Eirik Jacobsen

Doctoral Research Fellow - IMV stab
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2 ZEB-bygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1017 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

Popular music

Music and media

Genre and authenticity

Sociology of music


My doctoral project investigates the implications of integrating social media into the work of carrying out music projects for independent artists and bands today. This involves questions such as how social media can connect musicians, corporate industries, and audiences in new structures of networks within the domain of contemporary independent music, and how these mediated relations may challenge notions concerning communities or scenes of music. It also involves questions of how practices related to social media have an impact on musical expression and meaning, concerning aspects such as identity an authenticity.


Research Assistant for the projects TIME and MASHED at RITMO - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (2018-2020)

Master’s degree in Musicology, University of Oslo (2017)

Bachelor’s degree in Musicology, University of Oslo (2015)

Tags: Popular Music, Music and Media, Technology, Music and Cultural Understanding, Music industry


  • Danielsen, Anne; Nymoen, Kristian; Langerød, Martin Torvik; Jacobsen, Eirik; Johansson, Mats Sigvard & London, Justin (2021). Sounds familiar(?): Expertise with specific musical genres modulates timing perception and micro-level synchronization to auditory stimuli. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. ISSN 1943-3921. doi: 10.3758/s13414-021-02393-z. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Jacobsen, Eirik (2022). Playful Authentication - The Presentation of Independent Music Projects on Social Media.
  • Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild; Johansson, Mats Sigvard; Sandvik, Bjørnar; Jacobsen, Eirik; Aareskjold-Drecker, Jon Marius & Danielsen, Anne (2022). Musical rhythm. Qualitative investigations.

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Published Sep. 4, 2020 2:06 PM - Last modified May 16, 2022 10:33 AM