The academy has had a research committee since the beginning of the 1980s. Early research projects are focused on subjects such as Gustavian music drama, music archeology, future developments in musical life and music in a multicultural society. The committee also organises seminars and conferences on current pressing issues, such as the digitisation of music, and artistic research. No less than 60 of the country's music researchers have authored composer biographies in article form and compiled works lists for Swedish Cultural Heritage.