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The tenth edition of the new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 2nd to 8th April. The weeklong anniversary programme focuses on the three-day music festival with 250 artists from all over the world and the entrepreneurship conference in Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) on 6th and 7th April. TMW 2018 Creative Impact conference will focus on the future of music, new economy, better cities, and design thinking. The conference will be opened on 6th April by the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid
The digitalisation-based new economy has thrown us into global competition, which simply calls for solution-based approach. Special design thinking block of the conference will feature both inspiring speakers as well as practices like designing the future vision of Estonia’s easternmost city Narva. Among others, the muscle of design thinking will be trained by Arne van Oosterom, the founder of the DesignThinkers Academy and the creative business school Hyper Island.
As for the future of cities, the conference will delve into what makes cities competitive and how to measure the quality of public spaces. Speakers on this topic include Elka Gotfryd of non-profit organisation Project for Public Spaces, Lutz Leichsenring of the non-profit initiative Creative Footprint and Amsterdam’s first night mayor Mirik Milan. The topic will be suitably introduced by Sound Diplomacy’s presentation of the “A Guide to Managing Your Night Time Economy” that will see the light of day during the TMW conference.
Estonia might be the first country to offer cryptocurrency as a way to reward its e-residents. Talking about the possibilities of Estcoin will be Kaspar Korjus, the managing director of the e-Residency program who leads the Forbes “30 Under 30“ list in the field of Technology and Finance.
As part of the international Keychange Project which aims to empower women to transform the music industry, 60 female musicians and creative industry professionals gather to participate in the special Creative Lab, which runs alongside the conference. The programme is facilitated by business management mentor MBE Remi Harris and consultancy specialist Tamara Gal-On.
Music-based panels will also clear the status of the long-awaited copyright reform and the future of the European music industry, analyze new sources of revenue for the digital age and map out emerging markets in Asia and the former socialist states. The conference also offers inspirational stories by creative minds across cultures and generations.
TMW 2018 music showcases will take place across multiple venues in the city on three nights from 5th to 7th April by 250 artists from all around the world. TMW’s role as a significant platform for both emerging and established musicians around the world. All artists of TMW music programme confirmed as of 20 Feb 2018: https://tmw.ee/artists
TMW 2018 YouTube playlist
Until 12 March
Standard rate: €250
AIM member rate: €225
13 March – 7 April
Standard rate: €295
AIM member rate: €265.50
Details and tickets here.