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Music Business Certificate

Start your music industry career

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Overview

Co-developed by Keith Harris, the manager of Stevie Wonder and taught by lecturers who have delivered TED X talks and worked with all the biggest entities within the music industry such as MTV, Virgin (EMI), Mercury Records (Universal) and Sony Music. You’ll be taught everything you need to know to kick start a successful career within the industry and complete the course by organising a live event at a London venue. By studying this course you’ll open doors to a vast array of career opportunities and professions including A&R manager, artist manager, record label manager, venue promoter, branding manager, event programmer, music distributor, music publisher, booking agent, tour manager and many more!


You will learn: Music Industry, Marketing & Branding, Music Entrepreneur.

Point Blank classes are small to ensure you receive ample 1-2-1 time with your lecturers. We pride ourselves on our student eco system of budding artists, managers, producers and singers, all operating in Shoreditch, a global hub of London music venues and bars.

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Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 8 July (Limited availability)
  • 30 September (Limited availability)
  • 13 January (No availability)
  • 14 April (No availability)
  • 14 July
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Please contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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Modules

Expert Lecturers

Lindsay Wesker Music Industry

Active in the music industry since the 80's with extensive A&R, DJ and broadcast experience with Kiss FM and MTV. Self-published novel about the industry and presents a weekly show on mi-soul.com.

Bridget Amofah Music Industry

Lead vocalist with Rudimental, played Glastonbury and Jools Holland. Replaced KT Tunstall in Oi Va Voi, also worked with The Nextmen, Basement Jaxx & The Earlies.

Jen Anderson Music Industry

A&R for Fiction records, toured with Izzy Bizu, Nero, Iggy Azalea & Eliza Doolittle; manages acts signed to Ministry of Sound, Ultra Records and Ninjatune.

Ellie Coden Music industry

Worked as A&R manager at Fierce Panda who discovered Coldplay & Keane. Ellie booked festivals & ran 100s of successful industry events. She runs her own label & live promotion company Cool For Cats.

Lee Erinmez Music Industry

Co-founded 2AR Music for artist management & consultancy. Bassist/manager for Snuff since 1996. Producer for BBC Radio 1 including Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Giles Peterson, Fabio & Grooverider, and more.

Lizzie Curious Music Industry

A prolific and successful writer, singer and producer with a US Billboard #1 and over 40 releases in over 15 years of adventures in the music industry.

Career Opportunities

  • A&R Manager
  • Artist Manager
  • Record Label Owner
  • Venue Promoter
  • Branding Manager
  • Event Programmer
  • Music Distributor
  • Music Publisher
  • Booking Agent
  • Music Licensing
  • Tour Manager
  • Business 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

Dave Rene

Interscope Records A&R Dave is a powerful man in EDM. He signed acts like Nero & Zedd to the label. He was recently named as one of the three most powerful people in America’s EDM scene in Billboard.

Josh Dowler

Josh met B.Traits during a guest masterclass at Point Blank, and went on to work as an assistant on her BBC Radio 1 show. Josh is now Head of Promotions at Project:Mooncircle.

Gemma Cairney

"Without the intensity & professionalism of Point Blank I would never have had the skills, knowledge or even guts to approach Channel 4 in the first place." She’s now a hugely popular TV/Radio presenter.

Fees

Fees (UK) Saving over monthly instalments
£2,750 payment in full £455
£100 reg fee + £985 per term £150
£100 reg fee + £345 per month
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.

Pay in full upon enrolment and save up to 20% over paying in instalments. See the enrolment process for more details.

Additional Benefits

All students will gain membership to the Music Managers Forum (MMF) - the largest representative body of music management in the world.

FAQS

Do I need to buy equipment to take the course?

We supply all the equipment you need for your class, and our facilities are open 7 days a week during term time for you to work on your assignments and projects (excluding scheduled breaks).

If you are interested in production or DJing and wish to buy equipment or software, remember that Point Blank students qualify for discounts from Apple Education, Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and other leading industry partners.

What is my timetable?

Each module requires your attendance at one daytime class which will be 3 or 4 hours long depending on the module. Your timetable will be confirmed a week before the start of each term. If you have specific timetable requests, please contact us before booking and we will do our best to arrange your classes at times that suit you. In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule sufficient practice time each week. The studio facilities are open to you 7 days a week gaining you valuable studio time and reinforcing the skills learned in class. Students can also book regular 1-2-1 sessions with our lecturers outside of class time.

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