Ghost-Note “Swagism” Tour Live at The Underground at DIME with special guests The 4 Korners and The Truth Band! Friday, October 12th at 7pm


We are pleased to announce  Ghost-Note’s The Swagism fall tour at The Underground at DIME!

Special guests The 4 Korners, The Truth Band and DJ Psycho!

Friday, October 12th! Doors open at 7pm! 

Get your tickets today!-

Any questions feel free to contact Tiger-Messiah @ 810-931-2040 or

Ghost-Note bio

Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound. With an expansive roster of next-level musicians—representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more.

with the release of 2018’s Swagism, Ghost-Note has made their mission clear. The album puts rhythm at the forefront, with irresistible, heavy-hitting beats underlying the group’s wild, rich music. Featuring numerous guest collaborators, including Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson, Bobby Sparks, Nigel Hall, Taz, and others, Swagism showcases the band’s stunning ability to meld and amplify sounds, ultimately adding to Ghost-Note’s sharp, complex collaborations.

fearless, both in Swagism’s sonic depth and conscious social commentary, the band easily translates this adventurousness in a live setting. Ghost-Note’s live performances are bold and in your face, with the group offering up none of the tight-laced pretenses frequently associated with the band’s jazz roots. Focused on creating seductive danceable grooves and a contagious feel-good energy, each show is an opportunity to let loose and connect, for both fans and the musicians alike.

after forming in 2015, Ghost-Note has already begun to take the world by storm. The group’s two studio albums—2018’s Swagism and 2015’s fortified—have earned critical acclaim and popular success around the globe, with both albums hitting the #1 spot on the iTunes jazz charts. Furthermore, the ever-growing family of musicians has mounted successful headlining tours in the United States, Canada, and Japan and performed at high-profile international music festivals and events.

The Four Korners Bio 

An original live instrumental music band, The 4 Korners play jazz fusion, though they prefer to call their sounds “Journey Music.” The ensemble is composed of Clarence “T-lee” Hill on keys, James “JT” Thompson on bass, Isaac “Ike” Thompson on guitar, and Jerrod “J-rod” Sullivan on drums. They are connected in a variety of ways, and their bonds are strengthened by their shared passion for playing music that creates experiences.

JT and Ike are brothers, and along with J-rod, they are from Cartersville, a town in Bartow County, Georgia. Clarence is from Acworth, another town in Bartow County, and JT, Ike, and Clarence have been friends for more than twenty years, first meeting at a musical held at New Beginning Church in Emerson in 2000. J-rod came on board in 2013 as the band’s new drummer, two years after their 2011 formation.

Having toured with major artists, The 4 Korners dropped their first album, an eponymous indie record, in 2014, and in 2015 they signed with Ropeadope Records. Their first and to date only album with Ropeadope Records, Portal of Gold, was released in October 2016. In July 2017, they released a single, “Phraseology,” on their own.

The 4 Korners are known for playing with an inimitably high level of energy. They cite as key influences Chick Corea, Yellow Jackets, and Dave Weckl, though their sound is uniquely their own. When you are listening to The 4 Korners, you are being transported to someplace else, someplace that only you can see, someplace that you share with the world at large.

DIME Detroit Open House – October 20th, 1-3pm

DIME Detroit’s Fall Open House is happening on Saturday, October 20th from 1-3pm!

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If you are interested in attending DIME to study Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting, or Music Industry Studies, our OPEN HOUSE is the best way to learn more about us. Speak with our staff, industry professional faculty, current students, and alumni directly about the program that you are most interested in. Enjoy performances from students around the building, and get prepared for your audition!

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Fall Short Courses at DIME Detroit – October 9th

DIME SHORT COURSES RETURN! Beginning October 9th, the following classes meet Tuesday nights from 7-9pm for 6 weeks. Learn from the experience of our industry-professional faculty, connect with likeminded musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs in the Detroit area, and improve your skills on one of the courses below!

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Each week of this short course will focus on vocal technique, allowing singers to take steps towards being a versatile professional, stretching outside of their comfort zones and better preparing them for performance situations.

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How does an entrepreneur make their mark on today’s music industry? This informative class will discuss the in’s-and-out’s of licensing, publishing, copyright, marketing, promotion, and most importantly, how to build your business! Whether you’re an artist, producer, songwriter, musician or a person interested in the music business, DIME’s Music Business Basics Short Course is a great way to get introduced to this exciting industry.

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This course will help hone your skills as a wordsmith, with topics including methods used to write a song, dissecting imagery, metaphor, and simile within lyrics, analyzing traditional lyrical devices found in both contemporary hit songs as well as indie classics, and exercises designed to work through writer’s block, allowing songwriters to jump start their creative process even when the well seems dry.

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Entry Requirements: These classes are for students 16 and up. There is no audition process, although it is recommended that students have at least intermediate skill level and the desire to learn in a group environment.
If you have any questions, get in touch with us!
Call 313-223-1600 or email

Michigan Beat Battle League, Saturday September 29th at 9pm

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Join us on Saturday, September 29th at The Underground at DIME for the Michigan Beat Battle League!

Kevin J Vs The Davis Way

Lost Champions Vs Big Shaady

18+ for entry

21+ to drink

Ticket sales at the door $10 before 10:00pm

To enter the producer Beat Battle League email:

Eastern Market After Dark! Thursday, September 20th 7pm-11pm

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Eastern Market After Dark returns as part of the Detroit Month of Design on September 20th, 2018!

Celebrate Detroit design as one of the nation’s oldest public markets transforms into a creative district by night. More than 30 studios and galleries will open late throughout the district. Sheds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be open with interactive experiences, brand activations, designer spotlights, installations, and parties.

Eastern Market:
Murals In The Market
Open Studios

Shed 2:
Ally Activation
Designer Putt Putt
Prom Picture
The Silver Bar

Shed 3:
AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture

Shed 4:
Food & Product Vendors

Shed 5:
DIME Detroit  to curate Music!  Food & Product Vendors

Eastern Market After Dark was created by Nina Marcus-Kurlonko in 2012 with an emphasis on sharing the talent of many artists, designers, businesses, and makers that make this district thrive.

DIME DETROIT announces Thornetta Davis as 2018/2019 Artist in Residence!

DIME Detroit is proud to announce that Thornetta Davis, will join our musical family as an Artist in Residence for the  2018-2019 academic year! Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Thornetta Davis a multi-talented international singer and songwriter from Detroit, MI. She has been wowing audiences all over the world for decades with her strong, melodic and smooth vocal delivery. Thornetta is the winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, including SWEEPING the 2017 and 2018 DMA’s following the release of her album “Honest Woman.”

DIME’s artist in residence program allows our students the opportunity to have regular contact and instruction from artists who have experienced sustained and successful careers in the music industry. Stay tuned  – we will be announcing our other artists in residence for 2018/19 right here on our website in coming weeks!

Thornetta Davis will kick off her residency with a masterclass on Friday, September 7th from 1pm-3pm! Join us for an afternoon filled with live performances and audience Q&A. She will also be Interviewed by DIME’s Head of Songwriting, Antea Shelton (APLUS, Universal Music Group), discussing songwriting, artist development, and women in the music industry. This event is free & open to public!

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Yuno! with Special Guest Legume! Friday, September 7th

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Friday, September 7th  7pm – $12 ADV / $14 DOS – *All Ages*

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Tickets available at the Crofoot Box Office, & by Phone: (866) 468-3401. Tickets are also available fee-free with cash at UHF Records in Royal Oak MI

Motown Museum Amplify Singing Competition 2018 at DIME DETROIT! Beginning Tuesday, September 4th!


Calling all singers! Motown Museum Presents: AMPLIFY Singing Competition 2018. Showcase your talent in groups of 3-5 people in true Motown fashion to enter for a chance to win $2,500!

The first place group will receive a grand prize of $2,500 cash, a studio session with Motown Museum AMPLIFY producers and be named the 2018 Motown Museum AMPLIFY Group of the Year!

Visit to send in auditions, purchase tickets and learn more.

Then, make sure you join us for the Semi-Finals at DIME every Tuesday in September from 8-10 PM! Doors open at 7:30 PM.

General admission: $10
Museum Members and Students with ID: $5
Performers: FREE

Make sure you save the date for the AMPLIFY Grand Finale on October 12th, 2018 at The Garden Theatre.

We can’t wait to see you there!

DIME Sessions Vol. 4 Album Release Party! Friday, August 24th! Live in The Underground at DIME at 7PM

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The fourth installment of DIME Sessions will be released on Friday, August 24th, 2018!

Join us live at The Underground at DIME from 7:00pm-11:00pm!

Free and open to the public!

All ages are welcome!

Featuring live performances by Ally Evenson, Al’Exist, George Montrelle Wilson, Alivia Combs, Olive, Roy 3pOiNtOh, Ryan Haley, Taei and more!


Alumni Spotlight: Max Preissner (Bachelor of Arts in Music Entrepreneurship)


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Less than a month from the 2018 Graduation ceremony, we recently sat down with 2018 DIME DETROIT Music Entrepreneurship and Falmouth Graduate, Max Preissner (Max Price) to discuss his musical journey post-graduation, his recent music releases.

1.) You were recently a part of the largest graduating class at DIME. Can you share with us what your experiences have been after graduation?

Since I have graduated from DIME, life has been very exciting. I finished up my debut E.P. The Light, started putting together a band for live performances, applied and got accepted to Berklee College of Music’s Master’s program, shot some music videos, and continued promotion for my sponsor People’s Choice.

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  1. 2.) How has DIME prepared you for your professional journey throughout the music industry?

DIME has prepared me for my music career in many ways. Not only was I able to earn my degree in Music Business which is my passion, I was also given the knowledge and support from an amazing staff to get my career off the ground. Thanks to DIME I now have the experience and the connections necessary to be successful wherever the music industry takes me.

  1. 3.) You were recently accepted to Berklee’s Master’s Program for Music Business, can you tell us about your process?

This year is actually the first year that Berklee is offering an online Master’s degree in Music Business and also in Music Production. To apply, all I had to do was write a paper about why I am a good fit for their program, submit my resume, and get two letters of recommendation. Without DIME, I would not have had the bio or the recommendations that helped me get in.

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  1. 4.) What are your next steps in your career?

Beyond furthering my education with my Master’s degree, there are a few other things I am working on to get my music career to the next level. I am currently booking shows for the fall and winter of 2018, as well as starting to plan my second tour of Colorado in the spring, possibly adding on California. I am also working with some connections in the public school system, who will help get me into assemblies and talk to high schoolers about staying away from drugs, pursuing the arts, and being an entrepreneur.

  1. 5.) Can we expect any future music releases?

My debut E.P. “The Light” will soon be available on all platforms and I will also have a music video coming out for each song. After that I plan on releasing another E.P. at the beginning of next year.

  1. 6.) What advice would you give to future DIME students?
  1. My advice for future DIME students would be to not only try as hard as you can inside the classroom, but outside as well. The stuff that you are learning can only benefit you if you put it to use, and college is a great time to practice in the real world while you have teachers and students around to help you and give you advice.

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