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RILM at the IASPM-US in Philadelphia, 2024
Data Coordinator Lindsey Eckenroth and Editor Beatriz Goubert will attend the annual meeting of the…
Forthcoming Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text
This summer, RILM Abstracts with Full Text will add ten more titles to its full-text journal collect…
RILM at the PCA/ACA National Conference in Chicago, 2024
RILM will participate in the 54th annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and the American…
Towards Global Knowledge, Decolonization, and Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities Through Culture and Arts Education
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is honored to participate in the UNESCO Wo…
RILM at MLA Conference in Cincinnati, 2024
RILM would like to invite you to our lunchtime presentation at the 93d Annual Meeting of the Music L…
RILM at the 21st Panama Jazz Festival
RILM will participate for the first time at the Panama Jazz Festival, held in Ciudad de Panama, 15-2…
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Featured image for post 'Beethoven's ninth in millennial culture
Beethoven's ninth in millennial culture
For nearly two centuries, Beethoven's ninth symphony, which premiered on 7 May 1824 at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna, has held musical audienc…
Featured image for post 'Isang Yun: Composer and freedom fighter
Isang Yun: Composer and freedom fighter
Isang Yun’s youth was dominated by his involvement with resistance movements against the Japanese occupation of Korea, which began in 1910. His poli…
Featured image for post 'A landmark resource in ethnomusicology
A landmark resource in ethnomusicology
The Garland encyclopedia of world music was first issued between 1988 and 1994 by Garland Publishing as a ten-volume series of encyclopedias of world…
Featured image for post 'Vocal music of the southern Philippines
Vocal music of the southern Philippines
Among the non-Islamic highland communities of Mindanao in the Philippines, singing is not just a form of entertainment but is also embedded in formal…
Featured image for post 'Laura Jane Grace sings the gender dysphoria blues
Laura Jane Grace sings the gender dysphoria blues
Photo: Mat Stokes It has been noted that the durability of punk has been driven by a communal ethos that embodies inclusivity, resistance, challen…
Featured image for post 'Cyclist/masseurs and their shakers in urban Vietnam
Cyclist/masseurs and their shakers in urban Vietnam
Hồ Chí Minh City, December 2003 "During my visit to Hồ Chí Minh City I heard a distinct sound, short and accented, coming from the small lane…
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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.