Register for workshops by Tallinn Music Week and Music Estonia.

This year, Music Estonia is curating three workshops at Tallinn Music Week:

  1. How to Sync? A Practical Workshop with Connie Farr & Dom Farley from ThinkSync Music & with Sophie Urquhart from Tin Drum Music. Submissions open till March 22, 23.59 CET!

  2. YouTube Channel Optimization & Content Strategy for Artists. Registration closes March 26, 23.59 CET!

  3. Spotify Workshop. Registration closes March 26, 23.59 CET!

NB! To register and attend the workshop you have to be a registered delegate! 


How to Sync? A Practical Workshop with Connie Farr & Dom Farley from ThinkSync Music & with Sophie Urquhart from Tin Drum Music

Friday, 29 March, 14.00–16.00
EKA – Estonian Academy of Arts (TMW conference centre)
Room A301

Participants of the workshop will be selected based on their submitted works. Each person can submit maximum of 2 tracks for each brief along with a short description why they think it works. The workshop accommodates a total of 12 participants whose works will be discussed in the session.

Tracks to be sent via downloadable links to submissions@musicestonia.eu by Tuesday, March 22, 23.59 CET.




Briefs to work with


#1
We're currently working on a trailer for popular TV show that’s coming into its third series. The client are looking to capitalise on an established audience and are going for a slightly more leftfield trailer that draws upon the character relationships created throughout the first two series.

We’re looking for a back-end track. They really like the track Hush by Trills which they’re happy with but they would like to find some other options too.

To give a bit of background, the show is a Scandi-Noir style crime drama. The music they’re after needs to be pensive, brooding and dark with plenty of suspense and mystery. Ideally a slow, gradual build that uses interesting instrumentation and doesn’t fall too heavily into the regular sound of a thriller back-end. Wildcards are really what we’re after!

Lyrical themes of loss, fear, the cold, and death are welcome but vocals are not necessary – just on the off chance you have something like this.


#2
We’re currently working on a trailer for a dark romance/thriller in the vein of Riviera and Nocturnal Animals and would love to hear your ideas.

The client are looking to go in a “sexy, intriguing” direction without being exploitative or crude. They’re after ethereal tracks with a decent build that really ramp up the drama by the second half but nothing too busy. It needs to be stylish, pensive and brooding ideally with slow, haunting vocals but this isn’t totally necessary – the right tone is really what we’re chasing here. If vocals, then lyrical themes of trouble in paradise/confusion/betrayal/heartbreak would be ideal.  

The best music ref for this is Blitz//Berlin - Surfboard Fire ("Heartless" Remix) from The Girl On The Train trailer.


#3
We are currently working on a trailer for an upcoming comedy feature film which follows two female leads bonding over their love of work, and finding a friendship in the most unlikely of circumstances.

We are looking for the end cue for the trailer would love to hear your suggestions.

We’re looking for pop tracks that build into an emotional crescendo; however, as it’s a comedy the track needs to be fun too and not overwhelm us with emotion. It needs to be uplifting and have a generally feel-good tone.
A couple of great refs for what we’re trying to achieve are: The Intern trailer and Morning Glory trailer.


#4
We’re currently working a high-tension thriller about a real-life tragedy in the vein of Deep Water Horizon (this trailer is a great ref for what we’re trying to achieve). The film is about a notable real-life mass tragedy so the music needs to reflect this and be sensitive to this. We’re looking for tracks that start small and gradually build toward a huge crescendo (as usual).

The track needs to have tension, but also highlight the courage and heroism of the characters in the film – nothing outright thriller, more something that grabs you and pulls you toward the edge of your seat. It needs to be emotional whilst also keeping the anticipation and suspense.
We’re looking for a vocal (male/female/choir) and vocal themes of “being trapped/seeing hope/overcoming fear” – lyrical themes would be great but aren’t completely necessary – as long as the lyrics aren’t very positive or too specific we’d be open to these as well.

There are no OTT action sequences – it’s all pensive, anxious and emotional. The reference doesn’t have any percussion but we are open to percussive elements (nothing too bombastic).


#5
We’re currently working on the trailer for an upcoming crime thriller in the vein of American Psycho and War Dogs. We’re looking for guitar tracks that are dark, chilling and cool. As usual, the tracks need to have a decent build and a strong, driving pace. The tone of the trailer is shocking, cool and entertaining. A great ref for what we’re trying to achieve with this is the I, Tonya trailer (end cue for music ref).


Spotify Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 11.30–12.30
EKA – Estonian Academy of Arts (TMW conference centre)
Room A501

Spotify will present a look at how it's evolving – from new formats and playlists, to tools artists and their teams can use to understand and engage their fans. Whether you’re an artist, manager, songwriter or label, come learn about strategies for growing your fanbase. Spotify shares tips for using its artist and label tools, including Spotify for Artists and Spotify Analytics.

The workshop is presented by Jennifer Masset, Head of Independent Label Support at Spotify.

Register HERE. Registration closes March 26, 23.59 CET!


YouTube Channel Optimization & Content Strategy for Artists

Saturday, March 30, 12.50–13.50
EKA – Estonian Academy of Arts (TMW conference centre)
Room A302

A brief presentation covering YouTube channel optimization and content strategy for artists will be followed by breakout sessions to talk about your YouTube channels. Come prepared with your channel link and YouTube questions!

The workshop is presented by Ashraf El Gamal, Strategic Partner Manager, Artist Development at YouTube.

Register HERE. Registration closes March 26, 23.59 CET!