The UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications Program was established in 1960. Over the years, Ethnomusicology Publications has published, sold, and distributed journals, monographs, and audio-visual materials. Today, Ethnomusicology Publications has a catalogue with over 40 items, including the respected occasional journal Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology.
The history of the field of ethnomusicology at UCLA is inseparably tied to its Ethnomusicology Publications Program, one of the first in the United States. In 1960, Mantle Hood founded the Institute of Ethnomusicology at UCLA as a concrete embodiment of his philosophies about the field of ethnomusicology. Not long after, the Institute’s Publications Program began, as an outlet for the faculty’s research. From this time forth, the Publications Program was a steady source of documentation, not just of world music genres and performers, but also one of the field of ethnomusicology itself.