Music Links

Freegal Music Downloads
Freegal allows ACPL resident cardholders to download up to 3 songs per week for free. (Sorry, PLAC and subscription cardholders do not have access.) The entire Sony Music catalog is available. We suggest you choose SAVE AS or SAVE (not Open) after you have selected a song and clicked on Download Now. Save it to your desktop and then copy it onto your MP3 player, phone, or into your music downloads folder. Internet Explorer works best on library computers. (Notice to iPod, iPhone and other Apple device users: You must copy the saved file into iTunes to then sync to your device. If you download the song at the library, save it to a USB flash drive or email it to yourself as an attachment so you can then copy the song into iTunes at home, as library computers do not have iTunes.) Have fun and visit the site after Sunday each week for 3 more songs! Call us at 421-1200 ext. 4011 for help with your PIN. Or call 421-1210 for other assistance.

Grove Music Online
Grove Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition. Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen. From outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number for access. Must be Allen County, IN resident.

Fort Wayne Music

General Music Sites
  • Oxford Music Online aka Grove Music Online
    Oxford Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition. Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • RockHall.com This site covers all aspects of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Recording Academy Official site for the Grammy Awards. Use the search feature to look all the way back to the first annual Grammy Award in 1958.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine Online version of the magazine. Provides additional information to the magazine: reviews, news, trivia and more.
  • IHeartRadio Listen to music online and find similar artists.
  • last.fm Listen to music online and find similar artists.
  • Pandora Listen to music online and find similar artists.
  • Hiphop Archive provides information on this ever-popular and ever-changing art form.
  • Classical Net This site features over 1500 CDs and provides links to many classical music sites. There is information on composers and suggestions for purchasing classical music.
  • Classical Music Library Free Download of the Week Free classical music for download. Signup to receive emails for each week's freebie.
  • Mudcat Cafe: An online magazine for blues and folk music. Also, search the database of 9000 songs.
  • Worldwide Internet Music Resources From the Indiana University Music Library. Extremely comprehensive.
  • All Music Guide Covers all types of music with listings of songs, recordings, reviews, and articles.
  • Discogs User-built database of musicians and recordings.
  • Billboard Online An online version of the magazine, with selected chart information.
  • The Ultimate Band List
  • The Classical Music Navigator: Information on 444 classical composers and navigational tools to help you find classical music works that you will like.
  • Find Sounds Internet site for sound effects.
Lyrics Sites Sheet Music Sites Music Industry and Copyright Information Sites Music Education and Professional Organizations Online Music Stores
  • Alibris Site for out of print books, including sheet music.
  • Bibliofind A site for used and rare books, which includes musical scores and sheet music.
  • CD Connection searchable by song title, artist, etc.
  • J.W. Pepper "World's largest sheet music retailer." Site includes a searchable database.
  • Sheet Music Plus A great site to look for sheet music for popular and classical music. You can browse categories or search by title.
  • Lauren Keiser Music Publishing Sheet music retailer and publisher, purchased Southern Music in 2012.
  • Tower Records Find popular music, classical music or video/DVDs. Also contains reviews and recommendations for other titles.
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