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Thursday, May 26 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Motown, Marketing, Music and More: Forging a Career in an Entrepreneurial Music Industry

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In the contemporary entertainment industry, it is necessary to conduct yourself with the mindset of an entrepreneurial, self employed businessman. Delivered through the lens of the newly founded Detroit Institute of Music Education, now in its second year, this presentation will dive into the concepts of mentorship, networking, versatility, open-mindedness, and "simple done well." Speaker Drew Schultz will mix live drumming demonstrations with stories and lessons taken from his career on paying dues, following unexpected paths, connecting with heroes, advocating for music education, and taking steps to forging a long and sustainable career in a reliably unreliable industry.

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Drew Schultz

Drum Instructor, DIME
Drummer, Songwriter, and Producer Drew Schultz learned the ins and outs of soul music under the mentorship of Funk Brothers drummer Uriel Jones and original Earth, Wind, & Fire member Ralph Johnson. Schultz earned his stripes in the industry during a five year stint playing drums/percussion, and conducting on the road with legendary Motown groups the Four Tops and Temptations. He has also appeared on stage backing up Aretha Franklin, Martha... Read More →