Alex Pall’s Story of How the Chainsmokers Became Who They Are

As with most great stories, the Chainsmoker’s journey starts with humble beginnings. Alex Pall DJed around New York City as a hobby. DJing was work that he was highly passionate about. It consumed his life and eventually it lead to him quitting his job and focusing on it as his main source of income. Shortly after, he met his fellow bandmate, Andrew Taggart, who moved from Maine to LA to form the duo we know today.

Pall and Taggart clicked instantly, sharing the same vision and values. They both loved music and they both wanted to create their identities as artists. For them, this meant making music that reflected who they were and relating to their listeners on an emotional level. To achieve this they knew they had to find a way to stand out from all the other EDM groups out there. So, the two worked day and night to reach the success they now have.

Of course, this task wasn’t easy and they had plenty of obstacles. One particular challenge Pall spoke of was establishing who they were as artists, especially among so many similar sounding EDM artists. On top of that, electronic dance music generally isn’t emotionally revealing. This is because EDM usually consists of lyric-less music with heavy synths and catchy beats that are intended to get you to dance and not think. These things make it easy for artists to hide behind their music.

Hiding behind their music was not something Pall and Taggart wanted; so, it made sense to begin having more songs with emotionally charged lyrics and eventually singing some of their own songs. To ensure sure they stayed authentic, the duo constantly asked each other how they felt. They pushed each other to do and be more and this mindset was reflected in the evolution of their music, which has crossed over into other genres.

Pall stated that currently, the Chainsmokers are really excited about touring and they have no intentions of slowing down.

The Legal Life of Jeremy Goldstein

Jeremy Goldstein is a New York-based attorney who helps corporations in the incredibly complex task of creating sustainable economic environments. He is also sought after just for legal advice concerning such matters. He particularly specializes in offering advice concerning the use of incentive-based programs like Earnings per Share. He considers EPS to be the very best incentive program. It is so influential that it is one of the biggest influencers of stock prices. It typically gives companies an incentive for increasing their payout per employee. Learn more:


However, some critics say corporations who have EPS have an unfair advantage over smaller corporation who can’t get it. They say that it usually leads to favoritism with those corporations who use it the clear favorites. In fact, they are so opposed to it because it encourages an allows for illegal skewing of metric results to heighten share sales. They also say that EPS is only really effective for short-term profitability and doesn’t really help with long-term growth. They also say the payout initiatives of EPS are woefully unreliable because they are ever changing.

While Goldstein is mostly in favor of full EPS adoption, he highly recommends a compromise between those for and against EPS. He suggests having a committee that makes sure the short-term goals of the employee payouts meet the company’s long-term growth plans.


Goldstein earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He then worked at a large New York law firm for several years before starting his own practice known as Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, LLC. He is so valued as an attorney that he was listed as a top selection for legal counsel by Legal 500 and the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. It is an understatement to say that Goldstein is a very busy man. He wears many hats other than his legal one. He regularly contributes to the NYU journal, OAS. He is also a current member of the American Bar Association Business Section. He is the current chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Executive Compensation Committee.