This month, the Point Blank events calendar is packed with inspiring masterclasses, thought-provoking perspectives, techy talks and more. These events are delivered by cutting-edge artists, music industry professionals, renowned tastemakers and others and are live-streamed straight to your desktop – so you’ll be able to stay inspired, learn new techniques and gain insights weekly. You can head here to see our full roster of upcoming industry events.
Many of the events we host here at Point Blank are student exclusives – so we’d highly recommend checking out our degree courses in London and Online. These flagship courses offer some of the most thorough tuition on the market that spans a wealth of musical practices, including music production and sound engineering, DJing, vocal performance, music industry management and more.
Follow on below to see what’s on in the world of Point Blank events.
Focus Writing Camp: Collaborative Challenge – August 2nd @ 19:30 BST
Join us for a collaborative writing challenge, hosted by PB lecturer John Davies and online school coordinator Michael Denny.
During the session, you’ll be allocated a group of fellow students and then have just over an hour to come up with an original track idea in response to this term’s brief. After the session, you’ll have three weeks to develop the track idea into a fully formed ‘demo’ to play at a Feedback Forum event. Students who are open to collaboration and working in any genre and style are welcome.
Audio for Games: Workshop – August 3rd @ 19:30 BST
This workshop will introduce you to Interactive Audio. You will learn the basics of FMOD – a Middleware tool that turns interactive audio scripting into a fun and dynamic experience similar to audio and music design in your DAW.
The idea of Interactive Audio is that you don’t hear the same thing each time your press play and that there is variety and adaptivity based on game-related scenarios. During this workshop, we will explore the basic tools that can make your existing music compositions dynamic and variable.
How to Build an Award-winning Podcast – August 4th @ 19:30 BST
Farah Nanji is the producer and host of the no.1 podcast, Mission Makers, that dives deep into the mindset and misconceptions of game changers in the worlds of music, motorsports and business. The show has featured prolific guests, from Carl Cox to Bob Moses, and is currently in the Top 2% of podcasts in the world. Nanji is also a podcast producer for the BBC and has led the growth of Mission Makers into a boutique podcast agency producing content for award-winning brands and fast-growing start-ups.
Careers in A&R With Sony Music – August 11th @ 19:30 BST
A&R professionals work directly with artists to help them make foundational decisions about their music and the future of their careers. Typically, people in this field spend time working late in the studio while recording music or holding long meetings with potential talent.
Joe Martin, an A&R Scout from Sony Music, will be giving students a talk on careers in A&R. You’ll hear expert careers advice about the world of A&R and key skills and tips about beginning your journey in the world of music.
Creative Vocal Mix and Post-production – August 25 @ 19:30 BST
Nahuel Berneri is an established music producer and sound engineer with twenty years of experience in the business. His previous work has included composing and producing soundtracks for three award-winning feature films and over forty animated cartoon episodes. He has recorded, mixed and mastered over two thousand-five hundred songs of all genres, including melodic house, metal, rock and world music throughout his career.
One of the many reasons aspiring artists, managers and musical entrepreneurs choose to study at Point Blank is the wealth of inspiring events we host for our students – and the above are just a handful of the exclusive events we have in store for the coming weeks. To check out the full roster of what’s on for our students, head here.