How big is your... iTunes collection?

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    wowser

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    Perhaps this has asked before, but how large is everyone's music collection? (and how did it get there?) Mine is a somewhat meagre 4.4gb (832 songs) , but all of it has been from downloads (mainly legal, free sites, like Epitonic). Also, which artist has the biggest share of your collection (in my case, Kraftwerk)?
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Roughly 4500 songs/20GB, all legal.

    Weird Al "Yankovic"
     
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    wowser

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    either this is your CD collection, or you have spent an awful lot on the iTunes Music store.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Entire CD collection + 2 Pepsi freebies :D
     
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    solaris

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    3544 songs, 10 days, 15 GB all legal, my cd collection plus about 100 downloads from the iTMS, and i still have more cds to rip sometime when i have a chance
     
  7. Moderator emeritus

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    1416 songs, 4:02:53:10 total time, 10.59 GB from my CD collection.
     
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    musicpyrite

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    On this perticular computer (just my favorites):

    4,326 Songs, Total time ~19 Days, 22 GB

    19 of them legal.

    Metallica
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    6338 songs. 17.6 days. 28.79gb

    and the artist is Ryan Adams
     
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    N10248

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    1758 Songs, 4.5 days, 7.09GB
    Most common artist is Avril Lavigne @ 8.9 Hours 1.51GB

    Bye
     
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    virividox

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    5053
    14.3 DAYS
    24.96 GB

    and this is my laptop
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    2900-ish, 17GB-ish

    And I had no idea Weird Al had come out with 4500 songs!!!!
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    17370 songs, 48.4 days, 85.40 GB
    Probably about a third purchased. I have no idea which artist is in the top spot.

    FYI I starting running into some weird (and sporadic) duplicate entry problems at around 50GB. Turned off iTunes file organizing and it's been fine since then.
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    2,037 songs, 5 days, 43.85 GB, all from my own cd collection or iTMS.
    At 43 songs, 'Nsync is my largest artist, even though I never listen to them...
    –Chase
     
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    mkrishnan

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    LOL compilations do scary things to you...I think there might be a New Kids on the Block song lurking in my iTunes somewhere. :)

    3499 songs *must get one more to restore harmony of roundness* and basically all legal. Well, a couple Limewire downloads where I had the album and lost it shhhhhhh.... :( I'm slowly buying those back through iTunes though, cuz there's only three or four of them and I feel guilty. :)

    Maybe 40 out of that are from iTMS and the rest from my CDs. I let myself buy one iTMS song every week. That's my system. :D

    Came accross a weird thing in iTMS yesterday. When they added the Bad Boy 10th Anniv. collection, they finally got Hypnotize by Biggie, which I've always wanted. I could get the preview, but when I tried to download the song (immediately after searching for it!) I got this error, something like "The song you are looking for has either been relocated or removed" and it wouldn't let me buy. And then today, I searched again, found it again, was asked to update my billing info when I tried to buy it (nothing changed! :eek: ) and then, it went back to the ITMS homepage. When I searched for it again, the uncensored version was gone and only the clean version remained. Weirdness! :mad:

    Also (to end the random ranting) I wish they would add a button for hip-hop that toggles between uncensored and censored versions of the same song. A lot of times you can never tell which one comes up in a list until you get it in browse view, and if you find the wrong version, there's no link back to the other one. :(
     
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    I think he has about 4,500 songs, and the most common artist is Weird Al. Not that Weird Al has 4,500 songs.
    –Chase
     
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    10391 songs, all from CD's I own and not yet complete (I have a lot of CD's). 31 days, 17 hrs, 35 minutes.

    277.73 GB in lossless format
    47.31 GB in aac format (the same library - the aac's are for my next iPod - hopefully it'll fit.)

    I started converting the AAC's on Tuesday night and my PB's still grinding them out! should be finished later today (they're 160 kbps files).

    I've never bought a tune from iTunes either.
     
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    musicpyrite

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    This happened to me on Tuesday when I was trying to download the free song of the week, I got the same error mesage you did, and it wouldn't let me download it....

    *sob*

    I try to download music legally, but....everything against me...it's like iTMS is saying "p2p! p2p! p2p!!!"


    I try.... :D :D :D
     
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    abhishekit

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    1477 songs, 8.66 GB. All from CDs. Atmost 10 from p2p. My ibook is almost full and I have sold my iPod.. Hence I am stuck on this collection for last 3 months, hopefull till 28 june only.. :)

    biggest no. of songs would be deep purple, at 148, closely followed by metallica at 140 :D

    cheers
     
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    i have 2900 songs - all legal but it does include a few awful tunes that came along with comics such as The Sun and Daily Mirror on a Saturday. 13.98gb in size plus a couple of audiobooks. Waiting for iTunes Europe to come along next week and hopefully i'll be upto 3,000. Looking forward to getting that credit card out!!!
     
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    Am I the only moron who doesn't know how to get an automatic count of how many songs by an artist out of iTunes?

    Can someone help? I don't have (or want) playlists for each artist if that's the answer.
     
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    stevietheb

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    My current library is 4,073 songs, 11.5 days, 19.54 GB.
    I have 15 more GB worth of AAC on an external that doesn't travel with me.
    Bob Dylan is my biggest artist on here: 475 songs, 1.5 days, 2.67. I used to have about a week's worth of Dylan--but I did some housecleaning. Still trying to decide what to do with the 150+ boots.

    Given the amount of bootlegging coming from the Grateful Dead, Dylan, and Neil Young--I can't say it's entirely legal.
     
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    See sig ;)

    Around 60% are legal, I only ever buy stuff I can't find in HMV/Virgin/Woolies/etc.. which since I have quite bizarre taste, accounts for rather a large amount. Besides, that's the 40% I never listen to anyways, those stores only ever sell poppity-punkity crap.
    I do keep a complete backup of my CD collection, since most of these are uber-limited Ant-Zen or Adnoiseam releases, and I do not want them to get screwed up!
     
  24. macrumors member

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    iTunes Library Size

    6112 Songs, 18.3 days, 36.99 gb

    All 192 VBR, LAME encoded, MP3.

    Only about 7 tracks from iTMS.

    I will convert to 192 AAC when Apple comes out with a replacement for my AudioTron, (the AirTunes is a good first step, but I still need a good UI at the stereo unit).
     
  25. TBR
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    Currently only 2584 @ 14.16 gig

    And the artist with the highest number of songs is GHP - "Go Home Productions" Link

    Recently backed up alot of tracks.
     

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