Thursday, March 12, 2015


The following is a press release that was sent out announcing that the library has purchased Freegal for their patrons.


(South Sioux City, Nebraska)—March 10, 2015 The South Sioux City Public Library has joined Library Ideas network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists.
The Freegal Music Service will allow the South Sioux City Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries.
Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders of the _South Sioux City Public Library can download a select number of Freegal Music MP3 files each week: and stream hours of music every day) at no direct cost via   The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.   The Freegal Music Service also has popular music videos for download.
Over 5,000 libraries around the world subscribe to the Freegal Music Service, including the Los Angeles Public Library (CA), Maricopa County Library District (AZ), The Edmonton Public Library (AB), Orange County Public Library (FL), The Biblioteche di Bologna (IT),  Nashville Public Library (TN) and Melbourne Library Service (VIC). 

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries.  The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.
“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use.  We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Dave Mixdorf.
“Freegal Music has become the most popular way for library users to access music and we are excited to be welcoming the South Sioux City Public Library,” said Brian Downing, CEO of Library Ideas. “We believe this is a strong move for the library’s digital strategy.”

For further information please email
About Library Ideas:  Library Ideas, LLC is a global leader in providing digital content to all kinds of libraries, and is located in Vienna, Virginia.  The Company offers music, movie, eBook and language learning solutions to libraries as part of its developing product suite.  Library Ideas was named “One of the Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry for 2011-12” by EContent Magazine.
About Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists 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 Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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