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Artist applications

Artist applications for TMW 2021 festival are now closed. Read about the results here.


TMW 2021 main dates:

Music festival: Thu, 6 May – Sat, 8 May
Conference: Fri, 7 May – Sat, 8 May

TMW 2021 line-up will be announced gradually from February 2021.



To all artists:

– TMW 2021 PRO passes to all artists/artist collective members and representatives that enable both physical and online participation in the music festival and conference, incl. an extensive artist education programme of workshops and mentoring sessions
– Exposure to around 1,000 music industry professionals and media representatives and an audience of 15,000 people
– Access to the TMW PRO online database and networking options with the region’s key music industry professionals as well as with selected international experts (bookers, promoters, managers, distributors, labels, publishers, A&Rs, music supervisors, agents, media & marketing specialists)
– Promotion to the national and international audiences
– Possibility to promote new releases of international potential
– The sound, lighting, backline and video equipment according to the submitted technical rider within the most suitable showcase and venue; all related assistance by professional production personnel


To Estonian artists:

– An opportunity to invite relevant international music industry professionals to see your performance at TMW
– An opportunity to work with the festival’s promotion and production team on presenting and marketing your new releases
– Dedicated artist coach helping to prepare for the festival
– Preliminary export and marketing seminars in collaboration with Music Estonia during February-May 2021
– Preliminary festival tutorial session and materials during April 2021

To foreign artists:

– Online info session about the Estonian and Nordic-Baltic market in collaboration with Music Estonia during March – April 2021
– Preliminary festival tutorial session and materials during April 2021
– Transportation: airport or ferry transfer to the hotel
– Accommodation: twin rooms for show night
– Catering on a show day (1 hot meal)


– The festival does not cover international travel or artist fees
– Once an artist has confirmed the performance, it cannot be cancelled without a solid reason (health, international travel restrictions or similar)
– All performances may be photographed, recorded or broadcast by festival’s media partners for promotion purposes. Details will be discussed closer to the performance date.


All applicants will be contacted in February 2021 via representative’s e-mail submitted in the application form. An e-mail notification will be also sent to the artists that will not get selected.

Should you have any questions or run into any technical problems when applying, reach out to us directly at

TMW 2021 will be organised in line with the rules aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus applicable to public events. We are monitoring and following the global developments closely and aim to make an effort in including international talent to our programme.  If due to the global situation the festival will be organised in a different or reduced format than anticipated, all applicants will be notified of the results. We are confident that we will be able to make the festival happen in 2021, but will, of course, adapt to the global context and keep all artists and partners continuously informed of developments.

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