Co-founded with Carl Cox, Pete Tong announces his DJ Academy at the International Music Summit, Ibiza

Pete Tong has announced the launch of his newly minted –  Pete Tong DJ Academy during this year’s IMS 2022. The brand-new project for 2022 is in association with the Rome based MAT Academy, a leader in online tuition programmes.

A totally online e-learning platform designed to guide aspiring DJs through the broad spectrum of skills required to become a great DJ, co-founded with Carl Cox. “Our mission has always been to provide the best education tools to every artist, in every corner of the world via online music academies. When we imagined an online DJ Academy, of course Pete Tong was someone we all knew we wanted to work with first on the list”– MAT Academy

A very comprehensive programme,with over 90 lessons that covers every aspect of a career DJing. Technical knowledge is fundamental building block to any career as a DJ, 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. As with any career, there is always a business element involved,so as a DJ there’s no exception.

Exposure to this often comes with experience,but the course can help give you a head start with advice for students on important topics, including DJ booth etiquette, interacting with your peers, how to run and effectively use social media to boost your profile, to when it’s finally time for you to look for a booking agent and manager. It’s a one stop course that can be tailored to the user, suited to the beginner, but also those who have already mastered the basics.

“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”– MAT Academy

You’ll be able 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 Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, Nicole Moudaber, industry heavy weights with years of experience, plus MAT academy artists

This is a comprehensive DJ course on the market, not just an academy an in-depth educational platform kick starting the careers of our future stars. The academy sets itself apart in terms of its competitors, thanks to the dedicated talent pool. This Academy Talent Pool Hot bed of game changing contacts, exclusively accessible to students help take them beyond the bedroom and onto the dancefloor.

Outstanding students are also given the opportunity to play events,appear on radio and have access to exclusive discounts and benefits with thanks to Beatport Defected, their official partners

“I’m very proud to be launching the PTDJ Academy. A new platform that gives my peers and I a chance to pass on a lifetime’s 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” – Pete Tong

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