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Why This Funk Band's 1st Album was Released Decades After the Songs Were Recorded

Toby Seay, a professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was a guest on CBC-Radio’s “As It Happens” on a segment that aired July 5 about his work with MAD Dragon, Drexel’s student-run label, to resurrect a funk album originally recorded 50 years ago in Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studio.

Taylor Swift Pens Scathing Post About Scooter Braun

Robert Weitzner, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was quoted in a July 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Taylor Swift disapproving of the master recordings of her music being acquired by Ithaca Holdings, a company run by Scooter Braun, whom she has previously accused of manipulative bullying.  

David Bowie's Philadelphia Ties

Toby Seay, an associate professor in Westphal College, was mentioned in a Jan. 11 Philly Voice story about David Bowie’s ties to Philadelphia. The Drexel Audio Archives includes recordings from Bowie’s sessions at Sigma Sound Studios in the 1970s, which was mentioned in a related story on Newsworks.org and WCAU-TV (NBC-10). 

Classic Rock Radio at 30: The Songs Change, So Does the Vibe Remain the Same?

Devon Powers, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Billboard.com article on Dec. 14 about classic rock.

Charity Compilation Record Features Hometown Talent, Benefits Local Cause

Emily Hakes, an undergraduate student in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was interviewed in a Feb. 13 Philly.com article for putting out a record featuring local bands with all proceeds going to charity. Part of the recordings took place at a recording studio on campus at Drexel.

7 Standout Student-Run Record Labels

MAD Dragon Records, Drexel’s student-run record label, was mentioned in a Jan. 6 Paste Magazine story about the top student-run labels in the country.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Drexel was mentioned for hosting Philadelphia Orchestra violinist David Kim for a master class and discussion with students in Oct. 29 segments on WPVI-TV (6-abc) and WPHL-TV (PHL-17).