Music ID is a repository of historical and current music chart data for sound recording sales and popularity from Billboard and other international agencies. The database includes relative sales rankings for classical, pop, and other recordings, and the ability to compare chart performance by artist, label, song, markets and cultures.
Search for Articles in Music Journals & Magazines
Good for contemporary reviews, music journalism, and artist interviews
The Music Magazine Archive is a collection of mainstream and underground American music publications from the 1960’s-1980’s representing popular culture, music journalism, and social and political transition. Collections include rock, folk, and hip-hop/rap (due late fall 2017). Publications are presented in full-color page-image scans, including articles, covers, advertisements, and reviews.
Online archive of rock music writing, including articles and reviews, from the 1960's to the present. Coverage includes all types of popular music, from Abba to Zappa. Fully searchable by artist, date and genre.
Good for academic articles about music and musicians