A look at ‘the average’ iTunes library

Let's take a look at around one million iTunes libraries over the last two years and see what's been found...

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A look at ‘the average’ iTunes library

In Opinion January 05, 2011

Original Story appeared in 9TO5Mac Jan 5, 2011

TidySongs has taken a look at around one million iTunes libraries over the last two years and has reported their findings. (but do bear in mind these findings are only representing the users in the State, nonetheless, they’re interesting)

The number of songs in an average customer’s iTunes library is 7,160.

The average number of songs missing album artwork is 4,230.

The average number of songs in an iTunes library missing the name of the artist is 490.

The average number of songs missing track or year information is 1,984.

The average number of duplicate songs is 814.

I think the biggest surprise is that over 50% of the songs are without the album artwork as we all know almost all songs from iTunes and legal sources should come with one. Is the big discrepancy caused by the absence of internet connection during songs import, incompatible data source, or the songs are obtained from shared or illegal ways?