According to the company's own information, the database contains over 500,000 data records with information on more than 28,336 people (musicians, photographers, layouters, ...). 18,270 sound carriers (vinyl, cassettes, CDs, ...), 119,666 songs / music titles, 15,219 bands / music groups, 14,861 articles from magazines (reviews, interviews, ...), 5,722 magazines, 3,501 photos of albums, musicians, bands and more can be viewed in cataloged form . According to its self-description, the SRA uses a "very 'broad' 'interpretation of the term pop, but without collecting and researching activities in the field of operettas, hits, folk music and classical music".  The recordings archive goes back to the 1950s, but largely covers phenomena since 1977 (the beginning of the punk era) from. 
The archive began in 1993 as a project for the music journal skug called Skug Research . In 1996 the project was spun off from the music magazine and got its current name in 1997. From 1997 to 2002 the SRA was located at the Music Information Center Austria (mica), and since 2002 it has been located in its own premises in Vienna's Museum Quarter . 
- Association SR Archive Austrian Popular Music: History. Retrieved September 20, 2015 .
- Stefan Niederwieser, Thomas Weber: SRA Skug Research Archive is 20 years old - history with history. In: www.thegap.at. November 28, 2013, accessed February 22, 2016 .