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Digital Music


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Freegal Freegal Freegal 4.0 is here!
Freegal is a downloadable music service brought to you by Greenwich Library. All you need is your library card number.
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download the Freegal iTunes App
iTunes app

download the Freegal Android App
Android app

Use your Greenwich or Perrot Library card to download music from Freegal, an online database that provides access to major label songs from new and legendary artists.

Greenwich Library has a new updated Freegal Site, which mostly looks like the former site. But on the left-hand side, you can see controls that relate to streaming, such as the ability to set up playlists. On album covers there will be a "stream now" button (allowing for entire album to be streamed), and on songs the sampling button will now stream an entire song.

Cardholders who were in the past able to download 3 MP3s per week can now stream 3 hours per day in addition to their weekly downloads. A counter will notify them of their streaming allotment and usage. Any cardholder that does not see the streaming just needs to logout and log back in. The first time a cardholder uses the new 4.0 Streaming Interface, a large pop-up screen entitled "Streaming 1-2-3" will walk them through the basics of streaming. The FAQs also outline the particulars of streaming.

The updates to the existing Freegal mobile apps, which will carry the streaming functionality, are available in the stores. Besides a streaming interface allowing for all the streaming functionality, the mobile user can now download music videos to their mobile device, which they could not before.

Have questions? Click here for a list of Freegal FAQ's.

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click here for hoopla digitalThousands of movies, television shows and music selections are now available for mobile and online access with hoopla.

download the hoopla Android app
Android app


download the hoopla Apple app
Apple app





Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library offers streaming access to more than 43,000 classical music CD's. In addition to (read more)...

download the Naxos Music Library iTunes App
get the app *

...allowing subscribers to listen to recordings NML provides playing times of individual works or movements, detailed music notes, and opera libretti. Subscribers can also create personalized playlist.

Remote users will be prompted for their Greenwich Library card number to access Naxos (top left-hand corner of screen).



Naxos Jazz Library Naxos Jazz Library Naxos Music Library Jazz offers a remarkable selection of streaming jazz recordings; over 45,000 tracks are available (read more)...

download the Naxos Music Jazz Library iTunes App
get the app *

...from over 3,800 albums. A huge selection is offered from Coltrane to Jimmy Smith to Sarah Vaughan.

Remote users will be prompted for their Greenwich Library card number to access Naxos (top left-hand corner of screen).



* You will need to set up a "student" account in order to log on to Naxos Music and Jazz Libraries using an iPhone. As a Greenwich Library user, actual student status is not required.

Enabling a Portable Personal Device for Naxos Streaming:

  • Access NML.
  • Click on the "Playlists" link in the gray menu bar near the top of the page.
  • Select "Sign Up" on the right side of the page.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions. An activation email will be sent to the address provided.
  • Check your inbox and follow the instructions in the activation email. It is possible that the email may end up in your junk folder.
  • Once the playlist account has been activated, you can use that username and password to log in to the mobile apps.


Suggested Digital Music Services:

Avant Garde Project

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

An archive of the music of 20th Century avant garde classical and experimental artists and performances; the majority of these works are hopelessly out of print and the AGP strives to keep them in the public ear.


Awesome Tapes From Africa

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

One of those rare cases where a site's name is 100% accurate. Cassette tapes have been the format of choice in the third world for decades and this site offers an unparalleled window into regional African music through their digital transfer. The majority of these artists and sounds would remain unheard in the western world without this site's diligence.


Beatbasement

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Streaming underground hip hop 24/7, Beatbasement also provides a sense of community with forums and live turntablist performances.


Daytrotter

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Daytrotter offers up unlimited access to their "Daytrotter Sessions," intimate shows at their studio in the Illinois countryside. These sessions have quickly become a rite of passage for independent artists of all genres.


Finetune

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Somewhat similar to Pandora, with more "fine tuning" allowed regarding playlists. Type in an artist you’d like to hear and Finetune will build a playlist around them. A great source for discovering new music and less repetitive that Pandora.


Free Music Archive

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.


Gogoyoko

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Operating under their "fair play in music" platform, Gogoyoko provides free streaming of their vast and eclectic selection of artists. Based in Iceland, their selection is heavily Eurocentric with an emphasis on electronic and indiepop acts but also includes jazz and classical.


Grooveshark

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Grooveshark is still one of the only viable options on the web to receive "click and play" free music. Simply type in the artist you are interested in hearing and choose which song you’d like to play and you have begun (without downloading anything or registering). They offer many playlist options and social networking within site, as well.


Library Of Congress American Memory Collection

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

From field recordings to spirituals, the American Memory Collection provides a historical link to sounds past.


MUSIClassical.com

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

List of mostly Full Time Classical Radio Stations...World Wide...many with STREAMING audio link.


Musopen

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Musopen is an open source of public-domain classical recordings which allows you to search by instrument, composer or performer.


National Jukebox

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

A new website put together by The Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment which features over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings available to the public for the first time digitally. Recordings in the Jukebox were issued on record labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which has granted the Library of Congress a gratis license to stream acoustical recordings.


Open Music Archive

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Open Music focuses on out-of-copyright sound recordings from the past, providing a great place to hear ragtime, Dixieland and other traditional music forms.


Pandora Radio

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Pandora streams music that matches listener specified preferences using the Music Genome Project. Just enter your favorite artists, songs, composers or styles of music and Pandora wll do the rest.


Radio Web Macba

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

A mecca for fans of experimental music and sound art, RWM provides regular series focusing on individual artists repertoires as well as curated features.


Soundcloud

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Whether you'd like to share the music you have been making or listen in on other's creative works, Soundcloud has quickly outpaced MySpace as the site of choice to share new sounds for burgeoning and established musicians from around the world.


Spacelab

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

An indie music site which regularly provides exclusive and new release content for streaming, Spacelab always comes up with surprising content.


Wolfgang's Vault

Subject:

Music


Category:

Digital Music


Description:

Billed as the "world’s largest collection of live music," the Vault is an incredible source of vintage concert recordings. Featuring archives from Bill Graham, the King Biscuit Flower Hour, Newport Jazz Festival and many others, the possibilities are endless upon entry.




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