Band acceleration, management and entrepreneurship are skills that can help emerging artists to take their band further. This kind of knowledge allows bands at an initial phase of development to launch themselves on the market and to produce and edit a phonographic and videographic record, something recognized as a general problem and many times a holdback in early-stages. Residencies and programs that offer this kind of expertise are a great help for youngsters who have the ambition to take their music skills to the next level but don’t know how.


This module will help youngsters to be in contact with a more professional environment, that will trigger their sense of responsibility and their creativity. The benefits of these practices can be summed up by the possibilities they bring to the participants and the host institutions, responsible for the mentorship of the program in order to fulfil the following practices:  

  • Get in touch with business and music production related skills 
  • Produce, edit and promote a phonographic or a videografic record of a band’s theme;
  • Induce behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the band’s resilience;
  • Monitor and guide the career of the bands in a long term;
  • Serve as a motivational reference for participants in other related initiatives.

Developed skills

  • Business-related skills: Entrepreneurship / Business skills through Lean Startup methodology (management, marketing, finances, etc.)
  • Musical-related skills: music production, musical events, production, etc.
  • Professionalism;
  • Concision in studio environment;
  • Communication;
  • Creativity;
  • Team building.

Skills to be improved

  • Specific musical skills of the rock scene;
  • Specific skills related to playing live, in a band;
  • Creativity;
  • Responsibility;
  • Discipline;
  • Work intensity;
  • Social Interaction.

Get Some inspiration from these projects / Examples

  1. Fundacion Paideia
  2. Residency for Rock Bands – Paredes de Coura
  3. Arda Academy
  5. Sol Music Network

Training Unit 1: How to promote your band on media


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Training Unit 2: How to promote your band on Social Networks

Training Unit 3: How to prepare a Technical Rider

Training Unit 3: How to prepare a tour