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The Chainsmokers With Alex Pall

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The presence of becoming a DJ is sometimes ignored in the music scene, but this is not always the situation when the DJ decides to step up. After the release of the new track “Closer” there were speculations whether or not it’ll be a huge hit. Alex Pall and rest of the group have listened to different genres. It is helpful to them since they can easily adapt and be more creative. During the interview, Pall mentioned that it started out as a hobby or side job then became his ultimate passion. At that time, he had a day job and also working as a DJ with his manager. Then, he was introduced to a guy named Andrew Taggart, and Alex Pall decided to go full-time to pursue his passion for music. As a group, the Chainsmokers have listened to indie, pop, dance music and hip-hop just to name a few. People can say that these are their influences, but listening to their music seems like the group already created a distinct identity. As a DJ himself, Pall sings with the group and music isn’t just staying in the booth while you do your thing.

Songwriting is also their game

According to Pall, many artists today rely too much on their performances as singers but they don’t even try writing their own songs so to speak. The group’s success is mainly based on their stage performances, media appearances and songwriting capabilities. If they can’t write all their songs, some of them can actually help songwriters to fill the gap. It is really impressive that Pall and the group are somewhat hands-on when it comes to the release of the album or anything related to their music.

Increasing Audience

Alex Pall added that their popularity as a group can also be seen on social media specifically on Instagram. They received positive comments from people who liked their type of music. He added that when there is an increasing popularity, the group must work on producing more music for the benefit of the listeners. As we all know, music evolves and it’s the same thing with technology.

The Chainsmokers has still a long way to go and music creativity is the best way to have more and more listeners.

Stephen Murray: A New York Original

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When it comes to people who were able to come from modest means and rise to the top of their profession, nobody did it better than Stephen Murray.

As a founding partner of CCMP Capital Advisers, Steve quickly established himself as a leader in the financial industry. Rising through the ranks, Steve developed many friendships along the way and showed everyone just what hard work and perseverance can do for a person’s career.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: and

Having obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University, Steve knew early on in life that he wanted to pursue a career in the business world. As a product of Westchester County, Steve grew up with the values of New York City and was always known as a person whose opinion carried much weight among his peers.

Starting his career as a credit trainee with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Steve quickly displayed an uncanny knack for the world of high finance and investing. Eventually gaining a worldwide reputation as a terrific investor and deal maker, Steve rose through the ranks to become one of the leading professionals in middle-market lending and private equity. Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

No matter what area of business Steve was involved with each day, he always approached it with his usual wit and knowledge. Always a person who wanted to know everything he could about his next deal, Steve gained a reputation for being an executive who did his homework and paid attention to the smallest of details.

Whether he was having a conference with other top executives or sitting down for a one-on-one talk with an investor, Stephen Murray always knew the right words to say and when to say them. Always a person who believed the key to business success was combining hard work and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, Steve made sure he went into each discussion more prepared than anyone at the table.

Demonstrating hard work can indeed pay off, Steve saw his career skyrocket. Eventually becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most respected equity firms, Steve always had the ability to know just what moves needed to be made. Read more: Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees

Whether it was investing in consumer goods, energy sectors, or industrial technologies, Steve’s investments always paid off time after time. As his firms continue to lead the way when it involves meeting the high standards investors expect, there’s little doubt success will follow.