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More music: Freegal Plus is here!

May 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Music

By Ben Nunley, BCPL circulation supervisor

Everyone likes getting something for free, right? How about free music to enjoy on your computer, smartphone or mobile device? Boyd County Public Library can give you that.

One of our newer offerings, Freegal Music, lets you download free music – up to three songs a week – and the music is yours to keep. No need to worry about due dates or late fees. Hot artists like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney and Adele are just a few of the millions of offerings on Freegal.download music_freegal

Maybe you’re looking for soothing tunes to help you relax, or something upbeat to keep you moving while you’re exercising. Or, perhaps you like pulling down the shades and cranking up the volume (Spandex optional here), to jam to your favorite rock tunes on your air guitar! You know what you like, and Freegal has it; their current song count in the U.S. is 2.7 million songs, in more than 220 genres. And it’s constantly growing.

But wait, there’s more! Freegal 4.0 with Freegal Plus is here – bringing you exciting new features. The 4.0 upgrade means 5 million new song titles and free music video downloads from the largest music video catalog in the world, all for free.

Freegal Music predicts by the end of 2013 they will have 7.5 million songs from 28,000 labels originating from almost 100 countries. That will virtually guarantee that everyone can find something to experience and enjoy.

Freegal Plus will give you three hours of music streaming each day. You can listen from a pre-selected playlist or from a personal playlist you create, with the titles you want to hear. The streaming music option not only gives you access to tons of music each week but it also gives you the opportunity to discover new titles and genres, listen to the entire song and decide if it is worthy of one of your three weekly downloads.

So, now that you know about Freegal Music, how do you get it? It’s incredibly easy. All you need is a BCPL card and your 4-digit PIN (the one you selected when you got your card). Then just go here to login.

The Freegal Music app let you access this service with your smartphone or mobile device. Simply download the app to your wireless device, open it, enter your zip code, select Boyd County Public Library, enter your library card number and PIN and start enjoying your free music instantly. If you have any questions or need assistance with accessing this or any other library services, just ask at any or our public service desks, or call (606) 329-0090.

Amanda Gilmore

About Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore is the community relations coordinator for BCPL. She spent 20 years in the newspaper business, and is thrilled to be on the other side - telling our community about all the wonderful library programs and services.

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