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Innovation In Music Conference 2024

Kristiania University College, Oslo

14 - 16 June 2024

Have You Tried THIS?

Sharing the enthusiasm of new discovery


Call for Papers

Have you ever had the bubbling feeling of joy from discovering a new approach, a piece of hardware, an instrument, a method or perspective, and then enthusiastically sharing your new discovery with your peers?


For Innovation in Music 2024, we want you to tap into the childish enthusiasm of sharing new discoveries, and present research on the things everyone should try!


For innovations to be spread and applied, both in music and otherwise, enthusiasm and the joy of discovery has always been key. Whether a new piece of hardware or the band you discovered at a surprise gig, organic marketing by ‘joyous dissemination’ has been a crucial success factor to countless innovations. On a personal level, asking our peers ‘have you tried this?’ activates the questioner’s enthusiasm for sharing, and the respondent’s curiosity. New discoveries keep us hungry to learn more about our field, expand our perspectives and eager to try new approaches. Hence, we invite researchers, scholars, practitioners, and innovators to join us at InMusic 24 and ask; ‘have you tried THIS?’!


This conference theme can be broadly interpreted, and we encourage presentations on all kinds of ‘innovation in music’, related to topics such as:

  • Innovative production, recording, mixing and mastering

  • Innovative performance and composition 

  • Innovative music business and promotion

  • Novel music technology

  • New approaches to music research and methodology

  • Novel ways of promoting diversity, equality and representation within music

  • Innovations for sustainability in music

Paper Presentations

Presentations are by default in the format of 15-minute talks, followed by 5 minutes Q&A. Abstracts should give a summary of original research and an outline of the presentation to be given, and be 300-500 words. After the conference, presenting authors will be invited to submit a full paper (4,000-6,000 words) for peer review and inclusion in the book of proceedings, published by Routledge (subject to contract). In due course we will open the abstracts submission portal, so please check the website regularly for updates. 

Performance and Workshop Proposals


Proposals are also welcome for presentations combining academic talks with innovative or interactive performances, workshops, and demonstrations appropriate to the conference scope. If you would like to submit such a proposal, please get in touch with the organizing committee prior to submitting your abstract for a discussion of technical requirements and possibilities, by emailing


Dates and Deadlines


01 October 2023 – Abstracts submission portal opens

01 January 2024 – Abstracts submission deadline

01 February 2024 – Authors notified of acceptance

01 May 2024 – Earlybird registration discount ends

14 June 2024 – Conference opens

01 August 2024 – Deadline for submitting full chapters



Conference committee, Oslo:
Assistant Professor Claus Sohn Andersen – Kristiania University College

Professor Tore Teigland – Kristiania University College

Professor Anneli M. Drecker – Kristiania University College

Associate Professor Audun Molde – Kristiania University College

Assistant Professor Pål Erik Jensen – Kristiania University College (Technical Advisor)


Conference Committee, International:
Professor Jan-Olof Gullö – Royal College of Music (KMH), Sweden
Professor Justin Paterson – University of West London, UK
Associate Professor Russ Hepworth-Sawyer – MOTTOsound & York St John University, UK
Professor Rob Toulson – RT60 Ltd, UK

Further Information


We will subsequently be confirming full conference details (including fees) and the conference website

For any other enquiries please email

InMusic 23 Chapter Submissions

The website from our most recent conference, Innovation In Music 2023, hosted by Edinburgh Napier University, can be viewed here


Authors who presented at InMusic23 are now optionally invited to submit a Chapter for the Book of Proceedings of InMusic23, which will be published in two volumes by Routledge. Please note the following requirements for submitting a chapter.


* Please prepare your article using the InMusic paper template. We cannot review or accept submissions that do not use the template. (Download template from InMusic GDrive folder)

* Papers should be presented to a high academic standard, research focused and between 4,000 - 6,000 words.

* Submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.docx) format

* Images should be supplied at the time of submission, in jpg or png format, and use the filename format 'figure 01.png'

* You can reference online media in your Chapter, but if you require to submit other forms of media with your article, please get in touch at


* The author's contributor agreement form must be completed and signed. (Download form from InMusic GDrive folder)

* If primary interviews are incorporated in your work, an interview release form should be submitted for each contributor (link to form below)

* If you use any images or other assets that you do not own the copyright to, then you should also include the necessary copyright permission forms. (Download form from InMusic GDrive folder)

* The full paper submission deadline is 31 August 2023

To submit your article, please upload it as a .zip folder attachment to your original InMusic23 Easychair submission. To do this, you need to sign back in to Easychair and review your original abstract submission, then select 'Attach document' from the menu on the right hand side of the submission information page. The Easychair submission portal is here:


All forms and templates referred to can be accessed from the following GDrive folder:


Please email if you have any questions about gaining necessary permissions.


Equality and Diversity


All involved in the organisation of Innovation in Music are committed to encouraging fairness, equality and diversity throughout our event, in terms of the organisational structure, the invited participants and in the encouragement of presenters and paper authors. We welcome anyone interested in the conference themes to engage with us and join us in building a sustainable conference that can represent the full range of music-related industries.

Past Conferences

The website from our most recent conference, Innovation In Music 2023, hosted by Edinburgh Napier University, can be viewed here


Below are a number of keynote films from our past Innovation In Music Conferences held at York St John University & University of York (2013), Anglia Ruskin University (2015) and University of Westminster (2017). Videos of more recent conferences will be added soon.

Download programmes and abstracts for past conferences:

Innovation In Music 2023 - Edinburgh Napier University:    conference programme

Innovation In Music 2022 - Royal College of Music, Stockholm:    conference programme

Innovation In Music 2019 - University of West London:     conference programme

Innovation In Music 2017 - University of Westminster:     conference programme

Innovation In Music 2015 - Anglia Ruskin University:     conference programme

Innovation In Music 2013 - York St John University and  University of York:     conference programme

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