Music: Freegal Music
Published on 12th May 2023
Freegal Music (a combination of the words ‘free’ and ‘legal’) is a wonderful streaming resource for all the music lovers out there. This resource offers access to hundreds of genres of music, thousands of artists, and tens of thousands of albums. And what’s more, there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, and no software to download. The collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries, and includes Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists.
Freegal Music also offers free access (with your library card!) to a rich and growing collection of thousands of music videos. These videos often have supplemental content that is not in the underlying song, and some of these videos are historical treasures.
Just to note, because a video is premium content, a video download will count as 2 of your 5 weekly music selections. If you do not have 2 downloads left, you will not be able to download a video. The videos are in MP4 format, and are yours to keep! Just remember that given the size of these files, it is recommended that you connect to a Wi-Fi network or cable while downloading.
Dublin City Public Library users have unlimited streaming and can download 5 songs per week. All you need to log into Freegal is your library card number and PIN.
With over 15 million songs to listen to, you’re bound to find something you love on this fantastic resource. To help you get a flavour of what’s available, why not have a read of some great content from our music-loving colleagues in Dublin City Libraries.