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Think Music & Beyond: Interdisciplinary Research in the Age of Full Text
RILM and EBSCO invite you to take part in the free webinar “Think Music &…
Coming Soon! New Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text
This summer, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text will add ele…
Join RILM Virtually for MLA / TLA 2021
RILM – Think Theater! This year we are offering many ways for the MLA…
New Additions to RILM Music Encyclopedia
Three works have joined the continuously expanding collection of historical…
RILM on WeChat
In early November 2020, RILM inaugurated its social-media presence on WeCha…
Support from RILM for the New Academic Year
Dear music-research community, As you are getting ready for the upcoming…
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Featured image for post 'Selena crosses over
Selena crosses over
As a musician, Selena Quintanilla Pérez will be remembered for her ability to transform traditional Latino musical styles such as cumbia into viable…
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Electronic music and the Cold War
For a decimated post-War West Germany, the Studio für Elektronische Musik at Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) was a beacon of hope. In the 1950s, when…
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Journal of sound and music in games
In 2020 the University of California Press launched Journal of sound and music in games (eISSN 2578-3432), a peer-reviewed journal that presents high-…
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NPR’s April Fools’ Day hoaxes
On this April Fools’ Day we celebrate a resource that chronicles how National Public Radio (NPR) has annually planted a hoax in their programming ea…
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Philip Ewell: Erasing colorasure in American music theory, and confronting demons from our past
Photo by Pascal Perich Introduction: Dr. Philip Ewell, Associate Professor of Music at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City Universit…
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Béla Bartók, entomologist
Béla Bartók is renowned as one of the twentieth century’s greatest composers and as one of the founders of ethnomusicology. Less known is his love…
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Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. Known for its flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present (also available with a full-text enhancement of over 200 journals), RILM produces the annually expanding full-text repository RILM Music Encyclopedias and the Index to Printed Music. RILM maintains its own user platform, Egret, with advanced search and browse capabilities on which it hosts the comprehensive encyclopedia MGG Online, and RILM Music Encyclopedias.