World-renowned broadcaster, record label executive and DJ extraordinaire, Pete Tong MBE has announced the launch of his first-ever DJ academy live at IMS Ibiza 2022 - The Pete Tong DJ Academy or PTDJA.
The brand-new project for 2022 has been developed and initiated in association with the Rome-based international music school, the MAT Academy - a leader in online tuition programmes. The online e-learning platform has been designed to guide aspiring DJs through the broad spectrum of skills required to become an acclaimed DJ and artist, with techno titan, Carl Cox also named as the co-founder of the project.
With over ninety lessons covering every aspect of vocation in DJing, the new academy will offer one of the most comprehensive programmes currently available to prospering talents. The PTDJA guides each student through how to operate and understand the equipment needed not only for the mixing process, but how to use it creatively when preparing for a set, sharing the technical knowledge fundamental to building a successful career in the industry.
As with any role in the music industry, business know-how is vital in helping aspiring artists to progress. Exposure to this often comes with experience, but Tong's course is said to help give those who choose to attend the academy a head start, offering advice for students on a range of important topics - from DJ booth etiquette and interacting with your peers, to how to run and effectively use social media to boost your profile, and where to find a booking agent and a manager. A one stop course that can be tailored to the user, suited to the beginner, but also those who have already mastered the basics.
A spokesperson from the MAT Academy said:
“Pete is an incredible partner who designed every single aspect of this project with us, together with all the artists involved on this programme. It’s probably the best path to learn in detail, the fantastic art of DJing. We are honoured to be part of this journey and to continue it’s legacy”
Students will also get to experience one-on-one, on-demand video tutorials not only by Pete, but a handpicked selection of some of the most exciting DJs on the planet. Joining the team as partners and mentors are a host of industry heavyweights with years of experience, such as Carl Cox, Jamie Jones and Nicole Moudaber, alongside TSHA, one of the hottest acts around, plus MAT academy artists, The ReLOUD.
A truly in-depth educational platform set to kick-start the careers of many future stars, the academy sets itself apart in terms of its competitors, thanks to the dedicated talent pool. The Academy Talent Pool, a hot bed of game changing contacts, is exclusively accessible to students to help take them beyond the bedroom and onto the dance floor.
Co-founder, Pete Tong said:
“I’m very proud to be launching the PTDJ Academy. A new platform that gives my peer's and I a chance to pass on a lifetimes worth of learning, experience and skills to the next generation. Our ambition is to continue the legacy and help inspire and evolve the essence of what’s required to be a great DJ. If you want to be a DJ this is the place to start."
More information about the new academy can be found at www.petetong-djacademy.com
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