DIME founders Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman have both worked in the music industry since leaving school. They have achieved sales of over 6m albums, are Brit Award winners, have had 35 hit singles and two #1 albums. They have toured the world and worked with acts at arena and stadium level. They have also worked extensively with every major label, publishers and many legendary artists. Kevin and Sarah started in music education in 2001 and have seen over 10,000 graduates through their BIMM colleges in 4 cities in Great Britain & Ireland. The graduates are working in the music industry, with approximately 70% maintaining a full-time living from professional music.
The talent discovered via music education over the last decade, ranges from Adele to Amy Winehouse to Ed Sheeran. Whilst owning and running the UK colleges, they worked closely with Tom Odell; who is signed to Sony and won a Brit Award for Best New Artist in 2013, his debut album entered the UK at #1; The Kooks, signed to Virgin, with their debut album selling over 2 million copies and included 3 top 20 hits; James Bay, Critics Choice Brit Award winner 2015 and #1 debut album and George Ezra who is signed to Columbia Records with his debut album reaching #1 in the UK and seven other countries worldwide. All of these acts worked with Kevin and Sarah during their time at the UK colleges. However, it’s is also about the unseen careers that graduates are pursuing, from music law to road crew to merchandise specialists.
DIME students are the future of the music industry. Kevin and Sarah’s teams of music industry professionals are focused developing even more talent on a worldwide basis.