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

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  1. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    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?

  2. vampirepiggy macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2004
    Northern Virginia
    1,709 songs total, 7.2 days.

    Only 20 (1.2 hours) of them were purchased from iTunes. :rolleyes:
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    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...
  4. rice_web macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    6809 songs
    1156 from iTunes

    I rock. And I'm broke, too. :D
  5. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    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.
  6. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    370 songs, 1 day, 1.62GB total
    37 songs, 2.4 hours, 153.3MB bought

    not too shabby... i can't afford the music after buying the 'pod. :p

  7. candan9019 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2003
    Ontario-> Louisiana-> Colorado-> Ontario
    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. :)
  8. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2004
    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.
  9. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    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.
  10. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    1767 4.5 days, 7.62 GB

    138 Purchased.... lots of cds
  11. Maxicek macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2004
    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, 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." ;)
  12. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    13,322 songs (52.05 GB) total.

    564 purchased via iTMS.
  13. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    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.
  14. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    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:
  15. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    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.
  16. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

    Jun 9, 2004
    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,
    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.
  17. solaris macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    1449 songs, 5:15:46:22 total time, 29.05 GB

    0 songs bought from iTMS, since it has not opened in Norway. :(
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    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.
  19. Sabbath macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    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.
  20. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    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%)
  21. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    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!
  22. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    2812 songs, 7.5 days, 11.37 GB

    How come some of you with like 6k songs takes up 60GB?! :eek: Super high encoding or what?
  23. unispherephoto macrumors member


    Oct 11, 2004
    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.
  24. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2004
    St. Louis
    Library: 2426 songs 6.7 days, 9.89 GB
    iTMS: 505 songs, 1.3 days, 1.96 GB
  25. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    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.

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