Let me state up front: this is a judgment-free zone. If you let Spotify choose your music and are free from the shackles of collecting, storing and organising audio files, that’s great. I’d love to know that!
I have opted out of the streaming lifestyle, but I have also dismally failed to maintain anything like a coherent digital music collection. I used to have thousands of tracks in iTunes, but they now only exist on an old iPod that I don’t use but can’t bear to reformat. I rely about 80% on the Bandcamp app to listen to music I’ve bought, and 20% on records and tapes. I guess that’s risky because Bandcamp could disappear one day but (a) I work there and I know it’s not happening any time soon and (b) I could download all my Bandcamp purchases if I wanted to, I just don’t have anywhere to put them.
Does anyone keep a digital audio library any more?