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Rate Your Music

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Rate Your Music or RYM is an online collaborative metadata database of musical and non-musical releases and films which can be catalogued, rated and reviewed by users


  • 1 History and features
    • 11 Custom Charts and Recommendations
  • 2 Statistics
  • 3 Music projects
  • 4 See also
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

History and features

Rate Your Music was founded on December 24, 2000 by Seattle resident Hossein Sharifi Unlike Discogs, focusing on electronic music, Rate Your Music was in its beginning more rock oriented, before gradually integrating every other genre The main idea of the website is to allow the users to add albums, EPs, singles, videos and bootlegs to the database and to rate them The rating system uses a scale of minimum a half-star or 05 points to maximum five stars or 5 points In this manner, Rate Your Music bears resemblance to a wiki, as all of the databases content is generated jointly by the registered user community artists, releases, biographies,…; however, the majority of new, edited content must be approved by a moderator to prevent virtual vandalism

RYM 10, the first version of the website, allowed the users to rate and catalog releases, as well as to write reviews, create lists and add artists and releases to the database Over time, other features were progressively added, like cover art, a community board forums or private messaging On August 7, 2006, RYM 20, a completely new version of the website was launched, introducing new features like the possibility to add track lists, labels, catalog numbers, concerts or venues

As a result of rising expenses, the website ceased relying solely on donations in 2006 and began receiving revenue from other sources Namely, the two changes were commission-based links to online music retailers, and Google AdSense links which registered users can elect not to view The user response to these changes was overwhelmingly positive, because of the democratic nature of the decision, which was openly proposed and discussed on the website before implementation, and the relatively unobtrusive nature of the links

In May 2009, Rate Your Music started to add films to its database

Custom Charts and Recommendations

A particular feature on Rate Your Music are the Custom Charts They are weekly updated rankings of the releases and films in the database according to their popularity among the users Every user can themselves define the criteria after which the charts are compiled: the highest or the lowest rated releases and films can for example be ranked by year, decade, format or country Weighted averages are used to calculate the ordering for these charts; regular members who write reviews and rate more albums have a greater weight applied to their ratings

A user can recommend films, artists and releases to a friend or any other user on RYM There is also an automatic personalized recommendation feature, which generates suggestions of new music to the user based on the ratings he or she has already given


Nov 2006 Mar 2008 Jul 2010 Dec 2011 Dec 2012 Mar 2014 Apr 2015
Artists/groups 166,865 296,681 580,737 747,610 848,196 961,618 1,026,663
Releases 702,857 1,148,333 1,896,128 2,300,765 2,547,775 2,851,611 3,065,684
Ratings 4,033,301 8,513,580 17,414,284 23,339,936 27,481,332 32,816,270 37,955,810
Labels 3,345 16,466 45,154 58,475 64,912 79,782 88,722
Reviews 636,739 1,159,958 1,453,200 1,644,165 1,820,665 1,934,373
Venues 1,315 4,374 8,134 9,714 10,379 11,345 12,066
Accounts 150,986 242,038 335,765 376,907 401,910 437,744 470,172

In December 2011, there were approximately 370 000 user accounts on Rate Your Music Around one half of the people visiting the website come from the United States, the United Kingdom or Canada, the other half primarily comes from Western Europe especially Scandinavia and the Netherlands, as well as from Poland, Russia, Mexico, Brazil and Australia

Music projects

As of 2004, Rate Your Music allows a very reduced number of unsigned artists to host their MP3 files of recordings on the main server Since 2009, members of the site's community have released several tribute/cover albums as free downloads

See also

  • List of online music databases


  1. ^ a b c d Information about RYM by owner Hossein Sharifi Retrieved 2012-01-24
  2. ^ "Rate Your Music Site Info" Alexa Internet Retrieved 2015-06-30 
  3. ^ "RateYourMusiccom WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools" WHOIS Retrieved 2016-08-05 
  4. ^ a b mahalocom Retrieved 2012-01-24
  5. ^ RYM versus Discogs Retrieved 2012-01-29
  6. ^ The RYM Ad Proposal being discussed in the Forums Retrieved 2012-01-24
  7. ^ Custom Charts Retrieved 2012-01-28
  8. ^ Statistics 2006 in the official "Statistics of RYM" thread Retrieved 2012-01-28
  9. ^ Statistics 2008 in the official "Statistics of RYM" thread Retrieved 2012-01-28
  10. ^ Statistics 2010 in the official "Statistics of RYM" thread Retrieved 2012-01-28
  11. ^ a b c Statistics 2011 in the official "Statistics of RYM" thread Retrieved 2012-01-28
  12. ^ Statistics 2014 in the official "Statistics of RYM" thread Retrieved 2014-07-15
  13. ^ Statistics 2015 in the official "Statistics of RYM" thread Retrieved 2015-06-30


  • "Geek Attitude: RateYourMusiccom"; Daily-Rock N°31 June 2009 in French

External links

  • Rate Your Music – official site

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