Chainsmokers keep rising, smoking hit after hit

Recently the hit Dance-Pop-EDM Duo, Chainsmokers, founded by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, gave us a look inside the making of their song “Somebody”. It’s just a quick preview of how they get the creative juices flowing and they will be releasing a more in depth look soon.

When it comes to creating a hit song these two know what they’re doing. The duo debuted their first EP Bouquet in 2015, and in a little over 3 years they’ve already had 5 songs reach the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100–with “Closer” landing in the #1 spot.

But don’t think that Billboard has been the only organization to recognize the Chainsmokers. They’ve also received a Grammy for Best Dance Recording, 2 American Music Awards, and 5 iHeart Radio Music Awards.

They make what they do look easy but their backgrounds have also conditioned them for success. Alex Pall used to work at an art gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan and studied art history and music business at New York University. And Andrew Taggart was an intern at interscope records and studied at Syracuse University.

If you’re solely focused on your craft your work can die without ever being seen. But if you overly focus on marketing and business the quality of your craft will suffer and nothing will keep it afloat. They have a great mix of artistic & musical awareness coupled with business knowledge & practical industry experience that is sure to keep them in the spot light for a long time.

Keep your ears open for what the duo has coming up. Last march the Chainsmokers released the audio track for their new song “Everybody Hates Me”. The video on youtube was released just 2 months ago and it already has more than 25 million views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKPCBAlDw2A

http://variety.com/2018/music/news/chainsmokers-halsey-honor-avicii-billboard-music-awards-1202817443/

Lawrence Bender Professional Career Journey

Lawrence Bender has to be one of the greatest film producers that this generation has ever seen. Some of his spectacular works include Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, and Pulp Fiction. Despite being great at film producing, he wasn’t always into the arts like he is now. In fact, he didn’t really get into them until after college

Lawrence Bender was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York to a Jewish family. When he was in high school, it was his goal to go to school and become a civil engineer. His grandfather was a civil engineer and he knew that there were great jobs in this field. So, he decided to enroll at the University of Maine to pursue a degree in civil engineering. He graduated in 1979.

After graduation, Lawrence Bender wanted to become a professional dancer. However, on his journey, he obtained an injury that permanently sidelined him from his dream. The good news is that he found another outlet which was producing films.

Like I said earlier, Lawrence Bender has produced many hit films. Despite how great all of them were, I’d have to say that Good Will Hunting was my favorite. In the film, Will Hunting grows up as an orphan with only his brothers by his side. In fact, his brothers are his best friends. Growing up, he is frequently abused both emotionally and physically. When he grows up, Hunting works as a janitor at MIT. He works the late shift so no students or faculty are there. While in the hallway one night, Hunting solves a very difficult problem that astounds both student and faculty alike. A professor then tracks down Hunting. That professor is Sean Maguire. Maguire becomes Hunting’s mentor, guiding him through some of life’s hardest challenges. In the end, it is Hunting’s ability to overcome these challenges that makes the movie so great.

Another film that I like of Benders in An Inconvenient Truth. In the film, politician Al Gore talks about global warming and the effects that humans are having on this planet. All in all, it is a great work with statistics backing it up.

http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/lawrence-bender/credits/161484/