MUS 580: Music Industry Developments: Free online sources

There are several reputable sites for finding statistics and data for your project.

Billboard maintains an online archive of its charts.

Billboard charts

RIAA has a searchable database of gold and platinum albums:

 

RIAA

The Library of Congress has a Recorded Sound Reference Center, with some online resources.

Library of Congress

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library has excellent online guides and resources.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame