The winners of TMW artist award are chosen based on the feedback from delegates as well as through public voting. The prize money offered by Telia and Telliskivi Creative City is split between the artists with most votes. Additionally, music industry development centre and export office Music Estonia offers all winners a chance to participate in a program called INTRO, which will help musicians solve practical tasks.
This year’s festival hosted 126 Estonian artists.
TMW artist award winners 2009–2018
2011: Ewert and the Two Dragons
2013: Elephants From Neptune
2014: Odd Hugo
2015: Maarja Nuut
2016: I Wear* Experiment
2017: Mart Avi, Erki Pärnoja, NOËP
2018: Mart Avi, Mari Kalkun, Holy Motors
TMW and Telia audience vote winners 2014–2017
2014: Metsakutsu (EE)
2015: BA (LT)
2016: Garbanotas Bosistas (LT)
2017: The Boondocks (EE)