Robert Cowan is the CEO and Founder of Point Blank, voted ‘Best Music Production School’ by DJ Magazine. He is a musician with a long history in the business. Starting out on his musical journey as a bass player in live funky house act Honeychile, he was signed to Sony and took part in several tours to support a series of releases. After enjoying life on the road, Rob became a sound engineer at Matrix Studios where he worked with top producers on high profile projects such as D:Ream and Sasha.
Gaining confidence in his production abilities, he set out on his own, establishing a recording studio on the banks of the Thames and naming it over breakfast in a local café: Point Blank. While running studio sessions, Rob found that many people wanted to know how the equipment worked. In something of a lightbulb moment, he responded by writing a course: ‘How to Produce a Track in a Weekend’. Soon, more people were enrolling on the course than hiring the studio – the seed had been sewn.
More courses followed and Point Blank Music School was born. In the two decades since, Point Blank has grown into a bona fide higher education institution, teaching students to degree level, validated by Middlesex University. With schools in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza and online, an in-house record label for new talent, and an international audience of over two million followers on social media, Rob has overseen the growth of the company into a truly global brand. Nowadays, Rob plays tablas regularly and can be seen and heard at the Point Blank Open Mic Night, plying his craft alongside other musicians from the Point Blank fold.