Territory And Municipal Services are proudly announcing that library card holders can access the Sony Music digital catalogue through the Freegal Music service.
“Library members have access to all the tracks in the Sony Music digital catalogue including Australia’s most exciting musical artists such as Pete Murray, AC/DC and Guy Sebastian as well as top international artists including Il Divo, Beyonce, Pink, Bob Dylan and Usher,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.
“To combat the huge increase in the number of people downloading music illegally, Freegal Music has been designed to allow libraries to subscribe to a service with Sony Music on behalf of their library members.
“We are excited to be able to offer this new service to our members who can now download digital music legally and for free.
“All members need to do is log in to Freegal Music from the Libraries ACT website with their membership number and PIN. From there you can browse or search for a track to download and there is a sample clip for each track so you can listen before you download.
“There is a weekly limit of three tracks per library member. Tracks can be downloaded onto PCs or Macs and are compatible with any MP3 player or iPod.
Because obviously we prefer all the Territory taxpayers to cover the cost of Guy Sebastian fans getting their fix.
UPDATE: A bit of googling gives pretty much what I feared about this sales based snake oil.