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Entertainment and Music Business: Data

Digital and print resources for CEMB students.

Nielsen Music Connect, SoundScan, and BDS ENcore

SoundScan and Broadcast Data Services ENcore are available on a dedicated computer on the first floor of the library for the following hours: M-Th 8am - 9pm, Fri 8am-6pm, and Sat. 9am-430pm. SoundScan provides extensive national music sales data, and ENcore provides detailed information about music streaming and radio play.

Music Connect combines, sales, streaming and radio data, and can be accessed on any computer in the library. 

Ask at the research desk to log into any of these Nielsen resources!

Live performance data

Film Data

Music Databases through Bunch Library

Music Data

Television Data

Industry Research

Check out Bunch Library's guide to industry research for more resources. 

To search for various sectors within the music industry, use the appropriate NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code:

  • Music Publishing in the US: 51223
  • Independent Label Music Production in the US: 51221
  • Major Label Music Production in the US: 51222
  • Record Stores in the US: 45114
  • Concert and Event Promotion in the US: 71133
  • Musical Groups and Artists in the US: 71113
  • Audio Production Studios in the US: 51224
  • Celebrity and Sports Agents in the US: 71141



Demographics and Consumer Trends