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New Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text
RILM Abstracts with Full Text just added ten more titles to its full-text journal collection. The ne…
RILM at IAML in Stellenbosch, 2024
RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries,…
RILM at the ICTMD PASEA Symposium in Iloilo, 2024
RILM will participate in this year’s meeting of the International Council for Traditions of Music…
RILM at the Institut du Monde Arabe and UNESCO's 10th session of the General Assembly of the States Parties in Paris, 2024
Executive Director Tina Frühauf and Associate Editor Farah Zahra will be in Paris to meet RILM’s…
Webinar: Investigando prácticas musicales en América Latina: Tendencias y recursos bibliográficos desde la base de datos de RILM (Researching musical practices in Latin America: Trends and bibliographic resources from the RILM database)
On 6 June 2024 at 11am EDT, RILM Editor Beatriz Goubert will host a webinar in Spanish, sponsored by…
RILM at the IASPM-US in Philadelphia, 2024
Data Coordinator Lindsey Eckenroth and Editor Beatriz Goubert will attend the annual meeting of the…
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Featured image for post 'Instant Classics: RILM’s Top 13 Reviewed Texts, 2022–23
Instant Classics: RILM’s Top 13 Reviewed Texts, 2022–23
Amidst a summer break flying by all too quickly, RILM presents another installment of its Instant Classics series—posts comprising annotated bibliog…
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Palestine in song: An annotated bibliography
The library of the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) in Paris is home to an extensive collection of writings on music from the Arab world…
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Taarab and the Kiswahili language
Immediately after World War II, taarab orchestras and music clubs proliferated in coastal Kenya and Tanganyika, and on Zanzibar. They were formed by W…
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The king of "twangy" guitar
The U.S. guitarist Duane Eddy, known as the “King of Twang”, helped popularize the electric guitar in the late 1950s and was the most commerciall…
Featured image for post 'Preparing for concerts and competitions using RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text: A performer's perspective
Preparing for concerts and competitions using RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text: A performer's perspective
The Schoenfeld International String Competition is a prestigious event that challenges musicians to deliver exceptional performances, often requiring…
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Microaggressions and mental health risks faced by LGBTQ+ music teachers
Music teachers are generally exposed to work-related stressors sufficient to negatively impact their mental health, and both the COVID-19 pandemic and…
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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.