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Music Industry Diploma

Start your music industry career

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Save £1,790 with 25% off & payment in full options

Enter discount code: LONDON25. Offer ends 30th April.

Overview

The Music Industry Diploma is a six month course co-developed by Keith Harris, the manager of Stevie Wonder and taught by lecturers with years of insider music industry experience. It provides a fantastic grounding in all aspects of the industry including new media, digital distribution, how the music radio scene works and live event management. Developed and taught by industry professionals with years of experience in artist management, A&R, label management, publishing, festivals and live event management, this diploma will prepare you for a standout career in music.

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the industry from expert lecturers, industry insiders
  • Build the knowledge and skills you’ll need to successfully take on a range of music management roles
  • Benefit from the experience of a wide range of guest speakers from industry and other specialist disciplines
  • Collaborate with artists, DJs and producers within the Point Blank global eco-system
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of the industry and what it takes to make it big

Apply now to start your career in music. 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.

Find out more about our approach to blended learning

Hear some top music industry tips from Point Blank lecturer Kwame Kwaten

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Take the Point Blank Music Careers Quiz

Do you need helping the right course for you? Take our music industry careers quiz to help guide you in the right direction.

Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2021 2022 2023
  • 12 April (Limited availability)
  • 12 July (Limited availability)
  • 4 October (Limited availability)
  • 10 January (No availability)
  • 11 April (No availability)
  • 11 July (Limited availability)
  • 10 October (Limited availability)
  • 9 January (No availability)
  • 10 April (No availability)
  • 10 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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We host regular Open Days where you can find out more about the school, our industry connections, our state-of-the-art studios, our expert staff and our courses.

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
  • 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

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.

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. 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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