The year kicked off with an electrifying Student Mix Party at our Orsman Road campus. The event was graced by the renowned DJ Sama Abdulhadi, offering our DJ students an unparalleled opportunity to mingle with one of the industry’s finest. This gathering wasn’t just a party; it was a melting pot of talent and inspiration, setting a high bar for the rest of the year.
Our journey through 2023 took us through a fascinating Music Analysis of ‘Interstellar’ with our music composition tutor Elena Alekseeva. This deep dive into the film’s score was not just an academic exercise but a masterclass in understanding the power of music theory and how great compositions can enhance a film.
Point Blank Los Angeles shared invaluable Music Industry Mindset tips, equipping our students with the mental tools and attitudes needed to succeed in the ever-evolving music landscape. Meanwhile in London, the Social Media Branding lecture by Tom Leek of NYX agency was a game-changer, offering strategies to maximize the impact of social media platforms for artists.
Later on in the year, Ski Oakenfull, Head of Education & Curriculum at Point Blank and a prolific music producer, gave us an exclusive look at the new Ableton Push, providing our students with a glimpse into the future of music production. This hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology is a testament to Point Blank’s commitment to staying at the forefront of music education.
A tour of our PB LA campus offered an inside look at our state-of-the-art facilities, further cementing our reputation as a leading global music school. If you’re considering a career in music, now is the perfect time to explore our courses and become part of our thriving community.
The summer months were no less exciting. A behind-the-scenes look at John Newman’s Live DJ and vocal setup provided a rare insight into the professional world of live music performance. The interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard at the International Music Summit in Ibiza was another highlight, offering students a chance to hear directly from one of the industry’s leading voices.
September was a time of celebration with the Point Blank Student Graduation at Middlesex University. Witnessing our students’ achievements and their transition into the professional world was a proud moment for everyone at Point Blank.
October brought an enlightening Black History Month Panel Discussion, highlighting the importance of making space for minorities, navigating an ever-changing music industry and building a strong network. This event was not just educational but also a celebration of diversity and creativity.
As we look back on a year filled with learning, growth, and music, we’re reminded of the endless possibilities that await in the world of music production and performance. Whether you’re a budding artist, a seasoned producer, or somewhere in between, Point Blank is here to guide and support your musical aspirations.
As we step into the new year, consider joining us on this journey of musical discovery. Explore our music production courses and take the first step towards realizing your dreams.
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