This video shows each of the 39.6M track plays on CBCRadio3 between February 27th, 2001 and January, 2010.

Each tiny coloured dot represents a single track play.

At R3Labs, we're digging through the huge database underneath and producing a set of web-based tools for bands, listeners and programmers to explore the information behind the music.

This video was put together to try to give us an idea of the scope & range of the data that is available.

CBC Radio 3 is a radio station that consists of two parts devoted to Canadian arts and music: a radio service which is available on Sirius Satellite Radio and streaming audio, and several daily and weekly podcasts from the CBC Radio 3 website. The audio stream is available from both the service's own website and from iTunes Radio.

R3Labs is Colin Brumelle ( and Jer Thorp (

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