As the recording industry has changed, it’s become more important than ever for artists to tour. Fewer people are buying albums, so live performances and merchandise have become more important as sources of income. And since touring has become so crucial for artists, having the right tour manager has become ever more important. Clayton Hutson has really made his mark in this industry, and is one of the most sought-after managers in that role.
Clay Hutson started near the bottom of the entertainment industry and has worked his way to the top. He has over ten years of experience working on big tours with big artists. Back in 2005, he was the monitor engineer for alt-rock legend Garbage’s Bleed Like Me world tour. Even then, his quick mind and attention to detail set him apart. Since then, his skill set and responsibilities have only expanded. Clay Hutson has worked with hit-making bands like One Republic, where he worked with automated rigging to create a memorable spectacle.
Hutson is an amazing sound engineer, and can confidently manage any show, no matter how large or elaborate. He’s never intimidated by new responsibilities or new ways of doing things. On Staind’s tour, he worked as both Front of House manager and overall, day-to-day manager. They used the first DiGiCo SD11 sound board, and with such an experienced manager, the shows went off without a hitch. Clay Hutson’s boundless energy makes it easy for him to wear multiple hats and manage multiple aspects of any production. These days, Hutson is the go-to for artists in the know who are putting a big tour together.
Hutson has an extensive background in all areas of tour management. He also produces shows. Part of his quick rise to the top has been that he’s never shied away from evolving technology. In fact, being a fearless early adopter has helped take his career to new heights. He’s a trend-setter whose work is often covered in industry publications and blogs. Based in New York, Clay Hutson works with the best of the best in cities all over the world. Learn more: http://www.etnow.com/news/2017/8/ver-drives-onerepublics-honda-civic-tour-production