Networking events at TMW 2017

March 31 - April 1, 2017

This year Tallinn Music Week offers more diverse and curated networking opportunities than ever before. Depending on your experience and focus you can choose between speed meetings, matchmaking and short thematic mentoring sessions – whichever format suits you best.

To assure the best possible results, we have designed an application process where you can let us know what and whom you are looking for. Our team will work rigorously to organise the best matches to as many applicants as possible.

Please bear in mind that as the number of applicants will outnumber available spaces, a place in speed meetings, matchmaking or mentoring is not guaranteed by applying. The selection will be based on 1) matching profiles; 2) order of application. This means – those that apply first are more likely to get a place, but only if your profile is relevant to the session.

If you are interested then please APPLY HERE


TMW 2017 has three kinds of networking opportunities:

1) Speed meetings – based on your profile (hence Meet the festivals, venues, agents etc).
2) Matchmaking – meetings between applicants based on their profiles and stated preferences. We sort the applications and do our best to match applicants to each other.
3) Mentoring sessions – a session of 25-30 mins with up to 5 participants + 1 mentor. If you haven’t done speed meetings before and you’re not entirely sure how to pitch and to whom, this is valuable. The session will give you a chance to pitch, hear pitches from fellow participants and will give you time for a Q&A and feedback from the mentor.



NB! All networking sessions require you to go through application process! APPLY HERE

In addition, all participants that have been confirmed to sessions, need to come 15 min earlier to sign in to a session (there is a registering table in the entrance of both rooms Sirius and Vega) – this is so we are confirmed that you are there and participating. If you haven’t signed in prior to the session, we consider this as a canceling and might offer the slot to someone else present and interested.

More info:

*All events at Nordic Hotel Forum

Speed meetings:
Meet the Festivals / Venues @ Sirius
Edgars Abolins – general manager, Fontaine Palace (The Baltic countries leading rock venue)
Tanja Douglass – books, G Livelab (live music experience)
Grimur Atlason – Iceland Airwaves (annual music festival held in Reykjavík, Iceland in early November)
Robyn Stewart – Breakout West (Canadian showcase festival and conference)
Carlos Seixas – artistic director of FMM Sines festival Portugal (Festival Músicas do Mundo,Portugal)
Oliver Carruthers – Rich Mix (East London’s independent arts venue)
Mihkel Kübar – Intsikurmu (largest festival of arts and music in Estonia)
Andraž Kajzer – MENT Ljubliana (showcase festival and conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Andras Süli – Campus Festival (biggest open-air youth music event in the Eastern part of Hungary)

Meet the Agents @ Sirius
Andreas Puscher – Selective Artists
Nick Hobbs –  Charmenko

Meet the Labels / Distributors @ Sirius
Signe Tobiassen – Like a Can of Beans Records
Helmut Heuer – Legere Recordings
Tom Pannula – Playground Music
Nick Triani – Soliti
Dave Howell – Fat Cat

Music Supervisors @ Vega
Cindy Kramer – Senior Manager Marketing & Creative Services International, BMG Scandinavia
Ed Gerrard – Co-founder, Impact Artist Management and Woodstock Artist Management

Publishers @ Vega
Daryl Bamonte
Seth Hodder

Media @ Vega
Lauren Down – The Line of Best Fit
Richard Foster – Quietus

Matchmaking session @ Sirius