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CEEMID is a pan-European music data integration system that could provide to be a model and starting point of building a European Music Observatory based on open data, open-source software in open collaboration with the industry, statisticians and academia, using best statistics, data science and AI practices. It uses many data sources about the audience, the creators of music, music works and recordings, its circulation globally and its economy. CEEMID has created thousands of high-value, hard music industry indicators via integrate using open data sources, industry data sources, surveys and various APIs to relevant other data sources.

CEEMID is aiming to transfer thousands of indicators that are reproducible and verifiable, open-source software that creates them to the European Music Observatory to give Europe-wide acces timely, reliable, actionable statistics and indicators for the music industry, policymakers and music professionals.


  • Software code written in the R statistical language that automatically reads, processes, corrects and integrates music industry data from various sources.
  • Proprietary databases created by CEEMID.
  • Metadata mapping and software code to tap into known industry sources (with permission.)



CEEMID originally stood for Central & Eastern European Music Industry Databases.

CEEMID was created out of necessity, following a CISAC Good Governance Seminar for European Societies in 2013. For a consultant coming from pricing projects in other industries, it became clear that the new economic arguments and royalty valuation techniques that are available in other industries, and which are increasingly used in Western Europe, cannot be applied in the CEE region in the absence of similar quality governmental, public and industry-wide industry databases that are taken for granted in advanced economies of the Europe. Not only the economic know-how should be transferred to this field, but data gathering must be scaled up. CEE societies are not only disadvantaged because they work in economically less prosperous countries, but also because they lack the means to advocate to similarly equitable remuneration, or more just and creative-friendly economic and tax policies. Later it became clear that even these existing tariffs have must be defending in competition law based and politically motivated exchanges, with more and more complex economic calculations after the adoption of European single market, competition and copyright rules.