Monthly Archives: October 2018

Instructor Spotlight: Antea Birchett (Songwriting)

DIME Detroit’s Live and Lyrical Songwriting Showcase is tomorrow! Today we are putting the spotlight on the Head of the Songwriting Department, Antea Birchett! In addition to teaching songwriting and vocals at DIME, Antea is one half of the duo Aplus. With her sister Anesha, Antea has written for artists such as Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Mary… 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 »

Songwriting Instructor Spotlight: Audra Kubat

DIME Detroit’s Live and Lyrical Songwriting showcase is this Friday. To celebrate, we sat down with Detroit-based Singer-Songwriter and DIME Songwriting instructor Audra Kubat to talk inspiration, work-life balance, and what she’s most excited for at Friday’s event! How did you become interested in music? I grew up listening to a lot of different music in my… Read more »

Kern Brantley Artist In Residence, Masterclass

DIME Detroit is proud to announce that Kern Brantley will join us as an Artist in Residence for the  2018-2019 academic year!  As a bass player and musical director, Kern Brantley has worked with artists like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family, David Foster, Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Brandy, Ciara, Chris Brown, Destiny’s… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Year 3 Music Industry Studies Student: Alex Murphy

  We recently sat down with Year 3 Music Industry Studies student Alex Murphy to talk about his internships at multiple media entertainment companies including The Fillmore, JSB Squad Productions and Assemble Sound. How has DIME prepared you for your professional journey through the music industry? The biggest thing is to just be able to… Read more »