Heather Parry’s Dedication for Music Knows No Bounds

For almost a decade, Live Nation has been the definitive music hub for fans to stay connected with their favorite musicians. As the company’s diversified its production from live concerts to digital content, its Chief Content Officer Heather Parry has paved an exciting path for Live Nation’s expansion into film and television.

Heather Parry

When Parry became president of Live Nation’s entertainment division in late 2015, she didn’t waste time utilizing her direct access to music’s biggest stars and distribution partners. Spearheading a bold range of documentaries, Live Nation Productions went to work producing multiple features including Eagles of Death Metal’s return to Paris after a terrorist attack killed 130 fans, the rise of Sean Comb’s prolific Bad Boy label, and an unvarnished look at Lady Gaga’s life. With a career spanning twenty-two years in the entertainment industry, Parry’s vision for telling stories has changed the game for musicians.

Never one to stay in her comfort zone, Parry recognized mainstream potential producing director and actor Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.” After reaching out to Cooper’s agent and pitching her department’s limitless promotional resources, the collaboration became an invaluable asset to connect the film to music aficionados. The tragic love story of two singers grappling with fame and substance abuse garnered eight Academy Award nominations, while the drama’s popular radio hit “Shallow” broke records as the most awarded song in history.

With boundless determination, Parry’s passionate drive has proven to be an undeniable force for music, film, and television. Live Nation Productions aims to honor musicians’ journeys by offering an unfiltered dive into their experiences. If there’s an artist with a fascinating story to share, it’s a sure bet Parry will do everything she can to help them tell it.

 

The Chainsmokers Keep On Entertaining Their Fans

The Chainsmokers are truly a 21st-century phenomenon, their songs about millennial issues and their willingness to play any sized room show the duo is consistently breaking new ground. Take, for example, the way the DJs marketed their latest release, “Side Effects” by playing the small Holywood Palladium club following a performance at a 20,000 seat arena in Montreal just days earlier.

Unlike many other artists, The Chainsmokers are not seeking to turn their backs on their roots as DJs in the clubs of New York and Las Vegas. Alongside the development and release of new music, The Chainsmokers have maintained a residency at a Las Vegas club which Alex Pall believes can make things difficult but is a part of their career The Chainsmokers enjoy. Pall claims a fan at a Las Vegas club show asked him where he bought his shows in the middle of their set which was a throwback to their earlier career as a New York DJ duo.

“Side Effects” features consistent collaborator, Emily Warren and marks a change of direction compared to recent releases from the duo. A disco-infused dance track designed to celebrate the summer is a major leap from the introspective, dark music of the “Sick Boy EP.” Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart believe the music they make reflects their own mood with “Sick Boy” recorded in the Winter when the mood of the duo was much darker and less fun. The Chainsmokers are looking to develop their sound as they become an arena-based duo backed by a live band fronted by Taggart as the lead vocalist.

The Chainsmokers took on their current form in 2015 when Andrew Taggart joined Alex Pall as a member of one of New York’s most famous DJ collaborations. Taggart had recently left college in Maine before making the move to New York City to begin a music career which would see him become an international star of the electronic dance music industry.

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