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Demian Licht: Dark Light

In recent months, Mexico City has finally started receiving some of the focus it deserves as a melting pot of underground music culture. It’s unsurprising that a city of over 20 million inhabitants has a rich and diverse musical landscape, but it had perhaps escaped many people’s attention exactly what…

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Get 10% off all London Diploma Courses until 31st May!

Throughout May, we’re offering a 10% discount off all London Diploma courses, including our flagship Complete Master Diploma and our Radio Broadcasting Diploma. That means you can save up to £3,000! To get your discount, just go to the enrolment page of your chosen diploma, enter PB10 and kick back safe in the knowledge you’ll be joining the ranks of established artists like Nicole Moudaber, Patrick Topping and Goldie, all of whom have studied with us.

When you study a diploma course at Point Blank London, you’ll also get access to a haul of free stuff which totals approximately £1,955. This includes a free studio setup including KRK monitors, keyboard, soundcard and software, free music consultancy session with KK Music Consultancy, free Apple Logic Pro 101 exam and textbook for Logic students and a free copy of Ableton Live for Ableton students. In addition to the mountain of free kit you’ll also get unlimited practice time 7 days a week in our state-of-the-art studios at Orsman Road, and the following discounts off some of the best kit on the market: 50% off NI Komplete, 30% off NI Kontrol S-Series, 30% off NI Maschine MK2 and Maschine Studio. That’s a lot of saving!

PB Live Room 760xThere’s currently 10% off all London Diploma courses until 31st May when you enter the code 10%DIPS

Our Music Production and Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma is the pinnacle of what we offer and gives you a 360-degree view of your options in the industry. Our diplomas are developed by professionals who have worked with Pharrell Williams, Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia and Massive Attack. Modules cover music composition, DJing, live sound engineering, music business and much more. Accredited by Edexcel, it also gives you the chance to earn the equivalent of 3 A-levels in 9 months! Find out more about our Complete Master Diploma here.

PB Radio 760xStudying a Diploma at our London school allows you to take advantage of unlimited practice time 7 days a week in PB London’s state-of-the-art studios

No other hidden or additional courses are necessary to complete your skill set. We cover music production, DJing, sound design, composition, mixing and music business all in one program within our Diplomas, enabling you to develop the comprehensive skill set required to find success in the music industry. Contact a course advisor to enrol today. You can also call us on 0207 729 4884. If you’re calling from outside of the UK, call +44 20 7729 4884, and if you’re in the USA call 323 282 7660.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In 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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Student Opportunities: The Piano Works is Looking for Emerging Talent

We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts, and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember – all of the opportunities detailed below are for PB students and alumni only.

The Piano Works is Looking for Emerging Talent

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The organisers behind Farringdon live music bar The Piano Works have contacted Point Blank to invite students to apply to their Bar’s Got Talent Industry Night. At the end of the 13 week run, each week’s winners will compete for a £1,000 cash prize. The four quarterly winners will then compete for a £5,000 cash prize at the end of the year which The Piano Works urge to be used for their musical development. If you’re interested in entering, get in touch with The Piano Works to submit your songs.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In 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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Exclusive Producer/Singer Meet-Up: 11th June at PB London

Are you a producer or singer looking for a new collaborator? We will be hosting another Producer/Singer Meet-Up event this term for our students and alumni at our new second studio complex in London in London. Taking place on 11th June from 18:00–19:00 at Point Blank Music School, 26 Orsman Road, London, N1 5QJ, this presents an ideal opportunity for London-based students to meet likeminded people who are looking to collaborate creatively. If this sounds like something you want to get involved in, head over to our event page to register. Be quick though, because places are limited.

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When you study one of Point Blank’s London Diploma courses, as well as gaining a first class knowledge of music production you also gain access to a wealth of exclusive student opportunities on a regular basis. Our Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma is the most comprehensive course we offer, covering music production, sound engineering, composition, mixing and more.

Enrol today to join the likes of Goldie, Claude VonStroke and AlunaGeorge – just a handful of the successful artists who have studied with Point Blank. This all comes as part of studying with us in our brand new second studio complex in London.

Our exclusive Producer/Singer Student Meet-Up on June 11th at new second London school is the ideal opportunity for current students to discuss collaboration

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In 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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PB London Open House: Music Industry Panel and Ableton Workshop, Friday 10th June

A couple of weeks ago we published a virtual tour of our new Orsman Road studio complex. While it certainly goes some way to capturing the creative environment and world-class facilities we offer here at Point Blank, nothing beats experiencing something firsthand. That’s why we’re hosting an Open House event at the school on Friday 10th June. Like our hugely successful PLBA Open Houses, this event is a great chance for prospective students to check out the state-of-the-art equipment on hand and take part in a two free tutorial sessions with established music industry guests. You can register for your FREE tickets here.

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Kicking the Open House off, Point Blank’s Lead Course Developer Ski Oakenfull will be presenting a Track Masterclass. For this session, he will bring his Ableton and Push expertise to Duke Dumont’s mega-hit Ocean Drive, breaking down the musical sounds and techniques used in the track (which has 100 million streams on YouTube and counting). Ski’s previously broken down tracks from the likes of Kraftwerk, Moderat, Caribou, Disclosure and many more and this one’s set to be unmissable.

This will be followed by a Music Industry Panel and Q&A. Moderated by PB’s Declan McGlynn, a cross-section of industry experts will discuss the challenges facing the new generation of producers looking to succeed in a constantly-evolving music industry. As the pressure mounts for artists to be jack-of-all-trades, producing, mixing, mastering and promoting themselves, this panel asks whether the ‘master-of-one’ concept is being supplanted by all-encompassing DIY approach. On the panel is Mark Jones, founder of independent label Wall of Sound, Rinse FM DJ and co-creator of S I S T E R Radio Carly Wilford, 1XTRA DJ Bailey and Sam Willis, music producer and A&R for the renowned R&S label.

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Afterwards, attendees will get to meet the instructors who will be on hand to answer any questions, there’s a full tour of the studios. For full timings, check out the schedule of the day below and don’t forget to RSVP to reserve your free tickets as places are limited.

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive: Track Deconstruction in Ableton Live w/ Ski Oakenfull (Lead Course Developer – Point Blank)
7:15pm – 8:00pm: Music Industry Panel and Q&A featuring Mark Jones (Wall of Sound), Carly Wilford (Rinse FM), Bailey (Mi-Soul Radio) and Sam Willis (R&S). Moderated by Declan McGlynn
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Instructor Q&A and studio tour

Enjoying the brand new facilities of our second London studio complex comes as part of studying our all encompassing Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma. If you would like to speak to a Course Advisor about this or our other Diploma courses in London,  please contact us using our contact form here or call 020 7729 4884. If you’re an international student, please call +44 20 7729 4884.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In 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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Defected x Point Blank Competition – Enter now to DJ at Defected Croatia

As we previously announced, Point Blank has joined forces with Defected to offer up and coming DJs an incredible opportunity – the chance to play at Defected Croatia as part of the DFTD Powered by Point Blank lineup. The Defected x PB mix competition, which invites fresh talent to submit a one-hour mix via our Plugged In social media platform, is already gaining some serious momentum so if you haven’t submitted your mix yet, what are you waiting for? Head to Plugged In for full details – and hurry, the competition closes on 7th June, so fire up those skills and get to work.

The winner will be responsible for opening Sunday’s proceedings on the Beach Stage, heading up a roll call of exciting new talent under the DFTD banner. To give you an idea of the setting, peep the image below. They will also be rubbing shoulders with some serious talent; joining them on the DFTD Powered by Point Blank lineup will be Amsterdam duo ANOTR, who’ve released on Armada and, of course, DFTD and clocked up regular appearances in Ibiza. Also on the bill is Worthy, one of the stars of San Fran’s Dirtybird label whose banger Tric Trac was co-produced with Eats Everything, and Swiss rising star Dario D’Attis whose releases on Hive Audio, Strictly Rhythm and Poker Flat have contributed to his growing international profile. Consider the game well and truly raised.

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (http://fb.com/wearehereandnow) The competition winner will get to DJ here – no pressure, right? © Khris Cowley for Here & Now

If you’re hungry to join them, don’t forget to read our Competition Terms and Conditions then head here for full details on how to enter. What’s more. As a special opportunity for Point Blank students and graduates, we also have three DJ slots up for grabs as part of a Point Blank takeover at the Defected in the House event featuring Roger Sanchez, held at the world famous Ministry of Sound in London on 2nd July. For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2016 right here. As an added bonus, Point Blank are also offering discounts for students and graduates. Contact louise@pointblanklondon.com for more information.

pjimageAlso playing on the DFTD Powered by Point Blank stage: Worthy, Dario D’Attis and ANOTR

Want to be able to enter the competition but not quite ready yet? You need to sign yourself up to one of our DJ courses. Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller. You can find out more about our DJ courses in London here.

Register to Access Free Courses, Projects, Plug-ins Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free plug-ins, sounds, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In 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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