Tallin Music Week Adds to Speaker Line-Up

Jane Savidge

Britpop architect Jane Savidge, musicologist Joe Muggs, music industry psychotherapist Tamsin Embleton, Liveurope’s chief coordinator Elise Phamgia and Secretary-General of European Choral Association Sonja Greiner join Tallinn Music Week (TMW) conference.

TMW has welcomed the next wave of experts who will deliver valuable insights from across the spectrum of industry – from the 20th-century pop culture landmarks and the trials and tribulations of fame and touring to the importance of clubbing in the search for identity, and the inevitable data-driven future of music distribution.

As co-founder and head of legendary PR firm Savage & Best, Jane Savidge is widely credited with being one of the main instigators of the Britpop movement that swept the UK in the mid-1990s. She will introduce her new book, “Pulp’s This Is Hardcore”, out via Bloomsbury on 7 March, which offers a unique insight into the cultural and historical context of the record that destroyed Britpop.

Joe Muggs is a music writer for the likes of Mixmag, WIRE, FACT and Bandcamp Daily and the author of ‘Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Soundsystem Culture’ (2019), and ‘Crosstown Rebels – 20 Years Of Madness, Magic and Music’ (2023). He will moderate a panel about the importance of local micro-scenes in a highly centralised world that features the founder of Tallinn’s Club HALL Elena Natale and the founder of Vilnius’ Opium Club Vidmantas Čepkauskas.

Tamsin Embleton is a psychotherapist based in London who specialises in working with musicians and music industry professionals. She is the founder of the Music Industry Therapist Collective (MITC) and the editor of ‘Touring and Mental Health – The Music Industry Manual’, a landmark publication for the music business written by performing arts clinicians and including recollections from artists like Nile Rodgers, Justin Hawkins, Katie Melua and Kieran Hebden.

Elise Phamgia is the General Coordinator of Liveurope, the first EU-supported platform bringing together 20 iconic live music venues to promote up-and-coming European artists. Elise has participated in various ‘Music Moves Europe’ initiatives and was a mentor in MEWEM Europa, a project aiming at the development of young women in the sector.

Ralph Böge is the CEO and founder of Paradise Worldwide, a global music rights company renowned for its data-driven approach to music distribution, royalty collection, and artist advancement.

Sonja Greiner is the Secretary General of the European Choral Association (Europa Cantat), a member of the Board of the World Youth Choir Foundation and a Governance Advisor to the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM). She was elected an honorary member of the International Music Council in 2015.

Other freshly announced speakers include the Head of Agency at Live Nation Finland Annika Oksanen, Innovation and Business Development Executive at Music Finland Turo Pekari,  CEO of Dotted Music Andrew Apanov, Executive Director of Access Film Music LLC Chicago Mike Beck, and the founder of Erica Synths Girts Ozolins. Previously announced panellists include R.E.M.’s advisor and manager Bertis Down, BAFTA-winning music supervisor Kle Savidge and film director Anna Hints.