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Music Industry Data Resources
Music Industry Data
Licensed datasets from Billboard, the Official Charts Company (UK), GfK Entertainment (Germany), and many other international reporting agencies that chart & rank the sales of top recorded popular music albums & singles from the 1950s to current. Also provides streaming audio links to copyright-cleared sound samples for most cited tracks & albums, and links to articles in popular music journals & on websites. Tools allow users to graph, analyze, compare, and contrast musical trends & interactions, and to extract & compare charting data for sound recording sales.
- BuzzAngle Music. While coverage is primarily for the USA and Canada (physical & digital sales; on demand audio and video streaming; terrestial airplay), there is also data on video sales for Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Data begins in 2015. Searching is mediated only. For access, please contact Bobray Bordelon.
- Wikipedia is often a good source listing actual total sales (as opposed to just rankings) for a specific album.
Global Music Report
Call Number: Mendel Music Library Bound Periodicals (MUSP): ML3790 .R43q
Publication Date: 2016-2017
Annual report published by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Provides an in-depth statistical guide to the global music business with comprehensive data for nearly 50 territories and in-depth analysis by format and sector. Issued in two sections: "Annual State of the Industry," an overview of developments in the recorded music sector in the preceding year (also available online
); and "Data and Analysis" (print only), formerly called "Recording Industry in Numbers