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PBLA Industry Talks is a new series in which Point Blank LA’s key music business instructor Marko DeSantis sits down with some of the music industry’s biggest names to chat about their careers, insights into the music business, the skills it takes to achieve success, and more. Marko is an industry legend in his own right, best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band Sugarcult, with whom he received an RIAA-Certified Gold® Record for the debut album, Start Static. For this Industry Panel session, Marko will be joined by songwriter/producer Nick Long.
Nick Long is a highly successful writer and producer with an impressive list of credits. As one of Machine Gun Kelly’s closest collaborators, Nick is responsible for 13 songs off the Billboard #1 album Tickets to My Downfall, including the singles “My Ex’s Best Friend” feat. blackbear, “Bloody Valentine,” “Forget Me Too” feat. Halsey, and “All I Know” feat. Trippie Redd. He is also widely known for co-writing “Electric Love” by BØRNS and “1950” by King Princess, with whom he’s collaborated with closely on 10 songs. In addition to these accomplishments, Nick has also written and produced for Weezer, Miley Cyrus, Travis Barker, Miguel, YUNGBLUD, Lil Huddy, The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, Iann Dior, and more.
For this industry talk, Nick will equip attendees with the knowledge and insights they need to become a successful writer and producer. Drawing upon his countless successes with collaborations, Nick will share the work it took for him to work with so many high-profile artists and answer any questions you may have on how to do that same. Nick will also dive into what sparks his inspiration, how he pushes through creative blocks, and the essential elements of a chart-topping hit.
Thinking of joining us at PBLA? We offer a plethora of courses in music production and DJing including our newest and most extensive Music Production & Sound Design Master Diploma program as well as our DJ/Producer Certificate, Music Production & Sound Design Diploma, Mixing & Mastering Award, Music Production & Composition Award, and more. Plus, you’ll get 25% off any of our LA courses when you book before May 31st using code: LA25.
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