Posts Tagged: Songwriting

Student Story: Welcome Nuru Mnjama – Creative Songwriting

What is your musical background? Before DIME ONLINE, I studied a BTEC Diploma in Music at Brookhouse International School in Nairobi. Why did you decide to apply for an online music degree? DIME ONLINE was attractive to me as it allows me to juggle school with trying to start my music career in Kenya. What… Read more »

DIME ONLINE – Working in Partnership with City and Islington College

DIME ONLINE is delighted to be partnering with City and Islington College, London on an online songwriting project entitled ‘Your Song’. Over the last 10 weeks, students from City and Islington College have been working with one of our Songwriting faculty, Audra Kubat, an accomplished songwriter who is based in Detroit, Michigan and teaches for… Read more »

6 Tested Ways To Improve Your Home Studio

The Room The room in which you produce audio is at least half of the picture. It has a huge effect on the sound you create and the way the mix sounds through other systems in different places. It’s so vital to the sound of your recordings. If you bring a set of speakers into… Read more »

Thinking In Guitar

Thinking In Guitar   Six mini-pianos The piano is a straightforward character. What you see is what you get. It’s literally black and white! In other words, there is only one way to produce the middle C tone (also known as C3) or any other tone: by striking that one note. There are octaves and… Read more »

Q&A With Songwriting Instructor, Audra Kubat.

  What is your role with DIME & DIME ONLINE? I am a songwriting instructor at DIME and on DIME ONLINE. Who were some of your influences as you progressed as a musician? I was highly influenced by the great songwriters of the late 60’s and early 70’s. It was a very charged moment in… Read more »

Adventures with Vultures – Junction EP OUT NOW!

Support DIME Detroit songwriting student and Original 1265 recording artist, Adventures with Vultures. Check out his new Junction EP! Click here to listen now!                   A folk singer-songwriter evokes a certain image. Matt Sauter breaks that image. With his backward ball cap, knuckle tattoos, and knee-shredded shorts,… Read more »

Meet Nathan Williams – Head of Songwriting

Nathan grew up in a musical family on the island of Anglesey, North Wales learning piano at the age of 5 and quickly moving to the drums at the tender age of 6. Bass, guitar and vocals all followed in his teens and, as a result, Nate’s career has seen him work as an endorsed… Read more »

SONGWRITING DEGREE

DIME offers the world’s first online songwriting course that launched in September 2014. This Bachelors degree program is validated by Falmouth University (the UK’s leading University of the Arts) and has been developed by songwriters who have won awards, released music and have had artists cover their work. The songwriting instructors are working professionally and… Read more »

JENA IRENE SIGNS TO ORIGINAL 1265

Internationally recognised singer-songwriter Jena Irene Ascuitto, better known as simply “Jena Irene” after a long run on the hit television show “American Idol”, has signed a long term record deal with DIME’s affiliate record label, Original 1265 Recordings. Jena Irene joins Detroit artists MPV and Charity, as well as British band Wildflowers on the 1265… Read more »

Visit with Olly Knights of Turin Brakes

DIME ONLINE recently had the pleasure of catching up with singer/songwriter Olly Knights of Turin Brakes to speak about all things music. The 2 part masterclass will be made available to DIME students soon. Watch this space!