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Laura Mvula manager Kwame Kwaten consults for students at PB

Music Industry Course

Exclusive Features for London students

As a consequence of lockdown (and importantly looking beyond the coronavirus pandemic too), Point Blank is 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.

Overview

The Music Industry course is aimed at people who are interested in making a living from music. Whether you want to self-manage, represent different artists or work in other areas, times are changing and new opportunities are emerging all the time in the digital era. To make the most of them you will need a solid grasp of how the industry works, what a record company's role is, record deals, publishing and contracts, how the financials work and more. Co-developed with Stevie Wonder's manager Keith Harris and taught by industry experts, this module also features guest lectures from music business gurus such as Nick Halkes (XL recordings) - watch the series here, Olly Wood (Rudimental, Gorgon City), Kwame Kwaten (Laura Mvula, Rumer, Dido), Ben Scarr (Universal A&R) and others. Your music career starts here... watch the videos below to find out more about Point Blank and this course! 

Content

Open Days

Check out Point Blank and learn more about our courses in music production, mixing, sound design, DJing, singing, songwriting, music business, and more. Our live Virtual Open Days are approximately 1 hour long and feature key instructors, exclusive track deconstructions, and free prize draw giveaways of Ableton Live 10 Suite worth over £500. Plus all attendees get access to an exclusive Track Deconstruction project in Ableton Live. Our Course Advisors, Admissions Staff and Student Reps will be on hand to answer any questions you have. Click here to view the schedule and RSVP to reserve your place at the next London Open Day.

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.

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

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.

Key Info

Duration 3 Month
Available start dates
  • 11 January 2021 (Limited availability)
  • 12 April 2021 (Limited availability)
  • 12 July 2021 (Limited availability)
  • 4 October 2021 (Limited availability)
  • 10 January 2022 (Limited availability)
  • 11 April 2022 (Limited availability)
  • 11 July 2022 (Limited availability)
  • 10 October 2022 (Limited availability)
  • 9 January 2023
  • 10 April 2023
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Please contact us for details.

FEES

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£1,245 payment in full £65
£50 reg fee + balance of £1,195 £65
£50 reg fee + £420 per month
See details during the enrolment process.

ACCREDITATION & PARTNERS

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. Classes start at either 10am or 2:45pm and are four hours long. 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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