FREE MUSIC? ONLINE? AND LEGAL, TOO?
Yes, the Library has many CDs (22,085 titles today, to be exact) but that's not what I'm talking about right now. Bet you didn't know we had streaming music that you can listen to day or night and never leave your home. All you need is a Denver Public Library card, an Internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher (free).
Try Music Online which has more than 400,000 audio tracks, 400,000 scores, 100,000 pages of music reference, and over 500 hours of video. Or if you have particular musical taste, select from one of five specialized music databases:
- Smithsonian Global Sound - traditional folk, blues, jazz, spoken word and more.
- Classical Music Library - like it sounds, classical music, including a free biweekly download!
- Jazz Music Library - thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
- American Song - songs by and about American Indians, African Americans, slaves and cowboys.
- Contemporary World Music - sounds from every continent.
Don't believe me? Check it out! The variety is incredible - from Irish pirate ballads to modern klezmer. You can even create and save your own playlists.
How about some James Brown? Listen up, right here, right now! OWWW! Get Up Offa That Thing from his 20 All Time Greatest Hits.