RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) invited IASPM to be part of its Advisory Board; accordingly, the Executive Committee is searching for three IASPM members to sit on the Board. As you may know, RILM documents and disseminates music research worldwide through its music literature databases. RILM has been increasingly committed to including more literature on popular music globally and in multiple languages in the last few years. Hence, the participation of IASPM members in the Advisory Board is a great way to ensure that the popular music literature we write, read, and teach is adequately included in the RILM academic databases. Given IASPM’s multiple Local Branches, academic traditions, and scholarly interests, our organization can positively contribute to a more robust representation of popular music studies in academic databases.
RILM’s advisory Board, called The Commission Mixte, is an advisory committee currently comprised of members from the International Musicological Society (IMS), the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Center (IAML), and the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). Each organization has three representatives who participate for four years in an annual meeting with RILM, who advise on what materials and perspectives to include and provide other recommendations so that RILM can better fulfill its mission of representing the academic production of music in the world. You can find the current members of RILM’s Commission Mixte here. The Commission Mixte meets online once a year, so this commitment does not require much work.
If you are interested in being one of the three IASPM members of the Advisory Board, please write to IASPM General Secretary Beatriz Goubert (email@example.com).
General Secretary, IASPM