Mick Harrison Brege

Mick Harrison Brege

Director in Detroit, MI, he/him

Music is the door to anywhere
// returned from 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

10 months ago


Mick Harrison Brege is the Director of Studio Cadenza: ARIA Ventures' incubator. He runs teams and designs products you'll love, including FanLabel.

Mick believes in the power of people, and harnesses that power to engage, enhance, and extend new knowledge and practice in design and music.

In his spare time, Mick focuses on streaming trends, A&R, and Artificial Intelligence. In fact, this bio was written by AI.





Work Experience

2018 — Now
Detroit, MI

Software & creative development studio based in Birmingham, MI. Studio Cadenza is owned and operated by ARIA Ventures.



FanLabel® is an app about proving you’ve got what it takes to pick hit songs and grow a successful virtual record label. Modeled after fantasy sports, compete with friends and earn points from 'signing' trending artists and picking songs with the most real-world streams.


DanceFight® is a dance competition app. It allows you to challenge a friend to a dance-off, vote on your favorites, and climb the leaderboard. Users can challenge their friends to a DanceFight® and show off their best dance moves to fans.


Michigan Interaction Design (MIxD) commits to serving as a platform for exploration, sharing and learning about the future of human-computer interaction design with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Side Projects


Product suite allowing merchants to recognize loyalty by delivering an extended level of customer service, featuring VIP offers, personalized treatment and real time two-way messaging. The goal is to make shopping local a first choice.


As “alive” as you or me, GoodGood is an upbeat digital mailman who lives inside your phone and whose job is to deliver notifications to you. Using Augmented Reality technology (and some pretty convincing magic tricks), GoodGood brings positive daily experiences to the real world.

Plato at Deviceful

Plato's focus was rethinking K-12 student relation management system to become a smart utility simplifying multiple processes along the way.


Walcott Fashion was an outfit sharing platform and community focused around item tagging and user interaction.


Blocs is a software platform for schools and school districts to help manage the large amounts of information generated in school communities. Whether for students, teachers, administrators, or parents, the platform provides a mobile and web based interface that allows for easy access to school communications.


Best New Fantasy App from FSGA

2020 Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association, voted by FSGA membership


2022 — Now

The Music Business Association’s Education Committee seeks to promote awareness of and access to the professional paths available in the music industry for today’s students via education, events, and financial support.


2014 — 2018
BFA, Interaction Design at Lawrence Technological University
Detroit, MI

NASAD accreditation

2015 — 2017
Non-acreddited program at University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan: Center for Entrepreneurship TechArb Cohort



Julie Zhuo (VP of design at Facebook), Mick Brege (Director, Studio Cadenza) explore the relationship of design and entrepreneurship


Students, workers and employers met up at Lawrence Tech University to talked MIxD realities


Visioning the future of design and technology


Blocs for Schools, original product designed by Mick Brege, launches


Student and designer develops an app for a global manufacturer using Windows App Studio