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21 September 2012

Ewert and The Two Dragons, Iiris ja Prāta Vētra astuvad sel nädalalõpul üles Hamburgis Reeperbahn festivalil

Sel laupäeval, 22. septembril toimub Saksamaa suurima talendifestivali Reeperbahn festival raames klubiõhtu, kus astuvad üles Ewert and The Two Dragons ja Iiris ning Läti staadionirocki-bänd Prāta Vētra (Brainstorm).

Tallinn Music Week festivali, Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse (EAS) ja Prāta Vētra Managementi poolt korraldatav pidu leiab aset legendaarses Reeperbahni linnaosas Pooca baaris laupäeval, 22. septembri õhtul algusega kell 20:00. Ewert and The Two Dragons astub Hamburgis üles ka reedel, 21. septembril kell 21:00 - 22:10 Café Keese klubis.

Reeperbahn Festival on suurim Saksamaa siseruumides toimuv klubifestival, muusikatööstuse konverents ja networking-üritus. 20.-22. septembril 2012 esitletakse festivalil uusi rahvusvahelist tähelepanu väärivaid artiste enam kui 200 kontserdi raames.  


Tallinn Music Week festival toimub 4.-6. aprillil 2013 juba viiendat korda. Festivali raames koguneb kolmeks päevaks Tallinnasse rahvusvaheline seltskond muusikaettevõtjaid ning lavadele jõuab ligi 150 artisti kõigist muusikažanritest. TMW 2013 delegaatide registreerimine on avatud veebilehel, artistide taotlusvoor avaneb 1. oktoobril.


Ewert and The Two Dragons

Reedel, 21. septembril 21:00–22:10 Café Keese (Reeperbahn 19-21)

Laupäeval, 22. septembril 22:45-23:30 Pooca bar (Hamburger Berg 12)


Laupäeval, 22. septembril 20:00-20:40 Pooca bar 

Prāta Vētra

Laupäeval, 22. septembril 21:15-22:00 Pooca bar


Projekti rahastatakse Euroopa Sotsiaalfondi ja Euroopa Regionaalarengu Fondi vahenditest.





20 September 2012

Tallinn Music Week 2013 delegates’ registration is now open


The delegates’ registration for Tallinn Music Week 2013 is now open at, the special earlybird offer for the delegate’s pass runs until 1st of December. The artists’ application round will kick off on 1st of October.

The fifth edition of Tallinn Music Week festival will take place on 4-6 April 2013.

Tallinn Music Week is a music industry conference and one of the biggest indoor festivals in the Baltic region that started out in 2009. The festival welcomes around 300 international and 300 local music industry delegates each year and the next festival edition will present a line-up of around 170 artists from Estonia and neighbouring countries, so it is a perfect weekend to visit early springtime Tallinn during three nights full of good music in Tallinn’s best venues for the most demanding tastes: from folk and jazz to punk and electro, from classical music to metal and anything in between.


Tallinn Music Week 2012 in numbers:

183 artists from 13 countries

150 artists from Estonia

11 200 visitors

589 delegates, of whom 283 from Estonia

306 international delegates

61 549 unique homepage visits from 103 countries



Helienne Lindvall, The Guardian:

“Tallinn Music Week suggested the Baltic States would be the next region to burst on to the European music scene. It was clear right from the start that last week’s Tallinn Music Week was not your ordinary music festival – and Estonia not your average country.”


Adam Harper, Wire Magazine:

“Tallinn Music Week has proven that a country as small as Estonia punches well above its weight in terms of musical talent. TMW was a thought-provoking window on music-making culture not just in and around Estonia, but as regards the rest of the world too.”


Ville Kipeläinen, Fullsteam Agency (FIN):

“After 4 years, Tallinn Music Week is already among the top 5 showcase festivals in the world, which is an amazing accomplishment in itself. Secondly, the Estonian music scene has leapfrogged past most European countries as one of the most exciting sources of emerging talent. Tallinn Music Week is a productive and enjoyable event that just keeps getting better and better.”


Martin Elbourne, The Great Escape (UK):

“I thought the level of organization and hospitality Tallinn Music Week provided was superb. Tallinn’s concert venues were great. It was one of the most enjoyable conference showcase events I have been to (and I have been to a few!).”


Welcome to TMW 2013!

19 September 2012

Discount rate for TMW delegates at MaMA Festival 2012!

We are happy to announce that the 4th edition of MaMA Festival & Convention in Paris offers a special discount rate for all-access 2 days pass of 80€ (instead of 120€) to TMW delegates, who are registered in TMW database. To apply for the discount registration, fill out the online form here and you will be asked to enter the promotional discount code: MAMA1213008104. The deadline to use the discount code is 5th of October.

On October 25 and 26, MaMA Festival, the gateway to the French music market welcomes french and international music industry professionals for 48 hours of meetings, 80 concerts, 30 conferences, debates and workshops, 120 influential speakers, speed-meetings, professional aperitifs.

Exchanges and opportunities are in abundance, and so is fun: MaMA presents 80 concerts in 20 unique venues in Montmartre and Pigalle, Paris’ red-light district. Concerts will take place at la Cigale, la Boule Noire, les Trois Baudets, le Bus Palladium, le Divan du Monde, le Centre Musical FGO-Barbara, la Machine du Moulin Rouge, le Backstage at O’Sullivans By The Mill… and in many unusual venues (pubs, art gallery, theatre, cabaret…) to discover for free the artists of our own “Live in Montmartre”.

MaMA 2012:

October 25 & 26, 2012 – Pigalle & Montmartre, Paris

The international meeting of professionals of the music industry

48 hours of music and meetings, 2 days of music, 80 concerts, 20 unique venues in Pigalle & Montmartre.

2.500 delegates, 30 conferences and workshops, drinks and parties


Stay tuned !

14 September 2012

Tallinn Music Week, Estonian Tourist Board and Prāta Vētra Management are throwing a party at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg

On Saturday, 22nd September the Estonian-based showcase festival and music industry convention Tallinn Music Week is teaming up with Estonian Tourist Board / Enterprise Estonia and Prāta VētraManagement to throw a music party within Germany’s biggest indoor club-festival Reeperbahn Festival, which is taking place in a unique atmosphere only Germany's most famous red light and entertainment district can offer.

The evening will be opened by the talented Estonian singer-songwriter IIRIS, who has been compared to the likes of Kate Bush, Regina Spektor and Florence & The Machine, to be followed by the acknowledged Latvian indie-rock band Prāta Vētra, who fill stadiums and arenas in their home country. The night will be topped by the Estonian pride Ewert and The Two Dragons – an indie-folk band that has gained recognition around the world with their clever song-writing, immaculate musicianship and mesmerizing live-shows. Ewert and The Two Dragons will also play on Friday, 21st September, 21:00–22:10 at Café Keese. This array of brilliant talent will be showcased in a cosy and intimate setting of Pooca bar in the centre of Reeperbahn, so we recommend arriving early enough not to miss it.

Saturday, 22nd September at Pooca bar:

(Hamburger Berg 12, 20359 Hamburg)

19:00 - 20:00 – Reception and welcome drinks (by invitation)

20:00 - 20:40 – IIRIS (EE)

21:15 - 22:00 - Prāta Vētra (LV)

22:45 - 23:30 - Ewert and The Two Dragons (EE)

Tallinn Music Weekis a music industry conference and one of the biggest indoor festivals in the Baltic region that started out in 2009. The mission of the festival, taking place for the fifth time, is to raise the reputation of Estonian music, to enhance the international development of local music industry and to introduce Tallinn and Estonia as an exciting cultural tourism destination. Tallinn Music Week welcomes around 300 international and 300 local music industry delegates to the festival each year, thus providing a valuable opportunity of meeting the region’s music industry players and talent. The delegate’s registration for TMW 2013 on 4-6 April will open up on Monday, 17th September at

Reeperbahn Festival
Germany's biggest indoor Club-Festival & B2B platform as Gateway to the German Music Market. There is no other music industry platform in Europe with such a multifaceted density, in a unique atmosphere only Germany's most famous red light and entertainment district can offer.

The Reeperbahn Festival, with it's three components Music, Campus and Arts, presents more than 200 concerts of international newcomers. In addition to enjoyable conferences, showcases and networking events, there are various crossover formats for music industry delegates and consumers. With the extensive arts programme including exhibitions, readings and film screenings, there is no other place in Germany where you can meet so many people from the national and international music and live entertainment industry. All of this in one place - no shuttles needed. Genres: Rock, Pop, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Folk and Electro.

Find out more:

Tallinn Music Week

Estonian Tourist Board

Prata Vetra Management -

Ewert and The Two Dragons

Friday, 21st September, 21:00–22:10 at Café Keese (Reeperbahn 19-21)

Saturday, 22nd September, 22:45-23:30 at Pooca bar

Ewert and The Two Dragons is a folk-rock quartet from Tallinn. Since their sophomore album Good Man Down (I Love You Records, 2011) was released to great reviews, the band’s fame has spread like a blaze, garnering them airplay from France to Brazil, and festival dates all over the world. It also became the best-selling record of the year in Estonia and the band was nominated and won five Estonian Music Awards in 2012. They have performed at important music industry festivals like Popkomm (Germany), Waves Vienna (Austria), Eurosonic Festival (Holland) and Lost In Music (Finland).


Saturday, 22nd September, 20:00-20:40 at Pooca bar

After a storming gig at Tallinn Music Week 2010, Iiris had the festival buzzing after her "especially good performance" (MusikWoche). An artist born to be on stage, wherever Iiris has performed, audiences and critics alike have been left in awe, resulting in highly positive coverage from MTV Iggy, Reykjavik Grapevine, NME, Soundi anf Nutflicks.

Her sound has been compared to greats like Björk, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor and Florence & The Machine, but Iiris remains unique. Her performances veer between aggressively commanding the stage and baring it all from behind the piano, and audiences can’t help but surrender to her talent & beauty.

Debut album "The Magic Gift Box" is out on EMI Music Finland since March 2012.

Prāta Vētra

Saturday, 22nd September, 21:15-22:00 at Pooca bar

After Prāta Vētra conquered the hearts of music lovers in native Latvia and became a household name, the band took a chance on reaching the audiences beyond the borders of their motherland. Prāta Vētra during their career have released albums in Europe and Russia, supported bands like “R.E.M.”, “The Rolling Stones”, “Depeche Mode”, e.t.c.. As A.Corbijn has described: “There is this beautiful thing that great bands have something… Identity and I think Prāta Vētra has that,” 

New album „Another Still Life“ (BrainStorm Records, 2012) was written and recorded in the historic town of Hudson, in the Hudson valley upstate NY, and was mixed in a small studio beneath Radiohead's management office in Oxford, England.

14 September 2012

Eesti folkpunkbänd Legshaker kutsuti Saksamaa festivalile


Hoogsate esinemistega ja esikalbumiga "Maksmata võlad" mullu muusikataevasse kerkinud folkpunkansambel Legshaker sõidab Saksamaale. Bänd kutsuti mängima mainekale Transvocale festivalile Frankfurt Oderis.

"Meie jaoks oli see pakkumine ikka väga ootamatu. Ausalt öeldes olime päris üllatunud ja päris õhevil," lausub trummar Meelis Juss. On ka põhjust, sest Transvocale festivalile kutsus Legshakeri esinema Saksamaa kõige mainekam folgifestivali TFF Rudolstdt programmijuht Bernhard Hanneken, kes on ka kaheksandat korda toimuva Transvocale peakorraldaja. 

Transvocale pole esimene kord kui Legshaker raja taha esinema kutsutakse. Laulja Tarmo Tamm meenutab: "Sel suvel käisime Helsingis Pax festivalil, kuhu kutsus meid peale Tallinn Music Weekil nähtud kontserti estofiil Pekka Honkonen"

Aga muidu? "Praegu töötame uue materjali kallal ja oktoobris on oodata ka uut singlit," leidub Eestis kiirelt nõutud kontsertansambliks saanud Legshakeri mahti ka uute lugude kallal töötamiseks. 


Raadio Kahe kaudu laiema publiku teadvusse jõudnud Legshakeri omaloominguline folkpunk on kangem kärakas kui nende sõprusbändiks saanud Kukerpillide "pätikantri", omades analooge mujal maailmas, kuid mitte Eestis. Ansambli potentsiaali esimesena ära tundnud DJ ning etnoloog, doktorikraadiga pungiuurija Aimar Ventsel on võrrelnud Legshakerit maailma folkpungi lipulaevadega nagu Flogging Molly või The Pogues. 


Legshaker Facebookis

Vaata Legshakeri esinemist tänavusel Viru Folgil:

30 August 2012

Tallinn Music Week koos Tiit Kikase ja Sasha Pepeljajeviga Berlin Music Weekil

Tiit Kikas


Muusik ja helilooja Tiit Kikas elektriviiulil ning tunnustatud koreograaf, lavastaja ja videokunstnik Sasha Pepeljajev esinevad 5. septembril ühise kontsertkavaga Berlin Music Weekil. Kontserdil kõlab muusika Kikase viimaselt albumilt „101 Clowns“, mida saadavad Sasha Pepeljajevi põnevad videolahendused.


“Ma teadsin Sashat kui nimekat ja andekat koreograafi ja lavastajat, kuid tema talent videokunstnikuna oli mulle tundmata. Ühiste tuttavate kaudu tutvusime, temale meeldis minu muusika ja mina vaimustusin tema visuaalilahendustest. Nüüd olemegi jõudnud esimese ühise avaliku ülesastumiseni – väga põnev, kuidas see kõik koos publikuga tööle hakkab”, räägib Tiit Kikas.


Märtsis 2012 esitles Tiit Kikas Tallinn Music Weekil oma uut plaati “101 Clowns“, lisaks sellele on artistil varasemalt ilmunud sooloalbum “String Theory” (avaldatud ka Soomes ja Jaapanis). Etno, pop, rock, jazz, crossover – vähe on muusikavaldkondi, kus Tiit Kikas oma suveräänse elektriviiuli kõla ja eksimatult isikupärase mängustiiliga poleks kaasa löönud. Alates kunagisest menuansamblist Folkmill kuni koostööprojektini „Suurte Sõjamasinate muusika“ koos ansambliga No Big Silence Leigo järvemuusikal. Koosseisudest tasuvad märkimist Dagö,  Justament, Jääboiler, Tulli Lum ja Vägilased.


Sasha Pepeljajev on Venemaalt pärit rohkelt rahvusvahelist tunnustust kogunud tantsuteatri koreograaf ja visuaalide kunstnik, kelle videokunsti on ka Eesti publikul olnud võimalik näha mitmetes lavastustes, alates Von Krahli teatri lavastuses “Hamletid” aastal 2006.


Kontsert Berliinis toimub 5. septembril algusega kl 19:30 The NMO & Hype Machine showcase’il Berliini uues ja populaarses 70ndate hõngulises tantsubaaris Tante Emma (Köpenicker Straße 1A). Link Berliinis toimuvale kontserdile:


Berlin Music Week on 2010. aastal alguse saanud mitmehaardeline muusikafestival, mis pakub muusikatööstuse professionaalidele ja fännidele üle kogu linna toimuvaid kontserte, klubiõhtuid ja rahvusvahelisi messiüritusi. Koostöös Tallinn Music Weekiga toimuvat Tiidu ja Sasha osalemist Berlin Music Weekil toetavad Eesti Kultuuriministeerium ja Eesti Muusika Eksport.


Tallinn Music Week 2013 toimub 4.-6. aprillil,