Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale
The World’s Most Comprehensive Music Bibliography

RILM at SEM in Austin
An invitation to ethnomusicologists to lunch with RILM in Austin on 5 December 2015.

***NEW***: RILM Music Encyclopedias
An new research source launched late in 2015.

RILM at AMS in Louisville
MGG and RILM presentations and lunch at AMS meeting in Louisville.

RILM is hiring
RILM has an Associate Editor position available.

RILM in Morelia, Mexico
An important event for music research in Morelia, Mexico.

Position announcement: Internship
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is offering unpaid intern positions for writing English-language abstracts for publications in a variety of languages.

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Punk’s sacred clowns
In his classic Subculture: The meaning of style (London: Methuen, 1979) Dick Hebdige addressed the first wave of 1970s punk rock aesthetics in Britain…

Pauline Pantsdown and “Backdoor man”
Although the 1997 release Backdoor man is attributed to Simon Hunt’s cabaret alter-ego Pauline Pantsdown (above), the vocals on the record (backed…

Roosevelt Sykes’s upbeat blues
The music of Roosevelt Sykes demolishes the notion that blues is too depressing to enjoy. His romping boogies and risqué lyrics such as Dirty mother,…

The first Mozart monument
Rovereto claims the distinction of being both the first stop in the series of trips that Mozart undertook in Italy—he arrived with his father on Chr…

Doug Kershaw’s big break
In an interview, Doug Kershaw recalled a turning point in his career, when he received an offer to perform on The Johnny Cash show in 1969. “They ga…