Tuesday, October 12, 2021

We are half-millionaires!

No, no – not financially, what should we do with so much money? Since October 11, 2021 11.00 p.m. we have 500,000 songs in our database! Especially in 2020 and 2021, thanks to our loyal followers and hard-working editors, the database has grown a lot, so that the database has now reached this number of songs which can be related to each other as original songs, cover and alternative versions, quotations, samples and medleys.

At the launch of the new version of our website in May 2018, there were just over 400,000 song entries that we transferred from the old system. Since that time, besides adding new songs, we have been in the process of reviewing and completing these old data. Almost 32 % of the total song collection has now been checked and provided with correct sources. 67,917 songs are originals, of which almost 52 % have already been checked.

Since the rebuild, there are also data sets for artists (performers and authors) in addition to the songs. There are currently 153,522 artist records in the database, of which almost 35 % are verified.

As you can see, despite the diligent work done so far, there is still a huge mountain of tasks left. Therefore we are grateful for every hint that brings errors or incomplete records to our attention. Please use our forms ("Report error / contribute")! 

At the bottom left of the song entry you will always find the date when the entry was created and when it was updated (except in the mobile view).  If you find a date before May 2018, this is a hint that the song entry has not been edited yet. If you send us a contribution with links to sources and YouTube videos for these songs, this is already a big relief for us and helps to improve the quality of the database.

So let's go for the next half million! We are looking forward to your feedback.

Meanwhile we are already working on a new software version to be able to present COVER.INFO in an improved design and functional range. This is also necessary because we can't get our compiler to work for the current program version.


1 comment:

  1. Great reaching 500 000 - I am happy that I can contribute with covers from South Africa - there are many.