MusicID Data

Explore Thousands of Music Charts Updated Weekly

It’s the platform that counts.

Music ID Data gives you direct access to 5,452 different music charts spanning 74 countries, including albums, singles, and specialist genre charts, as well as ranking data on Spotify streams since 2017, iTunes downloads, and Shazam queries, updated weekly.

Our platform is an innovative, unprecedented, and unparalleled resource for music industry research. With its advanced functionality (discussed in detail below), users can perform detailed analysis of sales patterns and discover insights which could not be seen before. Dive into the rapidly growing world of digital resources and discover how much time and energy you can save. Once users incorporate MusicID as a regular part in their research, they will wonder how they ever got by without it.

MusicID is an interdisciplinary tool for research in popular culture.

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

We offer more than 300,000,000 lines of data in an interface that is friendly and easy to navigate. Commercial data is invaluable for pop and rock courses, but the avenues for research don't stop there. Chart data incorporates not only pop and rock music, but classical, jazz, blues, soundtracks, spoken word—any audio media that has ever been recorded, sold, and successful enough to chart, anywhere in the world.

MusicID makes it faster and easier than ever to reference traditional chart data such as the peak position of an album or how many successful singles an artist had, but you can also gain insight into questions like:

    • Where was an artist most successful, and when?
    • Who had the most successful recording of a jazz, blues, or folk standard? An artist such as Robert Johnson died long before the rise of record charts, but how many times have his songs appeared in the charts? When did his music grow in influence, and when did it wane?
    • How did major political and world events such as the Kennedy assassination or the fall of the Berlin wall affect what people were listening to?
    • Which Western composers are the most popular abroad? Did Beethoven recordings sell better after "Roll Over Beethoven" came out?

Get the empirical data you need to support to research, no matter what your area of study.

MusicID offers the greatest concentration of granular data available in one platform.

Customizable graphs present the data clearly, giving users the flexibility to combine and compare worldwide chart information.

You can manipulate this data in a myriad of ways, to suit research purposes across many disciplines.

  • View sales patterns in instantly generated custom graphs
  • Superimpose the sales patterns of different artists and releases
  • Superimpose sales patterns in multiple countries
  • See the full spectrum of chart history details, such as weeks in chart and peak position, and easily sort search results by these criteria
  • Analytic functions reveal the recordings that made the greatest impact each decade, year and month
  • View the Indicative Revenue for for all singles and albums since 2000 and gain insight into the economics of the music industry
  • Export custom datasets as CSV documents or as graphs for use in statistical research packages

Our built-in visualisation tools instantly make visible detail which was previously invisible, without hours of making visuals from scratch In only a few clicks, custom datasets are rendered into graphs, enabling insight into previously unknown and unrecognised trendssales and relative earnings are quickly apparent. The data joins the dots between artists in all parts of the world. These insights to provide hard data about pop culture and music consumption, to prove points, or as launching points for further research. The custom graphs and CSV datasets make great classroom tools in lecture slides or as the basis for analytical assignments for your students.

The MusicID platform supports research in two significant ways: it is invaluable for existing projects, making it faster and easier than ever to obtain the data you need, but each search also leads to new avenues of interrogation.

And these insights are not limited to pop journalists and musicologists. For business users, a new type of financial analysis is made possible. Publishers can check, for example, whether mechanical royalties correlate with sales patterns in various countries. Do the publishing reports between artists relate correctly to the sales patterns? Sense check the business. See what really happened--all in the MusicID platform

With MusicID Data, 60 years of trusted global music industry data lies at your fingertips!