4 – 5 April 2025 ┃ Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn

The Tallinn Music Week Conference addresses music-related topics from practical workshops and seminars to inspiring pop-culturology talks and cross-sectoral future visions.

This year, the TMW conference hosts the spotlight event for the global gender equality network Keychange.

Check out our festival information brochure here.

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The conference will take place in a hybrid format, enabling both online and onsite participation and activities. The programme will be gradually announced from January to April 2024.

TMW 2024 PRO Pass (on-site and online access to the festival and conference) along with DigiPRO Pass (online conference access) and Supporter Pass are on sale at

TMW conference 2015. Viv Albertine interviewed by John Robb. Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

Background and past years

Throughout the festival’s existence, the TMW conference has hosted numerous high-profile music experts and mavericks, including the legendary founder of Sire Records Seymour Stein, polymath musician Barry Adamson, the bassist of Cocteau Twins and head of Bella Union Simon Raymonde; influential managers Simon Napier-Bell, Marie Fredriksson, Edward Bicknell, and Peter Jenner; Radiohead’s guitarist and co-lyricist Ed O’Brien, protest punk rock act Pussy Riot, artists-turned authors Viv Albertine (The Slits), John Robb (The Membranes), Bob Stanley (St Etienne), and acclaimed pop culture scholars like Simon Reynolds and Adam Harper.

Since 2016 the TMW conference has expanded from music industry topics towards a wider social agenda, inviting speakers like the entrepreneur and philanthropist Hamdi Ulukaya, artist and activist iO Tillett Wright, geneticist Lili Milani, MEP Julia Reda, city developer Gunvor Kronman, pioneering post-punk designer Malcolm Garrett, and many other visionnaires from different disciplines and walks of life.

TMW Conference 2021: President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Billy Bragg and Artemy Troitsky. Photo: Aron Urb
TMW Conference 2021: Night and Nurture at techno club HALL. Photo: Jaanar Nikker