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Innovation In Music Conference 2022

Royal College of Music, Stockholm

17 - 19 June 2022


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About InMusic 2022

​Innovation In Music 2022 will be held at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden on 17-19 June 2022. A Routledge conference proceedings book will be published after the event. 


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 present 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 

Video Presentations

A number of InMusic presenters have been unable to travel to the conference venue, and have opted to prepare a video presentation that is hosted online for delegates to watch prior to the scheduled online seminar. The video presentations are listed below with direct links to view.


(Press play button to start video. Once playing, there is an option for fullscreen display.)

FRIDAY  2022-06-17: Seminar with online presenters 17:30 - Lilla salen

Paul Novotny: How to Put Together a Premium DIY Dolby Atmos 'Tiny Studio' on a Budget

Anders Lind: Music for the mobile phone orchestra, string orchestra and analog synthesizers: An evaluation of a concert hall performance including 15-year-old non musicians as performers

Pedro Miguel Ferreira: Road(ies) To Nowhere? A Portuguese live music perspective

Eirik Askerøi: Sonic Markers in Popular Music: Innovation - Trend - Tradition

Watch Video Here

Ola Buan Øien: The Dialogue of Mr. Question Mark and Sylvia Massy: Challenging norms at the intersection of crafts and creativity in music recording contexts

SATURDAY  2022-06-18: Seminar with online presenters 09:00 - Lilla salen

Samuel Lynch & Helen English, Jon Drummond, Nathan Scott: Exploring Dynamic Music Methods to Extend Compositional Outcomes

Yuxiang Cai, Rui Liu and Xuefeng Zhou: An investigation of piano timbre preference based on employing equalizer to adjust the harmonic loudness

Martin Koszolko: Connecting across borders: communication tools, group structures and practices of remote music collaborators

Hussein Boon: Two Production Strategies for Music Synchronisation As Speculative Entrepreneurship

Yngvar Kjus, Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen & Solveig Wang: Encountering new technology: A study of how female creators explore DAWs

Conference Registration

Registration for Innovation In Music 2022 is now OPEN!

Continue to the registration portal here:

Conference fees are as follows:


  • Early bird fee (before 30 April) 2800 SEK

  • Full fee (01 May – 16 Jun) 3300 SEK (approx. €330 / £280 / $375)

  • Doctoral student fee 2100 SEK (for the first 30 applications, available until 30 April)



We have pre-booked a number of rooms for conference delegates at the Mornington Hotel Stockholm, Nybrogaten 53 (, for the conference dates (16-19 June 2022). The Mornington is just a few hundred meters from the conference location at The Academy of Music.

A special conference discount rate has been agreed with the hotel, SEK 1450 per night (SEK 1295 + TAX). To book one of the reserved rooms at the discount price, please contact the hotel directly by email at:


When contacting the hotel, request to book a room reserved by The Royal College of Music [Kungliga musikhögskolans rumsblock] and specify the dates you wish to book.


Individual bookings can be cancelled until 18:00 on the day before arrival. All bookings are the responsibility of and to be paid for by the guest.



People travelling to Sweden from the UK or other countries outside the EU/EEA will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. From 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified in Sweden as a threat to public health and a danger to society. Although the pandemic is not over, it has entered a new phase thanks to high vaccination coverage in combination with the lower risk of serious illness that the currently dominant virus variant omicron poses. Sweden has therefore lifted the entry ban from all countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This also means that the requirement to present vaccination and a test certificate upon entry into Sweden has been removed. 

If you travel to Sweden from UK or other countries outside the Schengen area you must meet the Schengen area rules. Please note that your passport must be less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’) and valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’). Although many can travel to Sweden and stay for up to three months without a visa, citizens of some countries must have a visa before entering the Schengen area. For more info, please check the list of foreign citizens who require Visa for entry into Sweden here.

Information for Presenters

​After the conference, presenting authors will be invited to submit a full paper for peer review and inclusion in the book of conference proceedings, published by Routledge. Papers should be presented to a high academic standard, research focused and between 4,000 - 6,000 words.

The InMusic full paper template can be downloaded here: InMusic_FullPaperTemplate.docx

The full paper submission deadline is 01 August 2022.

To submit, please send your completed paper by email to

Further Information

We are committed to organising InMusic22 as a full 'in-person' event and encourage all presenters to make preparations for travel and attendance at an exciting event that will bring the music research communities back together. Of course, there may be ongoing international circumstances which will make this a challenge for some individuals - so, where necessary, we will do everything we can to support presenters who are restricted by travel issues and those who may be forced to revert to giving an online presentation to the conference delegates.



Conference Chair


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



Conference Committee Sweden


Conference Coordinator Helena Halvardsson – 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 website from our most recent conference, Innovation In Music 2019, hosted by University of West London,   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).

Download programmes and abstracts for past conferences:

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

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

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