A number of periodicals for recordings dealers provide information about release dates, among other useful details. Below are several of the most useful titles for discographical research:
Additional titles can be identified using the following subject headings:
A number of major record labels produced monthly newsletters and other periodicals announcing their new releases and special promotions. Below is a list of those held by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Capitol Records: The Capitol news; Music views
EMI: Artist life
Gramophone Co.: The Voice: the magazine of the Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Good Time Jazz, Contemporary Records, Inc.: GTJ & CR news
Sonora Phonograph Co.: The Sonora bell
Philips: Philips music herald
Warner/Reprise Records: Circular
The World Radio History website offers full text of a number of periodicals for recordings dealers, such as Billboard, Cash Box, Disc / Music Echo, Downbeat, Edison Phonograph Monthly, R&R Magazine (“Radio & Records"), Record Whirl, Record World / Music Vendor, and Talking Machine World & Radio Merchant, among others.
To search for titles, click on the “Music Magazines” tab and select either “US Music Industry” or “UK Music Magazines.”