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Bella Union’s founder Simon Raymonde and Britpop instigator Jane Savidge revealed among the first speakers for the Tallinn Music Week conference

Estonia’s premier music industry event Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is thrilled to reveal the first speakers for the conference taking place within the event on 6th – 7th  May. The panellists include Simon Raymonde, Owner and Managing Director of Bella Union, which celebrates its 25th anniversary at TMW, the main instigator of the Britpop movement Jane Savidge, as well as the Managing Director of Mute Song David McGinnis.

  • The music industry programme of the conference is developed in cooperation with the music industry development centre and export office Music Estonia.

  • TMW 2022 PRO Pass is available for a discounted price until the end of January.

Simon Raymonde, former Cocteau Twin and the owner and managing director of Bella Union which celebrates its 25th anniversary at TMW, has discovered artists like Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Midlake and hundreds more. He also looks after the European releases for Spiritualized, Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, etc and has recently returned to making music once more by forming the duo Lost Horizons. Simon will discuss the journey through the music business as well as share invaluable advice for the next generation of musical talent.

As co-founder and head of legendary PR company Savage & Best, Jane Savidge is widely credited as being the main instigator of the Britpop movement. At TMW, Savidge will present her new book Here They Come With Their Make Up On: Suede, Coming Up… And More Adventures Beyond The Wild Frontiers, out on 12th April. Besides Suede, Jane has represented other Britpop stars like Pulp, The Verve, Elastica, The Auteurs, and Menswear, and many other influential artists of the era, including The Fall and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Canadian-born London-residing David McGinnis is the Managing Director of Mute Song, the music publishing partner of the eminent Mute record label. Prior, he held licensing positions with PPL and MCPS. Mute Song publishes music by Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Underworld, Swans, Bob Geldof, Peter Green, Liars, Wire and many other distinguished composers and recording artists.

Other speakers for the TMW conference include the artistic director of Slovenian festival MENT Ljubljana Andraž Kajzer, founder of Berlin’s booking agency von der haardt Ralf Diemert, agent at ICM Partners/Primary Talent Beckie Sugden, Festival Director of Oslo World Festival Alexandra Archetti Stølen, and Board Member at Norwegian Greener Events Linnéa Elisabeth Svensson. Estonian industry is represented by the popular artist and songwriter Daniel Levi and the Head Promoter of LiveNation Estonia Eva Palm.

The full TMW 2022 conference programme and main topics will be published gradually from February to April.

TMW 2022 takes place on 4th – 8th May in the Estonian capital Tallinn that bears the UNESCO City of Music title from 2022.

TMW 2022 passes are on sale at Until the end of January the PRO Pass, which grants access both to the music festival and the conference, is available for 150 euros, raising to 175 from February.
The selection of passes also includes Festival Pass and DigiPRO Pass, which provides online access to the conference.

TMW festival is founded and run by Shiftworks OÜ. The festival’s strategic partner is the music industry development centre and export office Music Estonia.

MEL editor

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