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Virtuoso Artist Accelerator: artist development course

Virtuoso Artist Accelerator: artist development course

Published on 14.04.22 at 10.40 by Will Showler.

Even if your music’s amazing, it can seem like there are so many hurdles to making it as a professional artist. If you want to succeed in the music business, you need to know exactly what works and what doesn’t. You need to know how the industry really works — and quickly. That’s where we come in.

Introducing our brand new artist development course, the Virtuoso Artist Accelerator. Specifically designed to help you as an emerging artist – getting your career off the ground and moving forward into the next level. We'll go into detail on branding, marketing, building a fan base, getting signed and much more.

This 6 week live, interactive course starts on the 29th June, covers core music industry topics and is delivered by successful artists and industry experts. This is an exclusive programme limited to 30 spaces, which will get you and your music release-ready.

Worried about missing anything? All of the sessions will be recorded so you can watch back in your own time if you happen to miss a week – so you can find time for holidays and festivals as well as levelling up your music career.

  • Join from anywhere, virtually
  • Learning materials and workbooks
  • 1-2-1s with course leaders to get additional support
  • Opportunity to network and collaborate with peers and industry pros
  • Clear tasks and outcomes to help you achieve your goals as a music maker.

What will you learn in each session?


Session 1: Community introduction, future visioning, goal setting, and music career roadmapping

Tuesday June 28th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Led by Michael Beardsley (Virtuoso, Red Face Recordings) and Arianna Power (Virtuoso, ex Boiler Room, FACT, Vinyl Factory)

Session 2: Mindset, creativity, and productivity

Wednesday June 29th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Guests: Elijah (Butterz) and Steffi Yellakins (musik matter, MALA, Deep Medi).

Session 3: Branding and artist identity

Wednesday July 6th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Guests: Kazim Rashid (Resident Advisor) and Helena Antoniades (Hale Management, Toddla T, previously Radio 1)

Session 4: Blockchain and NFTs (the future industry)

Wednesday July 13th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Guest: Plastician

Session 5: Music career roadmap check-in and update

Tuesday, July 19th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Led by Michael Beardsley (Virtuoso, Red Face Recordings) and Arianna Power (Virtuoso, ex Boiler Room, FACT, Vinyl Factory)

Session 6: Artist MGMT, promoters and getting gigs

Wednesday, July 20th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Guests: Jenny Wade (Black Acre Management), Judy Griffith (fabric), and Raji Rags (NTS, Boiler Room, Livin’ Proof)

Session 7: Marketing, press, & PR

Wednesday, July 27th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Guests Jenna Knight of Jenna Knight PR (BIMM, Diplo, Kojey Radical) and Genevieve Taylor (Glisten PR)

Session 8: Labels, A&R, publishing, and getting signed

Wednesday, Aug 3rd | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Guests Kay Wrate (Warp Publishing), Raji Rags (NTS, Boiler Room, Livin’ Proof, previously Bleep and Warp Records), and Chris Goss (Hospital Records)

Session 9: Finalising music career roadmap and setting actions & intentions

Thursday, Aug 4th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Led by Michael Beardsley (Virtuoso, Red Face Recordings)

BONUS Session 10: Community check-in, group coaching and accountability part 1

Thurs Sep 1st | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Led by Arianna Power (Virtuoso, ex Boiler Room, FACT, Vinyl Factory)

BONUS Session 11: Community check-in, group coaching and accountability part 2

Weds Oct 12th | 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Led by Arianna Power (Virtuoso, ex Boiler Room, FACT, Vinyl Factory)



Ready to take your career to the next level? Sign up now to join – only 30 places are available.

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All our online courses are held on our unique Virtuoso Stage™. It’s a state-of-the-art immersive learning experience, with the feel of a real-world classroom. Multiple camera angles allow you to feel like you’re in the room, wherever you connect from.

Virtuoso Stage Andy C presenting on the Virtuoso Stage.