April 09, 2017  

Student Opportunities Round-Up: Axtone, AVA festival & TSM

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…

Axtone Records are looking for an Intern.

Axtone Records are looking for an intern 2/3 days a week for 3 months. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for some hands-on, practical experience in the music industry at a record label. As a party to all conversations in the office, applicants can expect to learn a lot from the environment they will be in. Responsibilities would include:

  • A&R for the label and publishing, including listening to demos & finding new producers and singers Axtone could potentially work with,
  • Reports on releases and tracking artist achievements,
  • Spotify playlist curation,
  • Documenting release metadata for the label,
  • Asset creation such as videos for the YouTube and basic Photoshop work.

Applicants will need access to a laptop they can bring into work with them. If you are interested in applying, email your CV and cover letter to louis@pointblankmusicschool.com with the subject header ‘Axtone Internship’.

 

AVA Emerging Talent Competition

AVA Festival & Conference is holding competitions for emerging Producers and DJs based across the UK & Ireland.

EMERGING DJ

The emerging DJ contest requires applicants to submit a 30-minute mini mix showcasing their skills, with the three finalists performing in a live final battle at Belfast Underground Records. The full criteria for application is as follows:

  • Must not have been a previous/current resident DJ.
  • Entrants must be from Ireland & UK
  • Entry can be any style of electronic music.
  • Entry to be 320kbps & mp3 format
  • 30 minute mix maximum.
  • If shortlisted, finalists responsible for organising travel to live final and winner to AVA Festival.
  • Submissions will be made to Hiive with the heading ‘AVA Emerging Artist Mix – (Your Name)’ by Friday 5th May 2016.
  • Entrants must create a Hiive.co.uk account to submit.

Winners will perform at AVA Festival 2017 and be featured on Belfast Underground Radio. Entries must be submitted by May 5th. Apply here.

EMERGING PRODUCER

The criteria for applicants hoping to win the Emerging Producer competition are:

  • The producer must not have had a previous release.
  • Entrants must be from Ireland & UK
  • Entry can be any style of electronic music.
  • 1 track per entry.
  • Entry to be 320kbps & mp3 format
  • Submissions will be made to Hiive.com with the heading ‘AVA Emerging Artist Track – (Your Name)’ by Friday 5th May 2016.
  • If shortlisted, finalists responsible for organising travel to final at AVA Conference.
  • Entrants must create a Hiive.co.uk account to submit.

The winner will feature on Extended Play, BBC Across The Line and the Feel My Bicep blog, as well as receiving support and mentoring from Native Instruments, JMX & T-BONE. Entries must be submitted by May 5th. Apply Here.

The True School Of Music in Mumbai is looking for music production and film scoring teachers

Ever thought about teaching Music Production yourself? Living in an exciting and striving new cultural environment abroad? Receiving a competitive salary and earning credentials for teaching in higher education abroad?  

The True School of Music in Mumbai is looking for teachers in music production and film scoring from July onwards. TSM is an innovative music school at the heart of India’s music scene and has grown to be the largest contemporary music school in the country. Their faculty come from all over the world and together with Point Blank, they are exploring ways of partnership across continents.

To get involved, see the below flyer for full details of the position. Contrary to what the flyer says, for PB Students a Masters Degree is NOT essential.

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