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RILM at IAML in Stellenbosch, 2024

15 June 2024

RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 23 to 28 June 2024.

On Thursday, 27 June, at 2:00 pm local time, RILM’s Executive Director Tina Frühauf will chair the RILM general information session titled “Africa in Focus”. Tina will be joined by Patricia Achieng Opondo (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa) and Suzanne Strauss (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa) as speakers on the panel.   

RILM’s Commission Mixte will convene on Tuesday, 25 June, at 2:00 pm local time. 

On Wednesday, 26 June, at 11:00 am, Tina will chair the RILM Business Meeting for National Committees. That evening, RILM will host a reception for IAML attendees (open to all conference attendees, RSVP required).

Please feel free to find Tina 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 preliminary conference schedule.

RILM at the ICTMD PASEA Symposium in Iloilo, 2024

10 June 2024

RILM will participate in this year’s meeting of the International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance (ICTMD) Performing Arts of Southeast Asia Study Group (Study Group-PASEA). The meeting will take place from 20 to 26 June 2024 in the city of Iloilo in the Philippines.

On Tuesday, 25 June at 2pm local time, RILM Editor for Southeast Asia Russ Skelchy will present a paper entitled “Locating the Ethnomusicological Field through Digital National Research Repository Systems” as part of the panel Archive and Modernities.

On the following day, 26 June 2024, Russ will address the PASEA business meeting to introduce RILM and its resources for Southeast Asian researchers and performers.

Please feel free to find Russ after his presentations to chat, ask questions, or give feedback. Also, be sure to stop by the RILM booth at the symposium to learn more about all of RILM’s resources. You can find out more on the conference website, which includes a preliminary schedule.

Looking forward to seeing you in Iloilo!

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)

06 June 2024

On 6 June 2024 at 11am EDT, RILM Editor Beatriz Goubert will host a webinar in Spanish, sponsored by EBSCO América Latina y España, focusing on how changes in research centers and university programs are impacting publications on music and dance practices in Latin America. RILM has enhanced its coverage of publications in the region and expanded its offering of full-text articles to address this challenge. This presentation explores the transformations in music research trends in Latin America. 

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!