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Music Industry

Start your career in the music industry

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Point Blank Online Open Days - Register Now!

We host regular Open Days for our online school where you can find out more about our courses, attend a free masterclass, and chat to our staff to find out more.

Overview

Music Industry 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. Taught by industry experts, this module also features guest lectures from music business insiders. Your music career starts here.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2023 2024
  • 9 January
  • 10 April
  • 10 July
  • 2 October
  • 8 January
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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. 

Learn music production from the comfort of your own home with our online courses

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 Instructors

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.

Hear from one of our students

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

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£745 payment in full £145
£50 reg fee + balance of £765 £75
£50 reg fee + £280 per month
Monthly instalment plans are subject to a nominal fee already included in the price above. See details during the enrolment process.

Discounts

Point Blank students enjoy a range of exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 14
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  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • Over 50% off Roland Cloud
  • 35% off Waves
  • 30% off Spitfire Audio

Global Alumni

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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!

FAQs

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.

What materials do I get on this course?

Weekly high quality videos

2 hours of Live Group Masterclasses per week

4 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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