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PB Guest Artist & Speaker Round-Up, Inc: MJ Cole, Ferry Corsten, Catz ‘n Dogz

At Point Blank, we pride ourselves on our real world industry connections and frequently invite leading and influential figures to speak to our classes. Offering tips, insights and guidance gleaned from working at the very top of their field, these guests help to inspire students and demystify a hugely competitive world. Nowhere is this more important than the world of business where it pays to stay ahead of the latest developments and opportunities.

This term, like always, saw a number of special guests come by our London studio complex as well as our LA facility. All of these ‘lectures’ are intimate, informal affairs allowing our students plenty of opportunities to put their own questions to the experts. To give a little taste, here’s this term’s recap in pictures.

MJ Cole

We joined MJ Cole at his Farringdon studio for a masterclass and track deconstruction of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’ as well as a studio tour.

Robot Koch

Robot Koch joined us at Point Blank Los Angeles to treat us to a live deconstruction of his track ‘Eclipse’, from his 2015 album Hypermoment.

Chris Read (Whosampled)

Chris Read of Whosampled hosted a seminar on ‘The Art Of Sampling’ at our event in collaboration with Ableton and Brownswood Recordings.

Vicente Sanfuentes

Techno/House producer Vicente Sanfuentes was another of our many guests this month, joining us at PBLA for a masterclass and Q&A session.

Octave One

Detroit Techno duo Octave One joined us at our London facility for an incredible live set.

Catz ‘n Dogz

Polish producer’s Catz ‘n’ Dogz deconstructed a forthcoming release in their masterclass for Point Blank, talking to us about their creative process and sharing produciton tips.

Steve Sharples

Moulin Rouge composer and producer for The Fall Steve Sharples spoke to students about the industry, sharing their stories and advice.

Ferry Corsten

Dance music heavy-weight Ferry Corsten joined us for an exclusive masterclass at our London studios, showing us how he works on his tracks.

If you want to benefit from Point Blank’s extensive network of connections, learn from industry professionals, and kick start your own career in the music industry, you should join us. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree is the pinnacle of the courses we offer and gives you a 360-degree view of your options in the industry. All programmes are developed by professionals who have worked with artists such as Pharrell Williams, Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia and Massive Attack, and modules cover music composition, DJing, live sound engineering, music business, mixing and much more. Validated by Middlesex University, you won’t find a better way to immerse yourself in your passion for music. Find out more about our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree here. You can also book a tour of our brand new London studio complex by heading here.

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