Alex Pall Talks About What Makes The Chainsmoker’s Unique

The Chainsmokers have collaborated on songs with a number of other musicians such as Halsey, Cold Play, and Daya. Most other acts in their genre, electronic dance music, stop there and let others sing and write their songs. The Chainsmokers, though, write quite a bit of their own songs and guide the rest. Due to this they reveal themselves through their music instead of hiding behind a DJ booth.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are the duo who make up The Chainsmokers. In an interview Alex Pall said that he grew up DJing and it grew into his passion. He had been attending college and working at an art gallery when he decided he would pursue that as a full-time career instead. Through his manager he learned about Andrew Taggart and he says that once they met they knew they could grow The Chainsmokers into something special.

During the interview, Alex Pall was asked about how they have differentiated themselves by singing their own songs and including details about their real lives. His response was basically, “Why not?”. He said they usually sit in a room with songwriters and come up with their own material which is about both of them. Some they have written entirely on their own. This was especially important when they decided to do an album instead of just releasing singles because having an album with everything written by different songwriters wouldn’t work very well.

Alex Pall also said that they both think it is critical that they keep pushing themselves forward. They don’t want to keep doing the same things over and over and instead want to give fans something new. He said one big change is now having Drew go out singing songs during their live shows, such as “Closer”. He said the performance elements of their shows have ratcheted up and he expects that to get bigger as time goes on. He also said that he talks to their visualist all the time in order to introduce new things to their live performances and make them something unique to The Chainsmokers.

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Attorney Jeremy Goldstein Explains the Benefits of Stock Options

There has been a declining trend in companies offering their employees stock options to save money. For others, it’s the problems associated with stock options where the value of a company’s stock can drop to a level that would render employees options hard to make. Some employees fear that this kind of payment can lead to losses in case of economic downturns rendering stocks worthless. The accounting difficulties at times make stock options expensive than the financial advantages that the employer would have paid.

That being said, Jeremy Goldstein believes stock options can be beneficial more than additional wages, insurance coverage or equities. Stock options increase earnings when a company share rises and success encourages employees to prioritize a firm’s success when working. They will work hard, satisfy customers, attract clients, come up with innovative services, with the insight that their investment is on the line. Companies face higher taxes from equity provision rather than stock options. When offering options, companies avoid excessive costs by adopting the right strategy. Minimizing overhangs and initial and ongoing expenses is essential. Learn more: https://twitter.com/jeremy_gold1

The best solution to tackle problems associated with stock options is adopting the knockout barrier option. Stocks in this category have the same vesting requirements and time limits, but employees lose them when stocks fall beyond a given amount. They reduce overhang threats for non-employees who will not be worried about declining ownership shares, as well as low executive compensation reflecting earnings better to shareholders joy.

Jeremy is a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, a law firm specializing in advising management and compensation team, CEOs of corporations on corporate governance and compensation affairs. This is especially when it pertains to sensitive circumstances and transformative events. He was instrumental in major transactions involving the purchase of Goodrich by United Technologies, Dow Chemical Company/Rohm and Haas Company, Sanofi-Aventis/Genzyme, and Duke Energy/Process Energy. NYSE Group Inc./Euronext; Goldman Sachs and TPG/ALLTEL Corporation; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co./Bank One Corporation; Verizon Wireless/ALLTEL Corporation; Chevron Texaco Corporation/Unocal Corporation; Bank of America Corporation/MBNA Corporation; Sanofi-Synthelabo SA/Aventis SA; South African Breweries plc/Miller Brewing Company, among others.

Before founding his firm, Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Roen & Katz. Jeremy Goldstein is an affiliate of the Professional Advisory Board. He attended the New York University’s school of law and the University of Chicago where he graduated with Juris Doctor and a Master’s of Science respectively. He also went to Cornell University where he attained a Bachelor’s of Arts with perfect scores in all units.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund Stand Up To Joe Arpaio

Presidential Pardons have always been a matter of concern because of the nature of the pardon and the event in which it was given. In the past, Presidents have granted pardon to people who are seen as contributory Americans and who have done a considerable amount of good to society and the people living in it.

Presidents in the past have granted this pardon to those who have committed minor crimes and who are going to go through prison sentences, not too hardened criminals who have caused devastation to the lives of thousands of people all over America.

Joe Arpaio was no ordinary Sheriff. During his tenure as the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio was involved with a number of acts which otherwise would warrant the legal system to take prompt action.

He believed in white supremacy and saw to it that members of the Hispanic community were made to live in adverse conditions and fear of deportation. He would try his best to inflict injustices on people belonging to this community so as to fulfill this goal that he held and the notions that he lived by. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Arpaio was allowed to carry on his post for more than twenty-five years in spite of people knowing about the deeds that he had committed and the injustices that he had inflicted on members of this community. His injustices gave rise to several organizations that worked tirelessly to get the man put behind bars.

One of the organizations that worked in this manner was the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which was formed as a direct consequence of the injustices that Arpaio was engaging in. The organization was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who both got to witness these atrocities first hand and without anyone coming in the way of his deeds.

The organizations that wanted him to be arrested worked tirelessly for ten long years to see their goals to fruition. In October 2017, those goals would be realized and people would finally see the result that they have been longing for for such a long time.

But alas, the happiness was short lived as just a month after the sentence was given, Arpaio received a presidential pardon, thereby relieving him of his sentence. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Even though Arpaio was such a well-known criminal who affected countless people, the only reason why he was granted Presidential Pardon was that of his affiliation with Trump and the Republican Party.

Arpaio and Trump have known each other for an incredibly extended period, and getting Arpaio free was one of the things on Trump’s agenda during the 2016 elections. Moreover, the two share the same viewpoints on a lot of subjects, which further sheds light on the reasoning for the pardon.

It is evident that the pardon was granted for Trump’s selfish reasons and not for the benefit of the people at large.

The reason people who have committed crimes in the past have been sentenced is so that they can refrain from committing these acts once again, but with Arpaio, it seems like the system is overlooking that fact, allowing him to go on as he pleases.