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Point Blank Careers Panel

Careers Panel

Come and join us for an evening where we discuss some of the best methods of gaining employment and working within the music industry.

Point Blank will be hosting a panel of experts who will share their knowledge and experiences and give you the insight you need to carve yourself a successful career within the industry.

Panelists Include:

Kwame Kwaten (Senior A&R and Brit Awards Trustee)

Having had a #1 in the dance chart with his band D Influence, signed to Atlantic Records, been shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, supported the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and managed the successful Laura Mvula and Shola Ama, Kwame brings his depth of musical knowledge and experience to both Point Blank's label project and students. Following a 2-year stint at Believe Digital as Senior A&R. 

Rob May (Composer and Co Founder of Sitting Duck)

MOBO Award winner, Rob's TV composition and production credits include: Good Morning Britain, ITV Election Debate,Rob May Stephen Lawrence Has Britain Changed?, Lorraine, This Morning, Peston, Loose Women, Inside Out, Now You See It, 5 Gold Rings and BBC's award winning, Toughest Place To Be A. He has composed and overseen the audio branding for FIFA Women's World Cup, Vancouver Winter Olympics, UEFA Euro Qualifiers, Basketball Champions League, Champions Hockey League, CONCACAF Nations League, UEFA Futsal, Al Jazeera, Pokerstars, Guinness ICC and the BAFTA Award Winning, 'It Was Alright In The...'

Rob co-founded and toured with Beehive, one of the UK’s most sought after live acts, when the Acid Jazz boom was at its height. In 1997, their brilliant blend of Funk and Nu Soul won them a MOBO award for their self produced album, ‘Brand New Day’. He subsequently worked with a number of top acts including Honeyz, Misteeq, 911, Louise and Lulu. Production and mix credits include Alex Parks, Moya Brennan, RyanDan and Will Martin. He produced Connie Talbot’s ‘Over The Rainbow’, which achieved Gold status in the UK as well as Platinum Sales in Asia. The single ‘Three Little Birds’ reached number 1 in the US Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart.

He runs award winning production company, Sitting Duck. In 2010 he co-founded Community Albums, a charity that develops people and gives communities a voice through music and media. He has overseen community projects in the UK, Africa and Asia.

Peter Van Dongen (Label Manager Shogun Audio)

Former Point Blank student Peter van Dongen is the label manager for Brighton-based independent record label Shogun Audio, as well as one half of emerging drum & bass duo Deadline. Since graduating from the Music Production, DJ, Sound Engineering and Music Business course in 2014, Peter has progressively moved through the ranks within the music industry - from starting as an intern at Shogun to recently being appointed label manager, becoming a multi-million streaming artist, and setting up his own events company Arcane Culture promoting the likes of Chase & Status, Sub Focus and many more.

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