RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967- , with conference proceedings covered from 1835.)
A comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes, RILM covers all types of literature about music, not just journal articles. Entries include abstracts in English. More information about RILM's scope and contents is available here.
Music Index Online (Most content dates from 1975 or later. )
Indexes articles in more than 700 music periodicals and selectively indexes journals in related fields. Use the "Choose Databases" option to search this along with Academic Search Complete.
International Index to Music Periodicals (1996- . Selected journals are indexed in their entirety.)
Try this for popular music. Indexes articles in more than 430 music journals from about 20 countries; selectively indexes some newspapers. To limit results to articles in English and/or exclude reviews, use the Advanced Search.