International Bibliography of Discographies

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The International Bibliography of Discographies (IBD) is a searchable e-resource containing entries for current and historical works of discography. The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography. In the database you will find label, artist, genre and national discographies in multiple languages and formats (books, articles, CD-ROMs, PDFs, websites & databases). We have also included, when available, unpublished work in progress. Each entry in the IBD corresponds to one work of discography, whether originally a print journal article or a large online database.

In addition to discographies, we have chosen to incorporate two other types of sources into the database, given their value for record research:

  • record company catalogs
  • periodicals known to include discographies

The brief display for each entry includes title, author, publication date and a note about the work’s availability (or a link to a fully digitized version). Brief entries link to more detailed information and an annotation for each item. To assist researchers, we have created a Digital Discography Collection at the Internet Archive to host discographies that contributors or members of our team have digitized as part of the project. When an entry has a corresponding digital version in this collection, it will have the following logo:

Key to entries:

  Discographies            Record company catalogs             Periodicals

Submit entries to the IBD using the form on our home page. New entries will be reviewed by our editorial team & posted within two weeks.

*The IBD was created in 2017 by the Discography Committee of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). It is now a collaborative project with individual and institutional contributors around the world. Our work has been supported by IASA, Harvard University and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (DKRVO 2018/47, National Museum, 00023272).

Number of records in the database: 1184
  • All types
  • discography
  • periodical
  • record catalog
Title Author(s) Publication Year Availability/Digital version
Victor Records 1930 x1929Not Available
The Gramophone Shop, Inc. Record Supplement for January, 1947 xJanuary 1947Not Available
The Gramophone Shop, Inc. Record Supplement for February, 1947 xFebruary 1947Not Available
The Gramophone Shop, Inc. Record Supplement for March, 1947 xMarch 1947Not Available
The Gramophone Shop, Inc. Record Supplement for April, 1947 xApril 1947Not Available
The Gramophone Shop, Inc. Record Supplement for May, 1947 xMay 1947Not Available
The Gramophone Shop, Inc. Record Supplement for June, 1947 xJune 1947Not Available
Gramophone Record Catalogue x1899sounds.bl.uk
Homochord Records General Catalogue x1926sounds.bl.uk
Odeon Records Orange Label Catalog x1916issuu.com
Pathé Catalogue des cylindres enregistrés x1900gallica.bnf.fr
Répertoire des disques Pathé, 1916-1917 x1917gallica.bnf.fr
Catálogo general de discos: Compañía Francesa del Gramophone, sección del Zonophone, Agosto de 1906 xAugust, 1906mdc.cbuc.cat
Lokananta: a discography of the national recording company of Indonesia, 1957-1985 Yampolsky, Philip1987Out of print, but available in some university libraries in the U.S. ; information at https://seasia.wisc.edu/publications/#bibliographic-series
Dixonia Young, Ben1998Available for Purchase
Yahya Zarpanjeh; a survey in his life, discography & works Zeineddin and SharayeliDecember, 2007oirvm.ir
Ventadorn ou l’aventure d’une maison de disques occitans à Béziers Zerby-Cros, Annie 2010journals.openedition.org
Association Phonique des Grands Artistes (APGA) Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de
Artiphon Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de
Edison (Phonographenwalzen) Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de
Edison (Diamond Discs) Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de
Edison-Bell (Phonographenwalzen) Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de
Odeon (incl. Fonotipia) Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de
International Zon-O-Phone Zwarg, Christian2004truesoundtransfers.de