What is a rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimate of the size of a searchable, database of all known recorded music?
Based on my severe mis-step in this
thread, I have to wonder:
If you had a workable database of all recorded music ever, with Artist/Title/Edition, with one copy for each iteration of that triumvirate, how big would that be?
For the purposes of this question, ignore:
- multiple electronic copies of the "same" Artist/Title/Edition definition of a unique entry
- corrupted copies of same A/T/E
Assume that it is a perfect database, so there will be no duplicate entries for the same A/T/E that are a few seconds shorter, or have different audio artifacts, etc. Basically, there is ONE DEFINITIVE entry for each possible A/T/E
But, we do have to include:
- any and all cover songs (different A)
- any and all different performance dates or venues (different E)
- any and all different iterations by A and or E of T
So ---- how big is this gonna get, while keeping it searchable and integratable, ala Amazon-ian expertise?