Tak Brzmi Miasto (Hear the City) Incubator  is the first in Poland free program supporting the music business, created for self-managed musicians and bands as well as the managers, that will take place in five Polish cities: Kraków, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań and Toruń. The goal is to provide you with knowledge, skills and contacts that will help you to function better on the music market.

Under the care of five experienced curators and   in the group of selected participants you will get to know topics related to:  financial, legal, business, media, productional and artistic aspects of band’s and manager’s work.

During that time you will meet other motivated artists and managers and will have a chance to receive funds helping you promote your music on partnering festivals or getting knowledge on other events (mobility support). For remarkable participants, there will be an intense training course Summer Camp, and all that qualify to the program will be offered individual consultations with music professionals.


1.Music conference and showcase Tak Brzmi Miasto 2018 (November 17-18th, Cracow)

During the conference Tak Brzmi Miasto 2018, we inaugurated Tak Brzmi Miasto: Incubator. We introduced partners and staff as well as the general rules of the recruitment and details of the program.

The culmination of Tak Brzmi Miasto: Incubator will be the next edition of the conference Tak Brzmi Miasto 2019 where the rundown on the project and it’s possible continuation will be presented.

2. Tak Brzmi Miasto Academy (March 2019 – October 2019, Kraków, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Toruń)

Tak Brzmi Miasto Academy is a series of workshops and meetings run by music professionals, that will take place in five partnering cities of the project: Kraków, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Toruń. The goal is not only to provide you with the newest and tested knowledge about the music market, but also to work regularly on the challenges concerning your career in music.

Every city will hold at least 7 meetings. Every city has it’s own curator, who will “take care” of the participants over the whole program:

Łódź – Leszek Biolik (musician, producer)
Katowice – Paweł Hordejuk (Happysad)
Poznań – Daga Gregorowicz (DagaDana)
Kraków – Agata Trafalska (Kortez)
Toruń – Bartosz Stawiarz (Pink Freud, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet)

3. Community Meetings

In addition to workshops, there will be ‘community meetings’ organised within the project. That’s when we want to identify the collective goals of participants and plan the strategy to achieve the aims so that the participants could support each other even after finishing the project. During these meetings we will also host different guests from the music business.

4. Summer Camp 2019 (August 2019)

In July/September in Kraków there will be held a ten days camp for outstanding participants of the project from all the cities. Accommodation and food costs will be covered. The camp will hold an intense course developing the themes of Tak Brzmi Miasto Academy and the community meetings.

Additionally, there will be instrumental workshops, jam sessions and concerts.

5. Supporting Artists’ Mobility

Participants of the project will be able to make use from refunds of transportation and accommodation expenses concerning their trips for festivals and gigs outside of their city and country. The refund will apply mainly to shows within partnering events: festivals and noted showcases.

6. Supporting Managers’ Mobility

Artists’ managers (or self-managed artists) can also look to financial support for their trips to music conferences or workshops, where they will broaden their knowledge and improving their skills.

7. On-line Consultations

Throughout the duration of the program, the participants will be able to contact music professionals from all around the world. It will be possible to consult any musical idea or find answers for even the hardest questions.


ŁÓDŹ – Leszek Biolik

Musician and music producer. Played with Republika, Obywatel, CG, Stanisław Sojka, Maanam, Robert Gawliński, Elements. He has been producing albums, recording and cooperating with Brodka, The Car is on Fire, Marcin Rozynek, Małgorzata Ostrowska, Fiolka, Misia Ff, T.Love, Justyna Steczkowska, Grzegorz z Ciechowa, Magnificent Muttley, 8 Lat w Tybecie and many others. The founder and co-creator of Otwarta Scena foundation that is focused on recording and promoting video live sessions for remarkable young artists. The foundation has realized around 120 recordings for over 40 artists.

In Incubator Leszek will provide his support in areas like music production and collaboration work between band, label and producer.

KRAKÓW – Paweł Hordejuk

Manager of Happysad band, he has also worked with e.g. Indios Bravos and Lorein. Owner of Morke Buty – an art and concert agency. He has been a music manager since 2003, he is the first manager of Happysad since the beginning of their career (and he has just recently organised their 1000th concert). During the Incubator project, Paweł will focus on main aspect of manager’s work. He will also share his knowledge about working with a band and media.

KATOWICE – Agata Trafalska

Lyrics’ author, music video director, photographer and painter. Sociology graduate and Polish philology Ph.D. at University of Warsaw. In 2011 she started studying at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She works with Jazzboy Records. She is a co-author of Kortez’s success with whom she wrote lyrics for two albums: Bumerang and Mój dom. The music video she created for a song “Zostań” was nominated to Fryderyk Award in 2016.

In Incubator, Agata will mostly take care of the artistic aspects of musician’s career- the role of creativity in building artist’s image and music projects. She will teach about the interfusion of communities and finding inspirations.

POZNAŃ – Dagmara Gregorowicz

Vocalist, leader and manager of folk group called Dagadana, with which she has been touring around the world- and there is no exaggeration in these words. Dagadana has visited China, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Slovakia, Argentina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and, most probably few more countries were added since you started reading.

During the program, Daga will focus on the most important aspects of managing music career and a band: on networking, conscious community building and gaining fans, experiences with showcase festivals and exporting music abroad.

TORUŃ – Bartosz Stawiarz

Bartosz Stawiarz is a music manager and culture animator. He has been active in music businnes for the last 10 years. For six years he has been a manager of Wojtek Mazolewski and his bands, which whom he has been successful not only in Poland but also abroad. Bartosz was also the originator and director of a student Festival of Blues Music “Bluesroads” in Kraków. The last year has been a good streak for Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: concerts around the world and reedition of “Polka”, that became the first in the history Polish album chosen as one of five year’s top-rated jazz albums by prestigious Downbeat Magazine. Because of that, Bartosz will be able to share with you his knowledge about both Polish and global perspective on the music market.



Admired music journalist, author and presenter of Polish Radio Three. He was also a co-organiser of Off Festival and series of concerts called Męskie Granie.

During his workshops he will answer questions like: “What is characteristic for radio music?”, “What makes a good single?”, “What is the language’s influence on appearance on radio?” and any other that you will be willing to ask him.


Journalist, manager and music publisher, founder and owner of Borówka Music agency. Extremely effective concert organiser and promoter of artists from Poland, Iceland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Sweden, Denmark and few others. Over 8 years, his agency has organised over 1600 gigs – from Cezik do islandic Astridir.

During Incubator he will teach you about organising concerts and gigs for “small” bands – possibly similar to yours.



Workshops during Tak Brzmi Miasto Academy within Tak Brzmi Miasto: Incubator will cover four basic pillars of band activity: media, live performances, publishing and business aspect (finances/law).

Even though every curator specialises in slightly different aspects of music, we planned rotations so that each of them can be a guest in every city. This way the participants will be able to receive complete teaching.

Additionally, every city will hold a meeting with a special guest that will deepen a chosen topic, for example broadcasting music on the radio or organising tours.

The workshop will take place from 6 pm until 9 pm on the following dates:

Leszek Biolik

4.04 (gość: Paweł Hordejuk)
16.04 (gość: Bartek Stawiarz)
7.05 (gość: Agata Trafalska)
4.06 (gość: Daga Gregorowicz)
3.09 (gość specjalny)

Paweł Hordejuk

3.04 (gość: Leszek Biolik)
17.04 (gość: Bartek Stawiarz)
8.05 (gość: Agata Trafalska)
5.06 (gość: Daga Gregorowicz)
4.09 (gość specjalny)

Daga Gregorowicz

9.04 (gość: Agata Trafalska)
14.05 (gość: Bartek Stawiarz)
28.05 (gość: Leszek Biolik)
11.06 (gość: Paweł Hordejuk)
10.09 (gość specjalny)

Agata Trafalska

10.04 (gość: Daga Gregorowicz)
15.05 (gość: Bartek Stawiarz)
29.05 (gość: Leszek Biolik)
12.06 (gość: Paweł Hordejuk)
11.09 (gość specjalny)

Bartek Stawiarz

15.04 (gość: Leszek Biolik)
13.05 (gość: Agata Trafalska)
10.06 (gość: Paweł Hordejuk)
9.09 (gość: Daga Gregorowicz)
30.09 (gość specjalny)


In addition to workshops with the curators, we prepared community meetings for you. That’s when we want to identify the collective goals of participants and plan the strategy to achieve the aims so that the participants could support each other even after finishing the project. During these meetings we will also host different guests from the music business.











How to participate?


Tak Brzmi Miasto: Incubator is free of charge. The number of vacancies per city is limited: we can accept up to 30 participants per city. To qualify to the program, fill the application form choosing the nearest city . The participants will be selected by jury consisted of organisers and curators of the program who will assay artistic quality of sent materials and developing potential of the candidate.

Every candidate who didn’t qualify to the program can make use of workshops and lectures as an auditor, but he/she won’t be able to take part in refund program (Supporting Artists’ and Managers’ Mobility), Summer Camp or Individual Consultations.

That’s why it’s worth taking the application form seriously to convince the jury with the quality of your music or your focus on career development!

Results of recruitment to Tak Brzmi Miasto: Incubator


Dorota Polak / Kraków Street Band
Małgorzata Zielińska / Rycerzyki
Jowita Bożek / Babadag /Ola Bilińska
Joanna Markowska / Madame JeanPierre
Mariusz Chromik / 8 lat w Tybecie
Tytus Kalicki / Fleshworld
Weronika Szczepańczyk / Paweł Janas
Mateusz Czajka / So Flow
Michał Naróg / Fraktale
Jacek Szczepan / Sun Dance
Łukasz Klec / Mikrokosmos
Grzegorz Szot / .WAVS
Jakub Blokesz / Kuba Blokesz
Paweł Sarna / SoundQ
Anna Łosiowska / Cheap Flights
Edyta Górecka / Edyta Górecka
Jarosław Jurkiewicz / Freenology
Łukasz Pietrzak / Hot Tamales
Michał Marzec / Oobu
Kamil Juszczyk / Kamil Juszczyk
Marcin Giza / Dziewczęta
Grzegorz Wardęga / runforrest
Natalia Orkisz / Box Anima
Aleksandra Dudziak / BEAM-LIGHT
Agnieszka Musiał / Agnieszka Musiał
Rafał Klimczak / Neal Cassady
Krzysztof Pacan / Marta Zalewska
Magdalena Cymer / Romantic Fellas
Kris Gońda / Taraban
Piotr Krakowski / Jutuber


Anna Wilkus / EYELIDS
Marcel Lisiak / Osada Vida
Jakub Kotowicz / Kuba Kotowicz
Maciej Nestor / JazzBlaster
Damian Płaczek / Coast Patrol
Michał Wajdzik-Radziejowski / The Party Is Over
Radosław Kasprzycki / IKSY
Daria Ryczek / Daria Ryczek
Basia Silbert / zespół KOLORY
Klaudia Daliva / Khra Daliva
Weronika Wendrowska / Marcin Pater Trio
Stanisław Bryś / Luna
Rafał Karwot / TABU
Sławek Krzanowski / Sławek Krzanowski
Grzegorz Pikuliński / clou
Radosław Matysek / Strzyga!
Dominika Skoczylas / Wojtek Szumański & MINT.
Mateusz Ulczok/ Projekt 87
Maciej Widłak / Koniec Lata
Łukasz Feldek / KASIA SKIBA i JA
Jakub Niemiec / Tukej
Jadwiga Horyń / ilembee
Karo Glazer / Karo Glazer
Robert Kafel / PRL / Kwasek
Katarzyna Czekaj / Szklane Oczy
Marcin Madura / Beat Le Juice
Magda Fijołek / Seeme /Kasia Makowiecka
Adrian Jasnoch / Insekt
Anna Bratek / MÓW
Ewa Aksamit-Bobrowska / Velveteve
Robert Szewczuga / Robert Szewczuga Trio


Jakub Pałys / Francis Tuan
Daria Głowacka / Misia Furtak
Agata Szakiel / ODPOCZNO
Barbara Derlak / Chłopcy kontra Basia
Katarzyna Biesaga / OREADA
Igor Spolski / Happy Village Orchestra
Barbara Songin / Sutari / Mehehe
Bartłomiej Halicki / Bartek Halicki Septet
Paweł Pira / Two Tribes
Agnieszka Cygańska / Besides
Monika Kowalczyk / Monika Kowalczyk
Jakub Śliwiński / Syndrom
Jedrzej Weber / Fickle Vibe
Sonia Stochmiałek / Sonia Stochmiałek
Pavlina Lipowczan / MOONSHYE
Joanna Cisowska / Joanna Cisowska
Jakub Sołtysik / Sołtys
Maciej Filipczuk / Lautari
Eliza Tkacz / Eliza A. Tkacz
Karolina Kozłowska / Nowomowa
Karol Szlawski / Black Radio
Mona Polaski / mona polaski
Martyna Romanowicz / Roma Nowicz
Michał Kuczer / Eddie/Hai
Joanna Kotowska / hethet
Adrian Sęk / Futurelight
Konrad Michalak / Kolberg: Re-Wizja
Martyna Siermińska / Martyna Siermińska
Krzysztof Kołsut / The Bimbears
Jan Mikina / Hermes


Paulina Jarysz / Swiernalis
Ania Brachaczek / BiFF
Katarzyna Kupińska / Moribunda
Izabela Rekowska / Izzy and the Black Trees
Przemysław Mielniczuk / Alpha.
Przemysław Barski / Bleeding Moses
Dawid Maciejski / Ayden
Wojciech Kucharski / Kucharski Brodacze Live Act
Joanna Kupczyńska / Fisheclectic
Tomasz Olszewski / mona polaski
Bartosz Kaczmarek / Michał Kmieciak
Joanna Matyasik / Pola Chobot & Adam Baran
Igor Stobiecki / Cool Cat
Magdalena Sowul / ugla
Mateusz Doniec / KAPELA KARPATI
Paweł Odzimek / NOHONO
Paweł Drygas / Chwilantropia
Aleksandra Szalińska / OOBE
Kornel Krupiński / Summana
Mateusz Pawlukiewicz / Mean Machine
Marta Michalak / Marta Cecylia Michalak
Mateusz Jakielski / SIELSKA
Jerzy Markuszewski / Slavic Jazz Underground
Maciej Piszczek / Deathinition
Maja Nowicka / Amadou Fola
Natalia Hoffmann / NaliaH
Sandra Rugała / Sandra Rugała
Gabriela Cybuch / Fox in the Box
Agnieszka Pietrusewicz-Kret / Chór Czarownic
Anna Prętka / Part Of The Kitchen


Rafał Iwański / ALAMEDA 5
Michał Gajewski / GRIBOJEDOW
Robert Kapkowski / Cheap Tobacco
Aleksandra Wiśniewska / Tomasz Chyła Quintet
Kacper Nowak / Steve Nash
Patryk Niedbalski / DIUNA
Malwina Krępeć / Piotr Krępeć
Maria Kępisty / Siostry Łotry
Mateusz Sadecki / Arab Mainstream / Sadey Podziemie
Aleksandra Góralska / Kwiatki
Ewa Liguz Borowiec / Roy Einar Dreng
Paweł Ackermann / Daddy Always Ready & Uncle Jaras (dj Pac1)
Dorota Mataczyńska / ŁYKO
Igor Kościelniak / Deathinition
Adrian Zabielski / Afterwhite
Jarosław Kannenberg / Daddy Always Ready & Uncle Jaras (Pan Jaras)
Rafał Bykowski / DrySkull
Andrzej Boczar / OSP Bronx
Aleksandra Krat / Aleksandra Krat
Mateusz Fidler / Widoki
Michał Ciechomski / M.C
Kuba Niewiński / Woodkid Project
Anna Sztuczka / EDER
Urszula Kucharczyk / Corr
Ewa Falkowska / Tortilla
Kacper Katolik / Kacper Katolik
Alicja Kochanowicz / Żywłoga
Juliusz Pacek / Dj Funktion
Gustaw Nowak / Gustaw Nowak
Edyta Januszewska


The main organiser is Cultural Centre “Dworek Białoprądnicki”. The program and promotion is provided by Cracow Music Scene Foundation.


The project is supported financially by Department of Culture in Kraków, by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, by Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, by Polish Society of Authors and Composers ZAiKS, supported by Music Export Poland and Independent Digital :


Partnering cities & organizations: Katowice Miasto Ogrodów, Łódzkie Centrum Wydarzeń and Łódź Songwriter Festival, Department of Culture in the city of Poznan, Kołorking Muzyczny, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Nie-Art Foundation:



Partnering festivals and conferences:


Other partners:



Szymon Wyrembak
+48 12 420 49 64


Michał Wójcik
+48 694 713 732


Władek Foltyński
+48 606 211 523