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Dave Rene, A&R at Interscope Records & PB Graduate

Music Business

Start your music industry career

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Overview

This Music Business course will help you explore the many opportunities available in the new digital music industry. You’ll learn independent management, artist representation, and effective self-promotion. Our college instructors will help you understand indie and major labels, record deals, publishing, contracts, and financial management.

  • Further your own music career or help guide others to success
  • Free copy of Ableton Live 11 Suite ($749 value) included with the course
  • Get exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory) and Jimmy Mac (Lorde)
  • Suitable for those who make music or want a more strategic role in the industry
  • Direct support throughout the enrollment process from Admissions Advisors

Point Blank is proud to offer various exclusive features to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us and start your career in the music industry today.

Hear what our students have to say about studying at Point Blank

Watch an A&R Masterclass w/ Benny Scarrs, PB Alumni

Sam Divine shares some valuable tips for starting a record label

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023 2024 2025
  • October 3
  • January 9 (Limited availability)
  • April 10 (Limited availability)
  • January 8
  • January 6
Weekly timetable 1 daytime class per week. Contact us for details.
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Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

CONTENT

Expert Instructors

Marko DeSantis Music Business

Guitarist for Sugarcult, Nerf Herder, & The Ataris. Opened for Green Day, Blink 182, Black Flag, etc. International DJ, label owner, and radio host for The Independent FM on iHeartRadio. 

Arabian Prince Music Business

A founding member of world famous rap group N.W.A, Arabian Prince has written, rapped on, and produced some of the most influential tracks in the history of hip hop in an industry career spanning almost four decades.

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

Starting out in the '80's, Dave's incredible adventures include Psychic TV, Anne Clark, ONU Sound System, Andy Weatherall, Lee Scratch Perry, Billy Ray Martin, with countless albums and live projects.

DJ ShanLynn DJing

DJ ShanLynn is a DJ, VJ, and producer who mixes old school, pop, hip-hop, nu-disco, electronica, remixes, and mash-ups in her open-format sets. Her clients include Macy’s, ABC, Aveda, UMG, Forever 21, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, etc.

Sweatson Klank Music Production

Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. Watch the video above to find out more about him.

Sameer Sengupta Mixing & Mastering

Sameer is an electronic music producer, mixer & mastering engineer who has worked with The Crystal Method, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Sting, and more on labels including EMI, Atlantic, Universal, and Defected.

Career Opportunities

  • A&R Manager
  • Artist Manager
  • Record Label Owner
  • Venue Promoter
  • Event Programmer
  • Booking Agent
  • Branding Manager
  • Music Distributor
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Licencing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Manager

What I went on to do – you couldn’t understand how beneficial it was for me to come and study with Point Blank and get the technical knowledge I needed first. - Benny Scarrs, Point Blank graduate and artist manager for Dave (Mercury Prize Winner)

Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, Tropical Reggaeton producer Bryan Dotel has had great success after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

Tuition

Fees
$2,395 payment in full
$50 reg fee + balance of $2,345
$50 reg fee + $820 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

Included with Course

Students in this program receive software included with tuition and enjoy exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite worth $749
  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 13
  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

Scholarships & Grants

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds. To uphold this commitment, we are delighted to offer our students ample opportunities for financial support. These include scholarships that aim to nurture talent as well as grants which provide increased access to our courses for those in under-represented groups.

View the full range of opportunities by accessing our dedicated Scholarships & Financial Support page linked below:

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Licensure & PARTNERS

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy to take the course?

None at all! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week course, class meets once per week for 4 hours (with a 15-minute break included) at one of the following session times:

10:00am – 2:00pm (Morning Session)

2:30pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)

7:00pm – 11:00pm (Evening Session)

Some programs contain up to 4 courses per quarter, so check the "Key Info" section on each program page to see how many classes you'll be attending each week. Classes are scheduled before the start of each quarter; call 323.594.8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use from 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

Do you provide housing accommodations?

Point Blank has partnered with Upstart Housing to provide our students with inexpensive and conveniently-located housing options in Silver Lake, Echo Park, East Hollywood, and more. Most of our housing locations include built-in recording studio spaces. There are many other options for student housing accommodations near Point Blank LA; please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.

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