Artist applications

Apply to play at Tallinn Music Week 2023 either via this form or via Gigmit

(Choose one platform and only make one application. Double applications do not increase anyone’s chances of being selected.)


TMW welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at one of the most acclaimed international music discovery festivals in Europe. 

TMW 2023 main dates:

  • Music festival: Thu, 11 May – Sat, 13 May

Around 150 – 200 artists from various genres and scenes from all over Europe and beyond in Tallinn’s best venues play to an audience of around 15,000 people and to 1,000 music industry professionals from international markets and the Baltic-Nordic region. 

  • Conference: Fri, 12 May – Sat, 13 May 

Music industry conference of panel discussions, presentations and various practical activities, including dedicated mentoring sessions and one-on-ones with industry professionals; all aimed at taking your career to the next level. Also available to watch online via TMW DigiPRO platform

  • City festival: Wed, 10 May – Sun, 14 May

Daytime explorations across Tallinn from city stage gigs to art and cuisine.

Artist submission will close at 23.59 (CET) on 12 December 2022. 

APPLY HERE or via GIGMIT
(Choose one platform and only make one application. Double applications do not increase anyone’s chances of being selected.)


TMW OFFERS 

To all artists:

– TMW 2023 PRO passes to all artists/artist collective members and representatives that enable participation in both the music festival and conference (both in-person and online), incl. in the artist education programme of workshops and mentoring sessions

– Exposure to around 1,000 music industry professionals and media representatives and an audience of 15,000 people

– Access to the TMW PRO digi-platform and networking options with the region’s key music industry professionals as well as with selected international industry experts 

– Promotion to the national and international audiences

– Possibility to promote new releases of international potential

– The sound, lighting, backline and video equipment according to the submitted technical rider within the most suitable showcase and venue; all related assistance by professional production personnel

ADDITIONAL OFFERS

To foreign artists:

– An opportunity to work with the festival’s promotion and production team on presenting and marketing your new releases

– Transportation: airport or ferry transfer to the hotel

– Accommodation: twin rooms for show night

– Catering on a show day (1 hot meal)

To Estonian artists:

– An opportunity to invite relevant international music industry professionals to see your performance at TMW

– An opportunity to work with the festival’s promotion and production team on presenting and marketing your new releases

– Dedicated artist coach helping to prepare for the festival

CONDITIONS OF THIS OFFER:

– TMW does not cover international travel or artist fees

– Once an artist has confirmed the performance, it can not be cancelled without a solid reason (health, international travel restrictions or similar). In case of cancellation without a solid reason, the artist may be subject to reimbursing costs made by the festival, related to their performance. 

– All performances may be photographed, recorded or broadcast by the festival’s media partners for promotion purposes. Details will be discussed closer to the performance date. 


All applications will be reviewed by our curators’ team, which includes representatives of both Estonian and international music organisations and experts in various genres and scenes.

Applicants will be contacted in January 2023 via a representative’s e-mail submitted in the application form. An e-mail notification will also be sent to the artists that will not get selected.

Artists chosen to perform will be announced in stages from February to March 2023. The exact announcement date will be agreed upon in advance.

If the festival will be organised in a different or reduced format than anticipated, all applicants will be notified in due course. 

Should you have any questions or run into any technical problems when applying, reach out to us at info@tmw.ee