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 The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography.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 We have also included, when available, unpublished work in progress.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
Whisky, Women and? No. 1 (n.d.) to No. 6 (March 1974)
When I was in Berlin: Odeon Persian recordings 1937 Mansour, AmirMarch, 2007oirvm.ir
What Goes On
Vox Musikplatten Hauptkatalog Vox Schallplatten AG, Berlin1926Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik, http://www.kkarchiv.de
Vorbei – Dokumentation jüdischen Musiklebens in Berlin 1933-38/Beyond Recall – A Record of Jewish musical life in Nazi Berlin 1933-1938 Bergmeier, Horst , Eisler, Eyal , Lotz, Rainer E. 2001Available
Volume George, B., DeFoe, Martha 1980 Digital copy can be borrowed for 14 days from the Internet Archive (free with login). See https://archive.org/details/volumeinternatio00geor
Vogue Picture Record Discography Brooks, TimJanuary, 1978archive.org 
Vocalion Records Catalogue, 1926 x1926issuu.com
Visesanger Marryat Lauritzen Pedersen, Hans Henrik, Aagaard, René2012the-discographer.dk
Visesanger Else Sigfred Pedersen Aagaard, René2015the-discographer.dk
Violinist, sanger, kapelmester m.m. Svend Asmussen En illustreret diskografi over 78 rpm. udgivelser 1946 Aagaard, René2010Available for Free
Violinist, sanger, kapelmester m.m. Svend Asmussen En illustreret diskografi over 78 rpm. udgivelser 1940-1945 Aagaard, René2010Available for Free
Violinist, sanger, kapelmester m.m. Svend Asmussen En illustreret diskografi over 78 rpm. udgivelser 1939 Aagaard, René2010Available for Free
Violinist, komponist, arrangør, orkesterleder Wandy Tworek Aagaard, René2015the-discographer.dk
Violinist og Kapelmester Poul Olsen Aagaard, René2010the-discographer.dk
Viola-Diskographie; Discographie Sur L'Alto Beaumont, François de1973Not Available
Vintage Jazz Mart v. 1 (Dec. 1953) -
Villa-Lobos em discografia Museu Villa-Lobos1965Not Available
Victor Records 1930 x1929Not Available
Victor Records 1924 x1924Not Available