Winners of Estonian Music Industry Awards 2024 announced

On Wednesday, March 6th, at the festive gala evening held at Noblessneri Valukoda, the winners of the Estonian Music Industry Awards 2024 (EMEA’24) were announced. Awards were given in 29 categories, and 5 special awards were also presented. Recognitions were awarded to individuals and companies for their significant contribution to the promotion and development of the music industry. This year, the winners for the Music Synchronization Act of the Year and Songwriter of the Year were revealed for the first time.

“Recognition is a sign of support, provides motivation to act, and encourages the fulfillment of future ambitions. Looking at the achievements of nominated companies, actions, and individuals from the past year, we see that a growing ambition is what has emerged among music professionals in Estonia – the desire to perform in stadiums, the passion to create new types of festivals and establish new performance venues, the burning desire to bring big names to Estonia and take our talent to foreign markets that may be distant but offer plenty of new opportunities with investment. We must experiment, be bold, and not let this determination fade; that’s exactly what is needed – the will to break through and the will to create,” said Ave Sophia Tölpt, CEO of Music Estonia.

The gala evening was hosted by Robin Juhkental. Performances were given by artists Stefan, EiK x boipepperoni, Haldi & ans Flamingo, Kitty Florentine, and Karl Killing, all laureates of EMEA 2023. DJ Tom Lilienthal maintained the musical atmosphere.

This year’s laureates:

Radio Station of the Year: Rock FM
Media Channel of the Year: Müürileht
Music Journalist of the Year: Siim Nestor
Music Marketing and/or Communication Act of the Year: Bedwetters’ comeback and album launch
Manager of the Year: Marili Jõgi
Music Retailer of the Year: Terminal Records & Bar
Music Synchronization Act of the Year: Collaboration between Sander Mölder, Tier Music, and Black Cat White Cat agency
Music Producer of the Year: Universal Music Estonia
Music Producer of the Year: Gevin Niglas
Songwriter of the Year: Peeter Salmela
Concert Venue of the Year: Paavli Kultuurivabrik
Music Event of the Year: NOËP stadium concert
Music Event Organizer of the Year: Live Nation Estonia
Music Event Production Manager of the Year: Siim Arusaar
Sound Artist of the Year: Kaarel Tamra
Lighting Artist of the Year: Meelis Lusmägi
Video Artist of the Year: Alyona Movko-Mägi
Environment and Space Design Creator of the Year: Jan Teevet
Technology Partner of the Year: RGB Baltic
Album Design of the Year: Laurel2 “kasutu,” designer Harli Jaanimägi
Music Event Design of the Year: Tallinna laste jazzifestival Kräsh, designer Viktor Gurov
Music Entrepreneur of the Year: Anton Must
Music Company of the Year: PS Music Agency
Music Exporter of the Year: FAAR Music
Most Music-Friendly Company of the Year: Markit
Outstanding Contribution to the Estonian Music Industry: Aivar Sirelpuu
Special Thanks – 130 years in the music business: Estonia Klaverivabrik
Special Thanks – Sveta Baar – Legend: Madleen and Luke Teetsov-Faulkner
Special Thanks – 15 years of the Estonian music export platform: Tallinn Music Week
Special Thanks – Contribution to the music industry: Raul Saaremets
Special Thanks – Contribution to the music industry: Valdur Vahtre