Australian Music Database

Australian Music Database is a companion site to Australian Music History. While the original site was built using WordPress, this site needed to do a lot of database cross-referencing and so it was built as a custom web application using a Postgres database and Ruby On Rails.

It contains over 50,000 individual database entries detailing Bands, People, Venues, Recordings, Chart Listings and more, all cross-referenced. The site is integrated with twitter so it can send daily automated tweets such as birthdays and gigs on that day. Like its companion site, it receives large volumes of traffic mainly through organic search results. It has also been chosen to be archived by the National Library of Australia’s Pandora Project.

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