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A Conversation with King Britt

February 2, 2010 —

King Britt likes to live in the now. That’s a bold statement for someone whose past includes remixing songs for the likes of Macy Gray, Tori Amos and Miles Davis, and hit movies and television like Miami Vice and HBO’s True Blood. King has a Grammy under his belt, but this is a DJ and Producer who is just getting started. The Music Industry program hosted Britt on February 16th at 6 PM in Ruth Auditorium (Nesbitt 125). He discussed how he got started in the music business, his work as a record producer, his experiences running his label, and his thoughts on the future of the industry.

Britt, a Pew Fellowship recipient, is owner of music label and production house FiveSix Media. FiveSix Media artists describe themselves as revolutionaries in the new music revolution who use sound as their weapon of choice to fight back against mundane music corporations. Britt’s label roster now includes Ursula Rucker, Power Douglas, Chuck Treece, Sylk 130 and The Nova Dream Sequence. Check out King’s website at www.kingbritt.com.