Each week, 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.
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Building a Career in Music With Rob May (12th August 19:30 BST)
On 12th August at 19:30 BST, we are hosting a special live music workshop: Building A Career In Music with Rob May.
Rob May is an established TV composer whose production credits include Good Morning Britain, ITV Election Debate, Rob May Stephen Lawrence Has Britain Changed?, Lorraine, This Morning, Peston, Loose Women, Inside Out, Now You See It, 5 Gold Rings and BBC’s award-winning Toughest Place To Be A… He has composed and overseen the audio branding for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Vancouver Winter Olympics, UEFA Euro Qualifiers, Basketball Champions League, Champions Hockey League, CONCACAF Nations League, UEFA Futsal, Al Jazeera, Pokerstars, Guinness ICC and the BAFTA Award Winning ‘It Was Alright In The…’.
May co-founded and toured with Beehive, one of the UK’s most sought after live acts, when the acid jazz boom was at its height. In 1997, their brilliant blend of Funk and Nu Soul won them a MOBO award for their self-produced album, Brand New Day. In addition, he has worked with a number of top acts including Honeyz, Misteeq, 911, Louise and Lulu with production and mix credits including Alex Parks, Moya Brennan, RyanDan and Will Martin. He produced Connie Talbot’s ‘Over The Rainbow’, which achieved gold status in the UK as well as platinum sales in Asia.
Additionally, he runs the award-winning production company, Sitting Duck. In 2010 he co-founded Community Albums, a charity that develops people and gives communities a voice through music and media. He has overseen community projects in the UK, Africa and Asia.
During this session, Rob May will talk about his career as a musician, composer and producer in the music and TV industries. Subjects covered will include how to build a career in music while still earning enough to live on, working as a music producer and composer, what skills other than music will you need to succeed, how to get your music onto TV and more.
Mastering: Tools and Workflow With Manuel (19th August 19:30 BST)
Manuel is here to help you to get your music to the final level. he has more than ten years of experience in the music industry working mainly as a Mastering and Mixing Engineer. He has worked with artists, musicians, bands, producers, and record labels from all over the world: from Italy to the UK, Argentina, the USA, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, and so on. His goal is to bring the music you have worked really hard on to its maximum potential, giving it the final polishing, and increasing the chance of your success.
Laptop-free Live Performance Techniques With Rhythm Droid (1st September 18:00 PDT)
Devon Hughes has been performing laptop-free live techno, house, and tech-funk as Rhythm Droid since 1999. In this session, Rhythm Droid will showcase all of the most effective methods for laptop-free live performance that he has distilled in his many years of club experience.
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