Clayton Hutson makes his living as a production assistant and recording engineer. Hutson had music in his blood ever since he was a child growing up in Nashville, Tenn. Hutson went to college before entering the music industry.
Clayton Hutson earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre design from Central Michigan University. Hutson attended Stephen Ross School of Business, earning an MBA. Once he had completed his college education. Hutson was ready to go to work.
Before achieving success in the music industry, Clayton Hutson started out working at live entertainment companies. Hutson worked in many behind-the-scenes areas of the entertainment industry. Hutson assisted people working many jobs, including project manager and sound engineer. Hutson went on the road with Reverend Billy Graham’s sound team to help Graham get his gospel message out to the audiences. Eventually, Hutson decided to work exclusively with the music industry.
Clayton Hutson started touring with people in the music industry like, a European band called Garbage. Hutson toured with well-known musicians, like Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Guns ‘N Roses, and Kid Rock. Hutson’s favorite kind of music is rock ‘n roll. Hutson has learned to wear many hats in the music industry. He established Clayton Hutson Live Sound Engineer just a few years ago.
Clayton Hutson brought 25 years of sound engineer experience to his company. Ever since Hutson had been working with sound systems for many companies, he entertained the idea of going into business for himself one day.
At the moment, Clayton Hutson is working with a stage management project. Hutson is currently working on Kid Rock’s upcoming tour. The Project means that Hutson has to start his day at 6 a.m. The first one to arrive at work, Hutson goes over the daily work schedule for the day. When the crew arrives at work, Hutson has a complete schedule planned for everyone to do that day.
Clayton Hutson knows what works in the sound engineering business works and what does not work in sound engineering. Hutson only spends time planning new projects that he knows are workable. Hutson tries to create projects that are three steps beyond what’s now going on.
Some of the road to success was rough. Clayton Hutson sub-contracted to a production company. Unfortunately, he was sued by a client and had to defend himself with $150,000. The suit was dropped. Hutson decided to never sub-contract with any companies again.