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Learn how to DJ from Godfather of Electronic Music, Paul Oakenfold

This is your chance, your golden ticket to stardom. Whether you are an aspiring DJ who just watched “We Are Your Friends” with Zac Efron, or a professional in the industry looking to become more successful; this is what you have been looking for. Paul Oakenfold & his acclaimed industry friends have teamed up with The Los Angeles Recording School to put together a dream camp for EDM DJs and producers alike. This isn’t an ordinary class, but rather an intimate 5 day session with multiple industry connections and one of the most successful DJs/Producers of all time. We are talking about the man who basically helped shape house music and inspired many of the artists you listen to today. Paul has dedicated time out of his busy schedule to mentor students who truly have a passion for electronic music, while still managing to perform 75-85 shows a year.

Attendees will learn many never-before-shared secrets from the production to the management side of the industry. The Camp will focus on: The Art of the Mix (DJ’ing 101), In-studio Production (Breaking it down), Publishing, Licensing, Marketing, Social Media, Radio, Agents & Management. All the things you absolutely need to get right to become successful. Availability is limited, while speaking to the Dave Phillips about the Camp he mentioned that there will be a capacity of around 25 students. This is to ensure that everyone in attendance will get enough one-on-one time. The instructor lineup is almost unbelievable, including a lot of people who helped pioneer the EDM industry:

  • Paul Oakenfold – considered one of the greatest DJ/Producers in the world, shares his legendary career, from his beginnings in the UK music business, to his phenomenal producing and soundtrack success all over the world.

  • Jon Pleeter – 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 – is the 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 Meyer – 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.

  • Dave Audė – 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 Kadlec – 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.

  • Joe Carlone – is a leading entertainment attorney whose clients include a broad range of recording artists, record producers, songwriters and composers.

  • Daniel Mendoza – is the Manager of Content Development at The Recording Academy. Daniel was a driving force behind the introduction of electronic music to The Grammys.

  • Nelly Neban – 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 Baltin – is a lead writer/contributor for Rolling Stone Magazine and has interviewed some of the world’s top DJ/Producers.

The best part of the camp is that Paul Oakenfold is doing it all to give back the community that has given him so much. He is truly grateful for the position that he’s in and he want’s to share his wealth of knowledge and experience. There is a $1500 Tuition for “DJ Camp” which includes five full days of classroom-style seminars and instruction, daily breakfast and lunch, lectures, small group break-outs, in-studio demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with electronic music industry leaders. Students enrolled in “DJ Camp” who subsequently enroll in a degree program at The Los Angeles Recording School will also be eligible for special rates and discounts on their tuition. For information on how to sign up, go to their website This program is intended for adults 18 & older, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Don’t forget that space is limited.

The DJ Camp takes place on campus at The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The Los Angeles Film School, located in the heart of Hollywood at the historic RCA Building located at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. On top of getting discounted tuition, all students enrolled in “DJ Camp” will be eligible to win a spot on the line-up for Bass Camp Festival in Lake Tahoe by submitting their original remix to the judges the week of “DJ Camp.”

“We are very excited to work with Paul to offer such an opportunity to those who are passionate about a career in electronic music. It’s a real-world introduction to the industry by the very people driving it. Our campus, here in the center of the industry in Hollywood, has the recording studios and venues perfect for hosting this event,” says Andrew Mackenzie, Director of Audio Programs at The Los Angeles Recording School.

Paul Oakenfold’s DJ Camp – September 24th-28th, Los Angeles

About The Los Angeles Recording School

The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS), a division of The Los Angeles Film School, was founded in 1985 and is located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The private post-secondary educational institution teaches its students all aspects of music production and recording arts in both instructional and hands-on lab environments. The 33,000 square foot building where the school resides is equipped with over 20 studios and labs featuring industry standard Pro Tools HD systems, Solid State Logic and Neve large format mixing consoles. LARS also serves as a Pro Tools Certified Training Location by offering its students a Pro Tools certification program.

The college’s campus includes the restoration of the historical Ivar Theatre, a 6000-square-foot venue offering a live performance stage and expansive production spaces. The Ivar attracts industry showcases, private events and prominent artist performances, and is the home to the newest live-sound training component for students of The Los Angeles Recording School’s Recording Arts program. Its faculty is comprised of professional recording engineers and music producers who teach a full range of audio engineering and music production skills such as: recording, mixing and optimizing audio for music, movies, television, computer games and the Internet. Graduate credits include GRAMMY awards and nominations, engineering multi-platinum albums, placing the final touches on theatrical releases and working with top musical artists such as: Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Shakira, Seal, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, to name a few.

So whether you’re a bedroom producer or a local DJ who wants to take their career to a whole new level, this is the dream-camp built for you. After speaking to Co-Founder of the camp Paul Reder I am convinced that this Camp is the real deal, it doesn’t get much better than this. The way he put it was: It’s like going into the gym and getting trained by the guy who looks like Dwayne ” The Rock ” Johnson. There aren’t many opportunities where you get one-on-one time with famous DJs, entertainment lawyers, and agents from William-Morris. All the questions you’ve ever had, will all be answered. How to trademark a name, when’s the right time to get a manager, what’s the point of an agent? These are all questions you have asked or will ask yourself one day if you plan on making a living off music. The door is open, only you can walk yourself in.

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