Clay Hutson is a man whose life is the envy of many. Thanks to being the owner of a company that manages, produces and designs concerts, Clay has dined and rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s favorite musicians such as Pink, Kid Rock, Guns n Roses, and many others. In other words, Mr. Hutson is living a life that most people would trade the world to have. He earns some good cash but also has a lot of fun while working. But how did he get there? Well, like many success stories, Clay Hutson’s journey to the apex did not happen overnight; instead, it has taken him years of smart work, persistence, and consistency.
After completing his studies on theater design, Clay Hutson was not handed his business on a silver platter. Instead, he began carving his career as an employee in different live music companies. During this period, he served different roles such as sound engineer, project manager, and many others. This period in his life contributed significantly to his success later, as it helped him familiarize with different aspects of the music industry, hence polishing his skills for a greater course as a business owner. After a few years of being employed, Clay took a solo path and established a live entertainment company, after the firm he was working, went down due to the great financial recession that took place a few years ago. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, and today, his company has grown heaps and bounds.
In a recent interview, Clay Hutson revealed that the idea for establishing his own live entertainment company came from the experience he had gathered while working for different companies. And since his company is mostly involved in stage management, Clay Hutson likes arriving in the venue before anyone else. It is in respect to this that he wakes up as early as 6.30 A.M so he can be the first person to arrive at the venue.
Once there, he goes through the set schedule, lays out a storage plan, and sets a to-do list for his team. Doing so helps keep each member of his crew aware of what is expected. To maximize the productivity of his crew as well as his, Clay Hutson ensures that everything is set, a day before the show as it helps ensure that nothing goes south when the show starts. He believes in planning early, and that’s why despite setting the stage a day before, he still ensures that he briefs his crew on what is needed to break down the venue even before the show is over. That ensures that everything sails smoothly from the minute the event begins to the end.