Clay Huston is a renowned figure in the live music industry. After undertaking several courses in the University, Clay Hutson was employed by various companies within the music industry. However, during the recession period, the company he was working with faced financial challenges and that is when he decided to start his own live music production company. He used the experience and expertise he acquired while working to build his business. Since then, he has gained a reputation for his quality services and has so far worked with several international celebrity musicians and companies including Kid Rock.
Where did the idea of starting a company come from?
I have always wished to have my own company but that dream did not materialize until a few years ago when the company I was working for started facing financial difficulties as a result of the great recession. Considering the fact that I had acquired adequate experience together with some savings, I saw an opportunity to make my dream a reality. I did all the paperwork and consultations and within a short time, my production management company was up and running.
How does your typical day look like?
I always run floors for different events as a stage manager. At the moment I work for Kid Rock shows and I am forced to start my day as early as 6:30 a.m. This helps me to prepare the venue put everything in order so that by the time the crew arrives no time is wasted. I make sure that everything is the right place to avoid any mishaps during the live performance.
How do you make ideas work for you?
I envisage how I want the show to be in my mind. That helps me to put in place everything that I might require to make the show livelier. For instance I have to get the best lighting and sound system that will suit the performance for that particular day or night.
Do you have a habit that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I am used to working three steps ahead of myself. For example, if I have to travel
somewhere I will prepare for that journey for a whole day putting into consideration even the smallest things.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would always ensure that I am honest with myself and others. Besides, I would also put my family first before everything else. Learn more: http://www.g1limited.com/news.php?id=46