Clayton Hutson is a business owner, providing services to event organizers as well as musicians, seeking an unparalleled music experience and aesthetic perfection. He attended college for theater design, before starting his career in Nashville. He worked for a number of companies which provided live entertainment solutions, serving as a project manager and sound engineer, and learning the skills necessary that enabled him to start his own business, choosing the path of entrepreneurship and creating his own company.
Most of Hutson’s work revolves around rock music, as he completed a number of managerial and technical tasks for acts such as Pink, Kid Rock, Garbage, and Guns N’ Roses, dedicating his energy and time to managing, designing, producing, and overseeing a large number of live tours.
In a recent interview, Clayton Hutson noted that he amassed a large amount of experience within the area of live entertainment, and tour production for several years before starting on his own. Each of his employment ventures allowed him to perfect his skills and navigate through all the aspects of live entertainment. As a result, he decided to start his own production management company after the recession took a tool on the company that he worked for.
He noted that he brings his ideas to life by envisioning ideas for sound, set designs, and lighting, among others, as he has a core understanding of what works. This foundation of knowledge allows him to build upon a bigger vision. Clayton Hudson points out the fact that he does a lot of CAD design in order to turn his visions into reality, and his practical nature allows him to work out the kings.
A current trend that excites the music entrepreneur is the technological advancement which keeps popping up within the genre of live music. Clayton Hutson mentions the fact that the industry is cutting-edger, so keeping up is imperative in order to not become obsolete. The power and size that moving lights have is incredible, according to Hutson, and the fact that they weight less than what they used to allows them to be more mobile. On the other hand, he considers video to be a dead horse. While he acknowledges the fact that video walls and screens are getting bigger and that there is more pixel density, he hopes the trend will run its course sooner than later, in order to wow the audience without simply projecting an image on a surface.