I just downloaded three free songs from the library. No fee, no borrowing, no waiting–they’re all mine. It could have been any genre, but lately for me it’s all about the Blues–old, gritty, raw Blues–the kind of sound that lingers long after the music stops. One was “Boogie Chillin” by John Lee Hooker. It’s great for heading out the door going almost anywhere. Another was “Death Letter” by Son House. For me this one’s perfect for humming on a walk home or even just waiting in line. Last was “Nightmare Blues” by Lightning Hopkins. I say try it some evening after a meal with nothing to do but lounge–you won’t be disappointed. But even if the Blues isn’t for you, there are other genres with countless tracks. The service is called Freegal* and here’s how it works:
Click here for a direct web address to Freegal, one you can bookmark for easy access later.
You can also easily get to Freegal from the library’s webpage:
- Starting from spl.org, first click on the E-Books & Downloads link
- Then click on the Music link above the picture of an IPOD
- And then finally, click on the link that says Browse Freegal Music Collection
- Enjoy three, free song downloads every week–they’re yours to keep!
*Freegal is a downloadable music service that offers access to approximately three million songs, including the Sony Music catalog. The collection changes daily and covers thousands of artists on over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. Library cardholders can download up to three songs per week on their computer, flash drive or mobile device (via the Freegal app). There is no software to download and song files can be transferred to multiple devices, burned to disc and will never expire. You must have a Seattle Public Library card and PIN in order to access the service.