Music Resources

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Premium Websites (databases):

Use your library card number to access these.

Freegal Music gives you access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog. You can download up to 5 songs a week for free with your library card (the weekly counter starts Sunday night at midnight). Songs are in DRM-free MP3 format.

Freegal also has a mobile app:

iOS app
Android app

Please note: In the iOS version, songs are saved in the app, not your iTunes Library. To add a song you download with the app to your iTunes Library, you must download it on a computer within 2 weeks of the original download. Learn more in the Freegal FAQs.

hoopla Digital
hoopla
offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, and eBooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. Instantly stream or temporarily download to computers and mobile devices via the free to download Hoopla app. The borrowing period for a movie or television episode is 3 days, a music album is 7 days, and an audiobook or eBook is 21 days. Up to 8 titles every month for free with your Frederick County Public Libraries’ Card! Have questions? Check out the hoopla help/FAQ.

Recommended Free Websites:

Last.fm
Search for songs or artist profiles, play videos and songs free online, get recommendations for other music, create a profile and build online music stations based on your tastes, and more.

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress
Over 10,000 pre-1925 music, speeches, and other sound recordings.

Pandora
Built on the Music Genome Project that categorized thousands of songs on many characteristics, Pandora creates streaming online music stations using songs that are classified similarly to those you use to “seed” the station.

Washington Post Music Venue Guide
Scroll down to browse upcoming concerts in the area by location, genre, and more.