2022 Speakers

Tallinn Music Week 2022 conference takes place on 6 – 7 May 2022 at Nordic Hotel Forum and club Hall.
The programme will be announced throughout spring 2022.
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Alexandra Archetti Stølen (NO)

Festival Director of Oslo World Festival

Half Norwegian and half Argentinean, Alexandra Archetti Stølen is the festival director of the Oslo World since 2006. In 2022 the festival will be held for the 29th consecutive year, spread on 20-25 venues around Oslo from 31 October to  6 November. Oslo World is one of the most important festivals and cultural organizations in Norway, presenting high-quality music, debates, exhibitions and dance performances from all over the world every fall. Oslo World is also an important collaborative partner and year around event manager.
Alexandra is also the co-founder of the Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival in Lebanon, the founder and initiator of festivals in asylum centres in Oslo called “Our Neighborhood” and she was the president of the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (2011-2018(. She has been a member of the board of the Norwegian Live Association (2015-2020) and has been involved in various cultural events and cultural management in Norway and abroad. She is a jury member of the Telenor Culture Prize, one of the most prestigious culture prizes in Norway. In 2019 she was honoured with the Ordre des arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and received the City of Oslo artist prize.


Andraž Kajzer (SI)

Artistic Director of MENT Ljubljana

Andraž Kajzer is the Artistic Director of MENT Ljubljana – a three-day music discovery festival and conference taking place in the Slovenian capital since 2015. MENT’s latest adventure is the MENT Session series published weekly online. His previous experience includes serving beer, painting walls, running an indie label, editing a print magazine, editing a webzine, making a documentary about free music, being a music journalist, trying to be a music critic, promoting gigs, running small international tours and working as a sound technician.


Beckie Sugden (UK)

Agent at ICM Partners/Primary Talent

Beckie Sugden joined ICM Partners/Primary Talent International last year as a Concerts Agent working out of the agency’s London offices. Sugden came to ICM/Primary from X-ray Touring, which she joined in 2014. She is particularly skilled at developing talent from the ground up, strategically shaping their live careers from the smallest venues through to arena-level shows, and she prides herself on her skill in handling almost every genre of music. She has built an impressive and eclectic roster including Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, Russ, Noname, Mick Jenkins, T-Pain, Ghostemane, Mac Ayres, Soulection, Joe Kay and more. 

Daniel Levi (EE)

Artist, songwriter

Daniel Levi is an Estonian/American artist and songwriter. He is a household name in Estonia, regularly appearing on national TV and radios and gaining more and more attention internationally along with his dynamic band who are known for their high energy and uplifting performances. Daniel created a huge buzz in the electronic pop scene by collaborating with a local EDM success Cartoon for the hit single “On & On”, which has racked up over 690 million plays on Spotify and YouTube all over the world. Today Daniel Levi has arrived at a timeless pop sound glowing with elements of soul, funk and R’n’B and was recently nominated as a pop artist of the year at Estonian Music Awards 2022.


David McGinnis (UK)

Managing Director of Mute Song

Canadian-born London-residing David McGinnis is the Managing Director of Mute Song, the music publishing partner of the eminent Mute record label. McGinnis joined Mute Song as Head of Licensing in 1999. Over two decades his role expanded to encompass A&R, writer relations and business affairs. McGinnis was appointed Managing Director of Mute Song in 2014. Prior, McGinnis held licensing positions with PPL and MCPS where he gained an intimate understanding of the legal and technical foundations of rights management and exploitation in the music industry.

Mute Song publishes music by Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Underworld, Public Service Broadcasting, Swans, Bob Geldof, Peter Green, Hannah Peel, Liars, Wire, Charlie Cunningham and many other distinguished composers and recording artists.


Eva Palm (EE)

Head Promoter of LiveNation Estonia

Eva Palm is the head promoter of the Baltic region for the worldwide leading music promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Eva, who started out as a production manager for the likes of Sting, Depeche Mode and Metallica to name a few, has truly seen it all during her eventful career. She is responsible for organising the biggest outdoor events in the Baltics for major acts like Madonna, Robbie Williams, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Metallica and many others, amassing over 70 thousand people with each show. Over 22 years of experience in the entertainment industry has led her to develop a unique perspective on building and leading a successful company. 


Jane Savidge (UK)

Co-Founder and Head of Savage & Best, writer and PR

As co-founder and head of legendary PR company Savage & Best, Jane Savidge is widely credited as being the main instigator of the Britpop movement that swept the UK in the mid-1990s. During this time, Jane represented Suede, Pulp, The Verve, Elastica, Longpigs, Menswear, Marion, Ultrasound, Echobelly, The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder, and Kula Shaker, while also representing many other artists of the era, including The Fall and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Savidge’s new book Here They Come With Their Make Up On: Suede, Coming Up… And More Adventures Beyond The Wild Frontiers is out on April 12th 2022. Jane is also the author of a critically acclaimed Lunch With The Wild Frontiers (2019). 

Here They Come With Their Make-Up On… examines in exquisite detail how Suede emerged from the chaotic, ruined remnants of their career and somehow managed to conjure up their most joyously evocative and celebrated album to date. It features yet more outlandish tales from Jane’s time with Suede and those around them back then, as well as new interviews with band members and Coming Up’s producer, Ed Buller.


Linnéa Elisabeth Svensson (NO)

Board Member at Greener Events

Linnéa Elisabeth Svensson is a project manager and sustainability consultant working in the event industry with music organisations, cultural, social and sporting events. She has project-managed the Green Roadmap for the Norwegian Arts and Cultural Sector, lectures a course in Sustainable Event Management at the Norwegian Business School and is the author/co-author of multiple practical guides in sustainability for festivals and sporting events. She is one of the co-founders of Green Operations Europe and holds several board positions in the Norwegian music industry like the Oslo Music Office, Oslo Jazzfestival and the Greener Events Foundation.

Ralf Diemert (DE)

von der haardt, Founder and Managing Director

Ralf Diemert is the founder and Managing Director of von der haardt, a booking agency for performing arts in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2018, the agency focuses on close collaborations with artists, managements and labels in order to establish enduring careers. As an agent Ralf Diemert represent International touring artists such as Ólafur Arnalds, Kiasmos, Christian Löffler, Hania Rani, Grandbrothers, Clark, Pantha Du Prince and other protagonists of the non-classical and live-electronic genres. Beside being agent, Ralf Diemert also promotes the German concerts of José Gonzalez, Nicola Cruz and Jay Jay Johanson.


Simon Raymonde (UK)

Owner and Managing Director of Bella Union

Simon Raymonde is the son of Ivor Raymonde esteemed writer, arranger, producer etc  for artists like Dusty Springfield, The Walker Brothers and David Bowie. 

Simon joined Cocteau Twins at the age of 21 and became a core writer, multi-instrumentalist and co-producer until they ended the band in 1997. Their sound and style have influenced many, and they have been loved by icons like Prince, Robert Smith of The Cure and David Lynch.

Simon started the label Bella Union in 1997 and has discovered artists like Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, John Grant, I Break Horses, Midlake, Laura Veirs, Pom Poko, Explosions in The Sky and hundreds more. Additionally he also now looks after the European releases for bands such as Spiritualized, Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Ezra Furman etc. In 2017 he returned to making music once more by forming the duo LOST HORIZONS and they recently released the critically acclaimed second LP In Quiet Moments. The label celebrates 25 years of releasing records in 2022. 

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