What's Included?

What’s included in Music ID?

Music ID is an information-rich, continually updated research tool with powerful analytics and intuitive functionality built in. Sales data drives the rankings. Rankings tell the story. Designed to meet the evolving needs of librarians in music, business, and the humanities and researchers, Music ID offers fast online access to a wealth of information including audio and video samples, sales graphs, articles, chart ranking positions and awards.

Historical music archives

Over 60 years of SALES RANKINGS

Quantify the cultural impact of music.

Data for your insights. See what's invisible to others.

Aristotle, "The soul never thinks without an image".

(Downloads and Streaming now influence the rankings - see the Billboard method)

Sales ranking data plus copyright-leared sound samples for international charting albums and singles in multiple genres. Coverage of the Americas, Europe and Asia, updated weekly for all 30 countries.

“Very useful to find alternative recordings of the same mood, which can be cleared for worldwide use in TV programmes”

Alice Godfrey, Channel 4 TV, London

Music journals

Articles and commentary from music journals

Instant links to an archive of leading popular music journals from publishers including Wiley, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis, Rocks Backpages. These include Popular Music, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Popular Music and Society.

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“Time saving - it would require pulling out the books and spending a day to derive insights which take a minute in Music ID.”

Norma Coates, Don Wright Faculty of Music at University of Western Ontario

Semantic indexing of artists

Semantic indexing of artists

MusicWeb semantic indexing brings together videos, bios and artist relationships for every artist (including some who have never had albums or singles in the charts).

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“Great for comparative analysis of artists”

Marci Cohen, Librarian at Berklee, Boston

Additional resources for analysts

Additional resources for analysis

Be inspired by the case studies and new findings of scholars already using Music ID. Our resources section provides free access to a broad selection of research papers and gives a flavour of the new stories being uncovered.

Set the context for music by understanding the background of world events taking place at the time. Data on economic, political, and social events is provided from 1950 to the present day.

Reference the major music industry awards and find out previous categories and winners.

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“Music ID provides us with a statistical metanarrative for popular culture”

Jasmine Shadrack at Northampton University

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