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RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Additions for 2024

Thursday, September 28, 2023

In January 2024, four new works will join the continuously expanding collection of historical and current titles in RILM Music Encyclopedias:

  • Felipe Pedrell, gen. ed. Diccionario técnico de la música (1st ed.; Barcelona: Isidro Torres Oriol, 1894) xix, 529 p. In Spanish.
  • Felipe Pedrell, gen. ed. Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico de músicos y escritores de música españoles, portugueses e hispano-americanos antiguos y modernos: Acopio de datos y documentos para servir a la historia del arte musical en nuestra nación (1st ed.; Barcelona: Tipografía de Víctor Berdós y Feliú, 1897) 2 vols., xix, 715 p., 88 p. In Spanish.
  • Nancy Groce. Musical Instrument Makers of New York: A Directory of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Urban Craftsmen (Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1991) xxi, 200 p. In English.
  • Warren Bebbington, ed. A Dictionary of Australian Music (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998) xiv, 361 p. In English.

The 2024 additions, with their geographic reach from Australia to Spain to New York, reflect RILM’s global mission and add historical depth, wide-ranging cultural perspectives, and diverse subject matter that has come to define this essential full-text reference collection. The Diccionario técnico de la música and the Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico are treasure troves of Spanish music historiography, while the English texts—centering on musical heritage at opposite sides of the globe—will pique the interests of the organologist and musicologist alike.

RILM Music Encyclopedias can be accessed via EBSCOhost and on RILM’s platform Egret at

For further information, please email

RILM in Medellín, 2023

Monday, August 21, 2023

RILM Editor Beatriz Goubert will be a featured speaker at the Seminario de Músicas Regionales, hosted by the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, on 31 August 2023. From 4:00pm to 5:30pm (COT), Beatriz will give her talk “Entre el orgullo y la incomodidad: Las prácticas musicales indígenas contemporáneas” as well as present updates on RILM’s resources and products. Admission is free. 

Please feel free to find Beatriz after her presentation to learn more about her work, ask questions, provide feedback, and discover what’s new at RILM and its exciting plans for the future!

RILM at IAML in Cambridge, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023

RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Cambridge, U.K., from 30 July to 4 August 2023.

On Thursday, 3 August, at 2:00pm BST/9:00am EDT, Tina Frühauf, RILM’s Executive Director, will chair the RILM general information session titled “Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale: Past, Present, Future”. Tina will be joined by Zdravko Blažeković (RILM’s Executive Editor and Product Development Coordinator) and Jadranka Važanová (RILM’s Senior Editor and RAFT Product Development Coordinator) as speakers on the panel.   

RILM’s Commission Mixte will convene on Wednesday, 2 August, at 9:00am BST/4:00am EDT. Shortly thereafter, at 11:00am BST/6:00am EDT, Jadranka will chair the RILM Business Meeting for National Committees.

RILM will also be a focal point in at least two papers given at the conference: Jennifer Ward’s (RISM Editorial Center, Frankfurt am Main) “Encoding music, decoding music history: RISM, RILM and the beginnings of Plaine & Easie Code”, scheduled for 2:00pm BST/9:00am EDT on Monday, 31 July, and Hsiao-Fen Chen’s (National Taiwan Normal University) “A study on trends and issues in music research from the core journals of RILM Taiwan”, to be presented at 10:30am BST/5:30am EDT on Thursday, 3 August. 

Please feel free to find any of us and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can find more details on this exciting event on the conference website, which also includes a link to a PDF with the conference schedule.

RILM at PASMAE in Cape Coast, 2023

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

RILM will attend, for the first time, the joint regional conference of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE) and the International Society for Music Education (ISME), on 24-28 July 2023 at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. The theme for this year’s conference is Evolving Musical Arts Spaces, Cultures and Sustainable Development in Africa. 

On Monday, 24 July, at 12:30pm GMT/8:30am EDT, Executive Director Tina Frühauf will present the poster Bibliography Now! Accessing Global Knowledge in Music Education. Throughout the conference, Tina can also be found at the RILM exhibition table, which will be featured also that Monday at 4:00pm GMT/12:00pm EDT.

Please feel free to find Tina to learn more about all of RILM’s resources, ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can also find more details on this important event in the conference program and on the conference website.

RILM at IFTR in Accra, 2023

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković will be in attendance at the 2023 congress of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), which will take place in Accra, Ghana, 24–28 July 2023. The topic of this year’s conference is The Stories We Tell: Myths, Myth Making & Performance.

Please feel free to find Zdravko to learn more about all of RILM’s resources, ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can also find more details on this exciting event in the conference schedule and on the conference website.

New Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

Thursday, July 06, 2023

RILM Abstracts with Full Text just added eleven more titles to its full-text journal collection. The new titles are:

  • 1/1: The journal of the Just Intonation Network. San Francisco: Just Intonation Network. 1985–2007. ISSN 8756-7717
  • Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft. Berlin: Verlag Neue Musik, Sonderpublikationen, 1973–79. ISSN 0005-8106
  • Етномузика: Збірник наукових праць і матеріалів [Etnomuzika: Zbìrnik naukovih prac’ ì materìalìv]. L’vìv: L’vìvs’ka Nacìonal’na Muzična Akademìâ ìmenì M. V. Lisenka. 2006–. ISSN 2523-4846 and eISSN 2523-4854
  • Hortus musicus. Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni. 2000–05. ISSN 1129-4965
  • Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists. Ife-Ife: Association of Nigerian Musicologists. 2007–. eISSN 1597-0590
  • Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music. Washington, DC: International Alliance for Women in Music, 1989–. ISSN 1082-1872
  • Magyar zene: Zenetudományi folyóirat. Budapest: Magyar Zenetudományi és Zenekritikai Társaság. 1960–. ISSN 0025-0384
  • Nachrichten zur Mahler-Forschung/News about Mahler research. Wien: Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft. 1976/1977–. ISSNs 1608-8956 and 1609-0349
  • Research perspectives in music education. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Music Educators Association. 1990–. ISSN 1947-7457
  • Sinfónica. Montevideo: Sinfónica. 1995–. ISSN 1510-3544
  • 中央音乐学院学报 [Zhongyang Yinyue Xueyuan xuebao]/Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music. Beijing: Zhongyang Yinyue Xueyuan/Central Conservatory of Music. 1980–. ISSN 1001-9871

These additions showcase the depth and range of RILM’s international scope, with full-text coverage that embraces a diversity of languages, nations, and approaches to music research. 

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music, featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. It covers over one million publications from the early 19th century to the present on traditional music, popular music, jazz, classical music, and related subjects, enhanced with full text.If you do not already subscribe to RILM Abstracts with Full Text, get in touch with your EBSCO sales representative, or email

RILM at ICTM in Legon, 2023

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

RILM will participate in the 47th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), which will take place at the University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana, 13–19 July 2023.

On Monday, 17 July, at 11:00am GMT/7:00am EDT, Executive Director Tina Frühauf and Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković chair the RILM-sponsored plenary session “(Re)writing the (Ethno)musicological Canon: Africa, Music Historiography, and Their Others”. Panelists are Daniel Kodzo Avorgbedor, Bridget Chinouriri, Imani Sanga, Patricia Opondo, and Nico Staiti.

Additionally, on Tuesday, 18 July, at 8:30am GMT/4:30am EDT, Zdravko will present his paper “Carsten Niebuhr’s Reisebeschreibung Nach Arabien Und Andern Umliegenden Ländern: European Views of the Arabic Music” on the panel Representing Ourselves and Others, which he will also chair. 

On Thursday, 13 July, at 5:00pm GMT/1:00pm EDT, Associate Editor Gene Lai will remotely present his paper “Taking cues from Taoist and Hindu Folk Deities: The Development of Singaporean and Malaysian Uṟumi Mēḷam” during the panel entitled Shifting Aesthetics and Reimagining Meanings of Spirit Encounters: Sound, Movement, and Religious Hybridity in Southeast Asia. The following Saturday, 15 July, at 11:00am GMT/7:00am EDT, Assistant Editor Farah Zahra will present her paper “Displaced Archives: A [Hi]story of the Cassettes’ Collections of the Iraqi Maqam”. And on Wednesday, 19 July, at 2:30pm GMT/10:30am EDT, Editor Mu Qian will share his research on “Louder Dhikr: Mediation and Transmission of Uyghur Sufi Sounds” during the panel Negotiating the Sacred in Music and Dance.

Please feel free to find Tina, Zdravko, or Mu Qian and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can find more details on this international gathering in the conference program and on the conference website.

RILM is Hiring (Associate Editor, Arabic)

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

RILM seeks to fill an Associate Editor position in its International Office in New York City. The successful candidate will be responsible for abstracting and indexing scholarship published in the Arabic language, in addition to publications in Persian or Urdu, making sure that they are fully and accurately represented in RILM Abstracts.

For a detailed job description, including duties and qualifications, and to apply for the position, visit the Job Openings website of the Research Foundation of CUNY.

RILM at IASPM in Minnesota, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

RILM will participate in the 21st biannual international congress of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)-U.S. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 26–30 June 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is “Popular music in crisis”, which places popular music in the contexts of the COVID-19 pandemic, rise of right-wing populism, effects of anthropogenic climate change, and other challenges pervasive from the beginning of the decade.

Editor and Product Development Coordinator Beatriz Goubert, along with Data Coordinator Lindsey Eckenroth and Editor Russell Skelchy, will be in attendance. On Monday, 26 June, at 10:45am CDT, Russell will present his paper “A Culture of Sharing: Mutual Aid, COVID-19 and a Punk Infoshop in Manila,  Philippines” on the panel Sounds of the Pandemic City (Pandemics and Health Crisis stream). Shortly after, at 1:00pm CDT, Lindsey will present her paper “Zine-Based Assignments as Punk Pedagogy” on the panel The Written Archives of Popular Music: Music Magazine and Fanzines as a Repository of Musical Practices, chaired by Beatriz.

Please feel free to find Beatriz, Lindsey, or Russ and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can find more details on this exciting event in the conference program and on the conference website.

RILM at MOLA in Berlin, 2023

Thursday, June 01, 2023

Editor and MGG Online Product Development Coordinator Georg Burgstaller will exhibit RILM’s resources at the 41st annual conference of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA), hosted by the Berliner Philharmoniker from 2 to 5 June 2023. MOLA facilitates communication between professional performance librarians, providing support and resources to over 300 performing arts organizations. Georg will be available throughout the conference to discuss the wealth of information relevant to the modern orchestral world contained in RILM’s digital collections. For further details on the meeting, visit the conference website.