Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!


Looking for the perfect music for your Valentine's Day? Few things set a mood better than the right song.  Check out our playlist below (all of the songs are on Freegal) or create your own. There is also a Valentine's Day playlist with even more songs available on the Freegal site and app under 'Freegal Playlists'.



PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
ETTA JAMES
At Last 
NAT KING COLE
Unforgettable
PATSY CLINE
Today, Tomorrow, Forever
SAVAGE GARDEN
Truly Madly Deeply
GAVIN DEGRAW
You Got Me
RAY LAMONTAGNE
You Are The Best Thing
MUMFORD & SONS
I Will Wait
RACHEL PLATTEN
Stand By You
FRANK SINATRA
It Had To Be You
JAMES ARTHUR
Say You Won't Let Go
CARLY SIMON
Love of My Life
BRAD PAISLEY
She's Everything
TRAIN
Marry Me
RICHARD WAGNER
Tristan and Isolde
MILES DAVIS
My Funny Valentine
VAN MORRISON
Moondance
BOB DYLAN
If Not for You
CELINE DION
The Power of Love
AEROSMITH
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
BEYONCE
Crazy In Love
BEN FOLDS
The Luckiest


Friday, January 13, 2017

New Arrivals

There is new music put on the Freegal site constantly. Here is a small sampling of additions to the site within the last few days:


"Paris" by The Chainsmokers
The dance/pop duo The Chainsmokers has had quite a bit of chart success. Their last single called "Closer" was the #1 song on Billboard charts for eleven weeks. That made it the longest run at the top for any song in 2016. It is also one of the longest running #1 songs of all time. A new single entitled "Paris" is out today. It is duo's first song without a featured vocalist since 2015. Drew Taggart, one of the members of Chainsmokers, performs vocals. It is a departure from some of their other music.  Be sure to check it out.



The Book of Love Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Nine-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake recorded and produced the soundtrack for the new 'Book of Love' movie that opens on January 13th. The album includes 31 new songs. The movie itself is a compelling drama that stars Mr. Timberlake's wife.




"Only The Lonely" by Colony House
Colony House is an up-and-coming four piece alternative rock band from Tennessee. Two of the band's members are the sons of Steven Curtis Chapman. Mr. Chapman is a critically acclaimed Christian music artist. The music of Colony House has been featured by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and many others. "Only The Lonely" LP was released on January 13th.



"The Classics" by Hans Zimmer
This album is an outstanding collection of blockbuster movie themes by the Academy Award-winning producer Hans Zimmer. His greatest works are included such as music from The Lion King,  Gladiator, Pirates of The Caribbean, Interstellar, and many more. 



"Return Of The Cool" by Nick Grant
Atlanta-based rhymer Nick Grant released his debut album on January 13th. The new artist lists Jay-Z, Nas and Snoop Dogg as just some of the musicians that have inspired him over the years. The new release has been rated five stars out of five on AllNewHipHop.com


"No Plan" by David Bowie
In honor of what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday, an EP called "No Plan" just came out. It includes three previously unreleased songs by Mr. Bowie. They are perhaps the last known studio recordings by the icon.



"The News" by Train
The popular rock band Train is coming out with a new album later in January called "A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat".  The band just released a single from it today called "The News". The new album will be the first LP from the Grammy winning band since 2014.  Listen to "The News" now and watch for the new full length release. 


"The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home" by Declan McKenna
Eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter Declan McKenna recently performed his music at the NPR studios for their 'Tiny Desk Concert Series'. NPR declares that he "writes about a much bigger world than you or I might expect from a singer that just turned eighteen...passionate...I'm eager to fast forward to where this young poet takes us." DIYMag calls this new song "a bit of a scorcher". NME.com says "it's his most emotionally charged song yet." Declan's sound has been compared to Tokyo Police Club, Passion Pit, and Death Cab for Cutie.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2017 Grammy Nominees

The nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were just announced. The Grammys will take place on February 12, 2017. Many of the nominees have music on Freegal. They include:



 


ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
"25" by Adele


RECORD OF THE YEAR:
"Hello" by Adele


SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Hello" by Adele


BEST NEW ARTIST:
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
The Chainsmokers


BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
"25" by Adele
"This Is Acting" by Sia


BEST POP PERFORMANCE:
"Hello" by Adele
"Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson (Idol Version)


BEST POP/DUO PERFORMANCE:
"Closer" by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
"Cheap Thrills" by Sia feat. Sean Paul


BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM:
"Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" by Barbra Streisand
"Fallen Angels" by Bob Dylan
"Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin" by Willie Nelson


BEST DANCE RECORDING:
"Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
"Never Be Like You" by Flume feat. Kai


BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM:
"Skin" by Flume


BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
"When You Wish Upon A Star" by Bill Frisell
"Way Back Home Live in Rochester NY" by Steve Gadd Band


BEST ROCK SONG:
"Blackstar" by David Bowie


BEST ROCK ALBUM:
"Tell Me I'm Pretty" by Cage The Elephant


BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
"Blackstar" by David Bowie






BEST R&B PERFORMANCE:
"Cranes in the Sky" by Solange
"Permission" by Ro James


BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE:
"Sleeping With The One I Love" by Fantasia


BEST R&B SONG:
"Lake By The Ocean" by Maxwell
"Exchange" by Bryson Tiller


BEST RAP ALBUM:
"Major Key" by DJ Khaled


BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE:
"Vice" by Miranda Lambert
"My Church" by Maren Morris
"Church Bells" by Carrie Underwood


BEST COUNTRY/DUO PERFORMANCE:
"Jolene" by Pentatonix feat. Dolly Parton
"Setting The World On Fire" By Kenny Chesney feat. P!NK
"Think of You" by Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope


BEST COUNTRY SONG:
"My Church" by Maren Morris
"Vice" by Miranda Lambert


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:
"Hero" by Maren Morris
"Full Circle" by Loretta Lynn


BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM:
"Upward Spiral" by the Branford Marsalis Quartet
"Harlem On My Mind" by Catherine Russell
"The Sting Variations" by the Tierney Sutton Band


BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:
"Dr. Um" by Peter Erskine
"Sunday Night at the Vanguard" by the Fred Hersch Trio





BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE SONG:
"Made A Way" by Travis Greene


BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG:
"Chain Breaker" by Zach Williams


BEST GOSPEL ALBUM:
"Losing My Religion" by Kirk Franklin
"Demonstrate" by William Murphy


BEST LATIN POP ALBUM:
"Buena Vida" by Diego Torres
"Ilusion" by Gaby Moreno


BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM:
"Hecho a Mano" by Joss Favela


BEST AMERICANA ALBUM:
"The Bird & The Rifle" by Lori McKenna
"The Cedar Creek Sessions" by Kris Kristofferson


BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM:
"Can't Shake This Feeling" by Lurrie Bell


BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM:
"Bloodline" by Kenny Neal


BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM:
"Sing Me Home" by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble


BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA:
"Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
"Just Like Fire" by P!NK






BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM:
"Wolfgang: Passing Through" by Gernot Wolfgang


BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
"River" by Leon Bridges
"Formation" by BeyoncĂ©







Thursday, October 13, 2016

50th Annual Country Music Association Awards

The 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards are coming up on November 2nd! They will be aired on ABC. Many of the nominees have music on Freegal including:

Entertainer of The Year
Carrie Underwood


Single of The Year
"My Church" by Maren Morris

Album of The Year
"Hero" by Maren Morris
"Storyteller" by Carrie Underwood

Song of The Year
"Humble & Kind" by Lori McKenna
"My Church" by Maren Morris
"Burning House" by Cam

 

Female Vocalist of The Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of The Year
Old Dominion

Musical Event of The Year
"Think of You" by Chris Young & Cassadee Pope

Music Video of The Year
"Burning House" by Cam



New Artist of The Year
Maren Morris
Kelsea Ballerini
Old Dominion

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Login to Freegal to start listening to their music:







Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 eNewsletter Link

The link for the September 12, 2016 Freegal Music eNewsletter is here:

http://www.icontact-archive.com/rRNQRindhS7dymwqjcvUTRcvO1k4QMTP?w=3

Please feel free to share the link on your library webpage, Facebook page, or in a Tweet.

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 MTV Music Video Awards

The 2016 MTV Music Video Awards are on this Sunday, August 28th. The show typically causes a stir every year and this year promises to be "epic" according to US Weekly. Britney Spears will be making a long awaited comeback performance for starters.  Other top stars scheduled to take the stage include DJ Khaled, Beyonce, Future, Alicia Keys, Rita Ora, and many more that have music on Freegal. 




Here is the complete list of nominees that you can download with your library card on Freegal:

Video of The Year:
"Hello" by Adele

Best Female Video:
"Hello" by Adele
"Cheap Thrills" By Sia

Best Male Video:
"Don't" by Bryson Tiller

Best Collaboration:
"Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign


Best Hip Hop Video:
"Don't" by Bryson Tiller

Best Pop Video:
"Hello" by Adele

Best Electronic Video
"The Girl Is Mine" by 99 Souls feat. Destiny's Child
"Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers feat. Daya 

Best New Artist:
Bryson Tiller
Zara Larsson

Best Visual Effects:
"Send My Love To Your New Lover" by Adele
"Pillowtalk" by Zayn

Best Art Direction:
"Hello" by Adele

Login here to start downloading:
http://www.freegalmusic.com



Friday, July 15, 2016

2016 Teen Choice Awards

The 2016 Teen Choice Awards will be held on July 31st. The Fox Network will air the show. Many of the top nominees have music on the Freegal site, including Justin Timberlake. Mr. Timberlake is being presented with the celebrated "Decade Award" during the program. Our playlist of all the outstanding nominees is below. Streaming libraries have a 2016 Teen Choice Awards playlist available under 'Freegal Playlists' on the site.



Choice Male Artist:
Zayn Malik

Choice Female Artist:
Beyonce

Choice Music Group:
Fifth Harmony
One Direction
The Chainsmokers

Choice Country Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Choice Song: Female Artist:
"Hello" by Adele
"No" by Meghan Trainor

Choice Song: Male Artist
"Pillowtalk" by Zayn

Choice Song: Group
"Home" by One Direction
"Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony

Choice Country Song:
"Peter Pan" by Kelsea Ballerina
"Church Bells" by Carrie Underwood
"Without A Fight" by Brad Paisley & Demi Lovato

Choice R&B Song:
"Chasing The Sky" by The Empire Cast

Choice Rock Song:
"America's Sweetheart" by Elle King

Choice Love Song:
"Perfect" by One Direction
"Secret Love Song" by Little Mix


Choice Break-Up Song:
"Never Forget You" by Zara Larsson & MNEK

Choice Party Song:
"Break A Sweat" By Becky G
"This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris
"Cheap Thrills" by Sia
"Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake

Choice Song From A Movie:
"Just Like Fire" by P!NK
"I'm In Love With A Monster" by Fifth Harmony
"Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake

Choice Music: Next Big Thing:
Grace
Ruth B.

Choice Summer Song:
"This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris
"Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
"Like I Would" by Zayn
"Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony

Choice Summer Music Star: Female:
P!NK

Choice Summer Music Star: Male:
Pitbull
Zayn

 


Choice Summer Music Star: Group:
Fifth Harmony
The Chainsmokers

Choice Music: International Artist:
Little Mix
Zara Larsson

Choice Web Star: Music
Chloe X Halle

Social Media Queen:
Britney Spears
Miley Cyrus
Fifth Harmony

Choice Fandom:
Fifth Harmony
One Direction
Zayn