We are pleased to announce that the world of music (new series) has switched to an open access model. Starting with the first issue of this year, our journal will be freely accessible online (Diamond open access). We have a new homepage and are now published by Göttingen University Press. VWB Publishing, the journal’s previous publisher, will continue to publish a print edition. The new model will make the world of music (new series) more easily accessible around the world, and we look forward to exploring the various possibilities of the journal’s increased visibility.