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Associate Teaching Professor Darren Walters joined the Drexel Music Industry Program in 2006. Darren teaches core music industry classes and has been instrumental in jump-starting the student-run Bantic Media artist services company.
Darren has traveled extensively, touring and attending conferences in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia. In 2011, Mr. Walters received a Fulbright-Hays grant and participated in a seminar abroad in Brazil where he studied the Brazilian music industry. He is currently the forum moderator for the MEIEA Recording Industry forum.
Darren is also co-owner and president of Jade Tree, a revered independent record label known for its caliber of talent, artistic vision and ethical business practices. Founded in 1990 by Mr. Walters and Tim Owen, Jade Tree has over 125 releases in its catalog from such luminary Artists as Jets to Brazil, Lifetime, The Promise Ring, Pedro the Lion and Strike Anywhere, among others. To date, Jade Tree has sold well over a million albums and continues to have significant impact in the industry where the label is well regarded and widely recognized as a trendsetter.
B.A. in English, University of Delaware
MEIEA (Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association