Music Storage 101 for Music Producers

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The average song takes up about 2-4 megabytes of storage space.

If you are a music producer you will need a lot of space somewhere for music storage.

For all the song storage and sample storage that your work requires you will need multiple options. This handy guide will elaborate on the different types of music storage.

That way you can be sure to select the best option or combination of options for your professional needs. The more music you can store, the more creative resources you will have to draw upon.

Cloud Storage For Music

If you pay for a music subscription service, many of these services allow you to store music on the cloud. If you don’t pay for a music subscription service there are also other independent cloud storage options available.

Research what cloud storage service meets your needs. First, determine what your cloud storage needs are in terms of total megabytes. If you have a huge library of songs a smaller cloud storage service may not be appropriate for you.

There are many cloud storage types so make sure to select the best one for your individual needs. If you need to manage your cloud storage or other aspects of your music business such as meetings, make sure to utilize Meetio.

Computers With Storage

A great way to store music offline is to store it on a physical hard-drive. This hard-drive can be on an existing computer with extra storage space for music files or be an external hard-drive.

Storing your music offline allows you to access it at all times even without an internet connection. It also means that you don’t have to be at the mercy of a subscription service.

Most computers can store a large number of music files and can be transported with relative ease. This makes them ideal for large collections shared between multiple producers or entities.

Analog Music Storage

Analog storage methods such as CD’s or vinyl record albums are timeless ways to store music indefinitely. Collections of rare vinyl only increase in value with time. The sound quality is also amazing.

It pays to keep a few of your classics in storage on an analog device. You never know when you may want to listen to some of your favorite songs uninterrupted without advertisements, computers, or internet service.

While some people may consider analog storage to be obsolete or old fashioned, these people are not true audiophiles that appreciate the glory of this amazing music medium.

Store Your Music

Whatever method you choose to store your music, having a large collection is an important part of being a music producer. Make sure that your music storage capabilities reflect the professional nature of your work.

Store your music using a combination of the methods discussed in this article. That way you will have the versatility and multiple different options. For all your other news and information, make sure to check out the rest of our blog.