11 August 2011

Free, legal music yours to keep

Libraries ACT members can download free music from the Sony Music catalogue through the Freegal Music service. Members have access hundreds of thousands of tracks in many different genres. Music includes both Australian artists (e.g. Pete Murray, AC/DC, and Guy Sebastian) and international artists (e.g. Il Divo, Beyonce, P!nk, Bob Dylan, and Usher).

Library members are entitled to download up to three (3) tracks per week for free. You will need a valid library membership number and PIN to access this service.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users have a weekly download limit of three (3) tracks. 
  • Keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site.
  • Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
  • Go to “My Wishlist” in the upper right corner and queue up for future music.
  • Downloads are all in the MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management (DRM).
  • This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs.
  • Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (bottom of page) and the genre lists (menu bar). 
  • Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.