Music meets Film

For the sixth year running Music Meets Films is here, alongside IndustryTallinn & Baltic Event at PÖFF I 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Talks and mentorship sessions dedicated to subjects related Film Scoring will run from Nov 30 to Dec 1 as the joint initiative of Creative Gate Development Centre for Creative Industries, Music Estonia and Industry@Tallinn.

Together with the acclaimed music supervisor Maggie Rodford (The King’s Speech, Kubo and the Two Strings, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), composer Tom Player (The Hobbit, Game of Thrones), Nick Leonard and Chris Brown (global music agency West One with clients like BBC or TV series House of Cards and Mad Men) we’ll tackle current trends in film scoring, live orchestration, give tips on how to make good demos and discuss the role of music libraries in film scoring.


Maggie Rodford
Tom Player
Nick Leonard, Chris Brown
Michael Pärt

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17:00-18:30 Opening words by music producer and editor Michael Pärt. Current Trends in the scoring industry. Music supervisor and composer agent Maggie Rodford shares her experiences of how film music has developed over the past twenty years and discusses current trends in the scoring industry (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Arcturus).

18:30-19.30 Introduction to production music, and a music libraries' role for scoring to film by music manager Nick Leonard and composer Chris Brown (West One Music) (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Arcturus).


Mentorship sessions will take place in Nordic Hotel Forum

10:30-12:00 Mentorship sessions for composers and agents with music supervisor Maggie Rodford (Air-Edel). Topic: Representing and working with a film music composer as a manager/agent.

10:30-12:00 Mentorship sessions for composers, producers, music composition teachers with composer Chris Brown (West One Music) and music manager Nick Leonard (West One Music). Topic: Production music.

10:30-12:00 Mentorship sessions for composers with composer Tom Player. Topic: Working as a film music and media composer - skillsets, workflow and career options.

14:00-14:45 How to get a film scoring commission. Music supervisor and composer agent Maggie Rodford breaks down the process of the commissioning process in film music (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella).

14:45-15:45 Showcase of selected Estonian (Ülo Krigul, Tauno Aints, Aleksandr Žedeljov), Danish (Patricio Pock-Steen Fraile) and Polish composers (Łukasz Pieprzyk) moderated by Jüri Muttika, powered by Estonian Composers Union and Apollo Music (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella).

16:00-16:45 The place of live orchestra/music and samples/synth in film, and how to make a good demo by Tom Player (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella).

16:45-17:15 The How and the Why of recording your next score in Estonia. Meet the talent and learn about Cash Rebate programs for scoring in Estonia by Michael Pärt (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella).

17:15 + Networking drinks with key players of the Estonian music industry, powered by Apollo Music, Music Estonia and Creative Gate (Nordic Hotel Forum, room Capella).

19:00 + Regular Crisis: A cantata on Global Economy, a multimedia film by video and performance artist Marina Landia, performed by Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kristjan Järvi. Venue: Estonia Concert Hall, Estonia puiestee 4. Pre- registration required (


11:00-13:00 The ins and outs of Tallinn recording spaces, the ERR Studios (National Broadcaster), the Estonia concert hall and Niguliste church. Tour starts from Nordic Hotel Forum. Pre-registration required (

13:00-17:30 Trip to the Arvo Pärt Centre. Pre-registration required (