TV Host And Producer Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is a television personality and radio host who has been involved in American Idol. The iconic show is set to return for its first season on ABC in the spring of this year according to an article by ABC. Seacrest is a well-known entrepreneur who has held a number of positions as a host and producer, along with being on national tv. Along with this, the entrepreneur has taken part in philanthropy and made a difference in the community. He has been involved in a number of media and entertainment companies. On the radio, he hosts “On Air with Ryan,” which is number one in Los Angeles. Seacrest is the co-host and executive producer of the talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” In addition, he is also the host and producer of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve Program. The entrepreneur can be found all over television and the media. Ryan Seacrest produces prominent TV shows such as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and manages his own company, Ryan Seacrest Productions. He produces other shows like “Shahs of Sunset” and “I love Kellie Pickler.”

One of the more popular shows that he produces is one called “Shades of Blue,” which stars Jennifer Lopez. The entrepreneur has even produced shows for Netflix, one being called “Insatiable” and which produced an Emmy Award-winning series labeled “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” Ryan Seacrest even has his own line of clothing at Macy’s, which includes a menswear collection (ryanseacrestdistinction.com) and a skincare line along with it. The businessman has endorsements with brands such as Coca-Cola and Ford. As said before, he does give back to the community as his brand, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened 10 broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals in cities all across the country. He also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and on the chair of the Grammy Foundation. Check out this article talking about Seacrest’s fashion line.

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Swedish DJ Avicii recognized by The Chainsmokers at Billboard Music Awards

At the recent Billboard Music Awards, The Chainsmokers took a moment to pay homage to producer and DJ Avicii. The EDM world suffered a loss on April 20th, that’s when Avicii passed away. It was reported that the DJ committed suicide. He was 28 years old.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the two-man production team known as The Chainsmokers told the Las Vegas crowd that Avicii inspired many artists in many ways. This was prior to presenting the Top Hot 100 song of 2018. Pall and Taggart also dedicated their Top Dance/Electronic Act award to the famed swedish DJ.

In 2014, the New York City Based production duo the chainsmokers hit the scene with their top 20 single “#Selfie“. The group found themselves in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 with “Roses“, a single from their debut album “Bouquet” in 2015. As of today, Chainsmokers have won a Grammy Award, 4 American Music Awards’s and 5 iHeartMusic Radio Awards. Also, Taggart and Pall scored a number one single with they’re hit record “Closer“.

Formed in 2012, the DJ and production duo perform EDM music. When speaking of influences, Chainsmokers refer to artist like Pharrell Williams. The group says they have pulled inspiration for songs from artist like Blink 182 and Taylor Swift. When asked about the duo’s sound, Andrew Taggart mentioned hip hop, dance music, Indie and pop music. He stated that they blur the lines between those genres.

Singer and songwriter Halsey was also at the Billboard event. While presenting with the Chainsmokers, she had this to say about Avicii, “Everyone who worked with him would say that he was such a joy and that makes this tragedy all the more painful. It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and support and love our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental illness.”

Given the statements made by The Chainsmokers and Halsey at the Billboard ceremony, one can imagine that Avicii will be missed by the EDM community.

THE CHAINSMOKERS RELEASE A DIFFERENT KIND OF MUSIC.

The Chainsmokers had been quiet for a while. It had been nine months before they released the song ‘Sick-boy.’ The song comes off as being darker than all their previous songs which Drew attributes to the content.

The “Sick Boy” speaks about frustration and pent-up rage. The song is about how people only label you according to labels on social media without seeking clarification. This usually makes an artist feel pressured, and you live like it’s not your own life.

The duo has always been pushing themselves to the limit which has ensured their consistent success for over two years. Topping the charts has not come easily to them though it may look like it was. They got their inspiration from the desire to pursue new horizons in their musical pursuits. Their fans have received the new track with a lot of enthusiasm, and for them, it is a good thing. This is because the entire song was aimed at one thing; enjoying it and having fun while at it.

Andrew and Alex know that the music industry is on the move, continually growing and if one is not careful, a lot of things including music can pass you by. Because of this, they push themselves, coming up with music that one can feel; music that is enjoyable to the audience. The fast-moving industry is frightening but exciting as well because it drives you to be the best that you can and in the process encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and do something exciting.

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Pall and Drew Taggart form the Chainsmokers that combines deejaying and production. Their first musical breakthrough came in 2014 with their song, ‘Selfie’ that was on the top twenty charts in many countries. When Rhett Bixler left, the group reformed again into the EDM DJ duo while under the management of Adam Alpert in New York. Pall had been a history and art student at the University of New York when he was introduced to Taggart. Taggart, on the other hand, was a student at Syracuse University and at the same time, an intern with interscope records.

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Clay Hutson, Renowned Tour and Production Manager

As a child, Clayton Hutson learned to play a variety of instruments including both drums and the guitar. He practiced day and night, hitting the notes perfectly. As he aged, his passion for music lead him to join a band. While he did not become a rock star, he did learn the tricks and trades of the concert and touring industry. Currently stationed in the North, Clayton Hutson has utilized his skills learned in the industry to serve as a sound engineer, stage manager, and tour manager. In addition to working in music, he also enjoys photography, hunting, line dancing, and creating music pieces in his own time.

 

In 2005, Clayton Hutson worked with the rock group called Garbage on the Bleed Like Me Tour. This tour was a world wide extravaganza which featured many veteran rock groups like JJ72, Silo, theSTART, and The Dead 60’s to name a few. A unique aspect of this concert was country singer Johnny Cash’s song Hurt was played on tape at the beginning of every artist’s performance. The Bleed Like Me Tour featured a heavy presence of the group Garbage. They performed many of their hit songs including, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”, “Stupid Girl” and “Shut Your Mouth”. Clayton Hutson maintained all of the audio equipment for Garbage and made repairs to any and all sound equipment like cables as their chief monitor engineer. He also worked for a major rock group by the name of Guns N’ Roses as a Production Manager and Lighting Designer.

 

Clay Hutson didn’t stop there, he has worked with some of the hugest names in the industry. He worked with fellow sound engineer, Jim Roach, to ensure singer Jill Scott’s requirements were met on the 360 Tour. He has filled in when others could not make it or flaked out at the last minute. His dedication and competence are highly lauded and he has not found himself without work in this industry. He has even branched out to other areas of entertainment like reviewing restaurants and bars in his area. Stationed in Seattle, Hutson sat as a guest writer on LinkedIn.com to give his opinion on the best place in the city to enjoy country music. Learn more: https://angel.co/clayton-hutson

 

Not only is Clay Hutson, a full time concert engineer, he is also well liked in his community and has organized many initiatives to raise awareness about issues such as climate change, pollution, and education.