At Point Blank, we pride ourselves on our real world industry connections and frequently invite leading and influential figures to speak to our classes. Offering tips, insights and guidance gleaned from working at the very top of their field, these guests help to inspire students and demystify a hugely competitive world. Nowhere is this more important than the world of business where it pays to stay ahead of the latest developments and opportunities.
This term, like always, saw a number of special guests come by our London studio complex as part of our Music Industry module. All of these ‘lectures’ are intimate, informal affairs allowing our students plenty of opportunities to put their own questions to the experts. To give a little taste, here’s this term’s recap in pictures.
Mix Master Mike
Scratch Legend Mix Master Mike at PBLA. The Beastie Boys-affiliated DJ joined us for an exclusive workshop and Q&A.
Laura Escudé (Alluxe)
Electronic Creatives CEO Laura Escudé aka Alluxe joined us to break down her track ‘On My Own’. The violinist and Ableton-certified controllerist has worked with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Herbie Hancock Bon Iver and Drake to name a few.
Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard was one of the many special guests who joined us for masterclasses and workshops this term.
House-don Fred P (Mule Musiq) hosted a masterclass at our London studios. Stay tuned for a remix competition on one of his tracks on Plugged In.
Chris Read (Whosampled)
Chris Read of Whosampled hosted a seminar on ‘The Art Of Sampling’ at our event in collaboration with Ableton and Brownswood Recordings.
London Based duo Austen/Scott joined us at our London studios to break down their track ‘Beyond Thought’, out on Rejected, giving us some tips and talking about their production process.
The Grammy-nominated producer and Saved Records CEO joined us for a track masterclass this term, detailing how he likes to work in the studio.
German DJ Maya Schenk describes her creative process and workflow in a special deconstruction of her track ‘Waiting for Toni’, out now on HENRI.
If you want to benefit from Point Blank’s exemplary network of connections, learn from industry professionals and kick start your own career in the music industry, you should join us. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree is the pinnacle of what we offer and gives you a 360-degree view of your options in the industry. Our courses are developed by professionals who have worked with Pharrell Williams, Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia and Massive Attack and modules cover music composition, DJing, live sound engineering, music business and much more. Validated by Middlesex University, you won’t find a better way to immerse yourself in your passion for music. Find out more about our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree here. You can also book a tour of our brand new London studio complex by heading here.
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