Alex Pall & Andrew Taggart: Moving Forward as the Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers formed in New York city in 2012. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were introduced by mutual friend and manager Adam Alpert when Pall needed a second DJ for his duo. The two were instantly in sync and formed the Chainsmokers. both of them quit their day jobs, Taggart moved from Maine to New York and they began DJing together at home like it was a full time job, often putting in more than 40 hours a week to perfect their style and chemistry.

The two share many philosophies on music, as well as a general taste for music in general. Both view putting out albums similarly: That the album should be more than a collection of songs. They talk concept and plan out their albums before they go into production. When they release a collection of sings, be it an EP or a full-length album, they like there to be consistency to the sound and the theme.

Because of this the Chainsmokers release a lot of singles. They make music pretty consistently and often end up with songs they love but that don’t fit this album philosophy. So rather than try and force them into an album shape or just let them sit they put these songs out as singles, a widely accepted trope for dance music.



On these singles the Chainsmokers let their varied musical tastes fly. Rather than stick to a formulaic dance sound for every song they often mix it up with other musical styles and collaborations.

For their live shows the Chainsmokers see each show like a unique experience. There is a lot of consistency to their shows but they always try and do something unique each night to give the crowd a better experience. After a less-than-stellar live performance at the MTV VMA Awards in 2016 the duo has stepped up their live shows, giving more energy and thought to the performance. They learned from their bad experience and are stepping up their live show game to give their fans a reason to come see them live instead of just buying or downloading their music.

Louis Chenevert – Inspiring the Masses

Louis Chenevert has had a long and successful career, and he has finally decided to share exactly how he did it all. He achieved all he did in the entrepreneurial world by always knowing exactly what he wanted in life, and then working as hard as he could to achieve his goals. He has worked in production management at General Motors, been the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies (UTC), and been an adviser for Goldman Sachs.

Chenevert was born in Quebec in 1958. Growing up was relatively uneventful, but it was at a young age that he developed an interest in business and entrepreneurship. Even when he was young, he knew that dedication was the one thing that made a difference in career. He knew that hard work would undoubtedly create success. He has Bachelors degree in Production Management from the University of Montréal, which he used to land his first job with General Motors.

Guy Hachey, the man who first hired Louis Chenevert, was only a year and a half ahead of him at the time. He says he never once regretted the decision to hire him. Everytime Hachey was promoted, he promoted Chenevert to replace him, and so together, they rose through the ranks of the company, and worked hard to improve it.

After 14 long years at General Motors, Chenevert decided to make a change. With some encouragement from coworkers, Chenevert moved on to the aerospace industry. It was 1993 when he officially joined Pratt & Whitney Canada. By 1996 he took another step forward, moving PWC to being the executive vice president for it’s mother company P&W. Only three years later, Louis Chenevert was promoted to president of P&W and through his leadership the company was able to make it profitable once more.

Chenevert’s improvements to P&W were noticed by the parent company UTC, and so up he moved. After only two years, in 2008, he was named the CEO and president of UTC. He was praised heavily by his predecessor, George David, and Louis Chenevert hasn’t let him down in the least bit.