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This highly interactive database combines a wealth of never-before-available information on music sales and distribution with powerful analytics that allow researchers to track histories, compare charts, discover new relationships – with audio and video samples, artist bios, awards, a historical timeline, and much more. Music ID is the first database to incorporate historical sales data from Billboard, Gfk Entertainment, and other global reporting agencies in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, and elsewhere, spanning 60 years from over 30 countries.  It gives students entirely new opportunities for data-driven research in popular culture.

 “Tremendously valuable . . . . Fills such a significant need for researchers.” – The Charleston Advisor

 “It will make music librarians wonder how we got by without it until now.” – Notes review, Music Library Association