July 02, 2019  

Point Blank Student Opportunities: June 2019 (Young Turks, 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, Music Industry Management 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)

Young Turks – Internship

Young Turks is a dynamic, artist-centred company working across Management, Records, Events and Publishing. The company thrives on cross-pollination, blurring the boundaries between the different disciplines of the music industry to help our artists fulfil their creative ambitions. They welcome applications from candidates looking to gain more experience in any area of the music business. They’re looking for 3 enthusiastic interns who are keen to get a greater understanding of the music industry, whilst supporting their team based in East London.

Kobalt Music – Marketing Assistant // Royalty Matching Assistant

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.

Entertainment One  – Artist Management Internship

Entertainment One is looking for an intern to join our artist management division, working with the team who manage The Black Madonna, Tiga, Daniel Avery, Mall Grab and HAAi amongst others. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, who is looking to gain insight into working in artist management and the music industry in general.

Native Management – Management Assistant

A fantastic opportunity for an organised, detail-oriented graduate to work across a credible roster featuring Mura Masa, Nao, Cosha, John Calvert and more at an established management company. Based in London Bridge offices, this role will suit a recent graduate with proven organisational skills, a can-do attitude, an ability to multi-task and a strong work ethic.

Universal Music Group – Brand Partnerships Intern // Commercial Intern

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.

PPL – Membership Specialist

As one of the world’s leading Collective Management Organisations, and central to the UK music industry, PPL ensures those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly compensated when their music is played in public by businesses and broadcasters.

Moon Festival – Volunteering Opportunities

Moon Festival is a week-long cultural festival making its debut in the Royal Borough of Greenwich this July. With the goal of breathing wonder into London’s nights, the festival will showcase an eclectic programme of art, music, politics, science, astronomy, gastronomy and botany.

Youth Music – Fundraising & Events Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to be Youth Music’s first ever Fundraising & Events Assistant. You will be working in a collaborative, fast-paced and creative environment and will play a key role within their fundraising and events team, working on their 20th Anniversary celebrations, developing their corporate partnerships and supporting their community fundraising programme participants.

Spinnup X Point Blank – Release Your Own Music

Spinnup is a global music distribution service that enables independent artists to release their music on to all major streaming platforms whilst retaining 100% of their royalties and rights. Spinnup also works closely with A&Rs at Universal Music and puts your music in front of the decision makers at the world’s biggest record label. Artists can sign up for free and get instant access to exclusive artist features and data dashboards which keeps them connected.

AM Licensing – Sync Opportunity

An opportunity has come in line for our students and graduates to sign tracks on a non-exclusive basis and be put forward for sync briefs for the likes of Netflix, BBC, HBO and more. AM Licensing specialises in sync licensing and represents a varied roster of clients such as Netflix, LV and Canon as well as a diverse catalogue of artists, producers composers, publishers and labels worldwide. They also work with a sub-publisher in the UK who has also had placements with BBC, HBO, PlayStation, BT Sport and Microsoft for worldwide territories.

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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