Founded in 1981, the IASPM is an international organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music.
The International Council for Traditional Music is a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. Its aims are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries.
Publishers of the journal Asian Music
SEM is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership of over 1800 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives.
The Hornbostel-Sachs System of Instrument Classification is a system used to classify all musical instruments. This system was created by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs in 1914. Even though the system has been criticized and revised over the years, it is the most widely accepted system of musical instrument classification used by organologists and ethnomusicologists.
Museum of Musical Instruments of the World, Korea (part of ASEMUS: Asia-Europe Museum Network)
Collections at individual institutions:
Ethnomusicology Musical Instrument Collection (University of Washington)
The Sterns Collection (University of Michigan)