Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cassio Audi began his early career life in music. He was part of the Brazilian heavy metal band “Viper” that was founded in 1985. Cassio was a well known and influential drummer and instrumentalist in the Brazilian music scene of the 1980s, his music covering a range of genres from power metal to alternative rock. The Viper band was comprised of a group of very talented teenagers who were highly influenced by the famous British heavy metal band “Iron Maiden.” In 1985, Viper produced their first demo tape, and went on to record their first studio album in 1987, releasing “Soldiers of Sunrise” to great acclaim in the Brazilian music market.
A number of leading music industry magazines in Brazil wrote glowing reviews on the new album.These included the likes of Metal Forces, Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Riding on their popularity, Viper was asked to be the opening act for a Motorhead show in Brazil. The band continued to have success with their musical recordings not only in Brazil but internationally as well.Viper’s second album, “Theatre of Fate” was released in 1989. The skill of the Viper musicians was noted in particular for their mix of metal and classical music, such as a song based on Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Theatre of Fate was a great success, earning Viper notoriety in many countries.
In Japan, this album outsold the releases by well known bands such as Van Halen and Nirvana. Viper played at Club Cittá in Tokyo in April of 1993, subsequently releasing the live album “Maniacs in Japan.”If you were to meet Cassio Audi today, you might not, at first, recognize him as an internationally famous rock star. Mr. Audi went on to pursue additional aspirations in life, ultimately obtaining a degree in business from Sao Paulo University. Yet, if you were to speak to Cassio today, he might well tell you that his foundation years in the music industry and his role in contributing to the growth and success of Viper has led to his current success in the business world.
The New York-based EDM pop group, The Chainsmokers, had recently released their brand new single “Sick Boy” and its vibe is wonderfully darker than any of their prior work. The Chainsmokers consists of two members, DJ Alex Pall and producer Andrew “Drew” Taggart, who recently started providing vocals to some of their tracks. The group formed in back in 2012, they entered the mainstream music scene when they released their first mega hit single “Roses” back in 2015.
Shortly after that, DJ Alex and Drew continued to evolve and produced more hit singles that become top ten on the charts for weeks. The Chainsmokers’ Grammy Award-winning track “Don’t Let Me Down” which featured the singer and songwriter, Daya, boosted her exposure and quickly made her a favorite among the synthpop crowd.
The Chainsmokers shared that their single “Sick Boy” will be the latest installment of a new era for the DJ duo, after taking a nine-month hiatus from producing music. The tone is darker, and Drew Taggart explained that it was because it was a reflection of our current society and what was going on in their own personal lives. He felt frustrated after feeling somewhat restricted. He was reading things in the media about them, whether they were positive or negative in nature and felt he couldn’t really react. The best possible way was only though creating music. (See: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)
Through social media, Taggart feels that everyone is trying to relate to each other and as a group, they try their best to put themselves out there in their truest form. Sometimes the message is more ‘cryptic’ than intended and people will interpret it interesting ways. The Chainsmokers’ newest single and their next installment of songs will convey what it feels to be alive in today’s society. Find Additional Information Here.
How social media induces anxiety for the youth, seek an overabundance of validation and constantly checking or worrying about what their next post will bring. Although these things are trivial, Taggart states that its our new reality as it has taken an importance, people can now make big bucks off of their social media pages.
There is a start to every great musical group, and The Chainsmokers had a start that was unique to them. When Alex Pall was asked in an interview how he first got started working with Andrew Taggert and how the two formed The Chainsmokers, he shared the story of just what took place. He shared that he was working a job at the time and simply keeping music as a hobby. He mentioned that the manager that he was working with when it came to his music introduced him to Andrew Taggert. The two of them started to make music together, and that was the start of The Chainsmokers. Alex Pall quit his job so that he could start to work on music fulltime. (See more info about Pall on Genius.com: Alex Pall)
When he was questioned about how he and Andrew Taggart knew that they would be able to work with one another, Alex Pall shared that they knew right away what each of them was going to offer to the duo. He shared that they spent time talking about music and that they really got to know one another and what it as that the other liked. They also found that they were both ambitious and that both of them longed to make their music work out. They were able to work together because they each had talents that were unique to them and they knew that those talents would be great when used together. Visit This Page for more information.
Alex Pall has shared that the songs that he works on with Andrew Taggart are songs that are real to them. There are times when they have songwriters working with them, but the lyrics of the songs are still used to represent their lives.
Taggart and Pall create genuine music and it is a kind of music that speaks to who they are. They care about the kind of music that they create.
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The world of finance is often seen as one of the most conservative in the world but one top executive responsible for opening up the Brazilian financial markets to the investors of the world has a history, not in line with the majority of his colleagues. Cassio Audi is known for working at some of the world’s biggest investment companies and taking up a teaching role in the economics department of Sao Paulo University; prior to completing his studies at Sao Paulo University, Cassio Audi led a very different life as a drummer with one of the world’s leading heavy metal bands.
Viper was formed in 1985 in Sao Paulo through the members shared love of the iconic British heavy metal bands arriving in Brazil as part of the new-wave of music created in the U.K. Cassio Audi and his fellow bandmates in Viper had spent much of their lives living under the rule of the Brazilian dictatorship and felt the ability to express their freedom was offered in a positive way through the heavy metal music now being heard for the first time in parts of Brazil. Read more at comhaha.com about Cassio Audi.
Cassio Audi and his fellow members of Viper developed a loyal following from early in their career as a band and set out to put their impressive musical skills on tape as quickly as possible. Cassio Audi is credited as the drummer on “The Killer Sword” demo recordings and the first studio album from Viper, “Soldiers of Sunrise”. Critics praised the musical abilities of the band before learning they were all still in their teenage years as Viper set out on a journey to reach iconic status on the Brazilian and global stage. In 1989, Cassio Audi decided the pull of a financial career was more attractive than pursuing his dreams of musical stardom and returned to his studies at Sao Paulo University. Follow Cassio Audi on Facebook.
Desiree Perez has long been Jay Z’s secret weapon for high risk ventures and negotiations. The master businesswoman has been responsible for some of the biggest deals for Hov’s corresponding corporations, like the OG Roca-fella records, and more modern Roc nation. Defying the stereotype of women in the Hip-hop world, and in the aggressive business oriented music industry itself, Desiree has become one of Sean Carter, and Roc Nation’s most integral assets. Though Perez has brokered many lucrative deals for Jay’s varying businesses, her skill and dedication have never more evident than while brokering recent renegotiations of Jay’s 10 year 360 deal between Roc Nation Live Nation, ending in 2018.
Perez is no stranger to high tension negotiations, however. In 2015, Perez negotiated a twenty five million dollar deal with mobile giants Samsung to promote Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ tour, gaining the artist a platinum album on the release date, and Perez an inside spot in the singer’s inner circle. In fact, Desiree was the one who originally brokered the several billion dollar 360 deal with Live Nation in 2008. Meeting with the CEO of Universal Music Group recently, Carter and Perez’s moves have some speculating that the music giant may be in talks to purchase a share of Roc Nation following the end of the Live Nation deal.
As for confirmation of that, speculators will have to wait as UMG, Roc nation, Jay Z, and Perez are all remaining quiet for the moment. A UMG insider has stated that the corporation’s current deal with Jay and co. is fairly lucrative as is, and the company would be happy to do further work with the artist, but no talks of buying a stake in Roc Nation have arisen yet. Regardless of how the deal lands, Desiree Perez will undoubtedly be at the heart of any negotiations pertaining to Roc Nation’s future. The star player of so many of Sean Carter’s most profitable business decisions, Perez will surely continue to exhibit her talent for working out high stakes deals with precision, professionalism, and profitability for all sides. and Follow him Twitter.com