Make Music Detroit 2017 @ DIME, Wednesday June 21st

Make Music Detroit at DIME
June 21, 2017
Free | All Ages | 10am – 8pm

DDOpen Door Drop-In at DIME | 10am – 1pm

DIME staff will be welcoming drop-ins throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring demo recordings of their material for feedback, and chat about songwriting, performance, and careers in the music industry. Speak with Elise, DIME’s Head of Recruitment and Admissions, who is a guitarist, songwriter and producer, or Drew Schultz, who has had a varied career working with artists and institutions such as Motown Records, Aretha Franklin, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Temptations, Four Tops, Funk Brothers, Dennis Coffey, Melvin Davis, The Dramatics, Martha Reeves, Modern Drummer Magazine, and many more.

Student Performances: 2pm – 5:30pm
Up-and-coming artists and bands will be performing in DIME’s Underground venue, including students from the Detroit School of ArtsAxis Music Academy, and Metro Detroit area high schools.
Music Industry, Songwriting & Performance Discussion Panel: 6pm – 8pm

Industry professional discussion panel in DIME’s Underground venue, which will focus on songwriting, performance, and booking/promoting bands and recordings.

  • Panelists include:

Melvin Davis – (Drummer/Songwriter/Singer who has worked with Motown RecordsSmokey RobinsonTemptationsChuck BerryWayne Kramer, and many more)

Mahogany Jones – (Four-time winner of BET’s Freestyle Fridays, United States Cultural Ambassador in 13 Countries)

Audra Kubat – (DIME Songwriting instructor, and independent artist with multiple Detroit Music Awards)

Anthony Retka – (Singer/Songwriter with multiple solo and group albums released, songs placed in Discovery Channel)

Drew Schultz – (Songwriter/Producer/Drummer/Percussionist who has worked with the TemptationsFour TopsAretha FranklinMotown Records,Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire)

For more information about Make Music Detroit, please visit their official website:

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