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Music Industry Certificate

Start your music industry career

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Overview

This course is co-developed by Keith Harris, the manager of Stevie Wonder and taught by lecturers with decades of insider music industry experience. Cover all the fundamentals of the music industry and put your knowledge into practice by organising a live event at a London venue.


This course will unveil every corner of the complex and exciting network that is the music industry. You’ll learn about all of the various entities that come into play and how they function in the music business such as record labels, publishers and collection societies, digital distribution, the live industry, artist management, copyright, marketing & branding, synchronisation and so much more. You’ll also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers from the industry and other specialist disciplines and collaborate with artists, DJs and producers within the Point Blank global eco-system. Whether you want to get into management, radio, live events or any other music sector, this course will set you off on the right foot to begin your career with a clear understanding and working knowledge of the industry. At Point Blank, we make it our priority to connect our students to the music industry to give you a head start in your career.

We are proud to be ahead of the curve in delivering a fantastic student experience whether on campus or online and are happy to include all the exclusive features for students listed here.

Class sizes are small to ensure every student receives ample 1-2-1 time with their lecturers, so apply now to reserve your place!

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Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023
  • 3 October (Limited availability)
  • 9 January (Limited availability)
  • 10 April (No availability)
  • 10 July (Limited availability)
  • 2 October (Limited availability)
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Please contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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 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.

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 Saving over monthly instalments
£2,595 payment in full £610
£100 reg fee + £985 per term £150
£100 reg fee + £345 per month
Prices listed are UK and EU fees. Non-EU students please see enrolment process for more information.

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

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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