Rate Your Music

Rate Your Music

unreferenced = June 2007
primarysources = June 2007
OR = June 2007

Infobox Website
name = RateYourMusic.com
favicon =
logo =

caption = The main page of RYM.
url = http://rateyourmusic.com
commercial = Yes
type = Statistics & Community
registration = Free
owner =
language = English
author = Hossein Sharifi
launch date = 24 December 2000
current status = Active
revenue =

Rate Your Music is a metadata database where musical albums, EPs, singles, videos, and bootlegs are rated and reviewed by users. This data is then used to generate music recommendations for users and to create rated lists of music albums. Weighted averages are used to calculate the ordering for these lists; regular members who write reviews and rate more albums have a greater weight applied to their ratings. It is a wiki in the sense that users can add, edit and remove content; however, the majority of new, edited content must be approved by a moderator.


Rate Your Music was founded on Christmas Eve 2000 by Atlanta resident Hossein Sharifi. The "RYM 1.0" interface was used from inception up until 23:15 PDT, 7 August 2006, when "RYM 2.0" was launched. This new interface features extra functionality (such as the "go!" feature to search, rate, review and tag releases) as well as the addition of catalog numbers/track listing/record label and live venue/concert information to the database, and was intended to be more aesthetically pleasing.

Members can also create personal lists of albums and artists to their specifications, keep track of their personal collection of music, help to maintain the music database of artists and albums, converse on the message boards, contribute to the site's production and expansion, and recommend music to other members.

In 2004, Rate Your Music responded to a general demand for newer music by hosting MP3 files of recordings by several users, who agreed to be classified as unsigned artists while allowing their original music to be downloaded free of charge from the main server. These artists are able to promote their recordings alongside more famous, established artists, and users can rate their recordings as they would any other artist.

In 2006, the website ceased relying solely on donations to fund its expenses 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.

ee also

* List of online music databases

External links

* [http://rateyourmusic.com/ Rate Your Music]

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