The 2023 Music x Media dates are 4/10-7/10/2023. More information coming soon!
Music & Media was first held in Tampere in 1989. It has since brought together domestic and international music and media professionals.
The cross-sectoral program is designed to tackle themes relevant for not only the music industry, but for the creative field at large. The scope includes the film and TV industries, gaming industry, marketing and other audiovisual fields as well as their shared areas of development.
Music & Media also offers a unique and exciting opportunity for professionals to view showcase performances by a broad spectrum of Finland’s hottest new artists. Showcase festival Lost in Music presents 100 artists in the best venues around Tampere every autumn.
The tickets to the 2023 Music x Media will be available soon!
Please note that the tickets for Music x Media will be exchanged to passes/ wristbands at the entrance. You will need an ID for the wristband exchange.
Other practical info is gathered here.
Getting to Tampere Hall
Tampere Hall has a central location that can be conveniently reached, just 500 meters from the bus and railway stations. Most of the hotels in Tampere are located within 2–15 minutes’ walk from Tampere Hall.
The street address is Yliopistonkatu 55, FI-33100 Tampere.
Accessibility in Tampere Hall
Accessibility is taken into notice between floors and seminar halls. The doorsteps are inclined, and doors will open automatically. The hallways and doors are wide, and there are notices when the steps in the stairs will end.
The staff of Tampere Hall is trained to guide and help people who have a physical or sensory disability.
As the parking spaces in Tampere Hall’s outdoor car park are limited, we recommend using the park halls close to Tampere Hall: P-Tampere-talo, P-Tulli and P-Hämppi.
Tampere is easily accessible by train from anywhere in Finland. The railway station is 500 meters from Tampere Hall, so you can easily walk through the sign-guided route. Timetables and ticket prices can be found on the VR website at www.vr.fi.
Tampere is easy to reach by long-distance bus. Buses to Tampere run from various ports, Helsinki International Airport and the biggest cities at approximately one-hour intervals. Tampere bus station is only 500 meters away.
Local buses stop right outside Tampere Hall. In summer a local bus 100 operates between the Moomin Museum and the Särkänniemi amusement park, stopping outside Tampere Hall.
- Tampere public transport
- Long-distance buses Matkahuolto and Expressbus
Taxis stop right by the main entrance and also cater for disabled customers. For more information and to book a taxi, visit Taksi Tampere
Tampere is also accessible by plane. It is located in Southern Finland, 175 kilometers north from Helsinki. There are excellent flight connections to Finland from all parts of the world and a growing number of routes to Tampere. The Tampere-Pirkkala airport is located 20 minutes from Tampere city center. For information on airports and their services, please visit the Finavia website.
Hotel deals in Tampere for Music x Media delegates will be published later.
Music x Media values
We sustainably open up tomorrow’s possibilities of music-related industries and -individuals
We cherish diversity and offer a shared and safe space to unite and collaborate.
We are motivated by change. We are not afraid to be unconventional nor to stand up for diverse voices.
We value creative thinking and solutions. We create and discover opportunities for all music-related industries and -individuals.
Call for volunteers
The volunteer application for the 2023 Music x Media will open later.
The Walk of Fame pays tribute to music, artists and music professionals. Like its Hollywood-counterpart, Finland’s very own Walk of Fame consists of a line of stars paved on the streets of Tampere. The first stars were revealed in 2019, after which the street has grown its number of stars year by year.
The Walk of Fame celebrates and honors both Finnish and international names in the music industry. All names carved on the stars are chosen by a public vote. The winners of Tampere Music Awards, selected as part of Music x Media’s Industry Awards, are featured in the stars as well. The selections are made with the diversity of the winners as one of the main criteria.
By including the music heritage and stories in the urban street scene, Tampere brings more depth into the everyday passageway of locals and tourists alike.
Included in the Walk of Fame:
Rap artist Cheek
Musician Juice Leskinen
Rock band Popeda
Singer Katri Helena
Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer Kaija Saariaho
Music entrepreneur Epe Helenius
Pioneer in the Nordic music export, Anna Hildur
Estonian culture influencer Rein Lang
Swedish music publisher Pelle Lidell
Finnish music promoter in Japan, Onta Shiroh Kawaguchi
Finnish metal music ambassador Holger Tiefenbach (2015)
Founder of Tallinn Music Week Helen Sildna
Indie music ambassador Jonas Sjöström
Music photographer and journalist Jan Sneum (2012)
Music influencer Tapio Korjus
Rock band Eppu Normaali
Metal band Nightwish
Soprano Karita Mattila
Musician Ismo Alanko
Singer Paula Koivuniemi
Musician Mikko Alatalo
Rock band Yö
Modern folk band Värttinä
Singer Kaija Koo
Conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor, composer and violinist Jaakko Kuusisto
Rock band Hanoi Rocks
Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter Erja Lyytinen
Musician Heikki Salo
Singer Marion Rung
Music x Media Board Members
Head of Board
Tiina Vihtkari, CEO of Sublime
Vice Head of Board
Paulina Ahokas, CEO of Tampere Hall
Mirva Merimaa, CEO of Tiketti
Mikko Koivusipilä, Music Director at Nelonen Media
Saara Everi, Head of Marketing at PME Records
Anna Reponen, Project Manager at Music Finland
Rauha Kyyrö, President of Fullsteam
In the 2022 Music x Media event and in Lost in Music Festival we had an anti-harassment contact person on duty. The anti-harassment person will be on duty at the 2023 Music x Media and Lost in Music too.
The contact person is on your disposal if any harassment or inappropriate behavior occurs. The contact person listens to the concerns and helps to solve the situation, if needed.
Music x Media is committed to building a safer space for its participants, staff and performers. Physical and mental integrity is everybody’s right.
Do you have any questions? You can reach us by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music x Media team:
+358 40 867 4216
+358 50 501 0148
Music x Media invoicing details
Suomen Musiikki & Media-Tapahtumat S.M.M. Oy
E-invoice and OVT: 003707928960
Operator: Apix Messaging Oy
Operator ID: DABAFIHH
Please note that if you are using any of the following operators for e-invoicing: Danske Bank Oyj, Handelsbanken, Paikallisosuuspankit or Säästöpankit, you will have to use the following Apix e-invoicing information:
E-invoice: 003723327487 and Operator ID: DABAFIHH.
Invoices by post:
Suomen Musiikki & Media–Tapahtumat S.M.M. Oy (Apix skannauspalvelu)