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RILM at the IASPM-US in Philadelphia, 2024

05 April 2024

Data Coordinator Lindsey Eckenroth and Editor Beatriz Goubert will attend the annual meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, 11–14 April 2024.

On Saturday, 13 April, 9:30am EDT, Eckenroth will present her co-authored paper “What Kind of ‘Spell’ is This? Self-Scoring Fantasies of Community in Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise” on the panel Urban Disinvestment and Urban Development (8:30–10:00am EDT). Beatriz will also be present that day.

Learn more about RILM and its popular music resources by taking flyers and brochures placed on the display table, and feel free to stop Lindsey and Beatriz for a chat about RILM’s products and news, especially the upcoming release of the RILM Archive of Popular Music Magazines (RAPMM).  

For more information on the event, head to the conference’s webpage.

Forthcoming Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

02 April 2024

This summer, RILM Abstracts with Full Text will add ten more titles to its full-text journal collection. The new titles are:

  • A handbook for studies in 18th-century English music. London: Gerald Coke Handel Foundation, 1987–. ISSN 0000-0000
  • Context: A journal of the postgraduate students of the University of Melbourne School of Music. Melbourne: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 1991–. ISSN 1038-4006
  • Contrapulso: Revista latinoamericana de estudios en música popular. Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2019–. ISSN 2452-5545
  • Hoquet: Revista del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga. Málaga: Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga, 2001–. eISSN 2340-454X
  • The Haydn yearbook/Das Haydn Jahrbuch. Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser Company, 1962–1978. ISSN 0073-1390
  • Lien: Revue d’esthétique musicale. Ohain: Musiques et Recherches, 1988–. ISSN 0776-4650
  • Muzikologické fórum: Časopis České společnosti pro hudební vědu/Journal of the Czech Musicological Society. Praha: Česká Společnost pro Hudební Vědu, 2012–. ISSN 1805-3866
  • Muzikos komponavimo principai/Principles of music composing. Vilnius: Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija, 2001–. ISSN 2351-5155
  • Музыкальная академия [Muzykal’naâ akademiâ/Music academy]. Moskva: Kompozitor, 1933–. ISSN 0869-4516 and eISSN 2686-9284
  • Southern music education journal. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2004–2010. ISSN 1557-0835

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 the PCA/ACA National Conference in Chicago, 2024

20 March 2024

RILM will participate in the 54th annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association, held in Chicago, 27–30 March 2024.

On Saturday, 30 March, 1:45–2:15pm CDT/2:45–3:15pm EDT, Editor Beatriz Goubert and Data Coordinator Lindsey Eckenroth will present their paper “DIY Punk Culture Meets Digital: A Collection of Zines” during the panel Punk Culture II: Punk Ethos and Education.

Throughout the conference, you can find Beatriz and Lindsey at the RILM booth located in the 7th floor book room. Stop by to discover RILM’s resources for popular music research and beyond.

For more information, head to the conference’s web page and Google site.

Towards Global Knowledge, Decolonization, and Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities Through Culture and Arts Education

08 February 2024

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is honored to participate in the UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education 2024 with a virtual side event comprising four short presentations. Rooted in the understanding that information literacy is a fundamental pillar in education, these talks pivot around the notion of global knowledge as a foundation of culture and arts education. Tina Frühauf (Executive Director) opens the panel with a broader theoretical framework, followed by the second presentation in which Zdravko Blažeković (Executive Editor) takes Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) as a model that underlines the importance of a global approach to information literacy. This is followed by a local perspective from Farah Zahra (Associate Editor), taking the case of Iraqi literature and knowledge as an example. The final presentation by MU Qian (Editor) highlights decolonization (understood here as an ongoing process) as an additional objective for the UNESCO Framework for Culture and Arts Education, taking the treatment of Uygur culture as a case in point. The panel will close with a Q&A session.

For more information on the speakers and the content of their talks, please consult RILM’s event webpage. We hope that you’ll join us for this exciting event.

To Join the Presentation:
Date: 9 February 2024
Time: 10am EST (UTC-5) / 2pm GMT (UTC+0) / 3pm CET (UTC+1) / 10pm CST (UTC+8)
Duration: 1 hour
Registration link:
Webinar link: available upon registration

RILM at MLA Conference in Cincinnati, 2024

06 February 2024

RILM would like to invite you to our lunchtime presentation at the 93d Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hosted by RILM and EBSCO, the luncheon will take place in the Rosewood Room at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Friday, 1 March 2024, from 12:30 to 1:30pm EST. Jadranka Važanová, Elizabeth Martin-Ruiz, and Ian McGorray will update attendees about recent developments in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, RILM Music Encyclopedias, Index to Printed Music, and MGG Online, and about the forthcoming products DEUMM Online and RILM Archive of Popular Music Magazines.

Please RSVP by Saturday, 10 February 2024 to reserve your lunch and a seat by emailing with your name, institution, and “MLA 2024” in the subject line. 

In addition to the lunch presentation, if you want to learn more about the RILM products or share feedback, Liz, Ian, and Jadranka will be available at MLA throughout the conference and are eager to talk with you. Feel free to drop by the RILM booth or make an appointment by contacting Virtual attendees can schedule one-on-one consultations via Zoom.

For more details, head to our conference webpage. We look forward to seeing you soon!

RILM at the 21st Panama Jazz Festival

10 January 2024

RILM will participate for the first time at the Panama Jazz Festival, held in Ciudad de Panama, 15-20 January 2024. 

On Thursday, 18 January, 3:00-4:00pm EST, Latin America and the Caribbean Editor and Product Development Coordinator Beatriz Goubert will discuss her research on Indigenous music in the Colombian Andes.

Then, the following day, Friday, 19 January, 9:00-10:00am EST, Beatriz will provide an introduction to RILM and its products in her talk entitled “Cómo investigar en música: Recursos básicos”.

Please feel free to find Beatriz after her presentations 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 Music Encyclopedias: New Additions for 2024

08 January 2024

RILM Music Encyclopedias has just added four new titles into its continuously expanding collection of historical and current reference texts:

  • 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, adding historical depth, wide-ranging cultural perspectives, and diverse subject matter to the essential full-text reference collection that is RILM Music Encyclopedias. 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 captivate 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 at the 2023 AMS–SMT Joint Annual Meeting

02 November 2023

RILM will participate in the joint conference of the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Music Theory (SMT), held in Denver, 9–12 November 2023.

On Friday, 10 November, 5:45–7:45pm CDT, RILM and RIPM will host a joint reception for all conference attendees in Director’s Row H. 

Also on Friday, 10 November, 4:00pm–5:30pm CDT, Assistant Editor  Martha Schulenburg will present her paper “Exotic Novelties and New Women: Orientalism and Appropriation in Tin Pan Alley” during the panel Composing the “Other” in the Early 20th Century in the Majesty Ballroom.

On Thursday, 9 November, 4:00–5:30pm CDT, Executive Director Tina Frühauf will present a paper on the critical reception of the Czech-Jewish composer Jaromír Weinberger in the contexts of interwar anti-Semitism, Jewishness, and nationalism in the Czech lands during the panel Representing Racialized Selves and Others in Czech Music in Plaza Ballroom D. 

Throughout the conference, RILM staff can also be found at the RILM booth in the exhibition hall. Stop by to learn more about all of RILM’s resources.

You can peruse the whole program for the AMS/SMT conference here.

RILM at CMS, 2023

13 October 2023

RILM will host pre- and post-conference virtual information sessions, as well as an in-person happy hour, at the 66th National Conference of The College Music Society (CMS) in Miami, Florida, 26–28 October 2023.

On Tuesday, 17 October, at 6:30pm EDT, RILM staff members Elizabeth Martin-Ruiz and Michael Lupo will lead an interactive pre-conference virtual information session entitled Craft an Effective Program Note with RILM, which introduces RILM’s products–RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, RILM Abstracts with Full Text, RILM Music Encyclopedias, MGG Online, and the Index to Printed Music–by demonstrating how each can be used in the process of writing a program note. 

On Friday, 27 October, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, RILM will host a happy hour in Exhibition Hall. Attendees can catch up on the latest RILM news, review the benefits of RILM’s resources, ask questions, and discuss issues related to RILM’s virtual sessions.

Following the conference, on Thursday, 2 November, at 6:30pm EDT, Liz and Michael will return to host a post-conference virtual session called The Final Stop in the Publication Process: Adding Your Abstracts to RILM, which provides some tips and guidelines for abstract writing, and shows how music researchers can ensure that their publications, abstracts, and reviews are included in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

Throughout the conference, Liz and Michael can also be found at the RILM booth in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by to learn more about all of RILM’s resources.

RILM at SEM, 2023

10 October 2023

RILM will participate at the 68th meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology held in Ottawa, Canada, from 19 October to 22 October 2023. 

Editors Russell Skelchy and Mu Qian, as well as Associate Editor Gene Lai and Editor and Product Development Coordinator Beatriz Goubert, will be in attendance.

On Friday, 20 October at 10:45am EDT, Beatriz will present her paper “On ethnographic sound recordings today: A collaborative indigenous soundscape in the Andes” during the panel Sound Collecting and Collections.

On Sunday, 22 October, at 8:30am EDT, Russell Skelchy will chair the panel Music, Cultural Identity, and the Mediation of Memory in Asia with RILM Board of Directors member Deborah Wong acting as a discussant. The panel will include Skelchy’s paper “The rivers ran red: Historical memory, trauma, and the counterstories of a keroncong musician during the Indonesian mass killing (1965-66)”, Lai’s “Tracing the past, shaping the future: Reconstructing the naiyāṇṭi mēḷam Tamil folk music ensemble in globalized Singapore”, and Mu Qian’s “Dhikr playback: Memory and media of Uyghur Sufi sounds”. The panel will be live streamed at

RILM staff can also be found at the RILM booth in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Stop by to learn more about all of RILM’s resources and how they can help you research smarter!