April 06, 2018  

Student Opportunities: Sound Sanctuary, Urban Food Fest & 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! 

Sound Sanctuary Records

Record Label Paid Intern Position

Sound Sanctuary Records is looking to hire a full time intern to assist with daily operations of a start-up label. We are an independent label owned by British/Norwegian Singer Songwriter, Sasha Siem. Sound Sanctuary Records is interested in supporting unconventional artists that exist outside of the mainstream.

The ideal candidate has the following skills and attributes:
– A passion and knowledge of the music industry
– Preferably a music business degree
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Must be able to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks accordingly
– Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
– Time management and outstanding organisational skills
– Excellent computer and research abilities
– An innovative problem solver
– A desire to work with a startup label
– Positive, hard-working, detail oriented with an ability to multitask
– Basic Photoshop knowledge a huge plus

Responsibilities include:
– Creating press releases
– Assisting with scouting and researching
– Assisting the Sound Sanctuary team as necessary with tasks throughout all departments
– Managing label events (press shoots / show cases etc.)
– Registering all tracks on PRS and PPL
– Submit set list after each show to PRS
– Basic accounts: collate income reports from distributors / publishers / live agent etc.
– Request weekly update from PR / radio / distribution / social media etc.
– Send weekly update on campaign to all team members
– Research and liaise with free lancers (graphic designers etc.)
– Manage label calendar

While we are looking for specific skills and attributes to fulfil the assigned responsibilities, we are open to candidates from all different musical backgrounds. Please tell us why you would be a great asset to our team.
Please send your cover letter and resume to: info@soundsanctum.com

‘Orchestra Of Samples’ Remix Contest

Remix Competiton:

Electronic duo Addictive TV invites creatives to remix elements of their acclaimed project ‘Orchestra of Samples’, where they recorded over 200 musicians around the world, sampling them all to create new music.  They’re giving away samples of recorded instruments from two album tracks ‘Hangman’ and ‘Unity Through Music‘ for you to produce new work!

Listen to Hangman – more info here
Listen to Unity Through Music – more info here

Participants will need to submit tracks by Thursday 3rd May 2018 to be considered for the Remix Contest part of the initiative, but we’ll welcome tracks after this date. The winner and runner-up will be announced on our website and social media and get their work heard by our media supporters including DJ Ritu (A World in London / Resonance FM).

Addictive TV will be touring ‘Orchestra of Samples’ around the country throughout 2018.  The tour kicks off on Saturday 12th May at London’s Splice Festival, then will travel to Manchester, Newcastle, Falmouth, Harwich, Chester, Cambridge, Belfast and many other UK towns and cities.

Sign up to get the samples here: www.orchestraofsamples.com/remix
Upload your remix to your Soundcloud (or similar)
Deadline is Thursday 3rd May at midday. Winner announced by Monday 7th May.

WINNER:
– Orchestra of Samples album (vinyl or CD) and t-shirt
– Exposure on our website and social media support
– 2 tickets to Saturday at London’s Splice Festival where Addictive TV kick-off their tour
– 2 tickets for a concert on the 2018 UK tour (where possible)

2 RUNNERS UP:
– Exposure on our website and social media support
– 2 tickets for a concert on the 2018 UK tour (where possible)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Participants can submit up to 2 tracks.  Email us the link(s) with your name and the school / university where you study if relevant. The email is: mail@addictive.tv – please put ‘Orchestra of Samples Remix’ as the subject.  Submissions must be participant’s own original work using the provided samples. It must not contain any copyrighted or previously released material.  You can add new original vocals and instruments, but we encourage the use of the project’s samples. Participants should retain and back-up a high quality version of their remix.

Urban Food Fest

Call out for singers and bands:

We organise a street food festival called “Urban Food Fest” every Saturday in Shoreditch (East London). It runs from midday to midnight. It’s a big event: we expect around 3.000 people each Saturday and there are often press and social media influencers.

We would love to have you perform at the Urban Food Fest!
You can pick up any date (a Saturday) and decide when you want to start and how long you are going to play.

Our budget is very small so we can’t pay you, but we can offer you free drinks at our bar, and promotion of your channels on our Facebook and Twitter pages (we have a large audience).
We have a speaker for use, but anything else you require for your set, you will need to bring it yourself.

Let us know if you are 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.

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