“Introduces fascinating research questions which could not be
Norma Coates, Don Wright Faculty of Music at University of Western Ontario
Music ID has the capability to describe the impact on music of social, political and economic events worldwide. The sales rankings tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures.
Quantify the cultural impact of music.
Data for your insights. See what's invisible to others.Aristotle, "The soul never thinks without an image".
What unique need does Music ID address?
See the whole picture in new ways. Data is brought together in a way that makes it uniquely useful.
Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago explained
The Geography of Pop Music Superstars. Three cities have dominated over time: New York, London, and L.A. Based on research using Music ID.
A selected list of recent research by scholars whose findings have been developed through Music ID.
History and Statistics
The Sonic History of Rock Music by Mike D'Errico, UCLA Musicology and Digital Humanities
Punk Rock: the accepted mythology is that in 1975-6 punk was taking over. Is this correct? Show me what was really going on and whether punk had a commercial impact in the charts.
Positioning student performers in the music industry Research tool used at music conservatories
How Music Industry Data helps students position themselves when preparing to leave a conservatory to easily engage with managers, labels and others in the music industry to build a career.
First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds. Our partners at Queen Mary University have studied the evolution of pop music bringing together evolutionary biologists and computer scientists.
Mumford and Sons: what is the extent of the impact on sales of their wins in the 55th Grammy's which propelled them to a level of attention they had not experienced before?
Find Hendrix tracks which charted at the time in the late 1990s, for use in 'My mad fat diary' the TV series.
Hip-Hop Demographics by Mike D'Errico, UCLA Musicology and Digital Humanities
Rock Deaths and Chart Success by Mimi Haddon, PhD Student in Musicology, McGill University
Show the point where Nirvana overtook Michael Jackson in January 1992 and compare to other artists at the time (Metallica, U2, Natalie Cole).
Disco Demolition Night by Brian Wright, PhD Student in Musicology, Case Western Reserve University
Popular Music and Celebrity Feminism by Mimi Haddon, PhD Student in Musicology, McGill University
LGBTQ Pop Pre- and Post-Stonewall by Mike D'Errico, UCLA Musicology and Digital Humanities
Blur and Oasis - A Music Rivalry and Cultural Anxiety by Brian Wright, Case Western Reserve University
Comparing International Success by Brian Wright, Case Western Reserve University
Comparing Cover Songs by Brian Wright, Case Western Reserve University
The impact of David Bowie with his Berlin Trilogy and forty years later his most recent release 'The Next Day'. (2)