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Kwame Kwaten, Laura Mvula's Manager and Point Blank Student Mentor

The Music Industry

Break into the music industry

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Overview

The Music Industry course provides a fantastic grounding in all aspects of the music industry. Developed and taught by industry professionals with decades 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.


This course is designed to give you a complete and thorough introduction to the music industry so that you can begin your career or future studies with confidence. 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 3 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

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)

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.

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.

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.

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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