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Black Music Research Journal

Official Journal of the Center for Black Music Research

Begun in 1980, Black Music Research Journal is published in the spring and fall of each year and includes articles about the philosophy, aesthetics, history, and criticism of black music. BMRJ is an official journal of the Center for Black Music Research and is available by subscription and as a benefit of membership with CBMR.



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1 Year
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Non-U.S. Postage: $10.00

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Center for Black Music Research Associates Memberships:
The Center for Black Music Research invites your organization to help support the efforts of the CBMR to document, preserve, and advance black music. Membership fees provide important, unrestricted funds that support CBMR programming, archival collections, and general operations. As a non-profit research unit, the CBMR depends on a diverse range of funding sources to further its work, and the CBMR Associates program rewards your help with a direct link to CBMR activities.

Institutional Associate Membership

This level of membership is open to both individuals and organizations.

Institutional Associate
1 Year, $170.00 ($180.00 non-U.S.)

Institutional Associates receive:

  • A yearly subscription to the Center's semiannual newsletter, CBMR Digest
  • Photocopying of research documents (according to the provisions of copyright law) equal to as much as $10.00 during the membership year
  • Periodic e-mail updates that include job postings by CBMR Institutional Members, CBMR news, or other news items relevant to the field
  • Listing of the member's name on the CBMR website and in the CBMR Digest
  • Issues of all CBMR publications (including the Black Music Research Journal) released during the year of membership (number will vary depending on publication schedule)
  • A special membership price for each book in the Music of the African Diaspora Series, offered on a one-time basis as the books are released
  • Online access to the BMRJ archive via the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program.
  • Free job postings in the Job Listings section of the CBMR's website plus notice in The CBMR Associate e-newsletter

Rates shown are applicable to 2014 subscriptions/memberships.

Single Issues: $15.00
   Please call 866-244-0626 or email helpdesk to check issue availability.



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