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

 

Episode Summary

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.