The publication included editorials, obituaries, announcements, scholarly articles and investigatory writing about musical instruments and music in general. These included "construction practices, descriptions, tools, exhibitions and collections, new technologies, and laws and legal actions" relating to the music industry. There were articles on "companies and manufacturers of instruments, . . . entries on patents, trade marks, and designs for new or improved instruments", as well as reporting on "African-American music and culture, women's rights, John Philip Sousa, Antonín Dvořák and the influence of the rise of Nazi Germany on music in Europe."
In the 1890s, a separate edition was published in England.
- "The music magazine-musical courier". Hathi Trust. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- Peter H. Adams, An Annotated Index to Selected Articles from The Musical Courier, 1880–1840Template:Dead line
- Alfred Dolge, Pianos and Their Makers, Part V, Chapter 2, Page 417, in the Electronic Library
- Listed in Houston Stewart Chamberlain bibliography
- "Mrs. Lisa Roma Trompeter, a Singer, Buys Magazine". The New York Times. 9 July 1958. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- "Lisa Roma Trompeter, 72, Retired Operatic Soprano," New York Times, February 18, 1965
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