Clay Hudson is a sound engineer who initially worked many jobs through which he gained numerous valuable skills but ultimately decided to create his own firm when the last recession hit. His company is responsible for numerous services including the design and management of successful musicians, the experience for which he gained working on concert tours. Clay Hudson now helps the likes of Kid Rock (among others) to deliver the best possible show to their audiences, among almost all other logistical areas of concert tours (such as video deployment and equipment management).
Initially, when going out on his own, Clay Hudson began to focus on what he had witnessed work (and what he had witnessed not work) and his CAD skills to impress everyone with his new firm. Despite this he ended up sub-contracting for a company, when the client requested to cut out the middle man Clay agreed and was quickly sued. He writes this off as his biggest mistake in the business world and used that experience to ensure he always had a direct relationship with clients from the get-go (and even insists on cutting out the HR middle man in regards to clients.) Despite all of the people he’s worked with, Clay claims Lady Gaga to be his favorite performer due to the nature of her shows using practical and visual effects (she does go out of her way to create a spectacle!)
To finalize, Clay Hudson learned the right skills and took the right risks to make a name for himself in the Rock & Roll community. By being rigorous (even being known for measuring the tours equipment and the doors to every location) and staying three steps ahead he has been able to create a prosperous and well rounded company, and has grown it through his sheer hard work and ability to cut out the middleman and take a more personal approach to client relations. Clay Hudson has become maybe the first of his kind to provide a well rounded service to touring musicians with little hassle and a name that is synonymous with rigorous work and success.
A manager of a band has a variety of responsibilities. One of the responsibilities is to find a gig for the band, book a club or venue, produce music with a producer and so on. One of their responsibilities is to not find friends for the band or artists. When it came to Alex Pall, his manager knew that he would achieve great things but that it would be best done with someone else performing with him. That is when he was introduced to Andrew Taggart.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart had not been friends prior to their initial meet and greet. Andrew was making a name for himself in Maine and was attending school there. He had started out doing a few shows as a DJ but was nothing major unlike Alex Pall. Alex had spent much of his time living in NYC and because he was living there, he was able to make a name for himself. This name is what would help Andrew know who he was and what he was doing.
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall setup a time and place to meet. When they met, it was like old friends coming together once again. There was nothing awkward about the meeting and they soon realized that their love of music is what would bond them to each other for years to come.
Soon after the pair had met, Andrew returned to Maine to quit his job and return back to the city to begin the life changing pace that took over once the pair started out releasing their own music. For artists or bands in the electronic mix genre, it can be difficult to enter into however at the time, the scene was hopping thanks to Avicii.
Before the Chainsmokers released music, they shared the same love for music. They knew that one day they would want to be on top of the world and since they shared this passion, it helped to bond the two together. Ever since that one weekend, the duo have been lucky enough to climb to the top and retain that position. Unlike most other artists, that have reached the number one spot only be knocked back down, they have been able to hold onto that spot for long periods of time.