The World’s Premier Aggregator of Global Music Industry Data

MusicID is the world’s premier aggregator of global music industry data. Like the industry itself, it moves with the times, now representing a universe of more than 300 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.

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. Learn more about the features and benefits of the three areas of our platform below!

"[Music ID] provides us with a statistical meta-narrative of popular culture…"

Dr. Jasmine Shadrack, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, University of Northampton

MusicID is comprised of three sections: Data, Revenue, and Impact

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.

Revenue

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.

Impact

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!

“It will make music librarians wonder how we got by without it until now”

-Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

MusicID is the most consistent, coherent and accurate on the market, second to none for supporting digital humanities projects. The advanced functionality offered in our innovative and unprecedented platform enables detailed analysis of sales patterns and exploration of insights which could not be seen before.

Our publicly available Revenue and Impact areas offer indicative revenue calculations since 2000 and worldwide rankings of the top albums, artists and songs since 1900. With the MusicID Data platform, you don't have to take our word for it—discover the source data for yourself.

Invaluable for Music courses, MusicID is also relevant for academic course-work and research in many liberal arts programmes, including Gender Studies, African-American History, World Culture, Journalism and Media Studies, as well as work in Economics and Statistics. Visit our case studies page to see some of the possibilities.

More than just a cache of raw data, MusicID boasts enhanced functionality:

  • bespoke graphs, downloadable as images with accompanying text dataset
  • interrogation of big data for use in bespoke statistical packages
  • indicative revenues for every album and single since the year 2000 in bar chart format
  • weekly updates include Spotify stream counts
  • click dates on Data graphs to reveal concurrent world events and see sales patterns in historical context, available for each year since 1950

Subscriptions available for both institutions and individuals.

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Watch this short case study to learn more about the kinds of research insights possible with MusicID.