Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Navigating unfavourable contracts: insights from music industry experts

TMW Conference 2023

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The music industry has long been based around intellectual property licensing and collaborations, which often require contracts and agreements. Unfortunately, this has led to many situations where artists get tied into long-term contracts with unfavourable conditions. Many big-name musicians, including The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5, Prince, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, have been in similar situations. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Artists and managers can prevent these situations by knowing what is "normal" or "standard" in the industry and what should be avoided in any agreements they sign. Join us for a panel at the upcoming music conference, where industry professionals will share practical knowledge on preventing bad deals and navigating the music industry on your own terms.


Kahina Khimoune, CEO at Kahin@gency

Thomas Hieber, Attorney at K&E Rechtsanwälte

Olivia Kranich, Senior Associate at law firm Sorainen

Hedi Armulik, Culture, event and artist manage


Kristjan Heinmets, Founder and Artist Manager at Gateway Management / Redline