New City Library has joined the Library Ideas’ Network that offers access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.
The service will allow New City Customers to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.
Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the New City Library can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via this download music link . Originally advertised as allowing 10 downloads per week, the immediate popularity of the service required us to reduce it to 5 downloads per week per customer. The New City Library is the first in New York State to provide this innovative service. Other libraries participating in the launch include the Maricopa County Library District (AZ), Orange County Public Library (FL), Nashville Public Library (TN) and Fairfield Public Library (CT).
“We have been waiting a long time for 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 customers,” said Chuck McMorran, Director
“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “A library is a focal point of the community that requires many tools to excite people about library resources. More than anything, that is the reason for the service.”