- Written by: RunningHate
- Category: Entertainment, Music, Music Streaming, People, Singer
- Published: December 5, 2018
Even though Alex Pall started singing and DJing with The Chainsmokers, he knows there is so much more to the band than what was available in the beginning. Alex Pall knows what to do with the band and wants to always make sure he can help people try different things. It’s important to him to always show people what they can get and how they can make more out of the options they have. For Alex Pall, things continue getting better and things keep making more sense for him. It’s his goal to always let others know what they need and how they can get a great show experience from the band.
When The Chainsmokers perform, they always make sure they put on a show. They want their audience to connect with them and that’s a big part of why they make music. Since they are made up of a DJ and a singer, they feel they can make the most out of all the options they offer to their fans. They also feel they can try different things that might make it easier for them to connect with the audience.
From the beginning of their career, The Chainsmokers have been showing people they can be different and still manage to be popular. Alex Pall knows he can make a big difference for everyone and that’s why he pushes to become one of the best performers in the industry. He spent a lot of time learning what to do and how to perform and it pays off.
The Chainsmokers are looking forward to helping more people see their music. They know their upcoming tour will have a big impact on everyone who comes and they want to make the music their main focus. It’s their goal to put the music front and center so more people have a chance to enjoy different things. As long as they can make music, they’ll provide a great show for their audiences. People can try different things and get more from everything Alex Pall does with the Chainsmokers. He does this so they can be successful.
Reaching Diamond Certification status for a song is an incredible achievement. For this to transpire, a song must reach at least ten million unit sales and streams. That’s precisely what happened for The Chainsmokers, a renowned EDM-pop duo, with their track named “Closer” featuring Halsey. The duo and the singer both broke the news on their Instagram accounts on September 15, 2018 by posting photos clutching their diamond plaques. The song was originally released on July 29, 2016 through Columbia Records and Disruptor Records, and produced by The Chainsmokers. In the United States, “Closer” developed into the duo and the singer’s initial number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. The track sustained leading primacy for twelve successive weeks. The Chainsmokers also shattered the previous record held by Calvin Harris for having four songs reign at the top of the Dance/ Electronic Songs chart, with “Closer” being the fourth. The hit song also became The Chainsmokers’ and Halsey’s first number-one single peripheral to the United States in countries including Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and the United Kingdom, to region the top spot in the musical charts. Furthermore, “Closer” also was named the first song to reside in the leading five songs of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 26 weeks. It was also named as the solely second song in Hot 100 chart history to rest in the top 10 of the charts for 32 weeks.
The Chainsmokers were nothing less than shocked to hear this news, stating they would have never thought that one of their songs would reach 10x platinum. In March of 2017, “Closer was first certified by the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) where it rapidly progressed all the way to 7x platinum. The mega-hit also went on to tie several other hit releases as one of the fourth prolonged running number one songs in U.S. history.
Not only did this track burst many musical records, it also helped both acts obtain Grammy nominations. Although they didn’t win, “Closer” was a true breakout hit single for Halsey as the track continued to notch streams and sales.
As a live entertainment firm owner, the nature of his work does not allow him to conduct his business like any ordinary business proprietor, and that’s why he usually reaches his work venue before everyone else. In a recent interview, Mr. Hutson said that doing so is not a necessity, but a way to ensure his work meets and surpasses the expectations of his clients.
His typical workday starts before seven, and starts by exploring the area where the show is set to take place, reviews his schedule, creates a storage plan, and develops a list of tasks that each of his crew members should take care to prevent any confusion when the actual work begins.
When he is hired to manage a show, Clay Hutson usually works with his crew in setting the stage a day before, and does so in such a way that it is easy for him and his staff to break it down, once the show is over. Additionally, instead of waiting until the entire concert is over to assign tasks on how to break down the venue, Clay usually organizes his team on how they will go about it while the event is still going on; hence ensuring everything goes on as planned from the time the show commences to the moment it comes to an end.
Apart from talking about his normal workday, during the interview Clay Hutson also touched on many other topics. For instance, he says that purchasing an iPhone has significantly benefitted his business as it allows him to manage his company, since he can share files on Dropbox and refer to his client list, all at the touch of a button, and from the comfort of his home.
Similar to any other successful person, Hutson life has not always been smooth sailing, and he has had ups and downs as well. For instance, he revealed that he was once sued by a company that had hired him as a subcontractor when a client became dissatisfied with its services and decided to hire him independently. Even though it wasn’t his fault and that the plaintiff dropped the case, he still underwent a loss of more than $145,000 which he used in his defense.
Who is Clay Hutson?
Clay Hutson is a household name in the entertainment industry, especially in the music arena. He is the man most musicians turn to whenever they are planning a concert or musical tour. Before establishing his company, Hutson worked in various companies playing roles such as audio engineer and project manager. He once was a crew member for the Billy Graham’s traveling outfit, and has worked with many other A-list artists such as Pink, Guns n Roses and Kid Rock among many others.
With their latest track ‘’Closer,” just released after much anticipation from their fans, the Chainsmokers are focused on becoming great artists globally. Remarkably, they have established their brand, and they are yet to make a killing as their fan base grows worldwide.
In an interview, Alex Pall, the duo half talks about how he started as a DJ based in New York City and how his manager linked him with Drew, who moved from Maine. Alex quitted his job to concentrate much on music as his career. It was their love for music and ambition that kept them going despite the challenges. They would consider what was working for them and be more cautious about what was killing their dream.
Pall attributes their growing social market to Drew’s prowess as a producer. They worked for hand in hand in creating an identity and pushing their music to great heights. Hysterically, Alex Pall speaks of how they would work round the clock driven by their core values in the journey of self-discovery to be the best artists.
As an electronic genre artist pushing to build a strong identity, Mr. Pall states that contrary to other artists, they work with songwriters to write the songs with them. Earlier, they had been deliberating on better album concepts as the pressure to release mounts from fans and their recording label. They don’t entertain the idea of launching an album of merely 10 to 12 songs with no constant rhythm.
Pall considers working with Halsey on the hit “Closer,” as excellent due to her unique and loud voice. Notably, they wrote the song on their tour bus never to imagine how far it would take them in the right direction. Strangely, Drew was singing on the song as they got their hands on producing, which was unfamiliar to many of their audience.
Pall accredited social media such as Instagram for his precision on connecting with the sense of their audience. He speaks of how the young and old from places like the Philippines and South Africa find an emotional connection with their music. This proves that it cuts across different age and origin, which inspires them even more. Lastly, Pall explained how they are continually working to satisfy their growing audience in improving their live shows. They have toured the world twice or thrice to bring a new and delightful show experience.