SIMM (Social Impact of Making Music) is an international research platform on the possible role of music in social and community work (created in 2017).

Lukas Pairon is the initiator and now founding director of SIMM.

Here you can find a fine overview of what the new and rapidly growing field of SIMM-research is and can and should be about, written by and presented by Prof John Sloboda (president of the SIMM-platform) on 26th July 2019 at the 4th annual SIMM-posium in Bogota, Colombia.

Lukas Pairon is also in charge of the SIMM-podcast, which can be found and followed on more than 10 different podcast-directories, including here on Apple, here on Google, and here on Spotify.