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Student Opportunities: Viv May and The Bridge Choir

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! 

Viv May


Former Point Blank student Viv May is a singer with plays on radio 1, 1 Xtra and Ministry of Sound Radio. Her original acapella ‘Don’t Make Me Say It’ has been remixed by numerous producers and she has headlined the prestigious Notting Hill Arts Club. Viv is now looking for producers to work with on a regular basis. Check out her official Facebook page here and contact carly@pointblankmusicschool.com to register your interest.

The Bridge Choir


The Bridge Choir is looking for any students who want to gain experience of recording live vocals to record the choir. The Bridge Choir is a community project open to any applicants that offers the chance to sing all over London. Check out their website here, and to apply get in touch with choir leader Roos Kruijswijk at ilikesingingmusic@gmail.com.

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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Student Opportunities: Above Board Distribution & Rising Sounds

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! 

Above Board Distribution

Dance music specialist Above Board Distribution is looking for two junior members to join the team part time. You will learn how dance labels and distribution operates at ground level and learn about marketing music. The role includes picking and packing for Bandcamp orders, updating the website with new releases, social network posting for their digital team’s accounts, sending Artists and labels updates on the releases, assisting the digital and vinyl teams. This is an incredible opportunity to gain experience with one of the most respected distributors in the industry. You must be passionate about dance music (PB students have definitely got that covered!) and keen to learn the nuts and bolts of putting out music.

To apply send your CV with a short cover note about your music interests to info@aboveboarddist.co.uk. Please remember to put put CV in the subject title along with your name.

For a full list of the labels they work with, head to aboveboarddist.co.uk

Rising Sounds 2018

Last week’s opportunity from Roundhouse is still open. They are offering an incredible opportunity to work with some top producers on your own track. Taking part this year are GAIKA, Femme, DJ Ronika, Margo Broom, Bayoz Musik (producer of Giggs’ ‘Look What The Cat Dragged In’), and more. All you need is to have an idea of a track you would like to record and an open mind. Entrants will be able to spend half a day in pre-production with a producer or songwriter and two days in the studio with an engineer or producer to record their track. Your professionally mastered track will be included in the Rising 2018 compilation album and you’ll be invited to the album launch at Roundhouse Rising Festival 2018. Check out last year’s compilation below and for more info head here.

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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Magnetic x Point Blank Mix Series 001: Gabby Gunn – Submit your Mix for 002!

We’re delighted to be launching the new Magnetic x Point Blank Mix series, in association with Magnetic Magazine. For the first entry, we begin with the first PB x Pioneer DJ Accelerator Programme representative, and recent Point Blank graduate: Gabby Gunn. Gabby has a regular slot on Radar Radio, has previously produced mixes for Pioneer DJ Radio and Funky SX Radio, and recent gigs include Blissfields Festival, Secret Garden Party and Creamfields. She is also due to take her unique live/DJ hybrid set to Amsterdam Dance Event for Pioneer DJ Presents: Gabby Gunn Live Featuring the TORAIZ SP-16. Take a listen to the mix below.

This is the first of a new monthly series and we want your mixes for submission! All you need to do is record a mix that’s one hour long, and send it to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com. 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. In addition to Point Blank’s own channels which reach an excess of 1m followers, Magnetic Magazine is respected the world over and reaches 33k+ on Instagram, 61k+ on Facebook and 22k+ on Twitter. All of which guarantees that these mixes are given the exposure you need to really push your DJ skills, so get mixing!

Gabby Gunn

Please note that this call-out is for Point Blank Students and Alumni only. If you’d like to have access to this and many more fantastic opportunities then why not join us at Point Blank. We offer a range of courses in DJing, Music Production, Radio and Sound Engineering, in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai, as well as online.

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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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Student Opportunities : Rising Sounds, Radium Audio And More

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! 

Rising Sounds 2018

Roundhouse are offering an incredible opportunity to work with some top producers on your own track. Taking part this year are GAIKA, Femme, DJ Ronika, Margo Broom, Bayoz Musik (producer of Giggs’ ‘Look What The Cat Dragged In’), and more. All you need is to have an idea of a track you would like to record and an open mind. Entrants will be able to spend half a day in pre-production with a producer or songwriter and two days in the studio with an engineer or producer to record their track. Your professionally mastered track will be included in the Rising 2018 compilation album and you’ll be invited to the album launch at Roundhouse Rising Festival 2018. Check out last year’s compilation below and for more info head here.

Radium Audio Graduate Composer/Producer Opportunity

We’ve told you about this one before but as it’s such a great opportunity and applictaions are still open, we thought we’d share it with you again. Radium Audio, the Emmy Award Winning music and sound production team are looking for a Graduate or early-career Composer/Producer, to join them. The range of possibilties is huge with their work on film trailers, broadcast and advertising. They’ve recently worked on trailers for The Take, Alien Covenant and Warcraft, and provided original music score and sound design for Game Of Thrones.

Check out the job description for further info, as well as recent showreels. Be sure to read ALL the information and FAQs before applying.

True School of Music (Mumbai) are Looking for an Electronic Music Production Instructor


This fantastic opportunity for Point Blank graduates to teach in Mumbai is still available! Please see the link below for details.

MP teachers Wanted.pdf – Google Drive

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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Beatport Beats in School Competition w/ Anjunabeats: Point Blank Tutorial

We’ve partnered once again with Beatport to bring you the second in the series of a brand new producer competition. The lucky winner of the ‘Beats in School’ competition will land a one-year mentorship from top industry organisations, an official release with a label that best fits their sound and hardware mentoring from a list of product leaders including ADAM Audio, Roland, Korg and more. As an official partner, Point Blank will be providing the winner with a comprehensive production course to assist in establishing the Beats in School winner within the industry. Learn more about the competition at www.beatport.com/beatsinschool.

In this video, Point Blank expert instructor Mike Koglin shows you how to make a track in Ableton for the Anjunabeats competition using a sample pack from Beatport Sounds. There are two sections to the video, for beginners and intermediates. Mike introduces Ableton as a DAW, showing you how to browse and import sounds before going into more detail and sharing tips on how to develop your track to make sure it sounds its best. Mike Koglin teaches music production as part of a module included within our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

If you want to gear up for the competition, learn recording, engineering and mixing techniques as well as dive into DJing and even master the music business, our online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree covers all this and more, and we additionally have a wide range of online courses for those not looking for accreditation. Taken from anywhere in the world they’re some of our most comprehensive programmes. Graduates include Patrick Topping, Jon Rundell and No Artificial Colours so you know you’re in good hands. You can also try a free online sample course here.

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: Competitions, Composition & More

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! 

True School of Music (Mumbai) are Looking for an Electronic Music Production Instructor

A fantastic opportunity for Point Blank graduates to teach in Mumbai! Please see the link below for details.

MP teachers Wanted.pdf – Google Drive

‘Samplethon’ Competition at Point Blank London

Attention all beat makers and sampling addicts – we want to hear your best tracks! On Sunday 15th October we will be opening our doors for the third edition of the ‘Samplethon.’ The competition will be held at our London school, in collaboration with WhoSampled, KPM Music and Ableton. Ahead of the competition day, we’ll be selecting 20 competitors to bring their best sampling and production games to the table – simply submit your best track to us as a SoundCloud link to samplethon@whosampled.com before 6th October to put yourself in the running to participate on the day. Watch the video below to get an idea of what to expect on the day.

Royal Armouries x Royal College of Music Composition Competition

The Royal Armouries invites student composers to submit a composition to be performed at a high profile occasion in the UK in 2018 to mark the end of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. The competition will be led by an internationally renowned judging panel and the winning composition will be premiered as part of an event produced by the Royal Armouries as part of their First World War Commemorative Events Programme.

The competition supported by the Royal College of Music will award the winner a prize of £3,000.

Please contact carly@pointblankmusicschool.com for further details & the full music brief.

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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Student Opportunities: Radium Audio, Colluded Management & Untold Sound

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…

Radium Audio Graduate Composer/Producer Opportunity

Emmy Award Winning music and sound production team Radium Audio has an opening for a Graduate or early-career Composer/Producer, to join them and work on Film Trailers, Broadcast, Advertising and New Media sound and music projects. Their recent work includes Alien Covenant, Ghost in the Shell, and The Dark Tower film trailers.

The right person will have a knack for writing hooks and themes, and a strong ability to arrange and produce these in a style which hybridizes pop, orchestral, and electronic production elements.  A varied sonic palate, varied multi instrumental skillset (with particular strength in keyboards/piano) and familiarity with industry standard virtual instruments and libraries would also be a big advantage.

Check out this link for further info, and to see some recent work.  Please be sure to read ALL the information and FAQs they have shared before applying.

Colluded Management Internship

Management company Colluded Management are looking for an office intern to help with logistics, social media, diary management and general admin. Managing the likes of Sonny Fodera, Sam Divine, Franky Rizardo, Honey Dijon and Eli Escobar, the small team at Colluded provides a great environment to learn in. Expenses will be covered.

If you are interested in applying, email your cover letter and CV to sam.holt@colludedmanagement.com

Untold Sound Are Looking For Collaborators

Untold Sound is a new production company set up to weave narrative into live gigs, working with writers from theatre, film and TV to create immersive music experiences that combine sound and story. They are currently looking for a DJ/producer to collaborate with on their first project. They are setting up a fictional sound system crew, set in a dystopian near future London where hostility to immigrants is rising and developers are buying up land by any means necessary.

This project is about building a collective of MCs, poets and performers who will become the cast of the sound system crew. The shows will be gigs, in music venues not theatre spaces, and the character’s stories will be told through a combination of rap, poetry and song integrated with monologues and scenes.

All this will be set to a banging soundtrack. It could include Dub, Jungle, Grime, Hip Hop and Drum + Bass. However, they want to develop the sound for the show with a DJ/producer, so if you are interested in the idea send them an email: hello@untoldsound.co.uk.

Rehearsals for this project will not be paid, but gigs will be.

 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.

 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: Shoreditch Radio, Sample Magic Internship & more

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…

Westfield Urban Talent Search

 

 

Westside Radio in collaboration with Westfield Presents have opened applications for the first edition of ‘Urban Talent Search’. The contest will take place on Saturday, September 16th on the Westfield Presents stage at Westfield London (Shepherds Bush). The contest will be looking to discover the next big Hip Hop, R&B or Grime star from London, providing artists/bands with the chance to perform live and showcase their talent in front of high profile music A&R’s who will be judging the event. Application information including full terms and conditions can be found HERE. The deadline for all applications is set to close on Sunday, August the 27th.

Sample Magic Internship

Sample Magic are looking for a London-based Intern to join them at their east-end offices once a week. Applicants will have several responsibilities:

  • Assisting with A&R for new packs and sounds from their global base of producers
  • Helping with formatting and organising of packs for release
  • Listening to all styles of music and conceiving new genres and types of music for their catalogue
  • Beta testing new plugins
  • Assisting with uploading and preparation of products on their website
  • General admin work including distribution, posting of physical products, other tasks

If this is something you are interested in, or for more information, email your cover letter and CV to Declan@samplemagic.com.

Shoreditch Radio Producer Intern

Shoreditch Radio are looking for talented student producers and engineers who are looking for work experience in the radio industry to work as Producer Interns at their studios.

Interns will be trained, developed and will have use of the Shoreditch Radio offices based near Moorgate station, as well as 10% off at their cafe downstairs. The positions are unpaid due to being an independent station, however, each intern will receive a weekly food-shopping goody bag of their choice and a trip abroad every 3 months with other employees and interns at Shoreditch Radio.

Please email xsara.helmi@shoreditchradio.co.uk if interested

 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.

 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: Sample Magic Internship, Shoreditch Radio & MAN London

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…

Sample Magic Internship

Sample Magic are looking for a London-based Intern to join them at their east-end offices once a week. Applicants will have several responsibilities:

  • Assisting with A&R for new packs and sounds from their global base of producers
  • Helping with formatting and organising of packs for release
  • Listening to all styles of music and conceiving new genres and types of music for their catalogue
  • Beta testing new plugins
  • Assisting with uploading and preparation of products on their website
  • General admin work including distribution, posting of physical products, other tasks

If this is something you are interested in, or for more information, email your cover letter and CV to Declan@samplemagic.com.

Shoreditch Radio Producer Intern

Shoreditch Radio are looking for talented student producers and engineers who are looking for work experience in the radio industry to work as Producer Interns at their studios.

Interns will be trained, developed and will have use of the Shoreditch Radio offices based near Moorgate station, as well as 10% off at their cafe downstairs. The positions are unpaid due to being an independent station, however, each intern will receive a weekly food-shopping goody bag of their choice and a trip abroad every 3 months with other employees and interns at Shoreditch Radio.

Please email xsara.helmi@shoreditchradio.co.uk if interested

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.

Contact: archer@man.london

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.

 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: Girl Group Auditions, Sundown Festival & 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 Sundown Festival

Original Penguin are hosting a DJ competition with the winner getting a slot on the Platform stage at Sundown Festival in Norwich, held from 1st – 3rd September. Entries will be judged by Sundown Festival, DJ Magazine editor Carl Loben and DJ Jaguar Skills.

Any genre is permitted. If you are interested in applying, follow the link here and upload your mix to the Original Penguin website. Good luck!

WipEout Omega Collection Remix Competition

Jaded Dreams Girl Group Audition

Talent agency Jaded Dreams are looking for female singers between the ages of 18 – 23 to audition for a girl group they are forming. If you are interested send an audition video to info@jadeddreams.com.

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.

 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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