Case Studies

Data for a Deeper Understanding

By aggregating historical and current data from Billboard, Spotify, Shazam, Apple Music, and iTunes, and more, MusicID is an all-in-one platform that has revolutionized music research. We are often asked how the data of our platform can be used. The case studies below illustrate only some of the endless applications.

MusicID is much more than raw sets of numbers. Read a few of our short case studies and learn how MusicID's built-in visualisation tools help researchers to make startling insights quickly and easily, with only a few clicks.

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Exciting Work Already Being Done Using MusicID

Passing the Beat: Crossover Artists in the U.S., U.K., and Japan

Steven Braun, Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist at Northeastern University, used data from MusicID to create a visual representation of the crossover success of American, British, and Japanese artists on their respective singles charts.

The Geography of Pop Music Superstars

Dr. Richard Florida, University of Toronto Professor and Senior Editor at The Atlantic, and Patrick Adler, a Ph.D. student at UCLA, used data provided by Music ID to identify the 50 top-selling artists between 1950 to 2014. They then used this information to create a locational database in order to determine which cities produced pop’s biggest hit-makers.

Evolutionary History of 50 years of Music Charts Using Big Data Analysis

Our partners at Queen Mary University of London have brought together evolutionary biologists and computer scientists to study the evolution of pop music using data from Music ID.