The Librarian and Black has posted as to some of her experiences with the Freegal service and her opinion as to its value to libraries. The comments section contains some spirited debate.
Highlights of the Freegal Music Service
•Millions of songs from ten thousand labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.
• Tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres.
• Easy-to-use website interface with no software to install.
• DRM-FREE, Mp3 files that can be played on ANY device (including iPods).
• Simultaneous access to all music for all patrons.
• Multiple plans to fit any-size budget!
• Simultaneous releases of chart topping music.
• Eliminates the costs and headaches of circulating audio CDs.
• Full reporting and administration center to manage the Freegal Music Service.