We study the distributions of the random Dirichlet series with parameters $(s, \beta)$ defined by
where $(I_n)$ is a sequence of independent Bernoulli random variables, $I_n$ taking value 1 with probability $1/n^\beta$ and value 0 otherwise. Random series of this type are motivated by the record indicator sequences which have been studied in extreme value theory in statistics. We show that when $s$ > 0 and 0 < $\beta \le 1$ with $s+\beta$ > 1 the distribution of $S$ has a density; otherwise it is purely atomic or not defined because of divergence. In particular, in the case when $s$ > 0 and $\beta=1$, we prove that for every 0 < $s$ < 1 the density is bounded and continuous, whereas for every $s$ > 1 it is unbounded. In the case when $s$ > 0 and 0 < $\beta$ < 1 with $s+\beta$ > 1, the density is smooth. To show the absolute continuity, we obtain estimates of the Fourier transforms, employing van der Corput's method to deal with number-theoretic problems. We also give further regularity results of the densities, and present an example of a non-atomic singular distribution which is induced by the series restricted to the primes.
"Random Dirichlet series arising from records." J. Math. Soc. Japan 67 (4) 1705 - 1723, October, 2015. https://doi.org/10.2969/jmsj/06741705