Music Production - Today's Education, Tomorrow's Industry

Music Production - Today's Education, Tomorrow's Industry


July 1 | 7PM

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About the Event

Music Works Online presents a free webinar on the changing professional landscape of music production and what is needed to equip the new generation of music producers via accessible and reliable skill training.

  • Understand the biggest workflow changes music producers are adapting to, and whether these changes open new possibilities.
  • Learn about the new skills required to adapt successfully to the dynamic shifts in the music industry
  • Understand the emerging possibilities in learning music production in a personalised and flexible way, while applying your skills in a real-world setting
  • Gain insights to the advantages and challenges in learning music via virtual/remote methods
  • Familiarise with the learning tools/teaching methods available today that make e-learning a holistic experience
  • Learn how online programmes equip you to be successful in the workplace of tomorrow compared to on-campus learning.


Salim Merchant (Music Composer / Producer / Singer)

Salim Merchant is among India's most respected singer composers, having scored more than 100 films, around 20 TV shows and composed several records incorporating cinematic, Indian folk, classical and Sufi influences in his music. He was the first Indian artist to perform at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Internationally, he has also been nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for composing 'Save the Tiger - Wonder Pets' and has collaborated with Lady Gaga - "Born This Way" and Enrique Iglesias - "I'm a Freak". 

Rob Cowan (CEO and Founder of Point Blank Music School, London)

Point Blank is voted ‘Best Music Production & DJ School’ by DJ Magazine. Rob started his musical journey as a bass player in Sony signed band, Honeychile, Rob then became a music producer at London’s famous Matrix Studios before setting up Point Blank in 1994. Now with schools in London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Ibiza, China and online, a record label for new talent, and an international audience of over 2 million followers on social media, Rob has overseen the growth of Point Blank into a truly global brand. 

Mohit Soni (CEO, Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Mohit’s passion for establishing the media training industry is highly visible with his significant contribution to almost all of the prominent media training brands we know in the Country today. With more than 18 years of experience in developing new business alliance, Channel Network and Setting up Partnership with International and Indian Academic Institutes/Universities, Mohit has established some of the finest brands like Spectrum Media, IIFM, iProf, Picasso Animation, Frameboxx and many more. With his profound experience in building start-ups and new generation businesses, Mohit presently spearheads the Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC).

Joel Hamilton (Grammy & Latin Grammy nominated record producer/engineer)

Joel is an internationally acclaimed record producer, musician, and co-owner of Studio G Brooklyn, NY. Some of his credits include production, engineering, and mixing of Highly Suspect 2016 Grammy-nominated album "Mister Asylum" as well as 2016 Grammy nominated songs "Lydia" and "My name is human". He has also engineered and mixed for Pretty Lights' Grammy nominated album “A Color Map of the Sun,” Gaby Moreno’s album “Postales” (Metamorfosis) Winner, Best New Artist, Latin Grammys 2013, and mixed Iggy Pop with The Plastic Ono Band's song “Waiting For The D Train”.

Moderator: Ashu Phatak (Co-Founder, True School)

Ashu, as he is better known, is an award-winning multi-instrumental music composer and producer, who has released over 15 contemporary music albums in the past two decades. He is one of the most sought-after composers in advertising and films, having composed music for over 3,000 television commercials and the soundtracks for 10 feature films. He composed the music for the acclaimed documentary, Fire in the Blood, nominated in the World Cinema category at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2013.

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