The Biggest Data


Proven, created in close consultation with music librarians and academics Music ID is the essential academic tool for scholars, students and researchers across music and social sciences.


We’ll give you the data – you give it the meaning.


Music ID - rich data and computational research tools that help you identify evidence-based patterns of activity and significance.


Entertainment media sales rankings for researchers in contemporary music, sociology, business studies, gender history and reception theory.

Identify previously unseen patterns of behaviour and circumstance. Develop new theories and commentary. Stay at the forefront of accurate and insightful scholarly inquiry.

Big Data – Smart Data


Music ID is the only system to incorporate current and historical sales data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Spotify, Shazam, Apple Music, iTunes and other international reporting agencies across Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.


Links to leading music journals


Instant links to leading popular music journals; including Cambridge University Press' Popular Music, Wiley's Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Taylor and Francis' Popular Music and Society and Rock's Backpages.


Music ID is also supported by a range of supplementary & contextual materials, reaching back to the 1950s, which provide an historical and cultural background for the music of the age, with political events, sports, Nobel prizes, entertainment releases and more.


“Quantify the cultural impact of music.”


A wealth of newly available sales data combined with a layer of powerful interrogation and visualisation tools.


Trusted, complete and authenticated licensed data sets that let you track histories, compare charts, explore relationships and ultimately, discover new insights.


Music ID is widely used in courses and research covering:


  • Music Business

  • Introductory courses on History of Rock etc.

  • Classical and Jazz courses tracking performance history

  • Entertainment Industry

  • Mus​i​c and Society

  • Film & Media Studies

  • Cultural Studies

  • Business Studies

  • Political Science and social change

  • History and Statistics


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Powerful analytics

Sophisticated tools allow scholars to interpret the impact of music using the
sales data that drives the rankings
to analyse, compare and contrast musical trends in place and time at the touch of a button.
 


Links to leading music journals

Instant links to leading popular music journals; including Cambridge University Press' Popular Music, Wiley's Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Taylor and Francis' Popular Music and Society and Rock's Backpages.

World Events

Put music in context with economic, political, entertainment, sporting and scientific key facts for each year - as part of the positioning of the impact of music on political science, cultural studies, american studies and music history.

Over 60 years of music data

Now including contemporary weekly stream count from Spotify.
A single search of all content - international charting albums and singles in many genres under exclusive academic licence from Billboard and similar authorised providers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.


Innovative yet intuitive functionality

Developed in close consultation with experienced music librarians, Music ID has been tried and tested to ensure it is accessible to scholars, students and researchers in diverse music and social science disciplines.


Music Data Analysis

Explore videos on how to use Music ID and read Research Insights about its use in scholarship. We feature a new companion database of semantic indexing of the web bringing together videos, bios and artist relationships in MusicWeb


MusicWeb - semantic indexing of artists

The innovative service MusicWeb brings together information every artist (including those which never had albums or singles in the charts). This includes videos, bios, and relationships with other bands, artists and similar genres.