According 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…..