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May. 16, 2012 at 12:01pm Freegal - Downloadable Music

 The Puyallup Public Library has joined Library Ideas’ network of public library websites that offer access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The service will allow the Puyallup Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its music collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Puyallup Public Library can download three Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost via www.puyalluplibrary.org. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.

You can learn more about Freegal by visiting www.puyalluplibrary.org and going to the Catalog & More tab, then selecting the Download Music option.



Other libraries participating in the launch include the Princeton (NJ) Public Library, Maricopa County Library District (AZ), Orange County Public Library (FL), Nashville Public Library (TN) and Fairfield Public Library (CT). Locally, Pierce County Library System, Tacoma Public Library and Seattle Public Library all offer downloadable music through Freegal.

“We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Bonnie Svitavsky, Young Adult Librarian.

“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. “A library is a focal point of the community that requires many tools to excite people about library resources. More than anything, that is the reason for the service.”

For more information, contact Bonnie Svitavsky at the Puyallup Public Library at 253.841.5454 or by email at bsvitavsky@ci.puyallup.wa.us.

About Library Ideas:

Library Ideas is a new media company focused on the educational markets, based in Fairfax, Virginia. The Company offers music, movie and language learning solutions to public libraries as part of its developing product suite.

For further information about LibraryIdeas, please email info@libraryideas.com.

About Sony Music Entertainment:

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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