Alex Pall Growing and Learning On the Road

Learning Common Values

Alex Pall says the Duo started with their common values, which after some time in the studio, became the foundation of their sound. Then there came a time of digging deeper and challenging one another to become better artists in the process. As a professional you know that you are going to pay your bills doing this, but you also realize that the pursuit means much more than a job.

Journey of Self-discovery

Alex Pall made the comment on July 28, 2016, to Mathias Rosenzweig for his Andy Warhol’s Interview that the reasons for relating to them and their music are so much deeper than it being something that they were just doing to pass time. The early Chainsmoker sound came from a place where each of them was developing into the artist that could both express who they were and what the world was around them in their music. They both understood that when others listened to them they could hear the “journey of self-discovery” came with that territory. Probably the curse of any musician is to become cliche and dig deeper for the “unheard-of-before” element of music-making. So, says Alex Pall, “we kind of always questioned those things.”

Bouncing the Ideas with Feedback

One of the common breakdowns between members of is the failure to communicate. Alex Pall expressed the need for daily bouncing ideas off one another, even if its just a few minutes after a photo shoot or a ride together in a cab from one place to another. It is important they know they are on the same page and they are both satisfied with the process. Feelings are not everything, but they are vitally important in an artistic discussion that molds the identity of your sound. Alex Pall says the one route things becoming “interesting and engaged,” is in finding ways in “trying new things.”

The Chainsmokers

The EDM Duo from Upper State New York and becoming the international voice of what is current, progressive and contemporary, the Chainsmokers are achieving a sound that expresses both what they experience and what is current in the world today. Their lyrics and sound both express the sound of their culture as well as the growing pains of becoming artist in a world fragmented by anxiety and illusive fears. Since their debut album the Chainsmokers have achieved Billboard #1’s as well as becoming ASCAP recognized songwriter of the year award.

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Chainsmokers, the Fantastic Duo

The chainsmokers is an American DJ and production duo comprising of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They are based in New York city. They specialize in EDM and pop music

They have been active since the year 2012. They are well known for their top hit songs like #selfie, closer, don’t let me down” among others. They have received awards such as The American Music Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards.

 

The year 2018 has been a success to the duo. They were named the #1 dance artist on billboards dance 100. They became the first DJ duo artist to be recognized. Their most recent song whose video is yet to be released has already been received overwhelmingly by their fans. This demonstrates the trust and confidence that the fans have in this duo. In a span of few days,the song has an amazing number of views.

The iHeartRadio Award were another landmark achievement for the chainsmokers in 2018. They were awards the collaboration, dance artist of the year and dance album of the year award. They have also had the opportunity to put up an electrifying show at a ultra-music festival in Miami. This was like a dream come true. They delivered a super- energetic show which left fans yearning for more. The crowd was amazing and sang along them. It was such a moment for the chainsmokers! Days after this performance, another of their songs hit more than a billion views on Spotify. This was such a milestone achievement for the chainsmokers.

 

The duo is surely a dedicated and success- driven artists who work hard to expand the boundaries of DJs generally do. Their hype on stage, insightful use of social media combined with their talent guarantees them expansion of boundaries. They are surely hardworking and always ready for the party.

 

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Jeremy Goldstein on KnockOut Options

Jeremy Goldstein takes us through the advantages of knockout options to employers.

 

 

Most corporations no longer provide their employees with stock options. They did so due to some simple reasons such as saving money to more complex ones. The following are three major problems that inhibit corporations from offering these benefits.

 

 

The drastic drop in stock value makes it very difficult for employees to enjoy this benefit, though there is the challenge of option overhang.

 

 

Economic recess makes this option worthless, and employees are tired of the compensation schemes.

 

 

The financial benefits accrued by these options are countered by the associated accounting burdens rendering results of these options insignificant.

 

 

Nonetheless, the options can still be favorable;

 

 

Employees understand stock options with much ease. They usually give something of comparably equal importance to all employees. Hence they can prefer it to the equities and additional wages

 

 

The options can only increase personal earnings in the event of value addition to the corporation’s share making company success a target. The employees may prefer to work hard to bring more customers, maintain the existing ones and bring on board more innovative services.

 

 

Some IRS regulations may curtail the efforts of corporations to provide employees with equities. These rules may pose a challenge of higher tax burdens in offering share instead of options. These are notable to companies with compensation policies to the top executives.

 

 

Companies willing to award employees with options can do so by adopting the right strategies. It can still avoid the excessive cost burdens and enjoy the benefits by minimising overhang, initial and recurrent expenses.

 

 

It can be realized by adopting a barrier option called Knockout. Though the shares can be lost if they go down beyond a specified limit, they have similar vesting requirements and a time limit with the conventional ones.

 

 

Employers need not sacrifice the options due to a few hours’ price plunges. They instead need to cancel them when the share value drops for a few days.

 

 

Though it works on a short basis, Knockout mechanism reduces initial costs of accounting given the volatility of the company’s stock. Knockout mechanism protects non-employee investors from overhangs thereby barring any chances of shrinking ownership shares.

 

 

Knockout facilitates accurate annual earnings of the firm which appeals to shareholders. It also lowers executive compensations costs.

 

 

Due to the fact that, employees can earn more with an increase in values of the shares, they work extra hard to maintain high scores of the firm’s stock value. It acts as a motivating factor as they know that, if the value drops past a certain threshold, they also lose their benefits.

 

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