Freegal Music = Free Music

With the ability to take our music anywhere with us we are constantly on the look for the ability to get it on our device, and free is best! Recently, I ran across this site called Freegal Music. Now if you are like me you are wondering what Freegal is and how will I get free music downloads from them.

Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.

The amount of music available on Freegal changes daily. But it’s safe to say that there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and hundreds of thousands of songs. The Freegal Music website has over 100 genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is based upon an agreement with Sony Music Entertainment, owner of many different music labels. You can read more about Sony and its artists at

Once you have a Freegal account through your library a download usage counter will be located in the upper right corner of displaying your weekly allotment. For instance, 1/3 means that you have a weekly limit of 3 downloads, and you have used 1 of those downloads. The download counter resets each week at Monday 12:01 AM ( Eastern Time , USA ).

The site is set up to browse or search for your favorite music or artist. You can use the navigation at the top of the page to browse by keyword, artist, or album; or you can simply use our advanced search page. Freegal Music also offers a collection of Top Download lists on the homepage where users can browse a variety of music selections.

Freegal Music and the music you download are free in the sense that most things in your library are free to you as a patron of the library. The service is underwritten by your local library.

Be advised that there is a limit on the amount of songs you can download from Freegal. The limit is set so that a maximum number of patrons may have equal access to the songs in the Freegal Music Service. The ”limit exceeded” appears when you have used all of their downloads for the week. 3 songs per week, per library card in good standing.


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