The LongGold project started in 2015 as a cooperation between the BrainCanDo initiative hosted at Queen Anne’s School and Prof Dr Daniel Müllensiefen from the Music, Mind and Brain research group at the Psychology department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since then several schools from Southeast England joined the project.
In 2016 Daniel Müllensiefen was awarded the prestigious Anneliese Mayer research prize from the Humboldt Foundation which has enabled to set up a parallel branch of the project in Germany with several schools in various regions of the country joining the project.

In 2019 the Humboldt foundation awarded a post-doc scholarship to Nicolas Ruth to join the LongGold team at Goldsmiths and investigate the links between musical and personality development using the LongGold data.