Trail Trax

The Trax on the Trail team searches the Internet for campaign music in its many iterations and catalogues it in the Trail Trax database. Our database allows you to research the music strategy of a particular candidate, create a snapshot of the soundscape on a given day, examine the evolution of the soundscape over the course of the election, or even create a catalogue of sounds heard in a particular city. Confused as to how Trax terminology works? Click on the "Database Key" to the right, or feel free to email us at You can also check out the Trail Trax poster we created for the 2016 American Musicological Society Conference.