Have you ever wanted to compare sales and charting data of recordings, but just didn’t have time to do all the number crunching from Billboard? Well, we now have a great alternative for you. ACO: Music Data Analysis collects charting data from those and dozens of other sources from all over the world to allow you to gather and compare charting performance of songs, albums, artists, and more.
It also includes linking to articles in RILM and related popular music journals to connect you to additional content. Check out some case studies for just a couple of ideas of how this might be useful for you:
Popular Music and Celebrity Feminism: If 2013 was the year of the celebrity feminism, what kind of impact have so-called “feminist” musicians have on music buying trends in recent months and years?
Popularity across time – a video clip: fascinating finding that Bowie’s album in 2013 made the same impact as his Berlin Trilogy thirty five years ago (Low, Heroes, Lodger) in 1977-1979. Has society changed?