Will Friedwald’s iTunes Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

Will FriedwaldAccording to Will Friedwald, he has the largest iTunes collection in the world, with more than a terabyte of music managed through iTunes.

Friedwald is a music writer, and has been described as “The Poet Laureate of vintage pop music.” Friedwald spends much of his day in front of a Power Mac G5 using his his mammoth 200,000 track iTunes library.

Here, Friedwald describes his iTunes library:

I just re-compiled the main library (something that takes about six hours – I only do it a few times a year!). Here are the new stats:

  • 849 GB | 172,150 tracks | 809.2 days
  • 2,935 artists | 11,561 albums
  • iTunes library database file – 282 MB
  • iTunes library XML file – 259 MB

For reasons I will get into later, I also have several sub-libraries; theoretically, all my music will eventually go into the main library. I also have a separate “annex” of about 200-300 GB of stuff that I am gradually adding in to the main library. If I were to put everything together, which I am slowly doing, it will be around 1200 GB.

Any electronica fans out there with bigger collections? You can brag about how big yours is in the comments…..

2 thoughts on “Will Friedwald’s iTunes Collection Is Bigger Than Yours

  1. This past yeaI just started putting every CD I own on Itunes and When I’m done wil have about 2 tb’s of Music on my computer and 2TB My book essential again I just started but plain to finish this tough task in the next 10 to 20 years.

  2. This past year just started putting every CD I own on ITunes and When I’m done will have about 2 TB’s of Music on my computer and 2TB My book essential again I just started but plain to finish this tough task in the next 10 to 20 years.

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