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Clay Hutson: Three Steps Ahead of the Others

Most people would not want to put their name on a nationwide or worldwide product if they knew that said product was not of the best quality imaginable. In that instance, a person’s name becomes a ‘brand’, so to speak, and branding is important, for it helps spread a product by word of mouth. It is also important when a product is seen briefly, and one begins to recognize the brand. And when a person recognizes a brand, you would want that brand to mean quality.

Such a person is Clay Hutson. He will work literally all day and all night and strive for perfection in just about everything he does. He does not want something to be simply ‘good.’ He wants perfection when his name is attached to the outcome.

He worked with the Reverend Billy Graham in the sound management field, always striving to make his work without errors, without problems, without a break in perfection. And he always succeeded.

Clay Hutson is a sound engineer, and his work is well known among people who have been on stage to perform or address an audience.

Having worked with some of the best of the best, such as Kid Rock Guns ‘n Roses, and Pink, and Lady Gaga, he has always striven to be the best he could be. Second best would not do, not if his name was going to be on the finished product.

What has helped him along in his career is the fact that there are new technology advances that not only make his job easier, but also provide new challenges for him and his work. If a technology exists that can be worked into a performer’s work, he will try to use it and come up with something newer every time.

Clay Hutson explains that the music that is produced in a concert is not just the music itself; there is an art form in the presentation of the music. That is what he strives to do: make the art flourish along with the music.

He tries, he says, to think ahead of what’s going on upon the stage, and tries to be several steps ahead of the performer, measuring what the performer will do and act accordingly.

His advice to others is take your dream, what you want to do, and work at it and perfect it until you are sure you can manage it. In other words, know your song well before you start singing!

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Clay Hutson Ideas on How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Clay Huston is a business owner in the music industry with theatre design courses. He seeks to deliver aesthetic performance, top-notch live music experience while considering the artist’s experience. Huston has worked in companies that offer solutions in the live music entertainment in the capacities of sound engineer and project manager. During the establishment of his business, he acquired the tools of the trade that came in hand.

Clay Huston has served Billy Graham traveling band, in the corporate entertainment industry but finally settled for rock ‘n’ roll. He identifies his love for the music sector thus dedicating his passion, energy, and time to overseeing, management, designing, and production of a memorable number of live tours. In line with his vocation, he has had an opportunity to work with the big names in the music sector including, the Garbage, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Kid Rock, and Pink.

Clay Huston idea of establishing his own company came from his perfected skills while working for various companies. He was able to navigate through the various live entertainment aspects in each of his employment ventures. When recession affected the company where he was employed, he decided to take a risk and venture into entrepreneurship.

Currently, Clay Huston is working with Kid Rock, and he is doing stage management that involves running the floor on concerts. He is the first one to arrive at the venue checking the day’s schedule, completing a walk-through, laying out a storage plan and starting to plan a to-do list for his crew for the day. For full utilization of his productivity and that of his team, he ensures that everything is done before the show starts.

When the show is running, he starts to organize all the necessary steps for successful break down of the venue including directing employees in their respective duties.

To actualize his ideas, Huston uses his experience to determine what works and what does not work to lay a foundation for his sound, lighting, and set designs. He does a lot of CAD design to ensure that every equipment fits through the door and work out perfectly.

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Interview with Alex Pall

The Chainsmokers became a household name in a few short years but just how did they manage to rise out of obscurity so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig recently had a chat with Alex Pall about how the DJ and production duo first came to be, how they’ve dealt with their pervasive fame and where they plan to go in the future. The two first met in NYC when Taggart was enrolled at one of the local universities and Pall was taking whatever gigs he could get in and around NYC. After Pall’s manager introduced the two, they immediately could tell they would work well together. Taggart subsequently dropped out of Syracuse to work with Pall on a daily basis and the rest is history. It wasn’t long before they released their first hit single, “Selfie.” One hit single led to another and, before they knew it, they had become household names.

What makes them stand out from other DJs, however, is their willingness to sing on their own songs. Pall considers it essential as the lyrics of the songs pertain to his life. They also had a blast collaborating with Halsey as Alex classified her as a fun, unique artist who’s not afraid to be herself. He then discussed his demographic, talking about how much it’s grown over the years from mostly college students to people of all ages. And they don’t take single second of their fame for granted, stating how much they appreciate everyone who loves and listens to their music.

As for their live shows, they’ve grown and developed over the years to adapt to the perpetually-changing music industry. One point of pride for the DJ and production duo is the fact that they always sing live during their concerts. And they don’t plan on going anywhere as Pall believes that if they took a few years off, things just wouldn’t be the same when they return to the music scene. So we wish them the best of luck in the future of their musical career and hope they have continued success as a DJ and production do.

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