By aggregating historical and current data from Billboard, Spotify, Shazam, Apple Music, iTunes and more, MusicID is an all-in-one platform that has revolutionized music research. We are often asked how the data of our platform can be used. The case studies below illustrate only some of the endless applications.

MusicID is much more than raw sets of numbers. Read a few of our short case studies and learn how MusicID’s built-in visualisation tools help researchers to make startling insights quickly and easily, with only a few clicks.

Reggaeton Without Blackness

Eduard Arriaga, Clarke University

2021 MusicID Digital Research Fellowship Recipient

In 2007 Radiohead parted ways with their record label, EMI

The label had agreed to be purchased by private equity firm Terra Firma that same year. Subsequently, the band self-released their following album In Rainbows on a direct to consumer, pay-what-you-want model via download on their website.

The Geography of Pop Music Superstars

Dr Richard Florida and Patrick Adler used data provided by MusicID to identify the 50 top-selling artists between 1950 and 2014. They then used this information to create a locational database in order to determine which cities produced pop’s biggest hit-makers.

Dr. Richard Florida, University of Toronto Professor and Senior Editor at The Atlantic

Patrick Adler, Ph.D. candidate at UCLA


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