identity as artists. Discovering the depth of impact their music has on people, motivates them more and more to do just that.

Taggart’s feature on the well-received track “Closer” shattered those walls and introduced the identity of the artists behind the explosive beat drops and penetrating music. Pall thanks Instagram for demographical insights on who their audience is, reaching kids under the age of 15 and reaching adults over the age of 30. This outstanding audience reach includes Pall’s very own mother who is enamored by their song “Roses”.

The DJ duo, Chainsmokers, takes pride in blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip hop. They proclaim to be huge music fans who dabble their ear in everything. Expressing themselves plays a big part in the creation of their music. The songs are about them, and the DJ duo enjoys working with unique artists that are not afraid to be unapologetically themselves.

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Anthony Toma’s Nine9- Helping Actors Everywhere

Anthony Toma has been impacting the business world for many years. At just the age of eighteen, he created his own valet company. He eventually would become President of his own company K. Toma Enterprises Inc., DBA Wonder Foods. K. Toma Enterprises has spent well over a decade being successful. Toma would eventually move into entertainment by opening multiple night clubs in the Detroit area. Toma was quite successful and would eventually go on to develop a franchise that would spread as far as Canada. Watch Video on You-tube about their work: Click here.

Toma would eventually open another company called One Source Talent. This company has totally changed the entertainment industry by partnering actors with possible directors. The company has been quite successful and today has well over 30,000 clients. The company has achieved so much success that they have gained attention from others. One Source has been recognized by various groups in the industry. The company has even been featured on INC’s 5,000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.

In business since 2003, Nine9 is a company with a mission to help actors and models take charge of the industry. A large percentage of these people are without representation and Nine9 is focused on providing them the tools and resources for all to find success. A company like Nine9 has several benefits. They include the following: a commission free environment, real-time access and submissions to nationwide castings and auditions, an interactive composite card for all digital and traditional submissions and Online 24/7 alerts and advanced casting recognition software. Nine9 is a company dedicated to change and should continue to help actors and models for many years to come.