What is the production process of a concert like? Visit to the Sala Apolo with Joan Miquel Oliver

Students from the Postgraduate Course on Global Music Business Management from the UPF Barcelona School of Management had the opportunity to visit the Sala Apolo during the production of Joan Miquel Oliver’s concert. During this visit the students were given an explanation of the production process and they saw, in situ, the preparation of the scene, the sound test, the various equipment in the hall and how to deal with tech riders. During the visit, the students met two alumni from the program who now work there: Maria Sagrera (Head of communication and branding at Sala Apolo) and Bruno Fabregas (Head of production).

The production of a concert consists of coordinating a technical and human team so that the activity can be performed in a given time and space. The process includes granting authorisation, security schemes, test and concert schedules, while meeting the needs of production staff, staff who work at heights, loading and unloading staff, the staff responsible for setting up the scene, etc.

The Postgraduate Course on Global Music Business Management from the UPF Barcelona School of Management is a pioneering Spanish program in the business management of music and it benefits from the vast amount of business generated in Barcelona, music capital of Southern Europe. It has both industry support and the support of some of the most prestigious international professionals in the music business.