Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia since 2009, 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. TMW 2020 features about 150 exciting artists from 15 European countries performing at 25 showcase nights across 11 venues and stages, mainly in the Telliskivi Creative City and Port Noblessner in North Tallinn. TMW 2020 will be organised in line with the rules in place for public events at the time of the event, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. TMW 2020 music line-up can be found here.
Tallinn Music Week will also offer a contemporary art programme curated by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre (ECADC) and free public discussions with questions such as: Can culture be erased? Where is the line between a joke and an insult? How to grow your own “glocal” cool? What does it take to record state-of-art music in your bedroom? What more do women want?
In addition to the main showcase programme, the festival will spread live music also to the more unexpected sites across the city. TMW 2020 city stage schedule can be found in full detail here.
This year's TMW 2020 Creative Impact Conference will be held over two days on 28 and 29 August. The conference will address music-related topics from industry ABC workshops and seminars to inspiring pop-culturology talks, creative entrepreneurship trends and cross-sectoral analysis of alternative futures as well as examine how to cope with the changes that have affected the entire cultural sector this year across three key themes – Music Industry 2.0, Sustainable Development Goals and Neighbours – all through a focus on resilience and leading change.
Tallinn Music Week is founded and run by Shiftworks OÜ. The festival is a joint effort of around 100 individuals, companies and organizations.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)