(Perry, Iowa)—(July 17, 2013)—Perry Public Library has joined the Library Ideas™ network of public library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The Freegal™ Music Service will allow Perry Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries.
The Freegal Music Service offers a free mobile app, available from subscribing library websites for their registered cardholders. The Freegal Music app is also available from the Apple® App Store and from Google Play®. You will need to download the free Freegal app (application) to download music to your computer or mobile device. Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Perry Public Library can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week, at no direct cost, via our library website: www.perry.lib.ia.us <http://www.perry.lib.ia.us> . At the library homepage, click on the Access Your Library’s Online Services Anyplace, Anytime link, and then click on the Freegal icon.
Libraries world-wide subscribe to the Freegal Music Service. Many Iowa public libraries also offer this service, including area libraries in Johnston, Clive, Urbandale, Winterset, and Adel.
“We are very excited to offer a service that delivers great music, is compatible with many devices, and is simple to use. We think Freegal will be popular with our patrons and will demonstrate the ease of using our online library services,” said Library Director Mary Murphy.
“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “The participation of so many leading independent labels will also help the library reach as many patron groups as possible.”
A sample listing of artists that you can find on Freegal:
Chris Brown, Christina Aguilara, Kenny Chesney, Pink, Glee cast, John Mayer, Chicago, Etta James, Rolling Stones, REM, ABBA, Adele, Bobby Darin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Dean Martin, Chuck Berry, RaVaughn, Phil Collins, Tim McGraw, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly, Brad Paisley, K.D. Lang, Justin Timberlake, Journey, BB King, Shakira, Jason Aldean, Foreigner, Ellie Goulding, Deep Purple, Yanni, and many more!