Paul Oakenfold is no stranger to the electronic music scene. At fifty five years of age, the legendary producer DJ has seen it all; and now the British master has designed an “Electronic Dance Music Academy” that is set to take place from September 24-28 at the Los Angeles Recording School (a division of the L.A. film school).
Looking to start his own breeding ground for the next superstar, the school will focus on the art of Mixing (DJ’ing 101), electronic music / in-studio production, publishing, licensing, marketing, social media, and radio.
Students of the class will be eligible to win spots in festival lineups and more – must be 18 years old to attend the camp. The studio is world-renowned, holding 20 studios and labs.
“This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the electronic music community and to take the time to teach and mentor students who have an interest in an industry that I’ve so proudly been a part of all these years,” Oakenfold said. “For me, the chance to make a difference in the careers of budding new artists is something I’ve always wanted to do, and providing this education is truly a dream for me.” – Paul Oakenfold
Check out the camp’s website here for more information about enrollment. Entrants will receive mentorship from Oakenfold and these artists as well:
Jon brings 20 years of music artist representation experience as Vice President of Concerts & Festivals at International Creative Management. Pleeter began as an agent at CAA, where he represented EDM pioneers such as Daft Punk
Jeff “Retro” Hill
Resident DJ at Hakkasan Nightclub, Las Vegas, considered the top nightclub in North America, and also holds residencies at WET Republic Ultra Pool, and the newly opened Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace. He’s opened for some of the most prominent DJ’s in the world, including Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buren, Benny Bennassi and David Guetta.
Matt joined AM Only as a talent agent in 2012, where he represents a wide range of artists including Cash Cash, Cosmic Gate, Haywyre, Halsey, Krewella, Sam Feldt, Tritonal, and Whilk & Misky.
A Grammy nominee, is responsible for official remixes of U2, Madonna, Sting, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Puff Daddy, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez,, Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Chris Brown, Korn and more, who have entrusted Dave to transform their hits into dance tracks. He has created an unprecedented 95 #1 Billboard tracks.
Jason is a music marketing expert who helped establish the Los Angeles-based digital music companies, INgrooves, Fontana and Topspin. Kadlec has spent years managing websites and online marketing for electronic music artists including Bassnectar, Amon Tobin, and EDM festivals such as Bass Camp.
is a leading entertainment attorney whose clients include a broad range of recording artists, record producers, songwriters and composers.
The Manager of Content Development at The Recording Academy. Daniel was a driving force behind the introduction of electronic music to The Grammys.
Nelly is the co-managing director of Axis Artists Management Inc. She has a vast background in concert promotion and artist management with Weintraub Entertainment Group.
Steve is a lead writer/contributor for Rolling Stone Magazine and has interviewed some of the world’s top DJ/Producers.
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