Clay Hutson is a business owner who lives in Nashville. His company helps musicians put on live performances. He started his company in 2009 and has over 20 years of experience in his industry. His passion is rock n’ roll and some of the performers he has worked for are Garbage, Guns N’ Roses, OneRepublic, and Pink.
He says that when setting up for a live event he checks, double checks, and then triple checks all of his work. He does this for a couple of reasons. First, the equipment he and his crew set up would be a major safety hazard if it fell. Two, he wants to make sure that nothing he does causes the show to not be as good as it should be. Finally, Clay Hutson says that if you’re going to put your name on a product or service than whatever you deliver better be impeccable.
He says that in the music industry word of mouth and reputation are absolutely everything. Hard work and passion takes you a long way towards these two things in his industry. Clay Hutson says that the artists he has worked with over the years really do appreciate it when guys like him put in a lot of effort to make sure they can achieve the performance they are looking for.
Asked if he believes in anything differently from others in his industry, Clay Hutson says he does when it comes to who to hire. He says that he cares far more about someone’s abilities than he does about their attitudes. He says you simply can’t train a person who has a great personality but no talent. If someone is genuinely talented that means they had developed a passion about what they do for a living. Those are the people he likes to work with even though it is often the case that they’re pretty jaded and rough. He says that happy employees usually have a good career in the music industry but it is often the case that they are really not competent.