Posts Tagged: Songwriting

DIME featured in Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2019

We are happy to announce that Billboard has featured DIME in their list of Top Music Business Schools of 2019! Highlighting our directors, Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, as well as our Head of Songwriting, Antea Birchett, who co-wrote “Gone Away” on the self-titled debut album from H.E.R., which won the Grammy Award for R&B… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Year 3 Songwriting Student George Wilson

As a Junior in the Commercial Songwriting Department, George Wilson is over halfway done with his degree, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for him. We got the chance to ask George a few questions leading into this week’s Live & Lyrical Songwriter Showcase. What is your background and music… Read more »

Instructor Spotlight: Dave Leve

This week’s featured instructor is Dave Leve. Dave joined DIME in Fall 2018 and teachers classes in Music Theory, Music Industry Studies, and Songwriting.  Tell us about your background; how did you get started working in the music industry? What inspired you to work in music? I was always driven towards music whether it was my father… Read more »

Paul Riser Masterclass: Friday, February 8th

Paul Riser needs no introduction… but we’ll do it anyway! He has written and arranged songs for some of the biggest names in the business: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Kem, Raphael Saadiq, The… Read more »

Allen Stone Masterclass & Ticket Giveaway

Soul /R&B artist Allen Stone will join students and guests at DIME Detroit on Thursday November 29th for a masterclass at 12:45pm!   Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. His vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s… Read more »

We’re Hiring! Faculty Positions Opening at DIME for Spring 2019

DIME and MSU Denver are looking for talented, passionate professionals to join our faculty for the Spring 2019 semester! DIME is a music institute like no other – designed for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in modern music. DIME’s programs are designed to build strong musical foundations that will lead to long and… Read more »

Rolling Stone: Alessia Cara performs with DIME students!

2018 Grammy-winning Best New Artist, singer/songwriter, Alessia Cara, visited DIME Detroit on October 5th to speak to students and talk about her highly-anticipated album, Growing Pains. Excitement ran high in The Underground as students and guests waited for the “Scars to Your Beautiful” and “Here” singer to arrive. The event kicked off with a screening of… Read more »

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 »