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Music Business (Online)

Start your career in the music industry

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SUMMER OFFER 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL LONDON, LA & ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Use Code: EARLYBIRDSUMMER. Offer ends 17th June 2024.

Overview

The Music Business Online course is for those interested in making a living from music. Whether you want to self-manage, represent different artists or work in other areas, this course will help you to navigate new opportunities and emerging developments in the music industry. This programme is designed and taught by industry professionals who have worked with the most prominent labels (Virgin (EMI), Mercury Records, Universal and Sony Music) and artists (Basement JAXX, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Robert Plant and Natalie Imbruglia) in the industry. You will gain a solid grasp of how the industry works: what a record company’s role is, how record deals are established, how publishing and contracts work, how the financials work and much more. By studying this course you’ll open doors to a vast array of career opportunities and professions including A&R manager, artist manager, record label manager, venue promoter, branding manager, event programmer, music distributor, music publisher, booking agent, tour manager and many more!

You will learn: Music Industry

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 8 July
  • 30 September
  • 13 January
  • 14 April
  • 14 July
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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Masterclass: Kym Mazelle Shares the Secrets to Music Industry Success

A&R Masterclass w/ Benny Scarrs (Dave, Tinchy Stryder)

Music Industry Experts Give Advice To Aspiring Artists: Point Blank @ IMS Ibiza 23 (Jaguar, Flava D)

Content

Your Online Learning Experience

As part of your course you will get access to a range of Online Learning features to help you in your studies. We've enhanced our exclusive 1-2-1 sessions in order to provide you with individual time to speak to your lecturers and share your projects so you can get feedback on your music. You’ll get advice on your 1-2-1 tutorial exercises, course materials, recap key techniques, gain musical, production and industry tips, and be able to ask any questions you want. You'll also benefit from our purpose-built Virtual Learning Environment, which allows you to connect with the wider Point Blank community, and do all your studies at a time and place that suits you. 

Take a tour of our Online Courses with our Course Advisor Luc Bennette, as he covers some key questions about studying online

Learn more about our 1-2-1 private tutorials with lecturers via Zoom

Hear from our Artist Development course Graduates

Expert Lecturers

Tesfa Williams Music Industry

DJ/producer with 10+ years experience, releases on Universal, BMG, Island PMR, played Glastonbury, Movement (Detroit), Concrete (Paris), Output (NYC), etc. Radio host for BBC Radio 1 & Rinse FM.

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.

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident/Freelance DJ
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer/DJ
  • Music Promoter
  • Remixer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Artist Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager
  • VJ Artist

I am very excited to be a Point Blank student and I feel I have learned so much in just the few weeks that I have been studying. I love how the online modules are setup, how we are able to meet 1-2-1 with our instructor, and how interactive the course is. Whether it is links, video examples, or suggested resources, as a student I feel this is a great way to dive deeper into our studies and it is all placed right in-front of us. So far, I am very pleased with my course and I am looking forward to learning more. Thank you for founding this school! For the longest time I was looking for something like this and I am so grateful I came across Point Blank. - Joseph, online student

Global Alumni

Madam X

DJ, label head, club impresario. Mixing grime, techno, bass, garage, Madam X is adept at playing huge crowds or 100-cap basements. Hosts shows on Radio 1, Rinse & NTS. She is multi-faceted and unique.

Pete Tong

Godfather of Dance Music and long-time friend of Point Blank Pete Tong, founder of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and worldwide DJ superstar, learned Native Instruments Maschine with the team here in London.

Goldie

We taught Goldie something he didn't know already - Ableton Live! The legend drops in from time to time & recently invited PB students to a VIP drum recording session at Assault & Battery studios.

Claude VonStroke

Dirtybird boss Claude says: "I took a class with Point Blank in Ableton Live. It was awesome learning bass production!" The bass don was recently voted the No.1 DJ in USA! Watch him review PB above.

Aluna Francis

Aluna Francis is half of AlunaGeorge. She studied production at PB before taking off to chart success with 'You Know You Like It' & No.1 hit 'White Noise' with Disclosure. Check out her awesome video.

Leona Lewis

Everyone knows Leona from X Factor. Before she won it, Leona wowed her fellow students on our Singing Course. "Her talent was obvious" said her instructor, "and her success thoroughly deserved."

Patrick Topping

'The World's Biggest Tech House Producer!' Secured three Beatport #1s: ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ & ‘Voicemail’. Also owns two DJ Awards & DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’. Championed by Pete Tong & Annie Mac.

Arjun

With 1,500,000 Facebook followers, Sri-Lankan born Arjun is a South Asian pop superstar. His single ‘I’ll Be Waiting” charted at #1 on iTunes India and spent 30 weeks on the BBC Asian Download Chart.

Spoony

Spoony is a legend in UK dance music having brought garage to the masses in 2000 as part of the Dreem Team. He's since gone on to become a staple on Five Live but proved he's always learning by enrolling at PB!

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£775 payment in full £145
£50 reg fee + balance of £795 £75
£50 reg fee + £290 per month
Monthly instalment plans are subject to a nominal fee already included in the price above. See details during the enrolment process.

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

Additional Benefits

All students will gain membership to the Music Managers Forum (MMF) - the largest representative body of music management in the world.

FAQs

What is My Schedule?

Each module requires your attendance in one weekly masterclass which will be 2 hours long. The masterclasses take place between 7-9pm UK time and will be on the same day each week. The masterclass day will be confirmed a week before the start of each term, but all classes are recorded and archived, so you can watch them back whenever it suits you if you can't attend live. You will also be able to book five 1-2-1 sessions with your lecturer per module per term for additional support - these take place in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 11 of your course.

How do the online courses work?

Studying with Point Blank online is a completely unique experience and unlike any other online course. You are personally guided by a professional producer and provided with regular opportunities to discuss and submit your work to get expert feedback and analysis on your music:

  • Masterclasses: group sessions where the whole class is online with your instructor every week for two hours (recorded for you). Delivered from both the UK and US to accommodate different timezones.
  • Live Tutorials: 1-2-1 tutorials between you and your expert lecturer every two weeks (you can record these yourself on request). Plus additional opportunities to meet 1-2-1 with a range of specialist instructors. You will need at attend at least three of these and submit your module assignment to gain your Certificate of Completion per module.
  • All live interaction is recordable for you to revisit at your leisure along with hours of pre-recorded video and written content.

Is this course suitable for beginners?

Yes. The course caters for students who have little or no prior knowledge. Students with production experience can also greatly benefit from Point Blank's world renowned courses.

Is this course suitable for beginners?

  • Weekly high quality videos
  • 2 hours of Live Group Masterclasses per week
  • 10 Live 1-2-1 Tutorials
  • 2 year access
  • Comprehensive well written course notes
  • 24/7 access to forum

Are there academic entry requirements?

No. There are no academic requirements for this course. This course or programme is practical, and therefore aimed at those who wish to develop their skills to a professional standard.

What support do I get during this course?

Throughout your course you will be instructored and supported by our expert team of professional music producers. You will be able to contact them via the student forum, raise any issues that you may encounter on your course, and receive a timely response. All of the instructors are highly experienced in making music and/or have in depth knowledge of the music business and will be able to offer valuable advice and guidance. You will also be able to participate in a weekly online masterclass where you can raise specific questions related to the module you are currently taking.

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