Tallinn Music Week conference schedule and new speakers revealed

22 April 2022 Conference

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) unveiled a set of new speakers for the Creative Impact Conference, taking place in the Estonian capital Tallinn and the easternmost city Narva on 6 – 7 May. Amongst the new panellists are Johnny Klimek, the co-composer of “The Matrix Resurrections”, Head of Music at The Great Escape Festival Adam Ryan, PJ Harvey’s tour manager Suzi Green, cultural advisor at London Metropolitan University Anna Marazuela Kim and Estonian Minister of Culture Tiit Terik.

The UNESCO City of Music Tallinn will present the panel on music’s role in the refugee crisis.

The TMW 2022 conference will take place in Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn on Friday, 6 May and in multimedia centre OBJEKT, Narva on Saturday, 7 May.  

Conference day passes for 95 euros in Tallinn and for 45 euros in Narva are now on sale at the TMW webshop. 

Featured among the new notable speakers at the upcoming event are Johnny Klimek, a highly sought-after film composer, who has co-scored the soundtracks for “Cloud Atlas” and “The Matrix: Resurrection” as well as Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu whose keys can also be heard in the last chapter of “Matrix”. Other new speakers for the upcoming event include Estonian musician and songwriter Kerli Kõiv, award-winning tour manager Suzi Green, who has been in charge of both PJ Harvey’s and Chemical Brothers’ tours, cultural historian and consultant at London Metropolitan University Anna Marazuela Kim, Head of Music at The Great Escape Festival Adam Ryan, and the founder of Blah Records Lee Scott.

The conference will start on Friday, 6 May at 10 am in the Sirius Hall of the Nordic Hotel Forum with an opening speech by Estonian Minister of Culture Tiit Terik and Founder of Tallinn Music Week Helen Sildna. The opening panel will highlight the role of music and culture at the forefront of economic and social wellbeing, to be followed by a discussion on music and the refugee crisis. presented by UNESCO City of Music Tallinn. 

During the day, the strategies of European music export offices will be discussed along with the trends of the Baltic and Central and Eastern European music markets, the club culture heritage and the secrets of sync, songwriting and storytelling through film scores.

The conference will continue on Saturday, 7 May 7 at the multimedia centre OBJEKT in Narva. The programme includes presentations of the music markets in Iceland, Finland and Central-Eastern Europe, discussions about culture as a maker of a city, place branding through music and culture, and the ways of hip-hop from metropolises to the suburbs near and far. Estonian music export office Music Estonia in collaboration with Ida-Viru Creative Cluster and TMW will hold networking meetings with representatives of the Ida-Viru music industry.

TMW 2022 new panellists

Abbey Raymonde (UK), Manager at Bella Union Artist Management Ltd
Adam Ryan (UK), Head of Music at The Great Escape Festival
Anna Marazuela Kim (UK), Cultural Advisor at London Metropolitan University
Black Josh (UK), rapper, member of Cult of The Damned
Giuseppe Moramarco (IT/DE), Founder of Scene Clubbing Heritage
Giuseppe Tillieci (IT), Co-owner of Spazio Disponibile
Helen Sildna (EE), Founder of Tallinn Music Week and Station Narva
Henrik Ehte (EE), Ambassador of Estonian Funk Embassy
Ida-Lee Brandel (SE), Sync Manager and Independent Music Supervisor at Cosmos Music and Frid & Frid
Jenna Lahtinen (FI), Executive Director of LiveFIN
Jesper Skibsby (DK), CEO and Founder of WARM
Johnny Klimek (AU), Composer and producer 
Joni Bitter (FIN), Bar Manager at Bar Loose 
Iulia Pop (RO), Co-founder of Overground Music
Kaisa Rönkkö (FI), Executive Director of Music Finland
Kaspars Kontratjuks (LV), Executive Director of Kaņepes Culture Center
Kerli Kõiv (EE), musician and songwriter
Koen Ter Heegde (NL), Founder and Booking Agent of Yugofuturism
Kristjan Järvi (EE), Founder and CEO of Sunbeam Productions
Kristjan Randalu (EE), musician and composer
Lee Scott (UK), Founder and Artistic Director of Blah Records
Madleen Teetsov (EE), Programme manager and owner of Sveta Baar
Martiina Putnik (EE), Manager at Monday Morning Management
Márton Náray (CZ), Head of office at SoundCzech
Martyna van Nieuwland (PL), Head of Programming, Katowice City of Gardens
Micaela Saraceno (EE), Club HALL resident
Natig Ismayil (AZ), Co-founder of iN club
Neus Lopez (DE), Head of Export at Initiative Musik
Peter Baroš (SI), Secretary General at SIGIC & Music Slovenia
Sandra Wall (SE), Creative industries development coordinator at Norrköpings kommun UNESCO City of Music
Sophie Lindinger (AT), Artist, producer, songwriter
Suzi Green (UK), Tour Manager at The Back Lounge / Healthy Touring
Tarvi Sits (EE), Secretary General at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia
Tiit Terik (EE) Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia
Tom Sherlock (IE), Artist manager and event consultant at Tom Sherlock Management
Tyler Golato (DE), DJ, producer, promoter and consultant at Scene Clubbing Heritage
Wioletta Brzęcka (PL), Music Specialist at Krakow Festival Office

Previously announced speakers for the TMW 2022 conference include Founder and Owner of Bella Union Simon Raymonde, Britpop instigator Jane Savidge and Head of Mute Song David McGinnis. Additional information Taking place in Tallinn’s Nordic Hotel Forum on Friday, 6 May and in Narva’s multimedia hub OBJEKT on Saturday, 7 May as well as online on the PRO platform, TMW 2022 conference features leading industry speakers who will take part in in-depth discussions on better policies, smart touring, regional markets and global networks and the impact of music on social empowerment, human rights, diversity and sustainable cities.

TMW 2022 will take place in Tallinn and Narva as a statement of solidarity. Estonia’s capital Tallinn which from this year bears the title of UNESCO City of Music will send a musical greeting to the eastern border of Estonia.

TMW 2022 passes are on sale at shop.tmw.ee. PRO Pass for 175 euros grants in-person and online access to the conference and in-person access to the music festival in both Tallinn and Narva. DigiPRO Pass for 60 euros provides online access to the conference and to the DigiPRO networking platform.  From today, one-day conference passes are also available in the webshop for 95 euros (May 6, Tallinn) and for 45 euros (May 7, Narva).

TMW 2022 edition unites the teams, partners and funders of Tallinn Music Week and Station Narva festivals.

The joint festival is supported by the cities of Tallinn and Narva, the Government Office, the Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment, Integration Foundation, Nordic Hotel Forum and Visit Estonia.

TMW’s diversity partner is Telia Eesti, strategic partner in the field of music is Music Estonia, partners and supporters Telliskivi Creative City, Viru Center, Go Travel, Ida-Viru Tourism Cluster, Tallink, Go Hotel, Meresuu and British Council. Media partners are Postimees, Kanal 2, Põhjarannik, Raadio 2 and Raadio 4.

More info about the TMW 2022 conference and speakers