Searching for a hard to find song? Or maybe you like one song from an artist but not the entire album? The Greenwich Library has the solution for you--Freegal.
Freegal is a web-based music database that offers access to songs from Sony Music's catalog of artists. With Freegal, registered cardholders of the Greenwich Library system can download a select number of tracks in MP3 format at no cost. Songs are compatible with both PCs and Macs, any mp3 player including iPods and can be loaded to iTunes. Freegal can be accessed through the Greenwich Library website, www.greenwichlibrary.org, under "Music Information" on the "Research and Resources" page.
Patrons can search for music by artist or genre, which ranges from pop to international rock and hip-hop to Broadway. The easy to follow interface also allows users to keep track of downloads and cue songs in the "My Wishlist" feature, which downloads songs automatically when it becomes available.
Freegal is offered through the Library Ideas network of public libraries websites. Library Ideas is a new media company focused on the educational markets, based in Fairfax, Va. The company offers music, movie and language learning solutions to public libraries as part of its developing product suite.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.