Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn/Estonia
March 26 – 28, 2015
From March 26 – 28, 2015, the international music industry will once again convene in Estonia’s Capital to attend one of the world’s most cutting-edge industry get-togethers and networking events, and one of the largest indoor festivals in the Nordic-Baltic region: the annual Tallinn Music Week. The festival brings together around 800 music industry professionals, with performances by 200 acts from around the globe, and attracts an audience of almost 20,000 music fans. Two Austrian acts will be among the countless international performers at this year’s installment of the festival: Moonlight Breakfast and Polkov.
The two-day TMW music industry conference (March 27 – 28, 2015) covers a wide range of topics from local cultural policy and regional cooperation to hands-on artist management tips and global music industry business models. Each year’s conference also hosts a “celebrity talk” with an international music industry legend. A delegation of Austrian artists, record label representatives, promoters and festivals presenters will be at the TMW music conference for a networking and exchange visit. A panel and breakfast event on Saturday, March 28th, featuring Tatjana Domany and Franz Hergovich (Austrian Music Export) and Hannes Tschürz (ink Music) will highlight the current Austrian music scene, and representatives of Vienna’s Waves Festival will also be on hand to discuss this year’s upcoming CEE focus.
Festival Link: http://tmw.ee
AUSTRIAN HEARTBEATS BREAKFAST
AUSTRIAN PANEL & NETWORKING BREAKFAST Saturday, March 28th, 2015 - 10-11.30 AM Nordic Hotel Forum
Think local, act global – Overcoming national boundaries: Austria
In a small country, cooperation and an international focus is key to artistic survival and economic success. The “music country Austria” is currently experiencing a musical renaissance, with a pulsating underground scene ready to break through. This panel will explore strategies of conquering international markets, examine role models for music export, and discuss recent success stories.
Panelists: Hannes Tschürtz (ink music), Wolfgang Grob (Waves Vienna Festival), Franz Hergovich (Austrian Music Export), Tatjana Domany (Austrian Music Export)
Moderator: Virgo Sillamaa (Music Estonia)
The event will be followed by a Viennese breakfast with coffee and cake and the opportunity to network with representatives of the Austrian music scene in a casual atmosphere.
POLKOV & MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST
POLKOV Saturday, March 28, 10 PM, DAF Studio, Tallinn MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST Saturday, March 28, 11:30 PM, Rock Café, Tallinn
Date: Saturday, March 28, 10 PM.
Venue: DAF Studio, Tallinn
The indie/folk/rock collective Polkov (ink Music) were the surprise hit of the Austrian music scene in 2014. The six artists combine alternative rock, pop, and country elements with three-part folk harmonies and witty lyrics about coming of age, sci-fi, physics, romance, and video games. Their eponymous debut album has an inherently dreamy quality, not least because of their collaboration with pedal steel guitar-veteran Jon Graboff. But, occasional infusions of brit-pop notwithstanding, the exciting and varied songs of Laurenz Jandl, Paul Pfleger, Juergen Schmidt, Guenther Paulitsch, Alex Hackl, and Florentina Finder have their very own vibe. (http://polkov.com/)
Date: Saturday, March 28, Time: 11:30 PM.
Venue: Rock Café, Tallinn
Originally from Romania, Moonlight Breakfast (Motor Entertaiment) are now based partially in Vienna and have spent the past year rocketing to international fame – before even releasing their debut album “Shout” in September 2014. With its feel good vibes, catchy electro swing tunes, and positive message, the quartet has already made a name for itself by playing a number of high profile gigs throughout Europe and around the world: They have opened for Jamiroquai, Hurts, and Macy Gray, they performed at the closing ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, and, most recently, at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival 2015. (http://moonlightbreakfast.com/)