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Student Opportunities: Magnetic Mag and Tide Studios

Point Blank always keeps current students and graduates 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! NB: these opportunities are for Point Blank students and graduates only. Want loads more opportunities like this? Find out all about our courses right here! 

Magnetic Mag x Point Blank Mix Series


Last month we launched the first of a new mix series in association with Magnetic Mag. Magnetic Magazine is the brainchild of the team that produced BPM Magazine, and is committed to covering all aspects of electronic music culture and everything it entails. Their social following is massive so it’s a great opportunity to get your mixes heard. To enter, just record a mix that’s one hour long, and send it to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com.

Tide Studios


Tide Studios are offering discounted prices for rehearsal and production bookings over the next month! Based in South West London. Tide Studios offers two large professionally sound treated rooms for your band to rehearse, mix, record and teach in. They also provide mixing and production services for artists and bands. To take them up on the offer, contact them on Facebook, email or via their website, citing Point Plank.

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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Exclusive Production Competition w/ PB Music & Magnetic Magazine!

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We’re teaming back up with Magnetic Magazine to bring you yet another exclusive production competition on Plugged In. We are asking you to submit your own original tracks, of any genre to our panel of judges. The winner will land themselves an exclusive feature on Magnetic Magazine, the fantastic Wave Alchemy ‘Revolution’ Plugin (worth £150) plus a Novation Producer Pack + free Point Blank online course worth over £1,300! Not only that but your track will get a release on our in-house record label, Point Blank Music. With our extensive network of music industry contacts this is great chance for students to get their music heard, and could lead to some fantastic opportunities. So what are you waiting for – scroll down for full entry details, and you can check out some of our previous releases below from Point Blank Music artists Halina Rice & Dylan.JK.Vogt to get an idea of the diversity of styles.

How to enter:

  • Download the artwork to use here (you must be registered and logged in to do this)
  • Upload your strongest track to Soundcloud as a public link, and submit the track via the Tracks page on Plugged In. Only one track per person can be submitted.
  • Entries will be judged on their quality and originality. All electronic genres are allowed.
  • Make sure you include ‘PB Music Competition‘ in the title of your track when you submit it here on Plugged In (so we can identify them as competition entries).
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight PST January 31st.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from both Magnetic Magazine and Point Blank.

The Prizes:

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At Point Blank, we regularly host competitions with incredible prizes up for grabs – from DJ spots to thousands of pounds’ worth of kit – as well as incredible career opportunities. If you want to be in with a chance of fending off the competition, you need to make sure you’re at the top of your game – and we can help. Our Online Master Diploma course covers sound design, production, mixing, mastering and composition. You can take it from anywhere in the world and, lasting for up to 64 weeks, it’s one of the school’s most comprehensive courses. With alumni including Claude VonStroke, Plastician and Jon Rundell, the quality speaks for itself. Find out more here.

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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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Calling all House Producers! Exclusive Production Competition w/ Moody Recordings

We’re very excited to be teaming up with legendary house label Moody Recordings, together with dance music website Magnetic Mag, to bring you an exclusive production competition now happening on our online community of music producers. We’re calling on all house aficionados out there to submit their strongest new, original tracks for this competition – the winning entrant will bag themselves a place on Moody’s upcoming 20th anniversary compilation, together with an exclusive feature on Magnetic Mag plus a load of prizes from Point Blank worth over $2,000. Read on for more details, and then head to the Tracks page on Plugged In and submit your entry by 30th September!

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How to enter:

  • Download the artwork to use here (you must be registered and logged in to do this)
  • Upload your strongest house track to Soundcloud as a public link, and submit the track via the Tracks page on Plugged In. Only one track per person can be submitted.
  • Moody’s roots are based in Chicago house, with elements of deep, funky and soulful styles all also relevant – this should be considered when submitting your entry. Entries will be judged on their quality, originality and fit with the Moody house music ethic.
  • Make sure you include ‘Moody Competition‘ in the title of your track when you submit it here on Plugged In (so we can identify them as competition entries).
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight PST September 30th.
  • The winner will be chosen by a judging panel including Moody Recordings, Magnetic Mag and Point Blank.

The Prizes:

  • A slot on the Moody Recording’s 20th Anniversary Compilation.
  • A ‘Complete’ online course from Point Blank.
  • The Everything Bundle from SynthMaster and Samplephonics’ Analogue Machines.
  • An artist profile and track feature on Magnetic Mag.

The Competition Partners:

Since 1996, Moody Recordings has released tracks from many key influential players in house music, including Paul Johnson, Collette and Jordan Fields. Hailing from Chicago, Moody has become known by DJs as the go-to label for the purest of house sounds. Now run by ex-Beatport CEO Jonas Tempel, the Moody team is reuniting and on the hunt for new talent to add to its impressive roster.

Magnetic Magazine is an online electronic music magazine featuring exclusive interviews, free downloads, weekly charts by genre, DJ mixes, EDM news, events and the best in electronic music culture.

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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