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Clayton Hutson- He Perfected his Skills as an Audio Engineer by Working in the Live Music Industry

The music industry has been undergoing some rapid changes. Musicians and artists have been tasked with teaming up with individuals such as Clay Hutson who have an in-depth understanding of the current and latest trends that exist in the music industry. Since Clay Hutson is a sound engineer by profession, he offers services to artists who are performing on stage.

As an entrepreneur, Clayton Hutson owns a company that avails its services to event organizers and music artists. Before the commencement of his entrepreneurship journey, Clayton Hutson first studied theater design and later kick-started his career by working in Nashville after graduating as a sound engineer. Working in multiple organizations in the music industry allowed him to gain the relevant skills that he needed to run a music firm on his own. His business now produces, manages, and also designs concerts. As a fan of the rock music genre, Clayton Hutson mainly deals with artists who specialize in rock music. By working with artists such as Pink, Guns N’ Roses, and Kid Rock, Clayton Hutson has gained some popularity and more prominent artists are bound to seek the services offered by his company.

While working with bands such as Garbage, Clayton Hutson had the privilege of accompanying the band to countries such as North America, Europe, and Australia during their tour in 2005 that went by the name “Bleed Like Me.” During the “Bleed Like Me” tour, Clayton Hutson was working as the monitor manager of the Garbage band. Clayton Hutson’s services have also been procured by OneRepublic, and he had the honor of being a part of their “Honda Civic Tour” where he was in charge of monitoring the automatic rigging system. The band performed successfully in Asia and North America during July, August, and September. Because Clayton Hutson has risen in fame over the years, he has caught the attention of media houses such as the Bro Talk.

During his recent interview with the Bro Talk, Clayton Hutson was able to answer a variety of questions such as how he started his business. Clayton Hutson confidently said that he had gained a lot of skills during his employment period and he had also recognized the importance of his input to his former employers. Since his employers were beneficiaries of his hard work, Clayton Hutson felt that he could start a business that would also grow courtesy of the skills that he had earned while working in the music industry.

http://inspirery.com/clayton-hutson/

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart- pushing the boundaries as the Chainsmokers.

Music duo The Chainsmokers- composed of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart- began as DJs but have pushed themselves past that label and are now becoming a musical force.

 

Both began DJing while young and getting some shows in the New York City area. Initially they were introduced by a mutual friend and Pall’s manager and had an instant rapport. Taggart moved from his native Maine to New York and they began making music immediately. They share both a musical sense as well as a drive to keep pushing themselves forward musically.

 

Having willfully stepped outside of “traditional” DJing and branching into other genres the duo have kept in step with each other creatively. Pall speaks repeatedly about their process together, how they conceptualize songs and even whole albums before beginning any sort of planning process. They discuss ideas and themes together to see if they are in sync and if there really is enough feeling and meaning to them to make it into material.

 

They also share a desire to explore more meaningful content than what most would expect from a dance or electronic DJ duo. Taggart describes some at the time unreleased songs the duo has written as crossing several lines, between “indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.” Both talk about how their hits at the time of the interview (May 2016) were actually music they had made a couple of years ago. The process of holding on to newer songs while the public has time to work through their current material has left them with a lengthy back catalog of unreleased material.

Much time at the end of the interview is given over to their live shows and the other ways they have broken some of the norms for DJs. They discuss working with singer Halsey as a dream and describe how they decided to have Taggart perform vocals on a song. They compare these events and an ever changing live show as a way for them to embrace their role as not only DJs but as musicians and how doing so helps them attract a broad audience of multiple age groups.

 

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers