Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis | Billboard

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Announcing the Creative Industries Program with RSL

DIME Online

Students can study on this innovative program and can chose one or more courses in their own time, at their own pace, earning higher education level awards as they do so.  This is the most affordable and flexible way to gain credits towards a degree...

Raise Your Game and Study Online Short Courses

DIME Online

Raise your game and study 6 week short courses that provide you with an online educational experience that will take your current skills and knowledge to the next level.  Short courses inc songwriting, music industry and ...

DIME featured in Billboard's Top Music Business Schools 2019 - DIME DETROIT

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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 »

Detroit Public Community School District Announces Expanded Arts and Music Programs - Partners with DIME

DIME Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) has partnered with 24 arts organizations for an intentional investment of resources and expertise in the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) Pathways Initiative. The initiative is designed to position DSA as the premier arts school in Metro Detroit and to develop students’ talent in...

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Billboard Magazine's Top 20 Music Schools 2020

DIME Group

For the second year in a row, DIME was featured in leading industry magazine Billboard.  Alongside Pepperdine, UCLA, NYU, Berklee and more!

Check out the full article that confirms DIME is the right choice for you!

DIME announces Applebaum Family Philanthropy Student Scholarships

DIME Detroit

DIME, in partnership with Applebaum Family Philanthropy, are excited to announce an exclusive student scholarship for Detroit-based students.

The Applebaum Fellows Scholarship Program at DIME Detroit is a mentorship and scholarship program for highly motivated students who are interested in developing their entrepreneurial business and community leadership skills. Successful students will receive individual and group mentorship and will receive tailored coaching to develop their leadership and business skills.

Songs In The Key of D

DIME Detroit

As a student at DIME, you will get connected to the industry and must be ready to show you skills at any time.  Just like these students who got to play with Stevie Wonder's MD and bass player, Nate Watts and other members of his band.  When they were playing at Little Caesar's arena, they came by DIME to share their stories about touring, musical direction, where they got their starts, versatility and more. The session concluded with performances by the band, where students jumped on stage to play alongside the world-traveling musicians.

Alessia Cara Masterclass

at DIME Detroit

2018 Grammy-winning Best New Artist, singer/songwriter, Alessia Cara, visited DIME Detroit 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 Alessia Cara’s music video for the title track of her upcoming album, “Growing Pains.”

Interviewed by Metro Times Music Editor, Jerilyn Jordan, Alessia began the interview by explaining, “I started off like every other artist… aspiring to do this for a living, and kind of being told pretty much my whole life that it wasn’t something that was plausible or possible. Now that I’m on the other side of it, I think it’s so important to talk to a bunch of people that want to do the same thing, and give them any insight into how I got started, or any help that they might need.”

Allen Stone Masterclass


We had the pleasure of hosting a masterclass with R&B / soul artist, Allen Stone, who was in Detroit for a show at the Majestic Café. Stone performed two songs acoustically for students and guests and participated in a Q&A.  He also advised the aspiring musicians on how to navigate the music business and what life is like as a touring artist, as well as his experiences as a celebrity mentor on the latest season of American Idol, where he mentored two of the top 15 contestants.

Drawing inspiration from Motown artists like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, Stone is an exceptional addition to the DIME master class roster as, like many students at DIME, he is entirely self-taught. As a thank you for his invaluable guidance in the music industry, DIME alumni Ali Wiercioch and Jimmy Showers surprised Stone with their own rendition of his cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.”

Paul Riser Masterclass

DIME Detroit

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 Jackson 5, Wyclef, and many more.