February was a hectic month for us here at Point Blank. It saw us officially launch our brand spanking new school in Los Angeles, and as ever we shared with you some amazing videos and tutorials. Do make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel and following us on Facebook and Twitter so you never miss a thing! Tuck into our second monthly round-up of 2015 below, as we revisit some of our favourite moments from February. PBLA Launch Event As you can imagine, we were incredibly excited to launch our brand new school in Los Angeles on 19th February. In our opinion it couldn’t have gone any… Read entire story.
One of the many benefits of learning to DJ at Point Blank is that you get the chance to have your mixes played exclusively on Pioneer DJ Radio, alongside the likes of top artists such as Claptone, Dave Clarke and Slam. PDJR also features shows from some of the biggest and best labels including Systematic, Defected and Drumcode, so you never know who might be listening! We pride ourselves on featuring the very best mixes from our students that get played to an audience of thousands on Pioneer’s very own radio station. The latest mix to be featured on Pioneer DJ Radio is an hour of deep house from BeatChef Blaen. He completed the DJ/Producer Award, which forms Term 1 of our comprehensive DJ/… Read entire story.
Elevation Audio has launched its biggest ever search to find new and upcoming DJ talent. Taking place every Tuesday in April 2015 in central London, the competition will consist of six heats with each act given 30 minutes to showcase their skills. The winner of the competition will receive a full professional setup worth £1200 and a residency at the world famous Ministry of Sound. To enter, e-mail Elevation Audio with your personal details and style of music and check the rest of the details on the flyer below. If you’re a talented DJ looking to make a name for yourself, this competition … Read entire story.
Been listening to the same tracks for too long and need to shake things up a little? Every Monday, we compile Point Blank Recommends to showcase the newest sounds we’ve discovered. In other words, PBR is a concentrated audio snapshot of what’s going on in electronic music, where no genre is off limits. Feeling out of touch when it comes to new music? Listen to our latest SoundCloud playlist right now. The eighth installment of Point Blank Recommends features some music you might’ve heard and some you might not (and that’s the whole point!). Expect music from Jam City, Just Blaze and a new mix from Scratcha DVA. Fancy hearing your tracks featured in… Read entire story.
At Point Blank we strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These opportunities come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts, and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Check our latest exclusive student opportunities below and for those that want to access many more ongoing opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Radar Music Videos – Paid Business Development Role Radar Music Videos currently have a brilliant paid role on offer for the right candidate, which would suit a Point … Read entire story.
We’re very proud to announce that Point Blank London is now an Edexcel Approved Centre! This means that when you study one of our Diploma or Certificate progammes in London, you can earn valuable BTEC qualifications. Our flagship Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma is worth the equivalent of 3 ‘A’ levels (120-420 UCAS points) which makes the course an ideal progression route to university or a job in the industry. On successful completion of this Diploma, you gain the following qualification: Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology. Check out what Edexcel had to say below! In their latest report about us, Edexcel said: “Point… Read entire story.
Point Blank have teamed up with Brighton Music Conference to offer all our students an exclusive opportunity to get involved and help shape their 2015 event in a special focus group. The group session will be happening this Wednesday 18th February in Studio 3 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and in return for your participation, you’ll get some great perks: Free passes for BMC 2015 The chance for two students to join BMC’s Student Advisory Board, which brings with it the opportunity to increase your artist profile and make some valuable connections with a wide range of music industry contacts There’s more info below, but if you want in send our Marketing Manager Matt an e-mail – we can then provide … Read entire story.
The calm before the storm with less than 1 month away. My name is Christian Barbuto – Point Blank’s man on the ground in Austin, Texas – and I’ll be keeping you updated as the festival happens. Look forward to some video footage and some great shots. Here in Austin, we just finished an epic show at Kingdom Niightclub with Adam Beyer. I had the privilege of the opening slot with local DJ producer Daelo so I’m still on a high and wow is Adam Beyer a great DJ. Kingdom Nightclub has become a popular trend for the big guys to play in a small boutique club with exceptional sound. Now it’s SXSW Music Festival preparation time… Read entire story.