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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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Shan McGinley Returns to Point Blank for a Guest Masterclass

Shan McGinley was a student of ours back in 2011. He studied the Radio Production Certificate and has since gone on to be one of the most successful alumni we’ve had, particularly in his field. We last caught up with him for this magazine in 2014, when he had moved on from his internships at Shoreditch Radio and Ministry of Sound, becoming broadcasting assistant at Rinse Fm, presenting for IAmMusicTV and Launching SISTER with Carly Wilford.

Shan McGinley is now content curator for huge brands like Snapchat and Nike

The intervening years have seen Shan expand SISTER into a fully-fledged radio platform as well as event, and begin working with Nike and Snapchat. McGinley has become of of the latter’s most visible faces as a presenter and curator of live socials, working at huge events like The Brits, and artists as big as Kendrick Lamar, Dev Hynes and Justin Bieber. With Nike, McGinley blurs the lines between sport and music, and was behind the recent ‘100th Game’ story with Real Madrid and Croatia footballer Luka Modric. Take a look at a short clip of his recent talk at our London radio studio below.

Students at Point Blank are regularly treated to guest masterclasses of this ilk. This year alone has seen talks by Japanese instrumentalist Clive Bell, Bassment Jaxx percussionist Oli Savill and the live performer Sandunes. And that’s just in London. In LA we welcomed Mixmaster Mike, Todd Edwards and more, while in Ibiza we hosted DVS1 for a masterclass in DJing.

Inspired by Shan’s successes? We are too. Come and join us on one of our radio courses and there’s no telling where your potential could take you. Check out our school in Ibiza and LA too for more access to incredible guest masterclasses.

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!

LONDON W OUTLINE

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