Music Books & Scores
- Bayne, Pauline, et al. A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Books. 2d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1983.
- Davis, Elizabeth. A basic music library: essential scores and sound recordings. Chicago: American Library Association, 1999.
- Fling, R. Michael. Guide to Developing a Music Collection. (ALCTS Collection Dvelopment Guides, 14). Chicago, American Library Association, 2008.
- Fling, R. Michael. Library Acquisition of Music. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press; Music Library Association, 2004.
- Maple, Amanda, and Jean Morrow. Guide to Writing Collection Development Policies for Music. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press; Music Library Association, 2001.
- Sampsel, Laurie. Music Research: A Handbook. 2d ed. NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Classical Music Recordings
- Fanfare Magazine— contains detailed reviews of each recording. Watch for the yearly “Want List” issue in December where reviewers select their favorite recordings of the year.
- CD Hot List— reviewed and rated classical, jazz, and world music recordings.
- Arkiv Music New Releases— browse new releases by composer, conductor, ensemble, performer, opera, or label.
- GIA Publications–great for sacred music recordings and music education recordings and DVDs.
Indy Popular Music Scene
Local Music Scene
Sources for your local music scene will vary. Here are some examples from the Seattle area music scene.
World Music Recordings
- Society for Ethnomusicology – “Current Discographies” and “Current Films and Videos” – columns published in the journal Ethnomusicology through 2009; useful for geographic/culture area-specific collection development (but not “current” anymore) Current Discographies – http://www.ethnomusicology.org/?OG_CurrentDisco Current Films and Videos – http://www.ethnomusicology.org/?OG_CurrentFilm
- On-line discographies tend to be company-oriented. Stern’s Music, in addition to publicizing its own recordings, maintains a discography of “Traditional Musicians” – http://www.sternsmusic.com/discography/4622