Pop, the Question (S1-E7) Season 1 (2017-2018), Episode 7: “Indie, Eclectic, Undefinable”
Featured Guest Darren Walters (Associate Teaching Professor, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University)
Host and Producer Melinda Lewis, PhD (Associate Director, Marketing & Media)
Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD (Dean, Pennoni Honors College)
Executive Producer Erica Levi Zelinger (Director, Marketing & Media)
Producer Brian Kantorek (Assistant Director, Marketing & Media)
Research and Script Melinda Lewis, PhD
Audio Engineering and Editing Brian Kantorek
Original Theme Music Brian Kantorek
Graphic Design Isabella Akhtarshenas and Emily Anderson
Additional Vocals Maren Larsen and Julia Wisniewski
Recorded March 14, 2018 in 3034 MacAlister Hall, Marketing & Media, Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University.
Pop, the Question is a production of Marketing & Media in Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University.
Copyright © 2018 Drexel University
When the music industry emerged from the shadows of AM radio and found itself in the hardcore punk music mosh pit of the late 20th Century, fans followed suit and got involved on their own terms. Music industry professor and Jade Tree Records co-founder Darren Walters went from listener to active participant, supporting the work of artists on the ground level for the past three decades. Host Dr. Melinda Lewis spins tales with Walters about the evolution of the music industry, the place of an indie label in mainstream culture, and the influence of popular rock bands like Rush and Duran Duran on a thriving counterculture.