• Mad Dragon Live

    November 18, 2015

    @ Kung Fu Necktie
  • The Art of Record Production

    October 23, 2015

    Westphal will host an international conference with audio engineers, producers, scholars and musicians
  • Music Startup Academy

    October 7, 2015

    Industry Expert Panels, shark tank and more
  • Alum in the House of Fame

    May 4, 2015

    Music Industry alum Eric Hahn receives alumni award
  • Westphal at Research Day

    April 21, 2015

    Multidisciplinary design research projects
  • Ableton University @ Drexel

    April 3, 2015

    Music software company Ableton stops at Drexel on world tour
  • Launching Your Career in the Music Industry

    March 2, 2015

    Music Industry program to host an expert career panel at the Kimmel Center.
  • The Man Who Makes Music Careers

    February 26, 2015

    Renowned music manager and entrepreneur Troy Carter will speak to students.
  • Latenight @ Drexel

    February 17, 2015

    The Latenight Series is a weekly open-mic hybrid event.
  • RJD2 on Vinyl

    February 17, 2015

    MAD Dragon Records to release Icebird album for Record Store Day 2015.
  • Philly Groove Panel

    February 4, 2015

    Sigma Sounds Philly Groove Panel with industry experts and musicians.
  • New Sounds: MAD Dragon Records

    January 8, 2015

    MAD Dragon signs Cold Shoulders and Edelweiss.
  • MadKo Fall Fest @ Kung Fu Necktie

    November 17, 2014

    MadKo hosts fall fest 2014 show.
  • The Business of Recorded Music

    November 6, 2014

    How the business of music shapes the sound of records.
  • BattleFest Strikes Back

    June 5, 2014

    Music Industry hosts a year-end BattleFest with four local bands.
  • BattleFest Strikes Back

    May 27, 2014

    MAD Dragon Records’ second round-robin BattleFest takes place June 10.
  • Sonic Signatures Symposium

    May 1, 2014

    Music Industry Professor Toby Seay presented a paper at the Sonic Signatures Symposium in Denmark
  • The Agency Group

    April 30, 2014

    Natalia Nastaskin, CEO of U.S. Operations for The Agency Group – the world’s leading independent talent booking agency – will give a free-to-the-public talk on May 13 at 6:00 pm.
  • Toby Seay and Ryan Schwabe in the annual Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day

    April 1, 2014

    Music Industry Professors Toby Seay and Ryan Schwabe participated in the annual Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.
  • Battlefest is Coming

    March 21, 2014

    In MAD Dragon Records’ upcoming Battlefest, four bands representing markedly different genres of music will play head-to-head in a circle that will surround the audience.
  • Music Industry alum Kim Kelly publishes article in the Atlantic

    March 1, 2014

    Music Industry alum Kim Kelly published the article Fighting Violence Against Women in India with Heavy Metal in the Atlantic.
  • Washington D.C. Tour

    March 1, 2014

    Music Industry Professor Michelle Manghise’s Copyright course took a private Washington D.C. tour conducted by the Library of Congress.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • Ardmore’s Music Hall Revival

    January 19, 2014

    Now in the hands of new ownership, the renamed and revamped Ardmore Music Hall is quickly regaining its former glory, thanks to renovations and the concert programming team of Music Industry professors Jesse Lundy and Rich Kardon, with a little help from Drexel graduates.
  • Samba and Study in Brazil

    January 19, 2014

    Over the holidays, Music Industry Professor Darren Walters led Drexel’s first study abroad program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, taking 11 students from various majors on a 10-day tour of the city’s music studios, record labels and cultural centers, including the Museum of Image & Sound and the University of Sao Paulo.
  • Music Industry Staff, Alumnus Produce Grammy-Nominated Work

    December 10, 2013

    Music Industry Facilities Manager Ryan Moys and Westphal alumnus Jonathan Low, Music Industry '08, have been nominated in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for their recent studio production work.
  • Music Industry Band “Moonshine Heather”

    December 5, 2013

    Music Industry students Alexandra Berenson and Maura Mullen met four years ago when they lived in the same dorm. After realizing that they shared many of the same musical influences – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Supremes, Beck, and Jefferson Airplane – they formed their singer-songwriter duo, Moonshine Heather, using pristine harmonies set to the sounds of folk, R&B, rock and roll, and indie pop music.
  • The Science of Recording Studio Design with John Storyk

    October 24, 2013

    The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and our Music Industry program are co-hosting an audio/visual presentation by noted studio architect and acoustician John Storyk, who helped build Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland Studios in 1969 and has since provided design and construction supervision services for more than 3000 professional audio and video recording facilities.
  • An Evening With Randall Poster

    October 24, 2013

    Music supervisor Randall Poster is one of the most in-demand soundtrack professionals in today’s film industry, working with film directors Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes and Martin Scorsese. On Thursday, Nov. 14th, the Music Industry program will host an evening with Randall Poster at 6 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room.
  • Music Industry Screens "At Fest" Folk Documentary in URBN Annex

    September 23, 2013

    More than 18 million Americans attend over 2,600 different music festivals in North America each year, creating spontaneous, intimate family-style communities that filmmaker James Wallace set out to capture in his new documentary, At Fest.
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • Summer High School Program Recap

    July 26, 2013

    This past month, 126 talented high school students from all over the United States lived on Drexel’s campus, attended classes taught by our faculty members, went sightseeing in Philadelphia and created projects as part of our Summer High School programs in Architecture, Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising, Interior Design and Music Industry.
  • Ryan Schwabe's RareMP3s StartUp Mixes Ellie Goulding

    July 2, 2013

    Schwabe started RareMP3s with music producer Noah Beresin (a.k.a. Xaphoon Jones, previously of the group Chiddy Bang), when they were asked to mix musician Baauer’s remix of Disclosure’s garage anthem, “You & Me.” Baauer is best known for his hit song “Harlem Shake,” which went viral on social media this past year.
  • Motion City Soundtrack to Play Warped Tour

    June 4, 2013

    Indie/alt-rock group and MAD Dragon Records collaborators Motion City Soundtrack will play 16 shows this summer on Vans’ Warped Tour – one of the largest touring music and extreme sports festivals in the world.
  • Music Industry Takes Class to LA

    June 4, 2013

    Assistant Teaching Professor Michelle Manghise will take Music Industry students on the road this summer with her class, “Music Supervision: The Intersection of Music and Media.”
  • Senior Send Off and Graduation 2013

    June 4, 2013

    We ask graduating 2013 seniors and Master’s students to join us for the 2013 Senior Send Off Dinner to celebrate their graduation and accomplishments.
  • Summer High School Study Programs

    June 4, 2013

    High school students from all over the United States will experience what it’s like to be a Westphal student this summer as part of our intensive, one- and two-week programs designed for talented and motivated students.
  • Making Music Work

    May 30, 2013

    The Drexel University Music Program invites musicians of all ages and expertise to a gathering of internationally known experts who will explain how to promote their original musical ideas and products to the market.
  • MAD Dragon Reunion Show

    May 9, 2013

    MAD Dragon Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special concert.
  • Vote Now

    April 15, 2013

    MAD Dragon Records needs your vote! Five artists from the Music Industry program's MAD Dragon record label have been nominated in this year’s 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs).
  • MAD Dragon Receives 5 IMA Nominations

    March 20, 2013

    MAD Dragon Records has received five nominations from the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs), totaling 35 nominations since 2007.
  • Winning Plans

    March 7, 2013

    In the Laurence Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship competition, Westphal students have made the College proud winning First Place and a $1000 award for Brian Gitlin for Mechination, and Third Place and a $250 award for Sean Legnini for Aid Arcade.
  • MADKO @ the DOBBS

    December 4, 2012

    MADKO Concerts, the concert production and promotion arm of our award-winning student-run record label MAD Dragon records, is closing out the first term with a retro rock show at the Legendary Dobbs on South St.
  • Engineering the Sigma Sound

    May 30, 2012

    The Music Industry program welcomes the engineers of the Philadelphia Sound as they discuss the legendary Sigma Sound Studios and the history of recording in Philadelphia.
  • An Evening with Kal Rudman

    May 18, 2012

    On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM in the Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.), Kal will sit down with Karen Curry, the Executive Director of the Rudman Institute and Paul Gluck, General Manager of TUTV/The Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University.
  • Students Win at Baiada

    May 14, 2012

    Two teams from Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design were awarded 1st and 3rd place in the 2012 Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.
  • Westphal Students Score in Baiada Competition

    May 14, 2012

    The Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship announced that four of the six students/student teams selected as finalists in the 2012 Business Plan Competition are Westphal students/student teams.
  • Local Music Day

    May 14, 2012

    Philadelphia Local Music Day is the first event held by Music Industry senior Monika Julien's organization Loves Local Music. The event has area business dedicating Saturday, May 12th to playing local artists' music in their stores.
  • MAD Dragon Concert

    May 14, 2012

    The 6th Annual MAD Dragon Concert will feature the indie-rock band Motion City Soundtrack along with four other breakout bands on May 16 at 7PM.
  • Proud Showing at Research Day

    May 14, 2012

    The Westphal College had impressive representation with over 25 students showcasing their projects at Research Day 2012.
  • 2012 Exhibition of Works

    May 8, 2012

    Westphal College's 2012 Graduating Class - Exhibition of Work
  • MAD Dragon Records at SXSW

    April 12, 2012

    MAD Dragon Records and its artists garnered an abundance of press for their appearances at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Swift Fund Grants Announced

    March 20, 2012

    The inaugural group of Westphal Seniors to receive up to $500 in funding toward their senior thesis projects thanks to the Robert and Roberta Swift (1927) Memorial Fund has been announced.
  • A Week of Music

    March 7, 2012

    Beginning this week and running through Sunday, March 18th, the Drexel Music Program will present a series of concerts that showcase Drexel’s accomplished student musicians and celebrate the conclusion of the winter term.
  • American Music Awards

    March 7, 2012

    Senior Film and Video major Nicole Rosen wrote this column about her experience working at the American Music Awards.
  • Jazz Extravaganza XIII

    March 7, 2012

    George Starks and the Drexel Jazz Orchestra will reunite with the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in the Mandell Theater on Wednesday, March 7th at 7 PM for Jazz Extravaganza XIII.
  • Henderson Challenge Concept Phase Winners

    March 6, 2012

    We are pleased to announce the top 4 winning entries of the Nina Henderson Challenge Concept Phase for 2012.
  • MAD Dragon Wins Big at TriState Indies

    February 28, 2012

    Mad Dragon Records recording artists took home four awards at the TriState Indie Awards Tuesday night, February 28
  • Motion City Soundtrack Teams with MAD Dragon

    February 23, 2012

    MAD Dragon Records (MDR), the student-run record label that is part of our Music Industry program, has teamed with the band Motion City Soundtrack (Columbia, Epitaph) to produce a curated series of 7-inch record single releases by emerging artists entitled Making Moves.
  • 25 Years of RadioTimes

    February 16, 2012

    Over the past 25 years, Radio Times host and executive producer Marty Moss-Coane has interviewed more than twenty thousand guests–everyone from Salman Rushdie to Bobbie McFerrin to Jane Fonda and countless politicians, educators, celebrities and opinion leaders. The Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies will welcome Moss-Coane for an interview with Rudman Institute Executive Director Karen Curry.
  • Pretty Good Dance Moves

    February 7, 2012

    The Brooklyn-based electro-pop outfit Pretty Good Dance Moves (PGDM) is poised to release their latest record on MAD Dragon Records February 7th.
  • Work For Sony

    February 7, 2012

  • Ticket Masters

    November 17, 2011

    A a panel discussion on the evolution of concert ticketing and how ticket prices have grown so expensive for everyday consumers. Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped will be held Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Bossone Research Center
  • Losing is Winning

    April 29, 2011

    MAD Dragon Records, the student-run record label housed in our Music Industry program, has won the Independent Music Award (IMA) for College Label Release of the Year in two of the past three years and was nominated twice for this year’s awards. The IMAs are the top national awards for college music recording programs and independently produced music and while the judges have made their decisions, voting is still open for fans to decide who they think deserve this year’s IMAs. We need your vote.
  • Wild Rompit Concert

    April 29, 2011

    Indie rock band Wild Rompit, a quartet consisting of two Music Industry students, one Entertainment & Arts Management, and one Film & Video student, is writing new songs, touring, and releasing an LP in conjunction with the Late Night Series. They're hosting a show on Friday May 6th and have an album being recorded by Drexel's MAD Dragon Records.
  • Civil War Music of Philadelphia

    April 20, 2011

    •The history program produced a 16-page CD insert, which discusses the history of the Civil War in Philadelphia within the context of the 14 songs.
    •Students and faculty in our music and music industry programs collaborated with the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of History and Politics to produce a 2-disc CD to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
  • Women Rock

    April 20, 2011

    •Rounding out the panel is our very own Music Industry professor Marcy Rauer Wagman, who, in addition to being instrumental in implementing many of our innovative music industry curricula approaches, is an entertainment lawyer and songwriter. ll want to hear what these panelists have to say and network with them afterward.
    •Women are making a mark in all aspects of the music industry from artists to A&R reps, talent bookers, journalists and lawyers and their progress has not always been easy.
  • Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad Program

    March 23, 2011

    Darren will spend 30 days in Brazil learning about the country and culture and will then be expected to share his experiences with Drexel students.
  • Hoots & Hellmouth

    March 21, 2011

    Hoots & Hellmouth, former MAD Dragon recording artists, self-released a new EP after raising $25,000 for the recording.
  • New Mad Dragon Release

    March 17, 2011

    Kuf, Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones performed earlier this month at the annual MAD Dragon concert at Mandell Theater, another event entirely organized by music industry students.
    Local folk legends and MAD Dragon recording artists, The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones, have come together for a highly anticipated collaborative release that hit the streets, Tuesday, March 8 - The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones Performing as…Hezekiah Leaves & The Spinning Joneses.
  • Minor Street Studios

    March 13, 2011

    Jon Low, Music Industry Program alumni, mixed the EP at Minor Street Studios in Philadelphia.
  • delimagazine

    March 3, 2011

    Darren Walters, Music Industry Professor, and Bantic Media, featured in an interview on the
  • Music Industry Scores

    March 2, 2011

    MAD Dragon records received seven nominations for Independent Music Awards. This Thursday, March 3rd is the annual MAD Dragon concert at the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut St) featuring headliners Free Energy (Astralwerks). Free Energy, named by Rolling Stone as a 2010 artist to watch, will be joined on the bill by MAD Dragon recording artists The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Toy Soldiers and hip-hop MC Kuf Knotz.
  • New Bantic Releases

    March 2, 2011

    Pretend to Be Nice is available both digitally and on vinyl now, with a limited edition of 100 copies of the 7-inch available as red colored vinyl with a screen printed cover and bonus screen printed poster at Bantic Media is a music marketing company run by the students within Drexel University’s Music Industry Program, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
    Bantic Media will release 300 limited edition pieces of random colored 7-inch vinyl with full color custom sleeves designed by the band and friends.
  • Arizona Republic

    February 22, 2011

    Terry Tompkins, was quoted in the Arizona Republic about this year's Grammy's.
  • Grateful Dead and Phish Archives

    February 16, 2011

    •The Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro will be here for two days of events and workshops.
    •Iconic rock bands the Grateful Dead and Phish have been recording and archiving their material ever since the beginnings of their monster careers.
  • MAD Dragon Concert

    February 16, 2011

    •The annual concert is made possible by Westphal’s MAD Dragon Records (MDR) and student-run concert promotion’s arm, MADKO Concerts.
    •Free Energy, named by Rolling Stone as a 2010 artist to watch, will be joined on the bill by MAD Dragon recording artists The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Toy Soldiers and hip-hop MC Kuf Knotz.
  • Madko Goes Surreal

    February 12, 2011

    The all-ages show, produced entirely by Music Industry students, is on Saturday, February 12th at 1 PM. s all-star synthesizer collective featuring a rotating, ever-evolving and growing cast of musicians.
    The show is sure to be one of the more unusual concerts produced by MadKo, so please come out and see this student-produced concert of very hip music.
  • Defying the Odds

    January 14, 2011

    Despite the doctors’ initial diagnosis that Jason might not live or would only survive in greatly diminished ways, Jason has made a near complete recovery.
    Following the screening and a multi-media talk by Jason and Marjorie, Jason will perform a concert backed by a band.
  • Kuf Knotz and Late Night

    January 14, 2011

    Mad Dragon recording artist Kuf Knotz will perform a free show organized by the Latenight Series and the Homecoming Tradition’s Committee on Saturday, January 22nd.
    Kuf’s first solo album, Boombox Logic, released in the fall of 2010 on MAD Dragon Records, features tracks such as “Sunny Philadelphia,” likely to become another Philadelphia anthem just like Kuf’s song “Unstoppable,” which was played at the World Series and was proclaimed “The Phillies Official Song. ” A native Philadelphian, Kuf was discovered by legendary “Sound of Philadelphia” producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, who signed him to Philadelphia International Records.
  • RJD2: Spin Master

    January 14, 2011

    Local Philadelphia musician, producer, DJ and label owner RJD2 will breakdown his production process during a discussion on Wednesday, January 19th at 6 PM.
    The discussion will also focus on RJD2’s move from Definitive Jux and his business strategy for creating his own label.
  • Hypebot

    January 11, 2011

    Katie Reilly, Music Industry alumna, had her essay featured in an influential music industry blog.
  • Miro Mash-Ups

    March 31, 2010

    * The Miro Dance Theatre Mash-Up Series is an ongoing experiment combining live music and dance.
    * The next one-of-a-kind event features Miro Dance Theatre partnering with MAD Dragon Records and the Drexel Dance program.
  • Terry Tompkins's paper

    March 13, 2010

    Terry Tompkins presented his paper "An Analysis of the Impact of Musical Performances on Network Television Programs (September 2008 – May 2009)."
  • MAD Music at the Mandell

    March 6, 2010

    MAD Dragon Records and MadKo Concerts will rock the Mandell Theater on March 6th at 7 PM when they present headliner Good Old War in concert with special guests Liam & Me, and MAD Dragon recording artists Matt Duke, The Swimmers and Andrew Lipke. Electro-pop band The Swimmers is MAD Dragon Records’ most recent release and their album, People Are Soft, received terrific critical acclaim.
  • No Budget, No Problem

    March 3, 2010

    The film will also be heading to the Garden State Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival. This year, 2,000 films were submitted to Cinequest, and over 80,000 will attend the festival, which features only 188 selections.
  • Marcy Rauer Wagman

    February 22, 2010

    Marcy Rauer Wagman was invited to speak at the Villanova Law School for the Villanova Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society; the Widener Law School's Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium.
  • Kirakira Majocco Cluv

    February 12, 2010

    Mathieu Gendreau produced two tracks on the CD Kirakira Majocco Cluv, a Japanese animation music compilation on P-Vine Records.
  • The Value of Music

    February 12, 2010

    Darren Walters participated in the D3 event The Value of Music: Consuming Music in Changing Times.
  • Al son Del Diablo

    February 2, 2010

    Cynthia Golembuski and Liz Goldberg and Music Industry professor Jim Klein had their animation Al son Del Diablo shown as part of the exhibit The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater at The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York.
  • Platinum Sound

    February 2, 2010

    The Music Industry program is sponsoring a talk with Killen on February 9th at 6 PM in the Bossone Research Center.
    Killen will discuss producing and engineering and also walk us through his approach as he dissects one of his own recording sessions.
  • New Music Industry Releases

    The Music Industry program has created two new albums of emerging artists. The bands were identified by our students who then recorded, mixed and mastered the songs. The records released are Chronicle of Sound and Unleashed 8
  • Madko At The Rotunda

    Lif and Akrobatik; and Ground Up, a North Philadelphia hip-hop trio who draws big crowds throughout our region will be performing.
    The concert was organized and promoted by students in the Madko Concert Promotions class for Music Industry and Entertainment & Arts Management students.

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