The primary objective of the project is to explore and describe how music has made an impact on social change and cultural inclusion/exclusion processes in the Norwegian society over the past couple of decades. 

From this overarching perspective, the secondary, and more specific, objectives are: 

i) to map the dynamic topography of musical omnivorousness and the gentrification of popular music in the fields of music education and music research 

ii) to explore a government-supported country music festival as an intersectional arena for the (re)negotiation of social class affiliation, generation, gender, sexuality and other nodal points of cultural identity

iii) to examine how professional competence and entrepreneurship is exercised among upcoming musicians of immigrant origin, within and across intersectional fields of (re)negotiation and (re)mediation of popular music-making and performance