Advertise with Us
Since 1931, the Music Library Association has served as a professional forum for building and sustaining relationships between librarians, archivists, and vendors. MLA offers many opportunities for its corporate representatives and members to inform the general membership about available publications, products, and services. Whether in the quarterly journal Notes, on the MLA Web site, or as part of an exhibit at the MLA annual meeting, advertising with MLA communicates products to a critical audience and supports MLA operations.


MLA Corporate Patrons receive a 20% discount and Corporate Members receive a 10% discount on advertising.


For more information about advertising options with MLA, contact the MLA Advertising Manager by e-mail or at (949) 824-8351.

The MLA Web site

Ads may be placed on the home page and all subpages, which average over 25,000 pageviews and almost 8,000 visits per month. Ad files must be submitted in JPEG, GIF, or PNG formats at 72 dpi. (No Flash-based or animated ads will be accepted.) Ad files must be within the following dimensions: 500h x 275w (right column) or 150h x 960px (subpage footer). 

Location and pricing information for Web ads (for 30 days):
Home page, left column
All Subpages, left column
All Subpages, footer


Notes: the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

  • 1,150 print issues mailed each quarter
  • A 10% discount is given on an ad's fourth consecutive insertion. This discount is in addition to any Corporate Patron or Corporate Member discounts.
Advertising Rates for Notes (see rate card for details about discounts and ad specifications):
Quarter Page
Half Page
Full Page
Covers (when available)


MLA Annual Meeting program booklet

  • Distributed to approximately 450 meeting attendees
Advertising rates for the program booklet:
Half Page $200
Full Page
Covers (when available)



The following guidelines apply to all forms of advertising, including print, digital, and other formats. Information presented in advertisements must be educational, professional, and of value to the advancement of the mission of the Music Library Association (MLA). The MLA reserves the right to reject or remove any material it regards as unprofessional, inappropriate, or as a promotion of products or services not in the interest of its mission. Not all products or services advertised, advertisers, or claims made in advertisement are endorsed by the MLA. Advertisers assume liability for all content of advertisement submitted and or any claims arising against the MLA as a result of their advertisements. The publisher reserves the right to give a better position than specified in the order without notice at no increase in rates.


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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.