For music lovers, our Music web page is a treasure trove of music fun, good listening, and research resources. Here’s a rundown on just a few of the highlights.
You may already be aware that with Freegal Music Downloads, that as a St. Charles Library cardholder you may download five DRM-free songs per week. (“DRM” stands for “digital rights management,” a type of access control technology.) Just log in with your card and PIN number, and get going downloading!
The Live Music Archive (LMA) is a collection of over 60,000 concert recordings in lossless radio formats. (“Lossless” means that all the original data is there when the recordings are downloaded, resulting in high quality recordings.) This website is known for its extensive collection of Grateful Dead recordings, but contains music from many other bands. LMA features a daily “Spotlight Item,” and today featured the concert of the group “Of the Revolution,” playing at Madison Square Garden on January, 2006.
Come to play at Musicovery.com, a fun site that creates playlists for you based on your mood! Just mouse over the “mood pad,” to specify whether you are feeling “dark,” “energetic,” “positive,” or “calm,” and Musicovery will create a list for you. You can also specify certain genres, artists, and speeds.
Pandora bills itself as a “new kind of radio,” and it’s like having a personal radio station that plays only music you like. Just enter an artist, song or composer in the Pandora Search box, and they will create a radio station featuring your music. It’s a great way to discover new music.
Check out Gramophone, “the world’s authority on classical music since 1923.” It’s like an online daily newspaper for the latest news from the world of classical music. You can also log on to the Gramophone Player to listen to tracks from Gramophone’s “Recording of the Month.”
We hope you will stop by soon and start exploring!