Clayton Hutson: Producer, Sound Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inspiration

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Clayton Hutson is an inspiration in the music industry. He is a producer and stage manager who was always interested in music, even as a young boy. He studied at both Central Michigan University and Stephen M. Ross School of Business, where he received a bachelor’s in theater design, and a master’s in business administration. After he finished school, Clay broke into the entertainment industry with positions like stage manager, project manager and sound engineer. He gained a great deal of experience working with other companies and was able to gain the right exposure to finally branch out and start his own company. His company’s services consist of production design and management, logistics management, and rigging.

 

For anyone, starting a business can be intimidating and sometimes doubtful, and Clayton Hutson’s experience was no exception. There were some days he felt doubtful and even had a major financial setback of over $150,000, but he kept moving forward everyday and was able to build an extremely profitable business. Clayton provides excellent service and goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients are satisfied and that he has done the best job possible. This shows through his work, and also through his continued success which he owes mostly to referrals from past clients to new ones. Most of the work he gets consistently is referral based which means he is doing a great job with his current group of clientele. One way he ensures a job well done is by checking and double checking the work done by him and the crew to make sure that everything goes correctly and smoothly during the show.

 

Hutson believes in the importance and power of hard work and his reputation of providing high quality work precedes him. He is set to join widely known pop star, Halsey in tour in Australia, and based on the many ups and downs he has seen during his years in the business, he is ready and prepared for anything that is thrown his way. The industry is very comparable to the chaotic energy that can go along with staging a tour, and Hutson is no stranger to ups and downs. This makes him even better at his job and helps to set him apart from the competition. Learn more: https://clayhutson.com/about-clay-hutson

 

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.