- Unique and rare full-text titles, with complete runs often reconstructed by RIPM
- Coverage that complements RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text
- International scope
- 105 titles accessible through full-text searching
Titles include one hundred journals dealing with musical life in world capitals—Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Warsaw—and several monumental journals including Musical America until 1922, Le Guide musical (Brussels, 1855-1919), the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (Berlin, 1847-1896) and early musicology periodicals. Future titles will include those focusing on instruments, genres, musicology's early periodicals and music education, and others combining both musical and nonmusical content.