The Canadian Music Periodical Index (CMPI) is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals. Full texts of articles are not available
from this site, but you can inquire about them in person at LAC or at your local library.
database includes over 37,000 entries on articles dating from
the late-19th century to the present day. Canadian music journals,
newsletters and magazines are represented here, almost 200 of which are
currently active and continue to be indexed.
database focusses on articles and news items touching
on various aspects of music in Canada. In addition, since
1999, significant articles published in
Canadian periodicals about international music and
musicians have been added to the index.
What fields are included in the CMPI database?
- Periodical Title
- Article Title
- Classification (e.g. pianist, harpsichordist, writer, disc jockey, conductor, etc.)
- Subject Headings (e.g. cultural policy, orchestras, jazz, pop, sound recording industry, etc.)
- Article Type (e.g. interview, obituary, review, etc.)
- Item Number
This index was made possible through the collaboration of
the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada,
which provided indexers on contract to Library and Archives
Canada until 2002. A special thanks to Florence Hayes, whose patience
and indexing expertise was integral to the maintenance of the CMPI.
This site was originally sponsored by Industry
Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the
financial assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage, whose ARCHIVED
- Canadian Digital Cultural Content Initiative (CDCCI)
made the development of this website possible.