MusicID

The Premier Aggregator of Global Music Industry Data

 

Authoritative Data

 

Sophisticated Infographics

 

Essential Tools for Advancing New Insightss & Breakthroughs

More Than Just a Cache of Raw Data,

MusicID Boasts Enhanced Functionality

MusicID provides researchers with sophisticated infographics and authoritative data, making it an essential tool for advancing new insights and ideas.

Like the industry itself, MusicID moves with the times, now representing a universe of more than 500 million rows of data representing 74 countries, updated every week. This data can be mined, refined and illustrated with state-of-the-art visualisation tools to provide the most cogent research presentations.

How does one measure the growth of the music industry, or the level of exposure an artist has had in a country? MusicID provides relevant quantitative data in moments, capturing the differing channels from physical to digital, with chart histories and streaming counts for all formats. Our data allows the user not only to quantify the cultural impact of music, but also accurately to adapt to the complexity of the increasingly digital Gen Z landscape.

Bespoke Graphs

Downloadable as images with accompanying text dataset

Weekly data Updates

Including Spotify stream counts

Knowledge Base

Our Knowledge Base features video and text tutorials, step-by-step instructions and quick start guides to help you get the most out of MusicID 

With MusicID, you can stop sifting through back-issues of trade magazines and get the data you need at the touch of a button, all in one place

MusicID Data

Incorporating 5,452 different charts spanning 74 countries, MusicID Data provides access to perpetually-updated, week-to-week information on Spotify streaming, as well as contemporary and historical data from Billboard, GfK, and more. Instant custom infographics present the data clearly, giving users the flexibility to combine and compare worldwide chart information, export relevant datasets, and more. Click the link above to learn more about our platform’s unique features benefits.

MusicID Revenue

Formulated from more than 200 million data points, MusicID Revenue Lets you easily track the worldwide top earning recordings of the 21st century. Discover the most successful artists, singles, and albums of the last twenty years––all at the touch of a button!

MusicID Revenue tracks the top earning recordings of the 21st century worldwide, revealing the most successful artists, singles, and albums of the last twenty years. Our original and transparent calculations provide indicative revenue across the entire industry since year 2000—not only for new releases—all displayed in easy to read bar graphs. You won’t find a more accurate, comprehensive, and easy-to-use overview of industry earnings anywhere online.

MusicID Impact

MusicID Impact provides a birds-eye view of popular music history, allowing you to see which recordings have had the greatest cultural impact. Built on our extensive, authoritative music chart data, MusicID Impact lets you discover the top artists, songs, and albums since 1900 – including rankings for every year, for every decade, and for all time!

With data going back to 1900, MusicID Impact provides a meta-narrative of popular music history, supplying research data on the top artists, songs, and albums for every year, every decade, for the entire history of recorded music!

What People Are Saying

MusicID is an excellent tool for teaching the history of popular music.Through the built-in visualisation tools, you can demonstrate consumption patterns and communicate them quickly using colorful graphs. You can see patterns of how songs actually behave, the trajectory of how quickly they rise and when they fall. You get a clearer picture of what was actually important. Students can see precisely when songs crossed over between charts or track how many times a current hit has been streamed on Spotify. MusicID also gives students an incredibly powerful tool for research papers. They can formulate and check hypotheses, all while avoiding the pitfalls of bad or partial data (sometimes popular music history is told with a focus on critically valued music, not what people were actually listening to, and this can have the effect of centering white male critics and marginalizing women and people of color, who listen to music, too!). These tools can help prepare students for future jobs in the music industry, that we know are there (data analytics is one of the most booming specialties) easily evaluating the relative success of various marketing programs.”

– Robert Fink, Professor and Vice-Chair, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

MusicID’s analytic services and chart data from Billboard has helped provide context for a central question in my research: when did alternative music in the 1990s merge with the mainstream in the United States? As the mainstream co-opted alternative music and culture during the early 1990s, cynical observers repeatedly posed the question: “alternative to what?” Comparing two of Billboard’s radio airplay charts–Modern Rock (which would later be renamed “Alternative”) and Album Rock (which would later be renamed “Mainstream”)–one can see how over the course of the early 1990s the two charts, which initially had almost no overlap, began to share an increasingly large number of tracks. By the mid-1990s, the two charts shared 60 – 70% of the same content. Alternative and Mainstream thus had become virtually synonymous. MusicID’s chart data and corresponding graphic representations help to visualise this gradual change over the first half of the decade as the mainstream adopted alternative’s highly marketable rebellious qualities.”

-Theo Cateforis, Assoc. Professor of Music History & Cultures, Syracuse University

“While Billboard, GfK Entertainment, and others have been around for many years, it has certainly been tedious for the researcher to compile their information; [Music ID] allows one easy access to the sales data with additional tools, such as their world events summaries, to help place things in perspective. With the addition of the export function users can compile a variety of reports to expedite their research. I recommend that libraries invest in this database to facilitate not only music industry/popular music research, but also the interdisciplinary research that can benefit from this product.”

-Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

 

“For music research, [MusicID] is already providing a crucial tool in both finding and analyzing data that have, heretofore, been disperse and cumbersome to gather… While music librarians will immediately see the use of this product for common questions, general reference librarians should also welcome the ability to discover these data—data that could be useful for questions in culture studies, business, international studies, and more—without needing expertise in specialized sources. [MusicID] is a source that deserves to be part of the core resources for academic libraries whose patrons have any interest in music and one that will make many music librarians wonder how we got by without it until now.”

-Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

 

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