Monthly Archives: April 2015


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!

Interview with Jan Cyrka of ‘Jam Track Central’

After a busy few months, we managed to catch up with Jam Track Central founder and composer, Jan Cyrka.   What is your role with DIME ONLINE? I’m involved in the JTC Degree Course as I am one of the directors at Jam Track Central. I’ve known Kevin and Bruce from DIME for a very… Read more »

Original 1265 Recordings Releases MPV’s Debut EP: In Lust We Trust

DIME’s affiliate label, Original 1265 Recordings, has released the debut EP from Detroit band, MPV.  In Lust We Trust features the live favourite “Wrong Girl” as well as the lead track “Mister Sister” and 2 others. Stereo Embers Magazine writes, “Not only does MPV ride the storied tradition of classic Detroit rock, but they’re also… Read more »


Steve Nistor is an LA-based touring and studio drummer who has played with Danger Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Iron & Wine, Robert Plant, and many more. He will perform with DIME faculty and students as well as discuss touring, studio sessions, networking, and the zen drum (electronic percussion instrument).

Dawn French Installed as Falmouth University’s First Chancellor

Dawn French has been formally installed as Falmouth University’s first Chancellor on the 26th March 2015. The day was marked by celebration and fanfare and the DIME Directors were honoured to be in attendance at this momentous occasion. During her first speech on the day – Chancellor, the actor, writer and performer said she would… Read more »

Kern Brantley Visits DIME Students

Kern Brantley is a bassist and musical director for some of the biggest names in music including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Mary J Blige and more. He stopped by DIME Detroit to share some of his experiences and answer questions for students from DIME DETROIT and DIME ONLINE.


DIME has opened an online MERCHANDISE STORE that sells t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and iPhone speakers. Take a look at and place your order now!


DIME ONLINE was exclusively selected to be part of the 2nd ever Tech Conference ‘Collision‘ to be held in Las Vegas in 3 weeks time.  This conference is the sister to Europe’s largest tech conference Web Summit, that attracts over 20,000 attendees from around the world. ‘Collision‘ is a new type of tech conference for… Read more »