iTunes... How many songs in your library... how many Purchased from iTunes?

alywa

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 6, 2004
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You know, iTunes is sneaky.

I love the program, I use my iPod daily, I'm obsessive about updating my album art. My library is impeccably organized.

Most of my collection is ripped from my own CDs. I have a few old downloaded songs (maybe 20 total). The rest are iTunes purchases, which I thought were vere few.

My totals:

3991 songs (19.2 GB)

iTunes Purchases:

183 songs

I tend to be an album purchaser, so I don't think I've spent $183 dollars. More likely $125-150. Still, this is a sizeable chunk of change over only 6 months or so. It's just so easy to buy an new album!!!

How about you? Are you surprised at the gowing number of iTunes purchases you have?

-alywa
 

Mechcozmo

macrumors 603
Jul 17, 2004
5,215
2
1074 songs, 4.05 GB. 2.7 days or 2:18:05:25 depending on what you have it set it. (Click to change...)

Also I've bought 106 songs, but some are the free downloads and some were that Pepsi thing. Actually, most are. :) I'm cheap like that...
 

jtgotsjets

macrumors 6502
May 20, 2004
486
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Lawrence, KS
3291 Songs

83 purchased songs.
But the vast majority of those are Free songs. I think I've spent maybe 17 dollars in the iTunes store.
 

candan9019

macrumors regular
671 songs, 1.9 days, 2.87GB
purchased 57 would probably be more but after moving to Canada couldn't buy for a while.

Once I have money I'll have to make up for the year I spent without iTMS. And then I'll need a new ipod to fit it all and well it's an endless cycle. Them people at Apple are smart. :)
 

timnosenzo

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2004
889
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ct, us
2868 Songs, 10.4 Days, 14.84GB

From iTMS: 529 Songs, 2.2 Days, 2.24 GB

I don't think (hope) I've spent quite $500.00, but it's still more than I want to think about. :p

I should add, there's probably less than 1% that I haven't paid for. The vast majority came from ripping my own CD's.
 

wPod

macrumors 68000
Aug 19, 2003
1,654
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Denver, CO
2267 songs

63 songs purchased

1106 songs ripped from CDs i own

do the math to see how many came from the 'other' catagory.
 

Maxicek

macrumors regular
Apr 23, 2004
107
0
3414 songs total.
46 from iTunes (1.34%)
3318 ripped from my CD collection (97.2%)
50 others (1.46%)

I tend to buy only individual tracks on iTunes. For a similar cost to an iTunes album, I can buy the physical CD on Amazon.co.uk, with none of the restrictions on encoding quality, number of burns etc.

When the the tracks are available on iTunes I will replace my "others." ;)
 

robbieduncan

Moderator emeritus
Jul 24, 2002
24,480
9
London
5980 tracks
37 "purchased" from iTunes (I think 20 of the 37 were free)
103 iTrip tuning "songs"

Almost all ripped from CDs I own. A very small number (less than 1%) from other sources.
 

Littleodie914

macrumors 68000
Jun 9, 2004
1,813
7
Rochester, NY
I've got...

1061 songs excluding the iTrip stations

Purchased Music playlist has 53 songs, but it should actually have 120-130, 'cuz I backed-up the songs and wiped my HD... Saved the songs, but they were erased from that playlist

Probably.... 750-800 from CD's

I'm a high school student who has to pay for gas and lunch and everything else... So yea, I pirate my share :rolleyes:
 

wordmunger

macrumors 603
Sep 3, 2003
5,125
2
North Carolina
I've got 2227 songs, 101 purchased from iTMS, the rest ripped from 20 years' worth of CDs. I've got about half my CDs ripped, so it looks like I buy about 200 songs a year, so I'd say that currently I buy about half my music on CD and half from iTMS.

My son, who's 13, has only been buying music for a couple years, so ALL his music (the music he still listens to -- about 80 songs) comes from the iTMS.
 

2A Batterie

macrumors 6502a
Jun 9, 2004
622
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Out of a Suitcase, USA
4208 Songs (54 from ITMS, the rest ripped from my CD's), 12.6 days, 78gb... I rip all of my CD's using Apple lossless. I hate the sound quality of MP3 and AAC, especially since I use audiophile speakers.
As for this quote,
Littleodie914 said:
I'm a high school student who has to pay for gas and lunch and everything else... So yea, I pirate my share :rolleyes:
That does not make it acceptable. What if you saw a pair of jeans you liked in the store and just took them, and then gave that explaination when you got caught? Artists aren't the only ones who get ripped off when you steal music; everyone in the music industry, from composers to producers to studio musicians to instrument manufacturers, gets ripped off. It doesn't matter if you are stealing from a huge faceless organization or an indie label because the bottom line is that you are stealing. Even if you are stealing from the multi-billion media conglomerates, you are still clearing the way for others to steal from artists who really need the support from selling their music.
 

wordmunger

macrumors 603
Sep 3, 2003
5,125
2
North Carolina
2A Batterie said:
That does not make it acceptable. What if you saw a pair of jeans you liked in the store and just took them, and then gave that explaination when you got caught? Artists aren't the only ones who get ripped off when you steal music; everyone in the music industry, from composers to producers to studio musicians to instrument manufacturers, gets ripped off. It doesn't matter if you are stealing from a huge faceless organization or an indie label because the bottom line is that you are stealing. Even if you are stealing from the multi-billion media conglomerates, you are still clearing the way for others to steal from artists who really need the support from selling their music.
I'm not saying it's right to copy music, but it's not the same thing as stealing. Kids have been copying music ever since the tape recorder was invented. They always knew it was wrong, but it's only recently that the RIAA has started treating its fan base as criminals.

I think the music industry could do a lot better if it introduced some cachet in getting the real, authorized music, rather than saying you're a scumbag if you want to download to the music they produce. The same way a Gucci handbag is more impressive than a knock-off, they could do that with CDs, or some value-added material to online song purchases.
 

Sabbath

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2003
534
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London
I like to have my CDs and all the art etc that goes with them in physical form, it just gives me more freedom, with bit rates etc. So I haven't really bought much from iTMS, I would love to buy everything on vinyl (for the sound and packaging) and CD (for using on my iPod and PB and again greater freefom over iTMS songs) if I could afford it. But CD id the better compromise as I can only have one format.

I have 4526 songs total, only 31 of which are from iTMS. I do have a very few rare and live tracks downloaded, I dont feel too bad about that as I would buy them if I could. For bands I'm willing to dig around for such material from I generally own their whole back catalogue and go to their gigs. Which I believe give them and not the record labels a lot more money that the CDS etc.
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,106
73
Solon, OH
Let's see...
(looks at library)

6,197 songs
54.95 GB
8:23:21:36 (8.9 days)
0 from iTMS
0 ripped from CD
6,196 from video games (99.98%)
1 from other source (non-P2P, non-CD, non-music store) (0.02%)
 

munkle

macrumors 68030
Aug 7, 2004
2,580
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On a jet plane
I was wondering how long this thread was going to turn into a discussion about piracy!

I've got 3585 songs in my iTunes library and a big fat zero from the iTunes Music Store. I'm a CD guy myself and dread to think how much I've spent over the years!
 

unispherephoto

macrumors member
Oct 11, 2004
50
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2A Batterie said:
4208 Songs (54 from ITMS, the rest ripped from my CD's), 12.6 days, 78gb... I rip all of my CD's using Apple lossless. I hate the sound quality of MP3 and AAC, especially since I use audiophile speakers.
As for this quote,

That does not make it acceptable. What if you saw a pair of jeans you liked in the store and just took them, and then gave that explaination when you got caught? Artists aren't the only ones who get ripped off when you steal music; everyone in the music industry, from composers to producers to studio musicians to instrument manufacturers, gets ripped off. It doesn't matter if you are stealing from a huge faceless organization or an indie label because the bottom line is that you are stealing. Even if you are stealing from the multi-billion media conglomerates, you are still clearing the way for others to steal from artists who really need the support from selling their music.
Stealing and sharing are in no way the same thing. To equate trading a song or album with stealing a pair of pants is both inaccurate and unfair. Would you hesitate to accept a burned mix cd from a friend? As someone else mentioned, it is only recently that the RIAA has decided to make music sharing an issue - yet its been happening for more than 20 years. Maybe record companies should start making us want to buy cds by lowering the outrageous prices and paying their artists more than 1% of sales.
 

Littleodie914

macrumors 68000
Jun 9, 2004
1,813
7
Rochester, NY
unispherephoto said:
Stealing and sharing are in no way the same thing. To equate trading a song or album with stealing a pair of pants is both inaccurate and unfair. Would you hesitate to accept a burned mix cd from a friend? As someone else mentioned, it is only recently that the RIAA has decided to make music sharing an issue - yet its been happening for more than 20 years. Maybe record companies should start making us want to buy cds by lowering the outrageous prices and paying their artists more than 1% of sales.
I appreciate the defense :)

I should also add that I don't think stealing music is right. All I meant by what I said is that if I had the money to buy the CD's, I would purchase them in the store or on iTMS, as I'd much rather do that than download them.