The Chainsmokers are one of the leading DJ duos in the world with their following growing by the day because of their regular releases and catchy sound. The combination of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart has been in place as The Chainsmokers since 2012 when the latter made the decision to move from his home in Maine to New York City. Pall had already found fame in New York as a DJ of note who was booked every weekend to perform at various events and was looking to take the next step in developing his career.
Luckily, Pall and Taggart shared a management company which allowed them the opportunity to meet and embarks on a collaboration shaking the electronic dance music sector to its core. Not only are The Chainsmokers building a global following of fans, but they are also standard bearers for those who wish to develop their career in a more rounded way to the early pioneers of electronic dance music who played little role in the songs they released. In many ways, The CHainsmokers have become the guiding lights for DJs and producers who are hoping to follow them to chart success.
One of the biggest steps taken by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart is to step out from behind the decks and to the microphone to sing on their own songs. The single, “Closer” was the first step in moving into the sector of vocals with the decision to sing alongside the artist Halsey showed the confidence the pair have in their abilities. Since the release of their debut album, “Memories… Do Not Open”, The Chainsmokers have been working to put together a live band to bring more fans into their world. KNowing vocalists such as Halsey would not be available each night to sing their parts on different tracks resulted in a rethink for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart about how they would perform. The duo believes their ability to perform in larger venues than their Las Vegas DJ residency requires a live band and their own ability to perform live.
When it comes to producers and sound engineers in the music industry a lot of people are only focused on the money. So finding someone who is reliable and cares about the artist’s vision and feelings is very important. Music is what feelings sound like and countless songs/performances have been lost or under heard due to improper artist/producer combinations.
Clay Hutson, by way of Nashville, Tennessee has always had a passion for music. His love for the audio arts drove him to receive a bachelors degree from Central Michigan in theater design. After graduating he continued his academic journey receiving a masters degree from Steven M. Ross School of Business. This set the stage for him to make his entrance into the music industry. He began as a project coordinator and served as a sound engineer. After holding numerous positions and being exposed to various genres of music, Clay realized that he was the most passionate about Rock ‘n’ Roll. Music has taken Clay all throughout Europe, North America, and Australia.
Currently he produces concerts for A-list musicians such as Pink and Kid Rock to name a few. These days his primary focus has been stage management and live production. His passion for the music industry and his blue collar work ethic makes him successful as he stated in a recent interview. Not wanting to spread himself too thin, Clay says that he uses his cell phone to help operate all aspects of his business. Being able to do so through various apps lightens his workload tremendously.
Years of experience in the industry has given him extensive knowledge and assistance in regards to starting his own company. Starting a production management company was a natural progression from the work he had previously been doing. Hutson leads by example and makes sure he is the first one to arrive and the last one to leave. Using his past experiences to help shape his future experiences has been a great help to him. Passionate about a true live performance, Clay is not the biggest fan of large screens on stage but acknowledges that they can play a role. The live concert should be the true expression of the artist and he feels that the audience should see that. Clay stresses the importance of staying ahead of schedule and planning out his days. Keeping family first and business growing, Clay Hutson is where he needs to be.
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