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RILM at CMS, 2022
RILM will host a focus group with free lunch at the 65th National Conference of The College Music So…
RILM at IASPM-América Latina, 2022
RILM will participate in the 15th congress of the International Association for the Study of Popular…
Call for Papers: Global Digital Music Studies Conference
A conference in honor of Dr. Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, New York City, 12–13 April 2023. UNESCO h…
RILM at IMS, 2022
RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Musicological Society’s 21st q…
RILM Board of Directors Announces Next Executive Director
August 15, 2022 – The Board of Directors of Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RI…
RILM at IAML in Prague, 2022
RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries,…
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Frogs and film scores
Spontaneously recorded music and natural noise, once they are chosen and ordered in a film’s soundtrack, acquire a dignity that was at first unexpec…
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Le style ballets russes
The influence of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes on the worlds of dance and music has been well-documented; less known today are the reverberations that…
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Oliver Mtukudzi: Instruction and reconstruction
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi left a vast and rich body of music produced over a long and illustrious career. Through his skillful use of traditional Sho…
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Globalization of the Rising Sun
Most people know the The House of the Rising Sun as a 1964 hit by The Animals about a place in New Orleans—a whorehouse or a prison or a gambling jo…
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Instant Classics: RILM's Top 8 most reviewed music pedagogy texts, 2016-19
"Rejoice in what you learn, and spray it." - Tim Minchin The multifarious methods used to communicate, transmit, and preserve musical knowledge ref…
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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.