February 28, 2019  

Point Blank Student Opportunities: February 2019 (Defected, BBC, Kobalt, UMG & More)

At Point Blank Music School, we strive to provide our students with the best opportunities we can. We know how difficult it can be to break into the industry when you’re starting out, so we aim to help you make as much noise as possible – and get noticed by the best in the business.

Becoming a student at Point Blank certainly has its perks: each month our calendar is populated with insightful panels and artist masterclasses, as well as numerous presentations and events for you to attend. Many of these are delivered by industry experts and employers who are invited here to give first-hand insights into their organisations and music industry careers.

If you’re keen to benefit from these kinds of opportunities, why not enrol on a course? We offer programmes in Music Production & Sound EngineeringDJingSinging & SongwritingRadio Broadcasting and more. See our upcoming, exclusive-to-students opportunities below. If you are interested in applying to any, please be sure to email Nina at nina@pointblankmusicschool.com.

Current Opportunities (available to our final year students and graduates)

Defected Records – Radio/Audio Producer

Defected are looking for a Radio Producer who will be responsible for helping develop and manage the existing radio shows and audio content for No. 1 house music shows in the world. These include Defected, Glitterbox, Classic Music Company, and other sub-brands. They will work with the Executive Producer and Marketing Team on all relevant projects including radio shows, mixed compilations, live mixes and single streaming edits.

Broadwick Live – Creative Assistant (3 Months FTC)

Broadwick Live is looking for an enthusiastic and highly talented Assistant to join their creative department. They will support the whole team working alongside the Head of Creative and the Event Managers. Their job will be to create brilliant promotional content and on-site collateral across all of the events in the portfolio.

This Is Music – Paid Internship

This is Music are looking for an Intern to join their team to support the Artist Managers & Assistants and perform some general office / administrative tasks. This is initially on a three-month basis with the possibility of extension.

BBC Radio & Music Operations – Industrial Placement

This role provides a training placement of up to 12 months for a Sound Engineer with a strong interest in classical and acoustic music. The placement will give the opportunity to work at the highest level in recording, broadcasting programmes and concerts on Radio 3.

Soundscape Agency – Communications & Design Internship

Soundscape is looking for a remarkable Intern to join them as a communication and design guru. The applicant must be a quick learner with a proactive mindset – a superhero with a sprinkle of awesomeness. They will assist the team in helping to formulate plans for the social media campaigns for Soundscape and a new business venture called Sonata. Other tasks will also include helping with design tasks – so any knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator would be ideal.

Universal Music Group – Intern Positions

Universal Music Group is a global market leader in the music world. They have wholly owned operations in 60 territories working across recording, publishing, merchandising and artist management. If you live for music, value innovation, thrive in creative environments and want to be part of an exciting culture then we encourage you to apply for one of their openings.

Kobalt Music – Music Administration

Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetised.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Music Touring Assistant

CAA is always seeking highly organised and motivated Assistants to work within their Music Touring department. Assistants either work for a specific agent or support the whole music team working across a diverse and world-renowned artist roster. The candidate must have previous Live Music Industry experience (ideally in an agency context), have excellent communication skills and exceptional attention to detail.

Lateral MGMT – Management Assistant (UK)

Lateral MGMT is a music publishing company operating out of London, Stockholm and Los Angeles who represent artists, songwriters, and producers. They are seeking a Management Assistant who will assist the artist manager across all areas of their day-to-day operations of the artist’s business.

Music Gateway – Executive Assistant

Music Gateway is a global online platform built with the sole purpose of empowering creatives and companies in the music industry. With a creative marketplace designed to improve people’s music and build their network, sync representation for music in TV & film and more it’s one of the most exciting hubs in the industry for emerging and established artists, producers, labels, publishers. They are looking for someone who has experience in customer service or receptionist work and is interested in getting involved in the music industry.

Ferocious Talent – Music Industry Consultancy with Kwame Kwaten

We are delighted to offer our students the opportunity to attend a free session with music industry consultant Kwame Kwaten, founder of Ferocious Talent.


Our existing final-year students are issued a weekly ‘Careers & Opportunities’ newsletter which highlights some of the most exciting current opportunities on offer as well as the option to attend a career drop-in with our staff to explore career ideas, applications and ask questions about graduate jobs or internships. We encourage our students to get stuck into these opportunities and take full advantage of the connections we have to offer. We work closely with a variety of partners including Pioneer DJ, DJ Mag, Native Instruments, Ableton and more, and our student opportunities can include everything from guest radio slots and internships with major labels to mentorships with artists and DJ sets at partner venues.

If you’re a student who is interested in work experience, a graduate job, applying for further study or if you simply have no idea where to start – we can provide you with information, resources, practical tips, and expert advice. Please get in touch with Nina, our Student Engagement & Careers Executive, via her email nina@pointblankmusicschool.com.

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