Free Music Through Your Library

04/13/15 at 08:39 PM | Published Under Music News by Ingrid Wood

 

 

We can never have too much free music, right?  (This is a poke at The Art of Asking which I re-posted earlier in the month)

Freegal music and movies free with library cardDuring a conference call, one of our members, CJO mentioned Freegal, a free music service by the Pikes Peak Library District.  We have an awesome library district here in Colorado Springs, with tons of great resources. Free business workshops, 3D printing, a full recording studio, check out of A/V equipment... just awesome!  

I signed up with Freegal via our Pikes Peak Library District website, but you can also go directly to Freegal.com and use your library card and pin number.  

Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and possibly a PIN if your library utilizes them. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.  (http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions)

After I logged on to the site, the Top Albums shown were: Duets by Van Morrison, LoveTap! by Smallpools, For All My Sisters by The Cribs, Original Soundtrack by Empire Cast and Title by Meghan Trainor. And as of recently, Freegal is also a streaming movie service...

To top it off, there is a Freegal App! Download the App: (Android, iOS)

 

Now I need to create more time to listen to music and watch movies!

Cheerio,

Ingrid