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Desiree Perez; The Woman Behind Hip-Hop Stars

Desiree Perez

ROC Nation COO Desiree Perez enjoyed a dinner in a private room at Fresco by Scotto in New York City with Jay-Z. He hosted the dinner to thank Perez and others behind the scenes who make his success in music and business possible. Jay-Z booked a private room to escape interruptions by fans during the celebration. 

Desiree Perez

Roc Nation represents artists, sound engineers and songwriters, offering media relations, charitable tie-ins, brand development and more. Perez has worked with Jay-Z for more than 20 years. She finds opportunities for him, manages his tours and helps increase his album sales. Perez negotiates with venues, generating buzz for him and marketing Jay-Z’s tours to ensure their success. 

Desiree Perez made Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music list which names powerful females in the male-dominated music industry. At Roc Nation, she manages the company’s day-to-day operations and creates long-term career strategies for artists. Career successes for Perez include arranging for Samsung to promote Rihanna’s Anti tour and helping Jay-Z’s 4:44 earn a platinum plaque before its official release by having Sprint sponsor one million free downloads. While Perez is a private person, she excels at getting ROC Nation’s clients in the limelight. 

Desiree Perez

Clay Hutson Explains What Goes Into Being A Stage Manager

Clay Hutson’s passion is to provide concert-goers with an unparalleled live music experience. He owns a company in the music industry through which he offers a number of services. Nowadays he mostly works as a stage manager, tour manager, or sound engineer. Earlier in his career, he filled a lot of other positions behind the scenes such as managing the automatic rigging system or serving as a monitor engineer.

Once in a while, he will handle a corporate entertainment event. Clay Hutson also once spent a few years handling the audio for Billy Graham while he toured around the nation as an evangelist. The lion’s share of his business, though, lies in helping to put on rock concerts. He has been on a huge amount of tours and some of his clients have been Garbage, Pink, OneRepublic, Kid Rock, as well as Guns N’ Roses.

By working in so many positions managing, producing, designing, and overseeing live tours he eventually felt more than qualified to start his own company. Clay Hutson says that the last recession really did a number on the company he was working for at the time. Since he had a wealth of marketable skills and had built a solid reputation in the industry he decided it would be the perfect time for him to launch his own production management firm.

Clay Hutson is currently working for Kid Rock as the stage manager. This means that he needs to be at the concert venue by 6:30 in the morning. Before anyone else arrives he does a walk-through, sees what the schedule is the day, gets a storage plan organized, and then begins to create to-do lists so that his crew knows what is expected of them. He says that he puts a lot of effort into making sure that he takes into mind how things are set up affecting how they are broken down after the show is over. As soon as the curtain closes he and his team get to work breaking down the venue so it can be stored away for the next stop on the tour.

 

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