Big Data comes to music and entertainment
and opens new avenues of research.
Music ID is a growing repository of historical and current sales data spanning 60 years from over 30 countries. Billboard, Official Chart Company, Gfk Entertainment and many more reporting agencies in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and elsewhere provide the data.
This data is presented in highly interactive, feature-rich tables and graphs where for the first time faculty and students can derive an amazing amount of information about their research questions and the business of music around the world.
A wealth of Case Studies show faculty and students how music sales data can be applied in Music, Performance, Entertainment Industry, Business Studies, Film & Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Political Science, Humanities, History and Statistics. New insights into the cultural New insights into the cultural context when the Rolling Stones first toured the U.S. in 1964? How does a classical artist cross over to pop?
Music ID informs research
Data displayed in Sales Rankings
Advanced search and scholarly integration
Make the connections
Provides more context for any artist or group you study, through
"Music ID’s content is tremendously valuable; the charts from which it derives its data go back, in some cases, more than 60 years... the product already fills such a significant need for music researchers."
The Charleston Advisor
"Music ID’s...set(s) itself apart from other online music resources by using analytical tools to gauge the impact of classical, jazz, and pop music all over the world."
"Music ID is an indispensable tool in examining chart data for the sales of sound recordings in countries around the world."
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In short, the database should be of significant value to any institution with courses of study in pop music and history of contemporary Western music.
University of Hong Kong
"…provides us with a statistical meta-narrative of popular culture…"
University of Northampton
"We set up a trial and have been very pleased with it and its application across the curriculum, not just in music…"
Bowling Green State University
"It will make music librarians wonder how we got by without it until now"
‘Note’s review, Music Library Association