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We Are Re-Launching Point Blank Radio with Complete Myriad Playout Systems

As part of our efforts to constantly stay abreast of the latest technologies and the way the various aspects of the music industry that we teach are moving, we are installing two full Myriad systems into our radio studios in June 2018. This will allow Point Blank students to produce and create their own recorded and live programmes more easily than ever before, using the most popular system on UK broadcasting stations. Not only that, when the next term commences in September, we are re-launching Point Blank Radio – and slots will be available to any Point Blank students. Read more about our radio courses here.

The Myriad System at work

Myriad is the UK broadcast radio industry’s #1 playout system, used by radio stations around the world for over 20 years, from national commercial broadcasters (such as talkSPORT) to school and community radio stations. The main component, Myriad Playout, provides manual, live assisted or fully automated radio playout. It also includes music and advert scheduling, CD ripping utilities, multi-media playout (for digital platforms) and reporting/administration utilities, as well as remote voice tracking and split transmission/network programming.

Our fully-equipped radio studio

To ensure we make full use of our new Myriad system we will be re-launching Point Blank Radio, with the aim of turning this into a fully functioning radio station featuring a wide-range of shows created by and for Point Blank students. This could mean anything – perform a head-down mix of club tracks that need to be heard, set up a panel to discuss new releases, host live sets and guest mixes, read short stories or re-invent yourself as a clairvoyant agony aunt. Commencing September 2018, our student will be able to get involved in all of this and more when studying with us.

For the most comprehensive radio course we offer, look no further than the Radio Broadcasting Diploma, which, over six months, will teach you everything from presenting to producing, the business now and where it is expected to go. Point Blank Radio will be available for other students to use of course, including our two new degree programmes, the BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice and the BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management. For more info on any of our courses or to book a studio tour, call us on +44 20 7729 4884.

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free 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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Get an Insight into our Radio Classes (Radio 1, Sony, Mi Soul + More)

If you follow this blog, or indeed Point Blank at all, you’ll know how passionate we are about radio. From Madam X to Gemma Cairney and Monki, some of our most successful alumni came through these classes in London, and the landscape of internet radio tells you all you need to know about the longevity and dynamism of the medium (thanks in part to one Ollie Ashley, another former student of ours who went on to form Radar Radio). As such we’re always striving to keep our radio courses on the pulse of what’s happening, and one of the many ways we do this is to enable our students to gain access to some of the biggest radio studios and have them spend time with those who have been there and done it. Take a look for yourself with this photo tour of our latest excursions.

BBC Radio 1xtra

As part of the Station Identity and Branding class, expert instructor Bailey took our students to the BBC’s Broadcasting House to one of the biggest influences within broadcast for electronic music – Radio 1xtra.

Mi Soul Radio

Bailey also took students along to Mi Soul Radio, which covers London, Manchester and Brighton on DAB radio, and is home to the likes of Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson among others.

Radio Class Guest Masterclasses: Shan McGinley (Snapchat) + more

SISTER Radio and Snapchat’s Shan McGinley (shown below) was a recent guest masterclass in radio classes. Other guests this term include Ami Bennett (Executive Producer – Somethin’ Else), Elise Cobain (Playlist Programming at Sony) and Alex Lawless (Producer at Radio 1), giving students additional real-life industry perspective alongside their expert instructors. Check out our in-depth piece on Shan’s visit here.

Students at Point Blank are presented with industry opportunities and guest masterclasses across a wide range of our courses so if radio isn’t your thing, you can find out more about our courses in music production, DJ, songwriting or the music industry. Plus, if you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to contact us on +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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