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BA (Hons) Music Industry Management degree (2 years)

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Key Info

  • Unrivalled music industry access
  • Career opportunities
  • Practical yet academically robust programme
  • Highly experienced industry expert lecturers
  • Developed by music industry professionals and informed by student feedback
  • 91% score for overall student satisfaction in NSS

Overview

Institution Code: P73  Course Code: W5W5

For many years, Point Blank has shared the secrets of the music business and seen its students find high profile work in the industry. In an exciting and opportunity-filled musical landscape, this degree programme gives you the skills, depth of knowledge and practical experience you need to work within the music industry as well as the contacts to get going. On completion, you will have options to take on a wide range of roles within the music industry. This accelerated two year programme includes setting up a record label; planning and executing live performances and tours; understanding Intellectual Property (IP) law and copyright; an intimate understanding of the relationships between record labels, music publishing companies and the live sector; crucially, how to negotiate music industry contracts and deals; and much more. We will help you identify your career opportunities and develop a strategy for success in your chosen field. Places on this programme remain strictly limited per year so we advise early application. Students on this degree course receive free membership to the MMF (Music Managers Forum), the largest representative body of artist management in the world, where you can attend exclusive events, link in to a global network of top managers, plus receive regular masterclasses from leading figures in the music industry, such as Nick Halkes (XL Recordings). Watch here.

  • Our Higher Education programmes are quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. Watch our students receive their degrees here.

Modules

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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.

Ben Scarr

Island Records A&R. Worked with Tinchy Stryder, Taio Cruz, Amy Winehouse, Frankmusik & Sugababes. Studied music production at Point Blank and is a regular masterclass guest.

Marilia Feix

"I was introduced to Fierce Panda & Ho Hum Records by my PB music business tutor. It was a great opportunity for me and led to where I’m working now as International Manager in music promotions".

Travis Holcombe

PB 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.

Rachel Innes

”PB was one of the best things I did. My tutors still keep in touch & give me advice. I met amazing people." Rachel is now Resident DJ at Hed Kandi, and A&R at Island Records.

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.

Monki

After graduating from PB radio course, Monki DJ'd for Annie Mac’s AMP parties, Bestival radio & landed her own slot on Rinse FM. She now presents on 1Xtra & Radio One.

Expert Lecturers

Leddra Chapman Music Industry

Independent artist, performer & label owner. Her single "Story" was released to much critical acclaim and playlisted on Radio 2. Studied at LCM & is an ambassador for Quiksilver & The Body Shop.

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.

Jen Anderson Music Industry Management

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 and booked award-winning venue King Tuts.

Natasha Klerks Music Industry

Promoter, DJ and label founder at Neighbourhood featuring Daniel Avery, Ben Sims & Pariah. Teaches Music Business aimed at people looking to break into the industry in management, A&R & marketing.

Ellie Lawson Music Industry

Championed by Ellen Degeneres once she signed to Atlantic Records in the USA, Ellie has had a 5-year sponsorship with Quicksilver, as well as achieving many top-10 Beatport Trance releases.

Linton Bennett Music Composition

Linton aka Stepz composes/produces for Dido, Warren G, All Saints, Jamelia & Imogen Heap to name a few. He’s been active in the music industry for 3 decades and signed to Motown in the US.

Aamir Yaqub Sound Engineering

Aamir Yaqub won a Grammy award for his work engineering Rihanna's album 'Unapologetic'. He has worked at some of the world's best studios and collaborated with a range of international artists.

Saytek Music Production

In-demand live act, played Space, Fabric, Tresor, Zoo Project. Releases on Cubism, Kevin Saunderson’s Legendary KMS, liebe*Detail, Soma, My Favorite Robot, Wiggle. Read about Saytek in The Sun.

Max Heyes Engineering/Mixing

Credits include Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai and Massive Attack. Co-produced The Doves #1 album 'The Last Broadcast'. Mixed Primal Scream's 'XTRMNTR'. Helped develop La Roux.

Carroll Thompson Singing

Iconic British reggae singer who's also recorded with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Sade & more. Signed to Virgin as solo artist. Scored several Top 40 hits & No.1 on UK Reggae Chart with 'I'm So Sorry'.

Anna Lakatos Music Production

An electronic musician, singer and trained audio engineer, specialising in object-based 3D sound for motion picture and commercial music production. Ableton Certified Trainer; NI Product Specialist; Music Production lecturer.

Michael Bailey Radio

Resident DJ for Goldie's Metalheadz label, presenter at 1Xtra, Radio 1 & Ministry of Sound. Recorded/remixed for Goldie, Roni Size, Guy Called Gerald, Trey Songz, Chipmunk, Nas & Damian Marley.

Kevin Kerrigan Music Composition

Branded an 'alchemist' by Brian Eno, Kevin has worked with Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Eurythmics, Kylie & Sting among others and composes for movies/TV for Paramount, BBC, Warner Bros, Sony & Universal.

Tim Wills Sound Engineering

Credits: Trevor Horn, Brian Eno, Seal, Nick Cave, Newton Faulkner & The Cure. Integral to Ian Brown's success. Headlined Glastonbury, V Festival. Co-produced Solarized & UK #4 The World Is Yours.

Melissa Uye-Parker Music Production

Ableton certified trainer, producer, performer, making music since 2006. As a vocalist and songwriter, she has collaborated with the likes of Rae & Christian and Yesking and produces under the moniker Mjiri.

Phil Ramocon Singing/Composition

Ivor Novello & Grammy-winning musician/songwriter. Legend who's worked with Steve Winwood, Jamelia, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and more. Co-wrote 'Buffalo Stance' with Neneh Cherry.

Shadowchild Music Production

Shadowchild is one of the pioneers of the UK Bass scene and is founding member of UK label, Food Music. He has DJ'ed at the world's biggest venues and released on a slew of successful labels.

Arabian Prince Music Business

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

Anthony Chapman Mixing/Engineering

Highly decorated producer, engineer, mixer, remixer & composer: Klaxons, Franz Ferdinand, Rizzle Kicks. Toured world as DJ Scissorkicks, releasing over 50 records & remixes under that moniker.

Jan Kybert Mixing/Engineering

Jan has worked on projects with major artists that include Oasis, Paul Weller, The Prodigy and KT Tunstall. He also has a number 1 album, 'Sonik Kicks', and an incredible live tour under his belt.

Dave Stone Music Production

David Stone is one half of Drum n Bass act Gerra & Stone & his work has received regular plays across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Kiss FM.  His tracks regularly chart in Beatport top 10 . He's also a successful DJ & PB graduate.

Elena Alekseeva Music Composition

Elena is a composer, a producer, a sound designer and a classically trained pianist. She has established herself using knowledge of classical theory and applying it into contemporary musical styles and genres.

Chris Carter Sound Design

Chris worked with Adrian Sherwood, Little Axe, Shara Nelson & Asian Dub Foundation. Released his own productions on labels like TCR, Botchit and Scarper, he’s also a DJ/remixer and music library creator.

Daniel Linton Music Production

As 'Funk Ethics', Danny contributed to UK bass music releasing on Pitch Black, Boka & Brownswood. Supported by Scuba, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs & Giles Peterson, Danny also DJs with Goldie & Pendulum.

Rockwell Music Production

Tom Green AKA Rockwell has released on Metalheadz, Ministry Of Sound and Sony Music; toured the world as an international DJ, appearing at events and venues like Fabric, Ultra Europe & Glastonbury.

Shadaab Kadri Native Instruments Maschine

Shadaab has created scores and jingles for various short visual projects and composed music spread over a spectrum of genres. He’s long played an active part in upholding the music scene in India.

Chris Franck Remix & Production

With a Top 5 UK hit, Top 20 hits in Germany, Holland, France and a No. 1 in Italy, Chris has remixed over 100 songs for global artists and performed at events inc Glastonbury, Coachella, Womad & more.

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.

Frank McWeeny Radio

Frank McWeeny is a studio director and content producer at the BBC. He also presents French Toast Radio which has received praise from Annie Mac, and makes documentaries for Gilles Petersons Worldwide FM.

Ben Bristow DJing

Played at Space (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound, Cargo & Scala. Featured on XFM & Kiss FM. Released on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, Tru:Funk, Funk Blasters & Resense. Features regularly on BBC 6Music.

Hunter Watson Record Deals & Branding

Signed as 'Legion’ to legendary Ram Records run by Andy C. Has written, recorded, engineered and released countless hits, including credit on multi-platinum US chart smash Future - "F*ck up some Commas".

Claude Ruelle Advanced Composition

Beginning his career as a Jazz guitarist, performing alongside artists such as Pierre-Alaina Goualch, Claude has since created soundtracks for games such as 'Penguin Tales' and 'My Time at Portia'.

Heath Holme Music Production

Heath Holme is an Ibiza-based, electronic music artist and DJ. Renowned for his sophisticated deep techno style as well as his music production.

Ben Mallot Sound Design

Ben is keyboard player for Pest (Ninja Tune). As a producer he has releases on Bonus Round, Don't Records, Victim Records and more. His live show has been to Berghain, Boomtown, Bloc and Uglyfunk & more.

Daniel Herbert Sound Design

Dan's designed sound & produced music for BBC, C4 & CNN. Started out releasing house tracks through Ouch & Tasty. Also worked with St Etienne & has developed the free Point Blank Plug In series.

Dave Ital Guitar

Top guitarist Dave works live and records with artists such as Craig David, Sugababes, LL Cool J, Redman, Jocelyn Brown, Candi Staton & Bobby Womack. Dave records guitar sessions for students at PB.

Chris James Songwriting

Chris was a songwriter in UK Electro band, Stateless. As a composer, Chris has produced music for international brands such as Facebook, Channel 4 and Virgin Media, as well as Film and TV.

James Wilson-Rhead Music Composition

James specialises in music for the concert hall and theatre, as well as to accompany films, television and animations. He's collaborated with many major brands, including Sony, 3M and Chevrolet.

Tony Briscoe Music Production

Tony has composed and produced top 10 hits for Craig David, Beverley Knight and Artful Dodger. His credits for media include the soundtrack music for the BBC 'Wildlife' Series presented by David Attenborough.

Doug McAvoy Music Production

As Craggz & Parallel, Doug’s been playlisted by Zane Lowe & Annie Mac. The release ‘Northern Soul’ for Dillinja gained critical acclaim and secured an invitation to play live at BBC Maida Vale.

Pierpaolo Tiano DJing

An Ibiza-based music producer & DJ, Pierpaolo has been honing his DJ skills in Europe since moving in 2009. He currently DJs across Ibiza with his Planet 7 project and has performed live with his live techno project, Nors.

Vasco Ispirian Music Production

Electronic engineer, performer, instructor and veteran DJ and producer. Over a decade of experience in the studio and onstage. His body of studio work shows a mastery of music creation techniques.

John Davies Music Composition

John has worked as a producer, musical director and bassist for numerous artists, including Freddie Dickson and Riot Jazz, as well as working for brands such as Sony, Warner, Universal and VEVO.

JC (djesi) Concato Sound Engineering

Produced, engineered or remixed Bjork, Portishead, The Cure, Erasure, Galliano, Pressure Drop, Ragga Twins & Renegade Soundwave. Began at Matrix and worked Chrysalis, EMI, Sony, Warner & Blue Note.

Andy Reynolds Record Deals & Branding

International concert tour manager/live audio engineer for 25 years for bands including George Fitzgerald, Maribou State & Nightmares On Wax on over 200 shows per year. Andy wrote 3 books about live music industry.

Danny De Matos Music Production

Signed to Arista & Universal, Danny wrote, produced and remixed for artists like Republica & Limp Bizkit. His music’s been in movies, TV Ads and worldwide video games 'Half Life 2' & 'Left 4 Dead'.

John Watson Music Production

Playing live electronics for Patrick Wolf, John supported Amy Winehouse & Arcade Fire. As a composer for media he’s worked for Instagram, Sony, BBC & C4. Releases music on the Cosmic Pint Glass label.

Yannis Iliopoulos Record Deals and Branding

He's the founder of Sound of Everything Records which has amassed a back catalogue of over 200 releases. Yannis is a music professional with a background in Entertainment Law and Digital Marketing.

Miguel Ferrador Sound Engineering

A Lisbon-born, London-based audio professional with extensive studio and live experience. Credits range from pop to urban and alternative. Has worked with acts signed to Universal, Sony and Warner.

Darren Henry DJing

Darren Henry, a.k.a Quest, is a pioneer of the UK Dubstep sound since its inception back in the early 2000s, with releases on top tier labels including Deep Medi Music and Dub Police.

Nick Feldman Music Production

Releases on One Inch Punch, Bad Sekta & Frogs as Ronin. DJs on radio. Tours complex Ableton Live work around world playing with Vex’d, Milanese, Crystal Distortion, Hellfish & Dead Silence Syndicate.

Ali Jamieson Sound Design & Music Composition

Has worked for leading sound design agencies Replay Heaven and Sample Magic on numerous hit records. Released and produced under various guises and teaches music technology theory across the world.

Nigel Hosten DJing

Aka Mr Dex. DJ'd with Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Omar, Estelle, Sway, Scratch Perverts and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Hosts The DeX Files weekly on itch.fm/live. Member of ‘A Bunch of Deckheads’ DJ agency.

Jarrad Hearman Mixing

Recording, mixing and mastering engineer for artists including Tinie Tempah, Katy B, Craig David, Beckie G, Fetty Wap, Kelis, Nadia Rose, Wretch 32, Kideko, Sinead Harnett and many more.

Nick Hunt Sound Engineering

Producer/Engineer/Sound Designer with over 30 years of experience. Worked with Dave Stewart at The Church. Credits include Gary Barlow, Gene, Warm Jets, Placebo, Boy George, D’Influence amongst many others.

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.

Tom Bulwer Music Industry

Tom has worked in the music industry for over 15 years. From DJing in top clubs, including Ministry of Sound, Egg and Pacha, working at record labels or writing electronic music, he has always held a passion for music.

Pierre Duplan Engineering/Mixing

Longtime audio partner to Shawn Lee, the shamanistic soundscaper who features in this video. Adept at totally analogue or digital mixing/engineering environments with a unique perspective on mixing.

Richard Boal Music Production

Worked with Judge Jules, Sonique, Spiller, Marco V & Sophie Ellis Bextor. Remixed Freddie Mercury, Kylie Minogue & Tom Jones. Makes audio for Dreamworks, Reebok, Sony & Premier League.

Ben Perrier Live Sound

Ben mixes sound for artists touring UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Australia & New Zealand. Mixed 30,000 capacity festivals & London venues Brixton Academy, Forum, O2 Academy, Koko, Shepherds Bush Empire.

Computo Sound Design

Hollywood producer/sound designer who worked for Native Instruments. Trained artists Zedd, LMFAO, Flying Lotus and Atrak in Maschine/Komplete. See Computo featured in this video.

Roberta Bruno Singing

Known as 'BB', Roberta has trained in singing for more than 15 years. She's a highly regarded vocal coach in both the UK and EU, with her own breakthrough method in developing voices.

Alex Phountzi Music Production

Alex has been releasing music since the late-90s. Original member of Bugz In The Attic, co-founder of Greenmoney records, releases on V2 & FabricLive. Remixed Amy Winehouse, Roisin Murphy, Fela Kuti.

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. Tom is featured on Skrillex's music site.

DJ Morsecode DJing

Nathaniel Morse was the winner of Redbull's first United States "3style" DJ battle in LA. He was awarded “Best DJ in LA” and then “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times in 2014 & 2015 respectively.

Hector Hernandez Ableton Live

Aka Hektagon, debut 'London' (Freaks of Nature) was supported by Mary Anne Hobbs in Bass Music scene. Remixes for Baobinga, ID, High Frequency Bandwidth, Piece of Shh...show his eclectic taste.

Stefano Ritteri Music Production

Releases on Dirtybird, Sound Pellegrino & Exploited. Remixed Underworld & Depeche Mode. Resident in Fabric. Releases on Saved, Pets & Defected. PB Deep & Minimal House instructor.

Ben Medcalf Production/Mixing

Producer/composer/DJ. International DJ success as Rogue Element & Disco of Doom. Composition credits include films (The Veteran), trailers (Men In Black III) & ads (Dodge Ram, Vodafone & McLaren).

Ski Oakenfull Music Composition

Played keys for K-Creative, Galliano, Raw Stylus. Remixer/producer/writer for Incognito, Joey Negro, Valerie Etienne, Two Banks Of Four, The Bays. Albums on Sony, BBE & Primaudial Records.

Dale Corderoy Music Production

Dale combines House, Trance, Progressive & Electronica. Releases on Napith, High Contrast, Vandit & Perfecto prefaced his own imprint CDRY. He wrote Kerosene with Dogzilla & indie band Belasco.

Mike Koglin Music Production

DJ Mag Top 100 DJ. Debut ‘The Silence’ went Top 20. His productions & remixes have been supported by Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto & Paul Van Dyk. Runs his label Noys Music.

David Clarke DJing

David Clarke (aka DJ Davine) has played Ministry of Sound, The Garage and the Mother Live 333. Has his own urban radio show with an audience of 90,000. He is a Traktor expert and works with PB and NI.

Markman Composition & Mixing

DJ Markman incorporates classic 90s House with futuristic R&B, UK Garage & Bassline. Ableton Certified, his live sets pay homage to the likes of Adamski, Orbital & The Chems.

Rory Walker Audio for Games

Rory spent many years working with music and sound before choosing to specialise in creative sound design for games.  He continues to freelance in the games industry while inspiring students to do the same.

David Harrow Music Industry

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.

Ben Chetwood Intro to Production

An Ableton Live expert, Ben has worked with artists such as Little Boots, Rudimental & Damian Lazarus. His approach to performance is influenced by his extensive use of hardware and effects.

Julian Peake Intro to Production

Julian has scored global hit records as one half of Stretch & Vern and Reflekt & has written for Kylie Minogue, Little Boots & Dirty Vegas as a Sony/ATV-signed writer.

Kedar Sakharkar DJing

DJ KD or Deeptektiff has almost two decades of experience in the Dj industry. He has performed with acts like Yousef, Justin Prime, Prok & Fitch, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Paul Thomas & more.

Francesco Monti Music Composition

Francesco has shared the booth with international artists at top venues such as Amnesia, Pacha, Insomnia, Bora Bora and Cafe Del Mar to name a few.

Nick Bennett Mastering

#1 charted artist & engineer with 20+ yrs experience. Has worked at EMI & Ronnie Scotts & signed with Edel, Warner Chappell, Ministry of Sound, Tommy Boy & XL Talent. Founder of Revolution Mastering.

Sam Willis Music Industry

Mercury Prize nominee Sam Willis has released with R&S, KOMPAKT & Black Acre and remixed for Caribou, Simian Mobile Disco & Panda Bear. Was Head of Press at Rough Trade Records and Head of A&R at R&S.

Adi Winman Audio for Games

 Adi designed sound for nine major racing titles, engineered for Pulp, developed plugins and has MSc, MA & PGCE qualifications.

Thomas Glendenning Music Production

Editor of ELPHNT.co.za and Ableton Certified Trainer, Thomas is half of Original Swimming Party and founded Ableton User Group, Cape Town.

Stavros Potamitis Sound Design

Stavros has multiple sample pack number 1s and his music has featured on HBO, BBC & other platforms. Runs Inside Out Records.

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