Clayton Hutson is a professional who works in the music industry in order to help musicians make their live shows spectacular. He went to college to study theatre design and also worked with companies in the live entertainment industry. He has worked as a project manager and a sound engineer and continues to be an entrepreneur who carves out his own path. In recent years, Hutson started up a live entertainment production company and has been working with some big names in the music industry. Some of these include Pink, Guns’n’Roses, Garbage, and Kid Rock.
Before today, Clayton Hutson was building up plenty of experience by working in different positions in the live entertainment industry. He has always done his best to master every single position he worked in, and this has served him tremendously in the industry. It was during a time that he was working with a music entertainment company, that a recession hit. When this happened, he decided to strike out on his own and do something for himself. This is when he created his production management company.
Clayton Hutson knows what works in his industry, and he is very aware of what doesn’t. This allows him to see ideas in his head before working to implement them. He takes his ideas and turns them into workable realities on-stage. Before doing so, he ensures that they will be practical. Clayton Hutson is the kind of guy to always be thinking about what will take place ahead of time. This means that he is able to plan ahead to be ready for any unforeseeable accident or circumstance that might take place. This allows him to get his crew ready, too, so they can be in the right place at the time right time.
Clayton Hutson recently commented that hard work has been at the center of his success. He has built his reputation on doing what he does well, and since word of mouth is very important in his industry, this has gotten him very far. Musical artists actively seek out a production manager who respects their vision and who tries their best to bring it to life, and this is exactly what Clayton Hutson does. When it comes to his work, he is a man who checks everything multiple times to make sure that there are no loose ends. He is very aware that everything he does will come back to him, so he does it all right, the first time. One of Hutson’s favorite quotes came from Vince Lombardi who said that, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Hutson tries to live by these words and continues to build quite the resume of clients.
Since the release of their 2016 hit single “Closer” the Chainsmokers have been chasing the label of artist. Not content with just making dance music, a fact both have revealed in numerous interviews, the group has been working to better connect with their listeners. “Closer” was one of their first forays. A delightful foot-stomper featuring the talented Halsey, the song also featured Andrew Taggart on lead vocals. In the EDM world DJ’s look to other artists to provide the human element, relying on them to sing vocals, and even write the music. In an industry awash in remixes, having an EDM group serve up one half as the human element was revolutionary.
Since “Closer” Taggart has regularly provided his voice, and the duo themselves have become more involved in the song-writing. For Pall it is all about identity, finding a voice within their work shows who they are. Since the release of their first hit “#Selfie” the duo has been lost in a wave of mainstream success. Their fame has brought them much, but it has also skyrocketed them to a point they never realized they could reach. “It all happened really fast” Pall remarked. Now in the wake of their success, the two are trying to discover who they are.
This year has seen the release of their next evolutionary step, the 2018 single “Sick Boy”. According to Pall the duos’ goal is to create a conducive body of work that departs from traditional EDM albums. “Sick Boy” certainly exemplifies that as it takes the group music in a completely different direction. The song makes a serious statement about the dependency of society on social media, and the stress that overexposure brings. The song is meant to connect emotionally to their listener but is also a focal point for their own feelings. “We write the music for ourselves” Pall states, “and it is delightful to see other people relate to it”.
The Chainsmokers is an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The group first got recognition for their hit song “#Selfie” which debuted in 2014 and their debut EP was released in October 2015. Bouquet reached top ten status on the US Billboard HOT 100, while the famous song “Closer” became their very first number one single on the charts. For their impeccable work and producing such great dance hits, The Chainsmokers have received two American Music Awards and five IHeartRadio music awards. Andrew Taggart was quoted describing the duo’s music as “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip hop.” With musical influences such as Pharrell Williams and Deadmau5, Blink 182, Taylor Swift, and Max Martin, it’s no wonder The Chainsmokers became famously popular.
At the Billboard Music Awards, The Chainsmokers and Halsey honored the late Avicii, who was a beloved and respected Swedish DJ and producer. Before announcing the Top HOT 100 Song of 2018 to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito”, the duo, Pall and Taggart told the thousands of people whom attended the Las Vegas Grand Garden Arena that night, that Avicii was “an artist who inspired so many in so many ways and meant so much to us and the EDM community.” Halsey added that he was “such a joy to work with and that makes this tragedy all the more painful.” Avicii passed away on April 20th, 2018 in his home, from taking his own life. The duo Chainsmokers later mentioned Avicii again when presenting the Top Dance/Electronic act, stating that “We want to dedicated this award to Avicii, he is someone who made us believe that this is something we could do with our lives. He inspired all of us, influenced our music and influenced pop music in general. He will be missed and I hope he’s found peace.”
The Chainsmokers later rung in March, 2018 with an even more hyped up released with their latest single “Everybody Hates Me” and though there is no video for the song at this time, the audio track has brought in more than nine million views in under a months time from the release date. It is safe to say that this group is captivating millions, the fandom continues to grow and so does their list of top hits, and they have no intention of slowing down.