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Innovation in Music Conference 2019

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05 – 07 December 2019
University of West London: Ealing Campus

Full event details can be found at the conference website: http://www.musicinnovation.co.uk

Innovation in Music (InMusic) 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 technology innovation
  • Innovation in music business
  • Music production: past, present and future

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 conference-proceedings book (published summer 2020).

Abstracts should be submitted by 01 July 2019 to the following Easychair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=inmusic19 

Innovation in Music is also welcoming proposals for discussion panels, interactive demonstrations and innovative performances appropriate to the conference scope. If you are interested in being involved in any way, please contact us at the following email address: [email protected]

Conference Scope

Conference themes and topics include: 

  • Music production: past, present and future
  • Performance and composition: human, artificial and beyond
  • Innovation in music business
  • Immersive and interactive audio
  • Music consumer behaviour: the changing psychology and perceived value of music
  • Technologies for remuneration and data management
  • Platforms for music sale, streaming and broadcast
  • Studio technology innovation
  • Innovative music creation and songwriting
  • Sound engineering: audio and acoustics
  • Mastering commercial music
  • Hi-res audio and future music formats
  • Piracy in 2019 and beyond
  • Post production innovation: plugins, workstations, automated mixing
  • Sound design and music for video games
  • Knowledge transfer between music industry and academia
  • Cross-disciplinary topics around music and innovation

Keynote Speakers

High-profile keynote speakers will be announced in due course. Videos of past InMusic conference keynotes can be found at the InMusic YouTube page, linked from the website.

Dates and Deadlines

01 July 2019 – abstracts deadline

01 August 2019 – acceptance of abstracts sent to authors

01 October 2019 – early bird registration discount ends

02 December 2019 – full papers submitted for peer review and editing process

05 December 2019 – conference opens

15 January 2020 – final paper submission for conference proceedings


Conference venue:

University of West London
St Mary’s Rd
W5 5RF

Host to the London College of Music and situated in the busy creative hub of Ealing, University of West London holds a rich connection with the diverse London music industries.

London is at the heart of the UK and Europe’s music industry, providing a thriving network of creative artists and technology innovators, as well as being the focal point of the music industry’s business economy. Being hosted in London enables some of the world’s most innovative individuals and organisations to engage with the conference and share discussions around innovation in music.

Full venue, banquet, accommodation and travel details will be made available at the Innovation In Music website in due course.

Conference Fees

Conference attendance fees are yet to be confirmed. Fees will be in the region of £250 per delegate, which includes attendance at the conference banquet. A reduced student-registration fee will be announced also in due course. There will be an early-bird discount for delegates registering before 1st October 2019.


Conference Chair

Professor Justin Paterson – University of West London

Conference Committee UK

Professor Justin Paterson – University of West London 
Russ Hepworth-Sawyer – MOTTOsound & York St John University
Professor Rob Toulson – University of Westminster

Founding Committee Members

Dennis Collopy – University of Hertfordshire
Dr Jay Hodgson – University of Western Ontario

Further Information

Please visit the conference website for regular updates and conference details as they are confirmed: http://www.musicinnovation.co.uk

You can also follow @InMusicConf on Twitter for communications and updates, as well as visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/InnovationInMusic

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