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Essential Lockdown Guitar Maintenance

By Tristan Seume, Professional Guitarist & DIME Online Learning Technologist Everyone knows that professionalism includes taking responsibility for the things under your own control. And whilst live music is taking some time off, now’s the perfect chance to take stock of your gear, making sure it’s fit for purpose and ready for when you’re back on… Read more »

How to Stay Creative During Covid-19

By Mike Sturgis, Head of Education, DIME Online As COVID-19 continues to limit professional opportunities for those involved in the music industry, the response from many has been to focus even harder on creative endeavours. And while we can sometimes have moments of inspiration come to us in organic ways, creativity is often something that needs… Read more »

Music Income Streams During the Pandemic

By Tristan Seume, Professional Guitarist and DIME Online Learning Technologist If you were a performing artist in 2019, the chances are you haven’t been in 2020. It’s been tough, hasn’t it? But don’t despair – re-evaluating what you do is a periodic necessity regardless of whether it’s been enforced by a global pandemic or not. Let’s… Read more »

DIME featured in Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2020!

We share this honor with all of our students, faculty, and staff that work hard to create and promote incredible music and events every day! We are not able to celebrate in person, but please know that we share a virtual high five with all of the educators, musicians, songwriters, entrepreneurs, masterclass guests, Underground performers,… Read more »

Student Show & Open House: Friday, December 13th

Our Student Show comes around only twice a year! Featuring performances of original and cover songs from the next generation of Detroit musicians, artists, and songwriters – our talented students have studied, rehearsed, auditioned, and rehearsed some more to prepare – come show your support! We will also be opening our doors early for a… Read more »

D’Addario Live Presents Plini & Mestis Masterclass

On Tuesday, April 9th, D’Addario Live and DIME held a masterclass with Plini, who was named the best prog guitarist of 2017 by Music Radar, and Mestis – which is fronted by Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders. The groups discussed their songwriting process, gear, and creative influences, and performed original material for DIME students and… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Dalton Thomas (Drums)

    DIME Detroit offers programs in Commercial Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals), Commerical Songwriting, and Music Industry Studies. In partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver, students at DIME Detroit can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music on our innovative program. Our next semester starts on January 22, 2019! Find out more about all of… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Julia Shuren (Songwriter)

Continuing with our build up to DIME’s first Live & Lyrical songwriting showcase, which is taking place this Friday, October 19th, we are putting the student spotlight on first-year songwriter, Julia Shuren! Since starting at DIME in August, Julia has quickly made a splash in the DIME community, accompanying Grammy-nominated artist Alessia Cara on the DIME stage, performing with other DIME students… Read more »

DIME Detroit Fall College Fair Schedule

DIME Detroit is coming to a college fair near you! Make sure to stop by and see us! We’ll be updating this list with new fairs as they are added.   Wayne County Community College Downriver Wednesday, September 26th 6pm-7:30pm City of Warren City Hall Thursday, September 27th 6pm-7:30pm Southfield A&T High School Wednesday, October… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Makayla Hewins (BA Vocals, Year 1)

DIME is excited to present its first ever Night of Voice on Thursday, April 19th in our Underground venue. The event will feature performances from DIME Faculty DeAnna Johnson, Antea Shelton, Liz Belluni, Katie Else and DIME Detroit students will also hit the stage to showcase their talents! We had the chance to sit down to talk to year one vocals student, Makayla Hewins  (Ma-Kay-la), about… Read more »