Covers nearly all aspects of the world of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes. Current content from more than 300 scholarly and popular music periodicals from over 20 countries. Indexes feature music articles and obituaries appearing in New York Times and Washington Post. Records from 1996 forward contain abstracts.
Carried out in conjunction with the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University--which houses the largest collection of jazz periodicals in the world-- as well as other partner libraries, RIPM Jazz is composed over 100 Jazz periodical titles spanning from 1914-2006.
RIPM (Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale) was founded in 1980 under the auspices of the International Musicological Society (IMS) and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML), with a mission to preserve and to provide access to eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century periodical literature dealing with music, and to facilitate and encourage research based on the press. While much of RIPM's work up until now has focused on the European concert music tradition, RIPM Jazz Periodicals expands that focus, shifting to preserving and making accessible Jazz periodicals, that until recently, have remained conspicuously absent from historical record.