Hyattsville, MD-The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System becomes the state’s first library system and the first in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, to launch Freegal, the Sony Music Catalog of thousands of artists from its website www.pgcmls.info . The Library System will allow registered cardholders to download three (3) songs weekly from the Sony Music tracks at no cost.
Valerie Piechocki, Chief of Materials Management exclaimed, “We have been waiting a long time for a service that delivers great music, is simple to use and compatible with multiple devices. One of the strengths of the Freegal service is the diversity of music genres including Jazz, Classical, Hip-Hop, R&B and Rock. Our goal is to use forward-thinking technologies to assist in reaching all audiences.”
“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog, and we are really excited to partner with them on this,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas, a library technology provider. “A library is a focal point of the community that requires many tools to excite people about its resources. More than anything that is the reason for the service.”
ABOUT THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM
The mission of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is to promote and make available library resources that will fill the lifelong learning needs of individuals and groups in Prince George’s County. The 18 branches of the Library System provided over 48,407 public service hours with more than 2.5 million visitations last fiscal year. The System’s core programs include Meet the Author, Teen Advisory Board and Storytime.
ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of artists that includes a broad array of local 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, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Jive Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Sony Music Latin and Verity Records. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.