As a live music producer, Clay Hutson is used to working behind the scenes but that doesn’t mean that he takes his job any less seriously. In a recent interview with Blogwebpedia, he talks about his strictly regimented day and how that lends itself to the continuation of his success working in the music industry. Clay Hutson came up with the idea of launching his own music production company after working on various high-profile jobs. He uses these years of experience to inform him as he makes decisions about what would be best for the current venue and planned show.
While some people may not have a good grasp on what a live music producer does, Clay Hutson is quick to credit the hard work that goes into supporting a live performance. Everything needs to be in its place and he even talks about the fact that door measurements are a must when considering a venue. Not only does he need to get everyone in their place, but he also needs to consider the equipment needs of various sites. The artist that he works for has specific visions and it is important to Clay Hutson that those visions see fruition.
Recently, Clay Hutson partnered with Halsey for her 2018 world tour. This came as no shock to people who are familiar with his exacting standards. He looks at every day as a new opportunity to prove himself. Often, days in the live music industry start very early. He tells his interviews that a day that starts at about 6 AM is standard with production duties spreading well into the evening. Since people often attend these shows to have a good time, there are things that need to be done during and after the shows to ensure that the next leg of the journey goes seamlessly for the team, artist, and their fans.
For Clay Hutson, it is all about keeping the balance. He remains highly regimented because he wants to be sure that everything clients need from him are being adequately addressed. It is one of the biggest reasons why he has earned such a reputation in the music production industry and probably a good reason why he will continue to enjoy success.
One of the most assertive bits in the interview that The Chainsmokers generously did lately is about how to be taken seriously as artists in EDM. The interview was a special feature about Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart and how they grew their band into something that would change EDM in the most revolutionary way possible. Until The Chainsmokers came, EDM is known to be just about trick beats, fun synths and luring and hard-to-miss bass music that people can dance to. In the interview, the story of the revolutionary way that Alex Pall changed the entire EDM game is rightfully given justice.
With regards to being taken seriously as an artist, Alex Pall shared that it’s both hard and yet also easy. It’s hard in the sense that there’s that pressure to hold off first releasing complete albums of one’s own music because the single track is still unknown to many listeners. Artists are held back. Artists have to be constrained by the commercial aspects of the music industry. In the case with Alex Pall and The Chainsmokers, this wasn’t necessary. But it’s easy because Pall thought that the best approach would be to just write the songs that they want to hear themselves and express what they wanted. This strategy paid off, as the band is most known right now for the songs they made that are meant for themselves. These songs include “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer”.
The EDM music is much more welcome to new styles today compared to years ago. And Alex Pall wants to take advantage of this trend. He wants to make sure that his music is more intimate now and will be trying out new styles that would push the frontiers of EDM as a craft. It is the intention of Pall and Taggart to be recognized as serious artists in the field of EDM, and they want to make their brand of music to be personalized, unlike their predecessors in the EDM niche, such as deadmau5. It’s about time that the music of EDM that’s mostly devoid of feelings, life and passion to change. It’s time for The Chainsmokers to take its place.