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Musician Chris Thomas King on The Business of Music

Baton Rouge, LA, native Chris Thomas King is probably best known for his role as blues singer “Tommy Johnson” in the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Under his own name, King has been recording albums exploring the intersections between blues and hip-hop since the late 1980s. His most recent album, “Rise” was written and recorded after losing his home and recording studio to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and explores the aftermath of that disaster.

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Musician Chris Thomas King speaks to students at Loyola University New Orleans on the importance of treating your career as a business. He also offers advice on how to properly set up and conduct that business to give yourself the best possible conditions for success.

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September 2006
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