By aggregating historical and current data from Billboard, Spotify, Shazam, Apple Music, and 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.
Deconstructing the Billboard Hot 100
The Year the 80s Died: Nirvana, Michael Jackson & Metallica in 1991
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The Beatles vs. Musicals: What was even bigger than Beatlemania?
Kathry Straker (PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Steve Braun, Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist at Northeastern University
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.
Dr. Richard Floridaand Patrick Adler used data provided by Music ID to identify the 50 top-selling artists between 1950 to 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, and Patrick Adler, a Ph.D. student at UCLA
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