Yngvar Kjus

Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Music and Contemporary Media. 

Leader of the research project Music on demand: Economy and copyright in a digitized cultural sector (MUSEC), which is funded through the KULMEDIA program of the Research Council of Norway.  

Author of Live and Recorded: Music Experience in the Digital Millennium

Academic interests

  • popular music
  • music media
  • music industry
  • mediated experience
  • technology
  • cultural politics
  • copyright


My research focuses on music mediation via new media. The postdoc period was in the research project Clouds & Concerts which investigated key developments in live and recorded music in contemporary music culture. The PhD dealt with cross-media production. Work experience from 2008 to 2012: Senior Adviser at Arts Council Norway, Adviser at the Norwegian Media Authority, Media Analyst in NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation).  


Article of the Year Award in European Journal of Communication

Tags: Popular music, Music media, Music industry, Mediated experience, Technology, Cultural politics


  • Kjus, Yngvar & Spilker, Hendrik Storstein (2020). Redaktører for spesialnummer om musikk og medier. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  27(3) . doi: 10.18261/ISSN.0805-9535-2020-03-01
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2019). The Use of Copyright in Digital Times: A Study of How Artists Exercise Their Rights in Norway. Popular music and society.  ISSN 0300-7766. . doi: 10.1080/03007766.2019.1698206 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Danielsen, Anne; Kjus, Yngvar & Kraugerud, Emil (2018). Gendered patterns in music mediation: a study of male and female performers at the Øya festival using multiple data sources. Poetics.  ISSN 0304-422X. . doi: 10.1016/j.poetic.2018.09.002 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Danielsen, Anne & Kjus, Yngvar (2017). The Mediated Festival: Live Music as Trigger of Music Streaming and Social Media Engagement. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.  ISSN 1354-8565.  25(4), s 714- 734 . doi: 10.1177/1354856517721808 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017). Harmonious or out of Tune: Cooperation between the Television Industry and the Music Business in Talent Contests of the 2000s. Media, Culture and Society.  ISSN 0163-4437.  39(7), s 1011- 1026 . doi: 10.1177/0163443716686671 Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Musical Exploration via Streaming Services: The Norwegian Experience. Popular Communication - The International Journal of Media and Culture.  ISSN 1540-5702.  14(3), s 127- 136 . doi: 10.1080/15405702.2016.1193183 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Reclaiming the Music: The Power of Local and Physical Music Distribution in the Age of Global Online Services. New Media & Society.  ISSN 1461-4448.  18(9), s 2116- 2132 . doi: 10.1177/1461444815580414 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Danielsen, Anne (2016). Live Mediation. Performing Concerts Using Studio Technology. Popular Music.  ISSN 0261-1430.  35(3), s 320- 337 . doi: 10.1017/S0261143016000568 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Danielsen, Anne (2014). Live Islands in the Seas of Recordings: The Music Experience of Visitors at the Øya Festival. Popular music and society.  ISSN 0300-7766.  38(5), s 660- 679 . doi: 10.1080/03007766.2014.929322 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2011). Folk ser mer på nett-tv. Hvorfor burde vi bry oss?. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  2011(1), s 68- 73
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2011). New Industry Dynamics: Lessons from Reality TV in Norway, In Marwan M. Kraidy & Katherine Sender (ed.),  The Politics of Reality Televison: Global Perspectives.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780415588256.  Kapittel 11.  s 161 - 176
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2010). Fabricating Cultural Events : The Rise of International Programme Formats in Norwegian Television Production. Mediekultur.  ISSN 0900-9671.  (47), s 92- 105
  • Sundet, Vilde Schanke & Kjus, Yngvar (2010). Medienes selvopptatthet. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  17(1), s 77- 83
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2009). Collaborative Reproduction of Attraction and Performance: The Case of the Reality Show Idols, In A Moran (ed.),  TV Formats Worldwide: Localizing Global Programs.  Intellect Ltd..  ISBN 1841503061.  Kapittel.  s 113 - 128
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2009). Everyone needs idols : realitiy television and transformations in media structure, production and output. European Journal of Communication.  ISSN 0267-3231.  24(3), s 287- 304 . doi: 10.1177/0267323109336758
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2009). Idolizing and Monetizing the Public: The Production of Celebrities and Fans, Representatives and Citizens in Reality TV. International Journal of Communication.  ISSN 1932-8036.  (2), s 277- 300
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2009). Impact of prestige programs on production practices : the case of crossmedia and audience participation in public service organizations. Journal of Media Practice.  ISSN 1468-2753.  10(2&3), s 167- 184
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2008). Kampen om oppmerksomheten, I:  Fjernsyn i digitale omgivelser : kringkastingens møte med nye medier.  IJ-forlaget.  s 67 - 86
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2007). Ideals and Complications in Audience Participation for PSM. Open Up or Hold Back?, In  Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Jo Bardoel (red.) From Public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Media.  Nordicom.  s 135 - 150
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2007). Publikumsdeltagelse i tverrmedial programproduksjon, I:  På tværs af medierne.  Forlaget Ajour.  s 105 - 128
  • Kaare, Birgit Hertzberg & Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Humor, medier og mennesker, I: Yngvar Kjus & Birgit Hertzberg Kaare (red.),  Humor i mediene.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-25756-9.  Innledning.  s 13 - 35
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Når publikum blir produsenter : deltakelse i det kommersielle underholdningsformatet Idol. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  13(3), s 220- 241 Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Vulgært og virtuost, I:  Humor i mediene.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  s 159 - 181
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Kaare, Birgit Hertzberg (2006). Humor, medier og mennesker, I:  Humor i mediene.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 82-02-25756-5.  faglig_bok_forlag.  s 13 - 35
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2005). Karnevalets formspråk i humor-TV. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  12(3), s 214- 233

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  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). Live and Recorded: Music Experience in the Digital Millennium. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-70367-1.  184 s. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Kaare, Birgit Hertzberg (red.) (2006). Humor i mediene. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-25756-9.  256 s.

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  • Kjus, Yngvar (2020). Book Review: "Women in the Studio: Creativity, Control, and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production", by Paula Wolfe. Popular Music.  ISSN 0261-1430.  39(2), s 373- 375 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143020000306
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2020). The record contract in flux: Developments in the agreements of artist and label in the time of music streaming.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2020, 07. januar). Vil ha opphavsretten ut av lukkede rom. [Fagblad].  Ballade.no. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Hagen, Anja Nylund (2020). Music on (and in) demand: Negotiating and competing in streaming. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Spilker, Hendrik Storstein (2020). Introduksjon til seminar om musikk og medier i den digitale tiden.
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Spilker, Hendrik Storstein (2020). Lyden av digitalisering: Preludium om musikk og medier. Norsk Medietidsskrift.  ISSN 0804-8452.  27(3), s 1- 10
  • Spilker, Hendrik Storstein; Kjus, Yngvar & Kiberg, Håvard (2020). Nødløsninger med langtidsvirkninger? Artisters og konsertarrangørers erfaringer med direktestrømmete "koronakonserter".
  • Spilker, Hendrik Storstein; Kjus, Yngvar & Kiberg, Håvard (2020). Nødløsninger med langtidsvirkninger? Artisters og konsertarrangørers erfaringer med strømmekonserter..
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2019). Is streaming streamlining copyright in music?.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2019). Keynote foredrag: Hvordan oppleves levende musikk i den digitale tiden?.
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild (2019, 06. september). Med opphavsrett på studieplanen. [Fagblad].  Ballade.no.
  • Kjus, Yngvar; Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild; Askerøi, Eirik; Hartung, Mike; Wergeland Juell, Magnus & Karoliussen, Sara (2019). Musikkprodusentens rolle. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Hagen, Anja Nylund (2019). Musikkbransjen i strømmetiden.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). Boklansering: Live and Recorded: Music Experience in the Digital Millennium. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). How to make money in music in the digital age?. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). Kontemporære medier og fremveksten av nye musikalske sjangere. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). Music on demand: Economy and copyright in a digitised cultural sector. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). Musical negotiations: How singer-songwriters relate to economy and copyright in digital times. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). Negotiating streaming rights: A study of the contracts and negotiations underlying the music streaming economy.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2018). The use of copyright in digital times: A study of how singer-songwriters exercise their rights in evolving music markets.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017). Dur eller moll for norsk musikk?. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017, 17. februar). Instituttleiar Arne H. Krumsvik i samtalar om media og samfunn: Yngvar Kjus om Idol, X Factor, The Voice og The Stream. [Internett].  https://krumsvik.podbean.com/e/yngvar-kjus-om-idol-x-factor-.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017). Music Experience in the Intersection of Concerts and Archives.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017). Music experience in the digital millennium.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017). Paneldebatt: Brave New World – med SoMe som våpen. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2017). Producing consumption: Facilitating musical immersion across online and offline media.
  • Danielsen, Anne; Maasø, Arnt; Hagen, Anja Nylund & Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Clouds & Concerts summarised.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Festivalopplevelser i den digitale tiden - nye muligheter for musikkformidlere?.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Hvordan spille konsert i laptopens tidsalder?. Musikkmagasinet Ballade.  ISSN 0805-5041.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016, 13. november). Intervju om strømmetjenester for musikk i i Søndagsåpent på NRK P1. [Radio].  NRK.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Live and Recorded. Creations of Stage and Studio.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Live and Recorded: Music Experience in the Digital Environment.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2016). Strømming = markedsføring eller inntekter?. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Øgrim, Tellef & Kjus, Yngvar (2016, 10. august). Musikkmaskinene kvesser sine algoritmer. [Fagblad].  Ballade.no.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2015). Konsertopplevelser i digitale omgivelser.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2014). Festivaler i en strømmeverden. ballade.no.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2014). Sky og scene: Endringer i musikkformidlingen.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2014). Who needs a middleman? Transformations in local music distribution in the age of global online services.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). Festival! Mellom rølp, kultur og næring. Studia Musicologica Norvegica.  ISSN 0332-5024.  39, s 145- 148
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). Hva er musikkens verdi?. Masterbloggen.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). Konsertopplevelser i den digitale alderen: Påvirker nye medier det perseptuelle, psykologiske eller sosiale ved å dra på konsert?.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). Kulturpolitikkens nytale. Prosa - tidsskrift for skribenter.  ISSN 0805-276X.  (3)
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). Live islands in the seas of recordings: The live music experience of festivalgoers in the digital age.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). Strukturendringer i musikkindustrien: Å navigere i digitale omgivelser.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). The New Faces of Music: Festivals and Streaming services as Interfaces of Live and recorded music.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2013). The Use of Editorial Playlists: The WiMP Case.
  • Kjus, Yngvar & Hagen, Anja Nylund (2013). Playlists as phenomenon and analysis of editorial playlists, Playlists use as strategic personalization.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2012). Konsertopplevelser i den digitale alderen.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2012). New Spaces for Music? Festivals and Streaming Services as Intermediaries of Live and Recorded Music in Norway.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2012). Sky og scene: Gamle og nye formidlere.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2009). Event media : television production crossing media boundaries.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2009). Event media: television production crossing media boundaries. Acta Humaniora. 400. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2008). Historisk humorist. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2008). Impacts of event formats on television.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2007). Cross media events.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2007). Kamp om kommersialisme i NRK. Vox publica.  ISSN 1504-5927.  (27.jul)
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2007). TV i flermediale mediehus : forskyvninger i autonomi og estetikk. Show summary
  • Kaare, Birgit Hertzberg & Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Experimental Television Humour in Norway.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). A public service format? : audience participation as a discursive element in recent BBC program production.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). A public service format? : audience participation as a discursive element in recent BBC program production.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Event production: Managing the multiple mediations of Idol.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Formatting the live.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2006). Nye medier - gammel kringkasting.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2005). Host address and liveness in the television song contest Pop Idol.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2005). Idol : formatet, mediene og publikummet.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2005). Liveness of cross media formations.
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2005). Production of liveness in 'Idol'. Show summary
  • Kjus, Yngvar (2005). The liveliness of Cross Media Formations. Show summary

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