A report has shown that online streaming accounted for just over 80% of the UK's music consumption last year.
Coming days after stocks in Spotify hit a new all-time high on the New York Stock Exchange, official figures released by record labels’ association the BPI, revealed that streaming now accounts for four-fifths (80.6%) of the UK's music consumption. The figures are based on Official Charts Company data.
For Point Blank’s final DJ tutorial of 2020, Ben Bristow, their Content Development Manager, and DJ Ravine get hands-on with some new Pioneer DJ kit, giving an overview of the DJM-S11 mixer comparing it to the DJM-S9.
If you’d like to get your skills up to scratch, check out Point Blank’s new online DJ Skills course. Plus, they’re currently offering 25% off selected online, LA and London courses – so be sure to enrol before this offer ends on 31st December when this offer ends using the codes ONLINE25, LA25 and LONDON25.
Hercules DJ is one of our favourites when it comes to affordable DJ gear. While they might not compete in the pro DJ booth, they’re one of the most popular brands in the world when it comes to learning how to DJ on a budget. Their kit includes everything from entry-level fun portable DJ hardware to fully functioning, well-built controllers with unique features for DJs who are just starting out.
In this Point Blank tutorial, Anna Lakatos aka Anna Disclaim, a Point Blank lecturer, Native Instruments Product Specialist and Ableton Live Certified Trainer, shows how you can sketch out quick track ideas and build beats using NI’s Maschine+ and demonstrates how you can do all of this using additional music production hardware.
Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with David Harrow – a music industry legend and lead Point Blank LA instructor.
For this deconstruction, they pulled back the curtain on Justin Bieber’s track ‘Intentions’. ‘Intentions’ was released as the second single from his fifth studio album Changes and features Migos’ Quavo. The track itself was produced by Poo Bear and The Audibles and is a stripped-back melodic trap beat which revolves around a hooky arp. ‘Intentions’ peaked at no.1 in Bieber’s home country Canada as well as no.8 in the UK Singles Chart.
Universal Audio aka UA have unveiled their new ground-breaking free software, LUNA. To celebrate its release Point Blank’s Head of Education and Development, Ski Oakenfull has created a video showcasing what this powerhouse can do.
Ableton Live 11 has been announced and it showcases some fantastic new features that diehard Ableton users have been longing for, such as comping and MPE support. Ableton have also included some brand new devices, including a Hybrid Reverb and new tools for MIDI randomisation to boost your creativity.
For the last instalment of Point Blank’s Black History Month series, they were joined by DJ Fonti, a UK garage legend and original member of Heartless Crew, to talk about his cultural background, how he linked up with Bushkin and Mighty Moe, what British black music means to him, how their UK anthem ‘Heartless Theme’ came together and much more.