DJ Drama & The Mixtape Industry DOWNLOAD LINK
HERE is a link to the slides in MUCH higher quality.
Hey everyone... I decided after seeing the presentations last Tuesday that the coolest way for me to present my final was also an enhanced podcast. It's about a topic by which I have been intrigued all year, that is, the mixtape industry and how it relates to the RIAA. I go into a fair bit of detail about what a mixtape actually is (It turns out most people have no idea), talk about the arrests of DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon, and the RIAA's role in all of this.
I also conducted a brief survey about mixtapes and how (mostly) college students feel about them, especially in relation to traditional studio albums. If you don't have the time to watch and listen, the basic conclusions are that barely anyone knows what a mixtape is, let alone downloads them.
A couple notes:
1. Sorry about all the background noise... I wound up having to record this with the internal mic on my laptop; that's the fan spinning.
2. When I say the raid happened on January 2, I really mean January 16.
Hope you like it!