Spotlight on: MAD Dragon Records
February 26, 2006 —
Following much success of MAD Dragon Records, Drexel's student run record label (run through the Music Industry program in AW CoMAD), the company has recently expanded to become MAD Dragon Entertainment. In addition to the record label, the new structure encompasses Drako Booking Agency; this Winter term, MAD Dragon Publishing will come on board; and MAD Dragon Artist Management entity is slated to open in Fall 2006.
2006 promises to be an exciting year for MAD Dragon Records, as multiple LP releases are in the works, including the ninth album from established singer-songwriter Jules Shear, as well as the debut album of up and coming singer-songwriter Matt Duke. For more information on MAD Dragon records, please contact Marcy Wagman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Run MAD Dragon Signs Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Jules Shear
Nationally known singer-songwriter Jules Shear has written hits for Cyndi Lauper ("All Through The Night"), The Bangles ("If She Knew What She Wants"), and 10,000 Maniacs, The Band and Roger McGuinn are among the artists who have recorded his songs. Dar Williams currently has a hit with "Echoes", which was penned by Shears. Besides his vast songwriting talents, Shears created the format for the innovative MTV "Unplugged" series, as well as the highly regarded "Writers in the Round" concert series at the legendary Bottom Line in New York. Shear will be featured on an upcoming edition of WXPN's World Café series and his new album, entitled "Dreams Don't Count" on MAD Dragon Records will be released February 21, 2006.
MAD Dragon Artist Matt Duke Touring East Coast
Matt Duke was featured on MAD Dragon's last release, the compilation album 'XYX', where he gained notoriety as one of the top most-requested artist on XM Satellite Radio's the Loft Channel for 12 weeks. He is currently touring the East Coast, and is finishing production of his debut solo album to be released in Spring 2006. His tour has been booked and arranged by the MAD Dragon Entertainment's student-run DraKo Booking Agency.