New speakers revealed for the Tallinn Music Week conference

29 February 2024 Conference
  • Britpop architect Jane Savidge, musicologist Joe Muggs, music industry psychotherapist Tamsin Embleton, Liveurope’s chief coordinator Elise Phamgia and Secretary-General of European Choral Association Sonja Greiner revealed among the new speakers for the Tallinn Music Week (TMW) conference.
  • The TMW conference takes place at Nordic Hotel Forum’s conference centre in Tallinn on April 5 – 6. 
  • TMW 2024 PRO passes for the music and creative sector professionals are on sale at the TMW webshop.

TMW is pleased to welcome the next wave of experts who will deliver valuable insights from across the spectrum of industry – from the 20th-century pop culture landmarks and the trials and tribulations of fame and touring to the importance of clubbing in the search for identity, and the inevitable data-driven future of music distribution.

As co-founder and head of legendary PR firm Savage & Best, Jane Savidge is widely credited with being one of the main instigators of the Britpop movement that swept the UK in the mid-1990s. She will introduce her new book, “Pulp’s This Is Hardcore”, out via Bloomsbury on 7 March, which offers a unique insight into the cultural and historical context of the record that destroyed Britpop.

Joe Muggs is a music writer for the likes of Mixmag, WIRE, FACT and Bandcamp Daily and the author of ‘Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Soundsystem Culture’ (2019), and ‘Crosstown Rebels – 20 Years Of Madness, Magic and Music’ (2023). He will moderate a panel about the importance of local micro-scenes in a highly centralised world that features the founder of Tallinn’s Club HALL Elena Natale and the founder of Vilnius’ Opium Club Vidmantas Čepkauskas.

Tamsin Embleton is a psychotherapist based in London who specialises in working with musicians and music industry professionals. She is the founder of the Music Industry Therapist Collective (MITC) and the editor of ‘Touring and Mental Health – The Music Industry Manual’, a landmark publication for the music business written by performing arts clinicians and including recollections from artists like Nile Rodgers, Justin Hawkins, Katie Melua and Kieran Hebden.

Elise Phamgia is the General Coordinator of Liveurope, the first EU-supported platform bringing together 20 iconic live music venues to promote up-and-coming European artists. Elise has participated in various ‘Music Moves Europe’ initiatives and was a mentor in MEWEM Europa, a project aiming at the development of young women in the sector. 

Ralph Böge is the CEO and founder of Paradise Worldwide, a global music rights company renowned for its data-driven approach to music distribution, royalty collection, and artist advancement.

Sonja Greiner is the Secretary General of the European Choral Association (Europa Cantat), a member of the Board of the World Youth Choir Foundation and a Governance Advisor to the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM). She was elected an honorary member of the International Music Council in 2015.

Other freshly announced speakers include the Head of Agency at Live Nation Finland Annika Oksanen, Innovation and Business Development Executive at Music Finland Turo Pekari,  CEO of Dotted Music Andrew Apanov, Executive Director of Access Film Music LLC Chicago Mike Beck, and the founder of Erica Synths Girts Ozolins. Previously announced panellists include R.E.M.’s advisor and manager Bertis Down, BAFTA-winning music supervisor Kle Savidge and film director Anna Hints


TMW 2024 takes place in the Estonian capital Tallinn on April 3 – 7. The TMW conference takes place in the Nordic Hotel Forum on April 5 and 6. The TMW showcase festival takes place in various venues across Tallinn on April 4 – 6.

TMW 2024 passes are on sale at the TMW webshop. PRO Pass for 200 euros (end price 225 euros) provides access to the TMW conference and DigiPRO platform as well as priority access to the music festival. The TMW PRO programme offers inspiration, practical activities and networking opportunities to over 1300 international music industry professionals, artists, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

The TMW Festival Pass that grants access to all the music festival events is available for the best price of 75 euros (end price 85 euros). 


About Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is one of the most acclaimed new music and city culture festivals and key networking events for music and creative industry professionals across Europe, held annually in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn since 2009. The festival consists of three main programme elements: music festival, conference and city festival. 

TMW 2023 is organised by Muusikanädal NGO with various partners and co-organisers. The conference programme is completed in collaboration with the national music industry development centre and export office Music Estonia. The festival is supported by Nordic Hotel Forum, Visit Estonia, the Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment, the city of Tallinn, and UNESCO City of Music Tallinn.

The European Cohesion Fund supports the marketing efforts of TMW 2024 promoting Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive destination for cultural tourism.

TMW is a co-founder of The Federation of International Music Conferences (FoMC), and a member of the European talent exchange programme ESNS Exchange, the global gender equality network Keychange and the European showcase platform for global music UPBEAT.