Extending DIME's campus into the wider Detroit music community and beyond...
Through partnerships with local music companies, venues, and festivals, DIME provides our students with unique real-world music industry experiences. These resume-building internship programs are offered to current students, as well as alumni, extending DIME Detroit’s campus into the wider music community in Detroit and beyond.
DIME is deeply committed to students’ career development, and we aspire to facilitate full-time employment in the music industry for all graduates. The practical experience gained by students in work placements and internships complements what is taught in the classroom, and will help students become successful music professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Previous placement opportunities included positions at The Fillmore Detroit, Assemble Sound, Crofoot Promotions, Fusion Shows, JSB Squad, Original 1265 Recordings and Paxahau. During the summer season our students will be working at major music festivals in South East Michigan including Movement, MoPop Festival, BLED Fest and Three Stacks.
Featured Internship Opportunities & Community Partners
Fusion Shows is an independent concert promotion company based in Lansing, Michigan. They book, market, and produce live concert events throughout the state of Michigan.
The Crofoot Presents is Southeast Michigan’s most dynamic independent event promotion company. Each year, The Crofoot and affiliated companies produce more than 750 live events, including concerts, corporate events, weddings, festivals, and more.
JSB Squad Productions
After fifteen years of DIY touring with mid-sized acts, Jesse Shepard Bates shifted his focus to empowering the next generation of local musicians in his community via cultivating performance opportunities for musicians to develop their careers on a local, regional and national level, and connecting audiences with emerging talent.
Edgar Duenas / The Fillmore Detroit
Edgar Duenas, 2016 Music Entrepreneurship graduate, applied and was accepted as an intern at the Fillmore Detroit in 2017. He was quickly hired on as a staff member. After his first day on the job, Edgar wrote: “My first show at the Fillmore was a blast... It was amazing seeing how quickly the Fillmore team can set up and take down an entire show in such a short time. I look forward to working more concerts and can’t wait to see where the company will take me in the future!”
That opportunity certainly has helped Edgar to grow his professional network and resume, and he recently accepted a new position working for Zamora Live!, a booking agency in Michigan.
Intern Spotlight: Alex Murphy / JSB Squad Productions
Current Music Industry Studies Student, Alex Murphy, is consistently applying for internship opportunities and making great connections along the way. After an internship with JSB Squad, Alex was hired on as Marketing Manager, leading on artist development. In addition to that, he's also writing and recording his own music under the name Grainger. Alex had this to say about his experience so far:
"I really want to make my mark in the music industry. It gives me such a rush to be working on the behalf of other artists and creating their vision. As for my own music, I am writing and recording new material, but I don’t know if my own music is my first priority as a career. I know that I want to keep doing my own music for myself, but I’m also collecting all of these other skills, so if I feel I do want to pursue a career as an artist I’ll have all these tools at my disposal."
Intern Spotlight: Ally Evenson / Axis Music
Current student vocalist, Ally Evenson, is better known for her incredible performances on the DIME stage. However, she also has an interest in teaching music, and recently applied for and was selected as a new music instructor at Axis Music. We look forward to seeing Ally's career development as an instructor, performer, songwriter, and all around entertainer!
At DIME, we recognize that building a strong resume and portfolio career are the strongest assets we can provide for our students. Through our ever-expanding internship program, as well as additional networking and masterclass opportunities, we strive to provide each of our students with the opportunities that will help them find a creative network and become successful music entrepreneurs.
If you are interested in learning more about how to become a student at DIME Detroit, please get in touch with us today!