Create. Grow. Build.

The MIC Network℠ is a cooperative network of artists and professionals who serve and uplift each other to support music, media and arts communities around the nation.

We build profitable and sustainable careers in the entertainment industry as we define the future of our creative culture.

The MIC Network nurtures talent, empowers artists and provides an accessible platform for career development. We build new entertainment industry infrastructure by unifying professionals providing creative services to the community within a cooperative environment. We foster creativity expression through the experience of music and art.

Within a cooperative environment, we all thrive.

Our Programs
The Band Experience

The Band Experience

Our flagship program is The Band
Experience®, a program that educates
new artists and music hobbyists on the
aspects of creating and releasing original
music into the marketplace.

The Band Experience educational program is designed to supplement music programs in schools, while Band Experience Corporate assists companies with team building and audio branding.

For more information on The Band Experience, please visit

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Collective Songwriting

Tap into the next level of your creative potential! Participate in a series of freeform exercises that allow for the experience of music creation. Explore the songwriting process and learn how to apply creative thinking to business, team building and personal life. With help from your music director, you will write lyrics, craft ideas for song structure and mood, and take with you an original you helped to create.

This program is created for, but not limited to:

  • Keynote Speaker presentations
  • Team-building exercises
  • Half day and full day workshops
  • Parties or retreats
  • Custom and themed songs for individuals, companies, schools or charitable organizations

Songwriting isn't just for Musicians

Collective Songwriting
About Us


Become a member of The MIC Network and receive:

  • Support and referrals from a trusted network of select industry professionals
  • Discounted recording and film studio services
  • Discounted services from our network artists and designers
  • Music licensing support and/or access to The MIC Network music catalog
  • Networking and marketing opportunities

Take advantage of our network alliances, including:

  • Musicians
  • Actors
  • Filmmakers
  • Recording studios
  • Producers
  • Composers
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Graphic designers
  • Photographers
  • Ad agencies
  • Videographers
  • Audio engineers
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Promotional agents
  • Talent buyers
  • Venues, etc.

We are building our member network now. Contact us to inquire.

Our Team

We are a group of individuals dedicated to building the new music and entertainment industry model. Click here to learn more.



As part of the first phase of The MIC network launch, we are focusing on two major initiatives:

  • A highly publicized Band Experience promotional campaign in multiple cites around the US
  • Interactive and educational "music creation experiences" to supplement music programs in schools


We have allied with Synervision Foundation, a 501C3 to host "music creation experiences" for youth programs and charitable organizations and to support the launch of our non-profit, the "Free the Music Project."


Much like the business incubator model, our first creative career center will house recording and film studios, gallery, workshop and event space, office and meeting space, and an in house network of creative professionals to provide a "one-stop shop" for the community. Partner with us to build our first location in San Diego, California and then expand to cities around the nation.

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Our Team

Astra Kelly – CEO and Founder

The MIC Network℠ was founded by Astra Kelly, who has worked for over twenty-five years as a singer/songwriter, performer, music producer, radio DJ, and she’s handled operations for four different recording studios. She’s released six records on her own label and helps others tap into their true musical potential via song/album production or vocal, music and songwriting coaching.

Paul Lemberg – Board Member – Business Strategy

Hugh Ballou – Leadership and Team Strategy

Paul Hoyt – Business Advisor

Optima Law Group – Legal

Alex Martinez – Promotions

Kaylie McKelvy – Promotions

Winkler Designs – Visual Media Management

NOL Entertainment – Music and Artist Management