Clay Hudson spent years as a sound engineer, set designer, and project manager for several companies in the live entertainment industry before he embarked on his own entrepreneurial venture. He developed his skills while on tour with artists such as Pink, Garbage, OneRepublic, Kid Rock, Guns N’ Roses, and Garbage. The success he has had in running his own production management company is due in large part to his work ethic and his attention to details. In a recent article in Ideamensch.com, Clay Hudson reflects on the success he has had behind the scenes in the live entertainment industry.
While he is on tour with an artist, Clay Hudson’s typical day involves a lot of planning, doing a complete stage walk-through, and making sure his crew understands what they need to do. He says it’s important that they take into consideration how things will be taken down after the show while they are setting things up before the show. While the show is in progress, Clay is already planning with his crew how they will break things down after the show. Keeping everything organized, working off a to-do list, and staying three steps ahead of what is happening at any moment is how he makes his day productive.
Clay Hudson’s advice to other entrepreneurs is to constantly check everything that they do to make sure that the product they produce is as good as it can be. This will help them to create a good reputation that will generate more business. If the entrepreneur puts out a product that is less than perfect, then this can tarnish their reputation, which can be hard to overcome. He went on to say that a person’s reputation is everything in the live entertainment industry, and their reputation is spread through word-of-mouth. Working hard and making sure the artist has everything they need to look good on stage is how he has been able to grow his successful business.
The Chainsmokers musical style is a mix of pop music, indie, hip-hop, and dance music. Some of their main musical influences are deadmau5, Taylor Swift, Blink-182, Pharrell Williams, and Explosions in the Sky among others. The two members of this group are Andrew “Drew” Taggart and Alex Pall. Alex is from Westchester County, New York, while Taggart is from Freeport, Maine. They first came together as The Chainsmokers in 2012 and they are managed by Adam Alpert.
Their latest single, “Sick Boy”, is the beginning of a new chapter for this band. It’s a much darker song than ones they have released in the past. The Chainsmokers say that this song is the start of a new phase in their professional careers as they move beyond what they have released in the past. Drew Taggart commented in an interview that they hadn’t released a song in months which was unusual for them as they had been releasing songs on a monthly basis for quite awhile.
“Sick Boy” grew out of The Chainsmokers frustration that occurs being a famous person. People in this position tend to become a caricature of themselves. People also believe the things that are written in articles by people that don’t actually know anything about what they are talking about. Drew Taggart added that you eventually become someone you actually aren’t which is very challenging. They decided to make a song about this which ended up making the song dark. the song is also about social media and how people form opinions about other people on it about others which is something everybody is subject to.
The Chainsmokers record label is Disruptor Records. This label is a partnership between their manager, Adam Alpert, and Sony Music Entertainment. They had released a number of singles, such as “#Selfie” and “Let You Go”. Their first album was Bouquet and this was soon followed up by Collage. Their last album, released on April 7, 2017, was Memories…Do Not Open. This album was number one on the Billboard 200 when it released and in August 2017 it achieved certified platinum status.
To many musicians, singing is always a means to earn more money, gain fans and respect from their peers. However, to Norka Luque, music is a critical tool where people can make a positive impact to the society. Norka, as called by her fans, has had a difficult journey and understands the benefits of music and its strong effect. She has acknowledged on multiple events that music brings joy to people, creates hope for the hopeless and provides education to the ignorant.
Norka Luque is one of those few artists, who when you listen to their music, get joyful, motivated and hopeful. Her son lyrics have been creatively crafted to bring a substantial impact on listeners. She motivates people through her music to be persistent and resilient even when facing hard times. She uses her story to make people believe that it is possible. Her life story and musical journey is one of struggle pain and a resultant success.
Norka Luque’s first musical experiences was singing with a French-based band. The Moon Rising band played at different clubs in France. Luque managed nurture her voice due to frequent practice at various situations. She loved music that was based on reggae, rock, pop or R&B. People always loved it when she sung.
After pursuing undergraduate studies in France, Luque went back to her homeland in Miami. She managed to grow her music with the help of other professionals. Her musical journey took a new and better path when she had an encounter with Estefan, a world-famous producer. Emilio Estefan was truly impressed with her singing and offered to work with her. She undertook more vocal lessons and continued to practice her music.
They worked together to produce music that became instant hits. One of the songs titled As you are made for nomination in the Female Artist of the Year awards in the pop category. Her songs have been placed in similar categories like that of Ricky Martinez, Natalia Jimenez, and Shakira. Her next song Miracle went forth to become instant hits in different parts of the world. The song is originally in a pop version, but other remixes and versions have been produced such as salsa, Latin Music, and dance version.
Her latest singles such as Tomorrowland released in 2015 continues to gain popularity across different parts of the world. There is nothing to expect from her apart from a romantic and electric vibe.
Norka Luque is a highly talented female artiste from Venezuela. Although she does not hail from a musical family, her passion for singing started at a tender age. As a kid, she participate in various singing competitions adding to her interest in music.
Norka’s parents enrolled her in several classes including voice practice, flamenco, piano and ballet. However, this was on the condition that she equally concentrated on her studies. Today, Norka Luque has thanked her parents for giving her a head start in music and believing in her talent. Sure enough, she has managed to transform herself into a powerful international musician and churned out several great hits that resonate well with her fast-growing audience.
Studying in France
After her high school in Venezuela, Norka attended college in France where she studied international business administration. During her stint in France, she joined a band called Bad Moon Rising that primarily concentrated on playing funk and rock music. She became a soloist for the band and featured in several live performances that helped boost her confidence and experience.
After finishing her studies in France, Norka Luque went to the United States and enrolled in singing classes. During her time at the studio, she had a life-changing encounter with Emilio Estefan Jr., a prominent US music producer. She has stated that she has fond memories of the day she met Emilio Estefan since he took time off his busy schedule to listen to her. She was able to secure an official appointment to perform before him one week later.
Working with Emilio Estefan
The audition was held at the Crescent Moon Studio. Emilio Estefan liked her raw talent and agreed to work with her. He however asked her to continue her classes to polish up her vocals. Norka has reiterated how much she enjoyed working with Emilio because he firmly believes in team effort and treated her input with the seriousness it deserved. Together they produced several hit singles including “Miracle” – one of her greatest hits to date.
Struggle with Weight
After a personal crisis in 2007, Norka Luque gained excessive weight that had a negative impact on her career. She decided to hire a personal trainer to help her lose the excess weight. She successfully lost 32 kilograms. Today, she plays tennis and exercises regularly to stay fit and healthy. Her personal weight loss journey has been an inspiration to many of her fans.