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Student Opportunities: IllumiNaughty Festival, MAN London & Wipeout Omega

Point Blank always keeps current students and alumni in the loop with all of the best music industry opportunities, so with that said here’s our latest student opportunity round-up. All of these student opportunities come exclusively via PB using our extensive network of contacts, so get stuck in! Want loads more opportunities like this? Find out all about our courses right here!

Here are our most recent student opportunities…

DJ at IllumiNaughty Halloween Festival

Manchester-based events production company IllumiiNaughty are looking for DJs to enter their mix competition. They are currently working on their Halloween festival, the biggest event on their calendar, showcasing music from genres as diverse as Drum’n’Bass, Reggae, Dub, Electro, Break and lots more. The competition winners will be playing sets in Room 6, or the ‘Chill-Out Room’. See below for the competition rules and how to apply.

Radio Production / Remixing & Production

 

MAN London currently has two paid job opportunities for Point Blank students.

  1. MAN London is looking for someone to come in one day a week (£100.00 per day) to put together a dance mix radio show to put up on Spotify, etc. Applicants must be extremely switched on about dance music/commercial dance music/underground dance. This will be at their offices based in Marylebone, London.
  2. MAN is looking for a student/graduate to do remixes and additional production on commercial pop music which leans towards EDM. Must be skilled in Logic Pro X and a great programmer. (£100.00 per day). This can be done remotely and will not require you to travel to the MAN offices.

WipEout Omega Collection Remix Competition

Please note:

We are happy to advertise roles and work experience which help students obtain the sort of experience you may need to gain a job in the music industry or to further your career in the music industry.  We interpret this broadly. However, we are not an employment agency and we take no responsibility for the terms upon which positions are advertised, nor the conditions which apply to any such positions or opportunity.  As such you should satisfy yourself that the terms offered are acceptable when considering any role advertised.

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Point Blank x Pirate Studios: Pirate Live – Submit Your Applications!

We’ve teamed up with Pirate Studios to give Point Blank students the opportunity to perform on their live-streaming channel ‘Pirate Live’, an initiative to promote up-and-coming musicians across the UK. Having already amassed over 2.3 million views since the beginning of the year, this is an opportunity for students to play directly to a massive audience alongside a high calibre of breakthrough talent. Point Blank student Imogen recently featured on Pirate Live alongside Kincaid and Sinàl on 28th June and previous streams have featured the likes of Carl Barât.

If you’re interested in applying, send a mix and your credentials to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com. The next Pirate Live session to feature Point Blank students will be held on 27th September and will feature Halina Rice and Gabby Gunn. You can watch Imogen’s stream from June below.
Pirate Studios was founded in Bristol with the aim of supporting young, undiscovered artists unable to meet the rising costs of today’s music scene by providing them with an affordable place to rehearse. Using code-lock technology to make each of their sites completely self-service, the money Pirate Studios save on studio staff is passed straight back to musicians by way of better rates. This also gives artists the freedom to work whenever they want, 24/7! Remember, Point Blank students are entitled to 20% off rehearsal time at Pirate Studios. If you would like to feature in one of the Point Blank x Pirate Studios live sessions, contact oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com with the subject heading “PB x Pirate Studios”.

Student opportunities such as this are just a small part of the Point Blank student experience. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive music courses out there, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

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Point Blank to Hold Free Masterclasses at Future Music Forum Barcelona

On 13th – 15th September, Point Blank will be heading to Barcelona to present two masterclasses in mixing and mastering at international music conference Future Music Forum in conjunction with Sonopro. The Point Blank masterclasses – hosted by Point Blank’s Creative Director JC Concato – are free to attend for all Future Music Forum delegates. For those who are interested in attending, our partnership entitles our audience (that’s you!) to save over 30% off the ticket price for the event on 13th-15th September, whilst Point Blank students and graduates are eligible for 50% off by emailing oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com.

We’re delighted to feature as part of the programme which also includes speakers from Universal, Warner Bros Records, Vevo and Music XRay. This is the latest music industry event in what has already been an incredibly busy year for Point Blank that has seen us taking our workshops and masterclasses around the globe as a programming partner at Sonar+D in Barcelona, Seazone in Poland, Palm Expo in Mumbai, IMS Ibiza and IMS College Malta.

Point Blank’s JC Concato will be hosting masterclasses at Sonopro in Barcelona as a part of Future Music Forum

From label owners and managers to music technology entrepreneurs and schools, the annual Future Music Forum gathers over 300 top music industry figures from around the world to exchange their views on how music is being shared in the digital age and to discuss new developments in music technology. JC will be opening the Wednesday of the event with a masterclass in mixing, deconstructing a student-recreated version of Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ to demonstrate working with both live and electronic elements. Following this, he’ll be going on to lead a masterclass in mastering, taking the audience through every step of the mastering process and sharing some essential techniques.

Want to learn more about mixing, mastering and other production techniques? Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive music courses out there, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

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Point Blank Ibiza Completes its First Term – Check out the Highlights

As the July term of our new Ibiza course gets underway, we thought it an apt time to recap the first term at our new Balearic campus. Held at Can Blau Music School, Point Blank Ibiza offers its students the chance to learn the core skills of music production and DJ’ing whilst being immersed in one of the centres of electronic music. There are still a small number of spaces available for August, so check out our course page and book yourself in before they’re all gone!

Ibiza students in the Music Production class

Point Blank’s Head DJ Instructor Ben Bristow shows students basic turntable mixing

DJ students at Point Blank learn all mediums, from vinyl turntables to CDJ, USB and laptop mixing

A Point Blank Ibiza student shows off his skills at Rio Ibiza, one of the venues students have the opportunity to play at on the island

Another PB student spinning at Rio Ibiza

The students at Rio Ibiza. Everyone still managed to make it to class the next day!

Graham Sahara of Pioneer DJ hosts a guest masterclass

PB Ibiza students DJ poolside at Hotel Puchet

Henry Sarmiento, the owner of Sonic Vista Studios, leads a masterclass for Point Blank Ibiza students

The last night of the course saw Point Blank Ibiza students open for Ben Hoo at Ocean Drive 

A student putting the newly-acquired skills to the test!

As well as DJ opportunities, students at Point Blank Ibiza were also given guest list spaces at iconic nightclub Pacha

Our Ibiza course provides an incredible chance to learn the core skills of a music producer and DJ whilst immersed in one of the centres of electronic music. The course is limited to just 20 spaces and is selling fast, so enrol today to ensure your place. Upon enrolment, you’ll receive a free copy of Ableton Suite and Rekordbox DJ, worth over £620 / €740, plus access to 50% off Native Instruments. For more information, contact our Course Advisors here or call 0207 729 4884 or if you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.

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Point Blank Present Joe Goddard Interview at Sonar +D: Creativity & Songwriting

Point Blank travelled to Sonar +D in Barcelona this summer to host two very special sessions, featuring as an official part of the programming at this internationally renowned festival. Finishing the day’s events and bringing in the festival weekend which featured the likes of DJ Shadow and Carl Craig, we sat down with Hot Chip co-founder Joe Goddard. With Joe also one-half of 2 Bears and label head of Greco-Roman, we were honoured to get an exclusive insight into the creative process of one of the UK’s most well-respected electronic artists. Watch the full interview below and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more masterclasses, tutorials and interviews. For those wanting to develop their own journey into music making, check out our full range of online courses.Interviewed by Point Blank’s Carly Hordern in conjunction with Native Instruments, Joe speaks about his influences growing up, explaining how being brought up in London affected his eclectic musical taste and subsequently his own productions before going on to dive into his track ‘Music is the Answer’. Using the track as an example, Joe shares some essential songwriting techniques, discussing how the record came about and how he began to work on it, talking around the importance of collaboration within his music making process.

Want to up your production skills? On our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

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If you register with Point Blank, you can access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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Artist Feature: Key Wane

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Artist Feature: Key Wane – Beyoncé, Drake, Big Sean

It would be easy to forget when looking at his album credits that Key Wane is just 27 years old. He has the producer/artist roster some work decades to rack up. In fact Key Wane seems to have a knack for not just working with A-List artists at the top of their game, but providing them with hit single after hit single.

But with all that success and more platinum records than he even has time to hang on his walls right now, Key Wane is staying humble, hungry and active. We caught up with him to talk shop and hear his story.

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