about: the festival

Tallinn Music Week 2011 (24-26 March)

Tallinn Music Week is a showcase festival and a music industry networking event that started out in 2009, a year that was declared the Year of Innovation in Estonia. Having partnered up with Tallinn, European Capital of Culture in 2011, and the country’s very own brain child Skype, it is a music export platform for Estonian and the neighboring countries’ talent, as well as a tool to encourage professionalism and growth of our region’s music business. Tallinn Music Week welcomes around 100 international delegates to the festival each year, to build professional contacts with local industry and get acquainted with the local artists and music scene.

At the third edition of Tallinn Music Week in 2011 we will present a lineup of 146 bands and artists, so it is a perfect time to visit early springtime Tallinn during a weekend full of fantastic music in the best venues for the most demanding tastes: from world music, jazz and contemporary classical to punk, electro, metal and anything in between.

Tallinn Music Week 2011 dates:

Thursday, 24th March: opening night / delegates’ arrival
Friday, Saturday, 25-26th March: seminar panels 10AM – 5PM / show-case festival 7PM – 02AM
Sunday, 27th March: delegates’ travel home

Tallinn Music Week comprises of:

1) Seminar panels and discussion groups with panelists featuring top professionals from Estonia and abroad and topics ranging from music business to cultural politics and technological innovation.

2) A showcase-programme of promising bands and musicians from Estonia and our neighbouring countries.

Tallinn Music Week’s goals are:

  • Upgrading our region’s music business to a new level internally and export-wise
  • Offering our international partners an opportunity to learn more about music business in Estonia and our region’s market by strengthening their contact base here
  • Offering our region’s music entrepreneurs a chance to broaden their contact base abroad and helping them pursue their artists’ careers internationally
  • Encouraging our region’s tourism through a music festival with an international profile

Tallinn Music Week 2010 in numbers:

3 nights
100 artists
6000 visitors
352 delegates
107 international delegates from 17 countries
29 608 unique homepage visits from 74 countries 

History

2009/2010