Bloomsbury Music and Sound - For Librarians
This growing digital hub provides access to exclusive reference content, cutting edge scholarship, and a variety of learning resources across a range of subject areas in music and sound studies. For a full description of the contents and features, read more about Bloomsbury Music and Sound.

How to purchase or take a trial

Collections on Bloomsbury Music and Sound are available via annual subscription or perpetual access to institutions, including universities, colleges, schools and public libraries. Please contact us directly to get information on pricing or to arrange a 30-day free trial at your institution:

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MARC Records

Please use the link below to download a complete set of MARC records for the collections in Bloomsbury Music and Sound as an .mrc file. These are full RDA-compliant records in MARC21 format, and they include Library of Congress Subject Headings, book summaries, related ISBNs and DOI-based persistent URL links.