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to Academic Charts Online



Powerful analytics

Sophisticated tools allow you to interpret, graph, analyse, compare and contrast musical trends in place and time at the touch of a button.



Over 60 years of music data

A single search of international charting albums and singles in many genres under exclusive academic licence from Billboard, the Official Charts Company.

Copyright-cleared
sound samples

Listen to audio samples for each track and album* quickly and easily.

*70% coverage at launch.

Innovative yet intuitive functionality

Developed in close consultation with experienced music librarians, ACO has been tried and tested to ensure it is accessible to scholars, students and researchers in diverse music and social science disciplines.

Links to leading music journals

Instant links to leading popular music journals; including Cambridge University Press' Popular Music, Wiley's Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Taylor and Francis' Popular Music and Society and Rock's Backpages.

Music Data & Analysis

Explore videos on how to use ACO and read Whitepapers about its use in scholarship. We feature a new companion database of semantic indexing of the web bringing together videos, bios and artist relationships in MusicWeb

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