The first Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology was held in Graz, Austria in 2003 (CIM03). The formation of a Society for Interdisciplinary Musicology (SIM) was discussed at CIM08 (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008). In January 2012, active participants of previous CIMs and contributors to previous issues of JIMS were asked to join the new society, and 68 accepted our invitation. The first general meeting was held at CIM14 in Berlin, Germany.