Dan Lundberg

Dan Lundberg. Foto: Jonas André

Dan Lundberg. Photo: Jonas André

The Director General of Musikverket (Swedish Performing Arts Agency) Dan Lundberg is Associate Professor in musicology at the Stockholm University and Åbo Akademi University. Lundberg’s main areas of research involve questions about music, identity, cultural heritage an ideology as well as Swedish and European folk music from an ethnomusicological perspective.

Dan Lundberg was appointed Director General of Swedish Performing Arts Agency 2020. Before that he was archive director at Svenskt visarkiv at Statens musiksamlingar (Swedish National Collections of Music). Svenskt visarkiv became part of Musikverket 2011 with Lundberg in the combined role of Chief Librarian and Archive Director.

From 2004–2007, Lundberg was an adjunct professor in Music and Cultural Diversity at the University of Gävle. He is active within the international ethnomusicological research community and, among other positions, President for ESEM (European Seminar in Ethnomusicology) for the period 2008–2014.


Sounds of Migration Music and migration in the Nordic countries, Owe Ronström & Dan Lundberg (2021). The book is part of the series Skrifter från Svenskt visarkiv and Acta Academiae Regiae Gustavi Adolphi and is available for purchase via online stores that sell Svenskt visarkiv’s publications.

Singing Through the Bars: Prison Songs as Identity Markers and as Cultural Heritage. Stockholm 2018. Svenskt visarkiv. Order via Svenskt visarkiv.

“Wettbewerbe in neuer Zeit”. In Näumann, Klaus; Nußbaumer, Thomas & Probst-Effah, Gisela (Hg.) Musikalische Wettstreite und Wettbewerbe. München 2018. Allitera.

“Archives as Applied Ethnomusicology”. In Svanibor Pettan & Jeff Todd Titon (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Applied ethnomusicology. New York 2015. Oxford University Press.

“Describing Your Music to the Arts Council: Interacting with a Grant System”. In Russell, Ian & Ingram, Catherine (eds) Taking part in Music. Aberdeen 2013. Aberdeen University Press.

“It goes without saying”. Musiikkikasvatus (14:1), Helsinki 2011.

“Translocal Communities: Music as an Identity Marker in the Assyrian Diaspora”. In Bernd Clausen, Ursula Hemetek and Eva Saether (eds.) Music in motion: diversity and dialogue in Europe. Bielefeld 2009. Transcript.

Music, media, multiculture: Changing musicscapes. With Krister Malm & Owe Ronström. Stockholm 2003. Svenskt visarkiv. 

The musician in focus: Individual perspectives in Nordic ethnomusicology. With Gunnar Ternhag. Stockholm 2000 (Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Publications issued by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music). Order via Svenskt visarkiv.