Size of Music Library

Alright people, time to lay 'em out and measure!

How many songs do you have in your library and how much space (physically or digitally) does it take up?

I figured this would be a fun way to see how crazy we all are. (other than the rest of the forum)

Note: I’m not counting any streaming services like Tidal or Spotify because that’s cheating.

I’ll be First.

All digital (FLAC)
~441 GB
16,829 Songs


Approaching 3,000 CD’s and they take up a large amount of space, LOL!
But then, I started acquiring CD’s in 1982 (I think that was the year).

A few thousand CD’s, 34 SACD, 1320 LP’s, about 200 Flac files with such an easy access to Qobuz and TIDAL my hording has slowed down. :smile:

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  1. I only use streaming services atm (Tidal + Spotify), but plan on starting to try and build a music library eventually.

I’m somewhere in the vicinity of 600GB. Most are FLAC and ALAC but I have quite a few that were imported before I realized that there was an ALAC option for importing.

I was touching 1TB in the halcyon days of What.CD and (10/23 never forget).

In terms of physical media, 17" by 18.5" by 43" for 13,525.5 cubic inches or 7.83 cubic feet or 0.221 cubic meters. I haven’t bought physical discs for years, and have maybe 700 still around.

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These wax cylinders take up a lot of room,

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319 GB, approx 12,400 songs in FLAC. Duplicated in WAVE & MP3 gives a total of 974 GB.

13 Storage Boxes hold a little over 100 CD’s each, total of 1389 CD’s.

Mark Gosdin


Have you considered upgrading to shellac?

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LOL, I have about 15-20 linear feet of vinyl, still. I do have about 30 shellac 78s and Edison Diamond Disks. And a pretty good Edisonola stored in the attic. Works well, but needs a grille. Has extra tone arm extensions, both the diamond and two Victrola adapters that use the steel needles. I was lying about wax tubes.


No what ya mean. trying to figure how how much LP’s in GB I have LOL

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Well, I just started a Roon trial a couple of days ago, so I just happen to have handy statistics on the main e-collection:

  • 2,708 albums (2,491 unique, per my count)
  • 1,292 artists
  • 40,639 tracks
  • 1.38 TB
  • 95% FLACs and I’m replacing the MP3s when I can

Before COVID interfered, I had a monthly budget of $20 to spend on visitations to Goodwill stores etc looking for more music to acquire. Use-it-or-lose-it to force me to do it regularly. I think I should go out tomorrow, and re-start that habit.

Add: Physical collection: around

  • 500 CDs
  • 40 DVDs/BluRays
  • 2 SACDs
  • 400 legacy LPs (almost all purchased in the 70s.)

Approaching 3,000 CD’s.


I don’t know how many tracks or albums but somewhere between 3.5 and 4tb

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I’m in a similar area. My classical flac library is about 0.5tb and my non-classical is about 4.5tb. Mostly CD rips, but with a few hi-res downloads too.

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740 GB, 13606 tracks, per Volumio which just finished cataloging my collection.

Mark Gosdin

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1563 cds, 10134 tracks in Roon

plus 20ish linear inches of vinyl.

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Roughly 400 CDs, 1000 records, 50ish music DVDs, & at last count about 8000 digital files most of which pre-date streaming services by a decade or more (honestly I mostly stopped bothering to rip, buy, or download digital files with the advent of lossless streaming)

Are you guys kidding me??? Thousands??? Did you skip having a spouse, kiddies, job, business travel, exercise, church, in-laws, showering, etc?

Excellent!!! :smiley:

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