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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text™ Now Available from EBSCO Information Services
Music researchers can now access one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of global music research with the release of RILM abstracts of music literature with full text™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO).

RILM and the IAML 2016 Congress in Rome
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) will be an active participant at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Rome, 3-8 July 2016.

2016 Annual Summary of RILM Activities
“RILM in 2016”, our annual summary of activities and progress, is now available. To view it, go to reports and select "2016" from the drop-down menu.

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RILM at MLA in Cincinnati
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RILM at AMS/SMT in Milwaukee
Musicological Research in the 21st Century:
RILM’s Global Music Bibliographies

Changes in RILM access Beginning in January 2015, new subscriptions to RILM will only be available through EBSCO, and no longer through ProQuest.

Medieval music and memory
Although writing allowed medieval composers to work out pieces in their minds, it did not make memorization redundant—rather, it allowed for new way…

Mushrooms and new music
Can it be a mere coincidence that in many English dictionaries the words mushroom and music are right next to each other? Points of contact between mu…

Unperformable music
Some artworks—works of music, theatre, dance, and the like—are works for performance. Some works for performance are unperformable. Some such work…

Jazz and imaginary folklore
L’Association à la Recherche d’un Folklore Imaginaire (ARFI) is a musical collective founded in 1977 by six musicians, including three who had pr…

Nero’s kithara
  Although Arrigo Boito devoted 56 years to the composition of his Nerone, at his death the opera was still incomplete; Arturo Toscanini bustled…