November 2020 Stats:
RILM Abstracts
1,361,886 records
RILM Abstracts with Full Text
379,687 full-text records
RILM Music Encyclopedias
311,064 entries
Index to Printed Music
579,269 records
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RILM Music Encyclopedias

Information for Licensors

Welcome to RILM Music Encyclopedias (RME), the ever-expanding full-text compilation of reference works that facilitates unprecedented federated searches. With your encyclopedias’s inclusion in RME, it not only becomes accessible to a broad international community of music researchers, it is also permanently archived and preserved.

The following information provides some important guidelines to our mutual collaboration and communication.

Encyclopedia Representation and Coverage

Detailed information about all encyclopedias in RME can be found at as well as on the Egret platform. Please submit the following materials for accurate representation of your encyclopedia(s):

  1. A description of approximately 150 words for each title
  2. An image of the cover in JPEG or TIFF format at the highest available resolution and quality
  3. The publisher logo in JPEG or TIFF format

Sharing Content

Upon signing the agreement, please mail a print copy of the encyclopedia(s) to:

RILM International Center
Attn: RILM Music Encyclopedias
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309

If digital copies are available, please send them to

Access for Licensors

RME can be accessed at using login information that RILM provides by email. To obtain this information again, please send an email to RME can also be accessed at


Royalty payments are issued within ninety (90) days following the close of each reporting period (1 January to 30 June, and 1 July to 31 December). Royalties are calculated based on the content of RME at the end of each reporting period. Please address royalty issues to

Promotion and Marketing

The more people and institutions know about RME, the more exposure your encyclopedia will receive and trials and subscriptions we can expect. Therefore, please include the information about your encyclopedia’s availability through RME on your website and in other promotional materials. Feel free to use the following sentence:

[Name of encyclopedia] is available electronically through RILM Music Encyclopedias in full-text.

Download the flyer and spread the word!