Poll: How many files (tracks) in your digital music library?
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1 to 3000
6.62%
9 6.62%
3000 to 6000
6.62%
9 6.62%
6000 to 10000
10.29%
14 10.29%
10000 to 15000
11.76%
16 11.76%
15000 to 20000
10.29%
14 10.29%
20000 to 30000
12.50%
17 12.50%
30000 to 50000
15.44%
21 15.44%
50000 to 100000
13.24%
18 13.24%
100000 +
10.29%
14 10.29%
I do not have a digital music library
2.94%
4 2.94%
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How big is your music library
#21
Sorry to reference Roon, but this comment on their forum (from Danny) stuck in my mind so it wasn't hard to find.

Quote:…...Our largest Sooloos customer library was owned by the CEO of a major music label, and that was in 2010. It was around 40k albums. …....

So although I find the numbers of some of the libraries here staggering, I suppose a million isn't impossible.

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#22
(04-Apr-2016, 17:34)Hifi_swlon Wrote: Sorry to reference Roon, but this comment on their forum (from Danny) stuck in my mind so it wasn't hard to find.

Quote:…...Our largest Sooloos customer library was owned by the CEO of a major music label, and that was in 2010. It was around 40k albums. …....

So although I find the numbers of some of the libraries here staggering, I suppose a million isn't impossible.

Assuming 12.5 tracks per album as an average, which I think is reasonable, that is a cool 500,000 tracks.
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#23
By the same metrics (12.5 tracks per), those seven people (so far) that voted 100,000+ tracks, have at least 8,000 albums - which is pretty amazing.
In one sense I'm glad I only had 800 or so CDs - I nearly gave up digitising them, and after a burst of excitement and enthusiasm at the start went through many emotions towards the end. Had it been 8,000+, I doubt I'd still be here today…..

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#24
I'm close to 38000 tracks and I thought I had a big library.... Wink
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#25
For someone who has been avidly collecting for 46 years, I think my collection is modest. Roon tells me 11311 albums, 164846 tracks. I have at least 500 LPs and 1000 cds I haven't gotten around to ripping - I have to work too long hours to buy them, so no time to rip - I'd rather listen! I too have slowed down the pace of acquisition since I've had Tidal. A friend has about 400K tracks and won't buy a decent stereo as he says he'd rather buy music and listen on his computer speakers and ipod!
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#26
There's about 1000 albums to be had.... and ... I have them all :-)
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#27
(17-Sep-2016, 17:19)yanc Wrote: There's about 1000 albums to be had.... and ... I have them all :-)

Speaking of large libraries, I doubt any of us can beat this guy from Brazil whose story was featured in the New York Times a while ago. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/magazi....html?_r=0

His mission is to buy every vinyl record that exists on the planet. His collection now exceeds a million or more, and is stored in a gigantic warehouse or something. He's standing on what looks like a large set of containers stacked to the top with vinyl records. He buys gigantic collections and sends dump trucks to pick them up worldwide. 

He has a team of students working to catalog the whole collection. Not sure he has enough seconds left in his life to listen to all the music he is buying. But I admire his passion. Hope he starts digitizing the old vinyl and puts it on the web for people to stream. Some of this stuff has got to be priceless.
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#28
yeah I read that a few years ago, but I don't envy him.

i've gone through more than 15k records (LPs + CDs) since the mid 70s, but I seem to keep to a golden 1000 set (or there about) and get rid of the rest. All CDs now some downloads.

besides, most of my favourite music is on CD only and not on vinyl.
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#30
Our generation is the last generation that will bother with physical media to store music. The new generation will essentially only stream music. Bits come in over the web, make music, and disappear. No LP boxes, no CD boxes, no tapes, no laser discs, none of that baggage.

I recently subscribed to TIDAL Hifi, which streams CD quality uncompressed sound. It's quite impressive, far better than crappy Internet radio stations with their insufferable MP3 offerings, which suck the life out of music. TIDAL HiFi sounds like I'm playing back one of my CDs. With Roon as the music organizer, TIDAL albums and my own ripped music are all intermingled. This is the first step towards a complete abandonment of physical media. Once I've ripped all the vinyl I care to listen to, and all the CDs I want to listen to at home, the rest can be donated to a local library or auctioned off.

Eventually, books will fall in the same category. I already have a few thousand academic papers and books on my iPad Pro. Who wants physical book any more?. I don't. A pain to carry them around, and a pain to store them or find them. Far better to have them digitally on my iPad or easily accessible through the cloud. At some point, Amazon or someone else will have a library of millions of books, all accessible through a membership (like TIDAL does), and no one will need to ever buy a book again.

OK, with no need to store books, or music, what are we going to do with all this extra space in our homes?
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