As previously announced, Point Blank and International Music Summit have partnered to create IMS College Malta, a new education initiative that will take place on the island from July 1st – 3rd. Now, with less than a month until it all kicks off, we are excited to reveal the names of the participants and the full two-day schedule of masterclasses, seminars, panels and interactive sessions. Point Blank will be hosting proceedings on Day One, and remember, PB students and graduates are eligible for a 35% discount. To claim the code, students and former students should get in touch with Point Blank with the name of their course.
First up, on our side Point Blank will be bringing the musical expertise of lead course developer Ski Oakenfull. He will be hosting a special deconstruction masterclass in Ableton Live. In this session, Ski will break down the musical sounds and techniques used in a recent classic dance track – previously he’s broken down tracks from the likes of Kraftwerk, Moderat, Caribou, Disclosure and many more.
Point Blank will also be hosting Ableton masterclass sessions with producer and Point Blank instructor Stefano Ritteri, who is best known for his releases on Defected, Exploited and Dirtybird, together with artist panels and masterclasses hosted by Point Blank’s own Declan McGlynn.
The MO behind IMS College Malta is to educate and inspire the next generation of industry leaders. The comprehensive ‘Learn By Day’ programme features a carefully curated line-up that draws expertise, insights and perspectives from every strand of the music industry, from radio to running a label, promotion to talent buying. Heading up the roll call of industry names is BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, one of the most respected voices within dance culture. He will be sharing some of his invaluable knowledge gathered over decades at the very heart of the scene. Fast-rising artist/DJ duo Eli & Fur will be providing insight in how to break through as a new artist – surely an unmissable discussion for aspiring DJs and producers everywhere. Continuing the production theme, Joost Stuursma will be delving into the hot button topic of ghost production, and Chief Engineer of Red Bull Studios in Amsterdam, Frank De Jong will be covering music engineering.
The programme will also be drilling down into the world of events with Croatia’s Hideout and Malta’s Lost & Found Festival director Wilf Gregory, former brand director and club booker of Pacha Ibiza and founder of IBZ Entertainment, Danny Whittle and Lucy Allen, Head of Festival & Events Press at Listen UP PR.
Elsewhere, CR2 Records label boss Mark Brown will be sharing his insights into running a successful label (he’s released records by Eric Prydz, David Guetta and Nic Fanciulli), Mark Lawrence of The Assocation For Electronic Music and Robert Horsfall of Sound Advice LLP will be examining the impact of legal and music rights and lastly Laura Newton, who represents Róisín Murphy, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Chromeo, Little Dragon and Hercules & Love Affair, will be discussing the role of the music agent. The full programme is below.
If you want to build a career within the music industry and become part of the next generation of industry professionals, our online Diploma courses will help you get there. Taken from anywhere in the world and for up to 64 weeks, they’re some of our most comprehensive courses. International Music Summit is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform that was set up in 2007. It is dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for electronic music through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide.
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