Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Opening Panel: Music Moves Europe (MME) - Music Policy update

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The music sector as any other cultural sector has been greatly influenced by the challenges in our societies – climate change, war, inflation and effects of the pandemic. All these crises, complex and “wicked” in nature, can only be navigated together through broad-based collaboration between all stakeholders – artists, creators, entrepreneurs and associations, policy makers, politicians and the wider public. The music sector’s goal is to make ourselves better heard and better understood. So what has the crisis taught us about dialogue and how to take it to the next level?

Tallinn Music Week has the honour to host a kick-off session of a new series of 10 dialogues under the Music Moves Europe initiative (MME), steered by the European Commission, and happening at music conferences all over Europe. This will offer a fresh opportunity for dialogue between the European Commission, the Member States and the music ecosystem stakeholders.

Here is a panel discussion to help us understand how the music sector sector looks from the policy makers’ point of view.

Susanne Hollmann, European Commission, Deputy Head of the Cultural Policy Unit

Uldis Zariņš, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia

Kimmo Aulake, Special Government Advisor, Department for Art and Cultural Policy at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland

Ave Sophia Maria Tölpt, Director of Music Estonia

Dino Lupelli, General Manager of Music Innovation Hub and Linecheck


Virgo Sillamaa, Music policy researcher and the research coordinator for EMEE, European Music Exporters Exchange.