In an interview with Inspirery, Clayton Hutson talked about his professional career in the music industry. He says he grew up with a love of music and wanted to make it his career. In order to make this happen he attended college at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater design. He then attended this school’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and got a master’s degree in business administration.
Once Clayton Hutson was out of school he started working in the live entertainment industry. While his love was music he first had to get experience in the industry however he could. This led to him working on Billy Graham’s national tours where he was a member of the sound team. With enough experience he was able to move over to his true passion, rock and roll, and develop his career further there. He took on a number of roles in order to expand his marketable skills. This included all aspects of sound engineering as well as the management of live performances. Once he had developed his skills enough he was able to start his own business which he has successfully managed for more than a decade.
He says that he has now traveled all over the world on various tours. Clayton Hutson says one of his most extended tours was with Garbage which took place all over Europe, Australia, and North America. He cites as one of his biggest accomplishments handling the automatic rigging system that was used on One Republic’s biggest tour. He has now successfully designed, produced, and managed tours for some of the biggest names in the music world such as Kid Rock, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson.
As for acquiring new clients, Clayton Hutson says that he relies quite a bit on word of mouth. His past clients often refer his services to others in the industry. He also has friends in the industry who offer up his name when someone is looking to start up a tour. He says when he first started his own business it was during the recession so things were pretty tough getting started. He says he was fortunate, though, to land some good clients before too long and it wasn’t too long before his company was generating a profit. He says a willingness to work hard combined with consistency has enabled him to find success as a business owner. Learn more: http://www.g1limited.com/news.php?id=46