What’s bitrate? And why’s it important for music?

We’ve all heard digital music, haven’t we? And that means you’ve probably heard of “bitrate” or came across files that have “kbps” at the end. The thing is… what does this mean? What hell Bitrate is Well, we are here to help you.

In the simplest terms, bitrate is an expression of the amount of data that a file produces every second.

For example, you might see something like “320kbps”. It literally means 320 kilobytes per second, which is how much data it is generating. To make things easier, we’ve put it into a simple image for you:

What is the bitrate