Innovation In Music 2021

Royal College of Music, Stockholm

02 - 04 December 2021

Call For Papers

​Innovation in Music 2021 will be held at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden on 02 - 04 December 2021. A Routledge conference proceedings book will be published in 2022. 


The theme remains wide for contributions, but with a titled theme of “Music Production: International Perspectives”


Innovation in Music welcomes academics, creatives, producers, artists, industry professionals, technology developers and equipment manufacturers to come together and submit abstracts for consideration on a wide range of topics including:

  • ​Innovative music creation and performance

  • Music production: past, present and future

  • Music technology innovation

  • Innovation in music business

  • Innovation in music in the Nordic countries

  • and the relationship to International innovation. 

  • Cross-disciplinary topics around music and innovation 


Abstracts of 300-500 words will be reviewed for inclusion in the conference programme. After the conference, presenting authors will be expected to submit a full paper for peer review and inclusion in the book of conference proceedings, published by Routledge.

Abstracts should be submitted by 01 July 2021 to the following email address:


Innovation in Music are also welcoming proposals for innovative, interactive demonstrations and performances appropriate to the conference scope. If you are interested in being involved in any way please contact us at the following email addresses: and/or


Dates and Deadlines

  • 01 July 2021 - abstracts deadline

  • 01 August 2021 - acceptance of abstracts sent to authors

  • 01 October 2021 - early bird registration discount ends

  • 03 December 2021 - conference opens

  • 06 January 2022 - full chapters submitted for conference proceedings book with Routledge


Further Information


We will subsequently be confirming full conference details.


You can also follow @InMusicConf on Twitter for communications and updates, as well as visit our Facebook page at:



For any other enquiries please email:



Conference Chair


Professor Jan-Olof Gullö – Royal College of Music (KMH), Stockholm



Conference Committee Sweden


Conference Coordinator Elina Edblom – KMH


Head of Academy Per-Henrik Holgersson, Academy of Music Education – KMH


Head of Academy Anna Maria Koziomtzis, Academy of Classical Music, Composition, Conducting and Music Theory – KMH


Head of Academy Bo Westman, Academy of Folk Music, Jazz and Music and Media Production – KMH



Conference Committee UK


Professor Justin Paterson – University of West London 


Russ Hepworth-Sawyer – MOTTOsound & York St John University


Professor Rob Toulson – RT60 Ltd & University of Westminster

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 all corners of the music related industries.

Past Conferences

The Innovation In Music 2019 Website 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 (2019).

Download programmes and abstracts for past conferences:

Innovation In Music 2017 - University of Westminster:     conference programme     conference abstracts

Innovation In Music 2015 - Anglia Ruskin University:     conference programme

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