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PBLA Presents: Writing Platinum Hits with Andrew Goldstein (14th April)

Point Blank LA’s weekly masterclass series is filled with masterful industry insights, career advice, live track deconstructions, music-making tips, and more. These events are hosted by platinum hit-makers, Grammy-winners, and true masters of the modern music industry. Attendees are given a space to ask questions, engage in industry talks, and leave feeling inspired and equipped with new techniques to apply to their craft. Best of all, these masterclasses are free and live-streamed virtually, making them accessible to any and every music lover. Check out our full roster of upcoming events here.

This week’s masterclass event is a special one.

PBLA Industry Talks: Writing Platinum Hits with Andrew Goldstein – April 14th 6 pm PT


PBLA’s Industry Talks series of masterclasses features our key music business instructor Marko DeSantis sitting down with some of the music industry’s biggest names to chat about their careers, their approaches to their craft, the skills it takes to achieve success, and more. Marko is also an industry legend in his own right, best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band Sugarcult, with whom he received a RIAA-Certified Gold® Record for their debut album, Start Static. For this Industry Panel session, Marko will be joined by multi-platinum producer Andrew Goldstein.

Andrew Goldstein is an LA-based multi-platinum producer, songwriter, and artist. After entering the music scene with a Billboard-charting album as lead vocalist and guitarist for The Friday Night Boys, he turned his musical genius toward writing and producing, where he’s seen massive success.  Andrew has worked with music industry giants John Legend, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, blackbear, All Time Low, Lauv, Kane Brown, Yungblud, and 5 Seconds of Summer. He has co-written and produced numerous hits, most notably the 2019 double-platinum hit single “Hot Girl Bummer” with longtime collaborator, blackbear. Andrew also makes music as a solo artist under the moniker FRND.

In this session, Andrew will walk attendees through his typical songwriting sessions with artists and how this can lead to producing platinum, chart-topping hits. Andrew will share his approach to songwriting, tips he’s gained over the years, his most valued production techniques, and his overall creative process. Drawing upon years of experience and success, Andrew will explain what helped him become a songwriter and producer for some of the biggest names in the industry. Attendees will be given ample opportunity to engage in an open Q&A session for a clear understanding of all the work that helps a successful collab make the leap to becoming a multi-platinum record. This session could help shape the next platinum hit-maker!

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 CertificateMusic Production & Sound Design DiplomaMixing & Mastering AwardMusic Production & Composition Award, and more. Plus, you’ll get 25% off any of our LA courses when you book before the 27th April using code: LA25.

For additional information, contact an Admissions Advisor or, if you’re in the USA, give us a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.

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** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest events & masterclasses at Point Blank.

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