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The Chainsmokers “Closer” Nabs Tremendous Accolade

Although the Chainsmokers began life as EDM DJs they always wanted something more. According to both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart they decided early on to branch out from dance music. Pall wanted a complete body of work showing their evolution. Taggart wanted to stay away from becoming their own parody. Both of them desired the title of artist and wanted to set themselves apart. Formed in 2012 the dynamic duet made their break in 2014. The breakthrough happened by riding the good ship “#Selfie”, which was their first real big hit. “#Selfie” may have established them in the mainstream, but it was not until 2016 that they broke out as artists. The song flying them through that barrier was a little number called “Closer”. “Closer” was a collaborative effort with another artist named Halsey. Halsey was just starting out and joined Taggart on lead vocals. The song was served as her breakthrough to the mainstream. Last month all three artists found out that “Closer” had breached ten million sales. It is now a diamond certified

“Closer” was a big deal right out of the gate. The song landed on the charts with a flash and climbed straight to the top. It did not leave either. To the surprise of many it stayed there garnering the fourth longest-running No.1 ever in U.S. History. Apparently, the song was not done. Two years later and it is still selling. Ten million copies is a lot but then again it is a catchy song. Pall and Taggart uploaded a photo with their new plaques to Instagram, with Halsey following suit after. The artists were all smiles clutching a very coveted accolade.

Closer” follows the accidental hook-up or two former lovers who run into each other. They apparently ended it over the man’s alcohol abuse. Despite this they still carry a fire for one another. The story is loosely based on Taggart’s real life experiences and also focuses on class differences as well. The woman, who is sung by Halsey, is apparently from a rich and disapproving family. The song has a very catchy beat and gets stuck in your head.

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Clay Hutson’s Interesting Career in Live Entertainment

Clay Hutson is an experienced live entertainment producer who is different compared to anyone else in the industry. His insight into live entertainment has helped him to cultivate a business unlike other competitors in the market. Clay’s basic model comprises of the infusion of an artist’s feelings and thoughts in setting up the stage for the live shows. His overall goal for any performance is to create a unique and beautiful experience for the audience who show up to the live shows.

 

How Clay started his company

 

Clay Hutson used to work at different companies that specialize in tour production and live entertainment, the different positions he has held has helped him acquire different skills which he has perfected over time to make him a complete asset when it comes to all segments of the live entertainment.

 

One specific event that made him start his private company was the fall of a company he was working for; the company went under during the days of the recession.

 

The daily activities in the work life of Clay Hutson

 

In the various events that Clay’s company works on, Clay is always on the floor as a stage manager. If a show is coming up, Clay wakes up at around 6:30 am, and he gets to the venue early enough before everyone else. He goes on over the day’s schedule, goes through a walk through and creates a storage plan together with a to-do-list for the crew.

 

Clay’s purpose on a daily basis is to be as productive as he can be, and he also desires his crew to be productive. The productive mode that runs through the company means that each person has to pay close attention to how things are done before the main show begins because it will determine how the rest of the show will proceed.

 

During the show, Clay starts by thinking of ways to bring down the whole setting in his mind, so that he can direct his staff on what needs to be done once the show is over.

 

How Clay Hutson implements his ideas

 

Before the day of the show starts, Clay starts by envisioning how the entire set will look like; how the lightings will be in place and even the music will be playing. Right off the bat, he always knows what can work and what cannot work. As his vision is being also developed with the help of CAD design, he fills up the loopholes by ensuring that the slightest detail like the size of the door is taken into account, because all the equipment have to go through the door in every venue. Learn more: https://angel.co/clayton-hutson