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Alex Pall: Founder of Billboard Legend “The Chainsmokers”

Alex Pall is one of the founding members of hit band The Chainsmokers. Together with the other half of the duo, Andrew Taggart, these two artists are bringing a unique twist to Billboard chart-topping music. After creating several successful collaborations with both well known and unknown artists, the Chainsmokers are in great demand.



In a recent interview, Alex Pall is further asked about what makes The Chainsmokers stand out. Pall delves into an explanation that he and Taggart actually craft their songs and then also sing on them. Admittedly, it does not seem as though artists singing on their own track would be original, but in all actuality it is less common than one might think. More typically, duos such as The Chainsmokers would pour their creativity into sculpting an electronic soundscape and then pass off the work to vocal professionals and songwriters to bring the full artistic work to light. Instead, Taggart and Pall are working to carefully craft a full circle production that really shows who they are as artists.


Alex Pall started out as a DJ at quite a young age and he realized that it was more than just a hobby, it had transitioned into a passion. It was while working at an art gallery in New York City that his manager introduce him to Andrew Taggart who was living in Maine at the time. The two men immediately clicked into working together and both quit their jobs while Taggart moved to New York in order to both fully dedicate themselves to the pursuit of the music.


The Chainsmokers have been quite successful at creating chart-topping singles and an album with incredible staying power on the Billboard’s Top Dance and Electronic Music chart. Alex Pall describes the success of the duo and their collaborations as a journey of self-discovery that he is fortunate enough to be going through with an artistic partner who shares his core values. Additionally, Pall is proud to provide examples of a 6 year old fan, in sharp contrast to hearing his own mother humming his songs, providing irrefutable proof that the music of The Chainsmokers transcends age.

Clay Hutson: a shrewd world tour manager.

During their world tours, musicians often need the best crew that does that best work yielding good results during live shows. When these musicians go to these tours, a lot of fun is made. There are a few things that these live shows need; best musical acts, innovative music equipment and competent tour manager who can handle all these features of going on tour. When looking for a tour manager who can make a live show sizzle, Clay Hutson comes to mind. He has built himself a reputation in the music industry and has a very impressive resume. He has worked for musicians like Kelly Clarkson, the Late Prince, Pink and Guns N’Roses. His success does not go without the mention of the place he worked called Helming; a huge world tour business. This company prepared him for the task of manning huge world tours. This includes amazing a huge crew that needs to be directed during the live shows during the tour.


Working in the music industry has ups and downs. Clay Hutson has faced some few downs during his career. Time was a problem to Clay when starting his new firm. This was caused by the second issue when starting a business; capital. The huge recession had struck, and more money was needed for the new business venture. During an interview, he said that it was problematic for him to set up a business in this challenging economy. Luckily, he found clients easily, and the company became profitable in no time. With persistence and hard work, he made it at last.


Clay Hutson at some point was unsure about the startup. This was because starting something new in a tough economy often leads to self-doubt. To beat his hesitations, Clay kept struggling. Hence he was persistent. However, as many see his success tale as some triumphant story, it all started with a rough patch but got better as time flew. He says that it cost his time, energy and pocket. The company he worked for had had a bad relationship with its customers, but still, the customers wanted him to work for them indirectly. This led to a lawsuit that had him pay about $150,000 since the company sued him. This difficult moment proved to be the start point of his success since he moved past it.


Clay Hutson knows that the social media is an excellent platform for business. Since he is business savvy, he uses the platform to get referrals. He also handles a website that gives more information about him and his work. Learn more: