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RILM at the 2023 AMS–SMT Joint Annual Meeting
RILM will participate in the joint conference of the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Societ…
RILM at CMS, 2023
RILM will host pre- and post-conference virtual information sessions, as well as an in-person happy…
RILM at SEM, 2023
RILM will participate at the 68th meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Ottawa, Canada,…
RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Additions for 2024
In January 2024, four new works will join the continuously expanding collection of historical and cu…
RILM in Medellín, 2023
RILM Editor Beatriz Goubert will be a featured speaker at the Seminario de Músicas Regionales, host…
RILM at IAML in Cambridge, 2023
RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries,…
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Featured image for post 'Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq
Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq
Indigenous artists are often placed within the tidy binary of traditional vs. modern. Indigenous culture is considered frozen and incompatible with mo…
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Gloria Coates, maverick composer
Gloria Coates was born in 1933 in Wausau, Wisconsin and later studied composition with Alexander Tcherepnin and Otto Luening, as well as singing, musi…
Featured image for post 'Sinéad O’Connor's musical and political life
Sinéad O’Connor's musical and political life
Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor's expressive cover of the ballad Nothing compares 2 U, originally composed by Prince for his 1985 album The Family, tu…
Featured image for post 'Scott Walker, Sunn O))), and the apocalyptic tone
Scott Walker, Sunn O))), and the apocalyptic tone
Daniela Cascella’s 2017 book Singed: Muted voice-transmissions after the fire contemplates the silences and fissures that take disconnected works an…
Featured image for post 'Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and Marsalis family patriarch
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and Marsalis family patriarch
Ellis Marsalis first learned to play the clarinet and saxophone but the piano later became his main instrument. From 1951 to 1955, he completed a bach…
Featured image for post 'Cultural politics of the Warlpiri purlapa
Cultural politics of the Warlpiri purlapa
Performances of Aboriginal musical traditions have become widespread in various national and international contexts and are significant to the ways in…
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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.