Clay Hutson on Music Industry Experience

Clayton Hutson is an audio engineer who has worked with many notable bands, including Guns N’ Roses, Kid Rock, Pink, and other rock musicians. He first began his career at a university where he took a course on theater design. From there, Clayton Huston worked at different companies in the live music industry and succeeded in becoming a project manager. With enough time and dedication to perfect his skills, he started a firm that manages, produces, and designs concerts. Clayton Hudson has traveled all over the world with bands, and even served as a monitor engineer for the band Garbage in Europe, Australia, and North America.

Clayton Hutson has gained much experience from tour production and live entertainment, that when the company he was working for took a toll from the recession, he decided it was time to begin his own firm. He felt that after years of touring with big bands, he had the skill sets required for starting his own production management company.

A typical day in the life of Clayton Hutson is very hectic. A current tour he was on with

with Kid Rock as stage management required him to start his day at 6:30AM. He has to be at the venue before anyone else arrives to complete a walk-through, a storage plan, and give the rest of the crew directions on the days to-do list. In order for a show to go smoothly, everything has to be thought out prior to the show because everything they do impacts the show. Every task that needs to be performed is listed, even minor chores.

Although Clayton Hutson is living a dream career, he does have some regrets. Some of those being that he hasn’t always prioritized his family before anything else. Also, being self-reflective and honest with himself and evaluating situations with honesty as well.

Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers Brings Something More to the EDM Genre

The Chainsmokers are an EDM duo who have a long stuck to the formula of EDM. I am staying for them using their own vocal tracks in their songs, until the release of their single Closer with Halsey. Andrew Taggart stepped away from the typical and sang on the Closer track. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart both write Chainsmokers songs. This is another deviation away from what is typical in EDM music. It’s typical for DJs to use other songwriters or to cowrite songs with other songwriters. dance music, Closer, Alex Pall, The  Chainsmokers, Disc Jockey, music producer

Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers was a DJ growing up. He started booking regular DJ gigs in New York when he was pretty young. He decided to try giving it a professional shot. The chainsmokers manager introduced Alex to Andrew Taggart. The two spoke about what music they enjoy when they first met. From that point on they started making music together. They decided to avoid formating themselves after other EDM artists.

With a lot of hard work they have succeeded in making them yourself stand out from other EDM artists. Based on their social media following they’ve seen a more international fan base. They’ve also realized that their age categories for fans has changed from teenagers to over 30 year olds. They used to perform shows mainly for college ravers, so now they have to alter their shows To appeal to a wider age range of their fans. I having more songwriting input and more vocal tracks featured on their songs they also have to create a show that incorporates more of a performance. Alex Paul says that they’re proud of performing all of their songs live, unlike what many other DJs do. Pall has also put a lot of time with their visual production crew on creating visual that are different from any other EDM shows.