If you are a fan of Adele’s music, you may be able to download her songs right from your local public library for free. If your library carries a service called Freegal, you can download music to keep – and it’s completely legal.
Free Music Downloads
The Freegal (free + legal =Freegal) service provides a way to download hundreds of thousands of songs from the Sony music catalog. Since the library pays for the service, library patrons can download free, legal copies of the song too.
Because the popular singer, Adele, records on a Sony label, her songs are available through Freegal.
If you don’t have a library card, if easy to apply for one – and that’s free too.
Yours to Keep
“But wait,” you say. “You say that I can download music, but won’t it have to be “returned” in two or three weeks?” Nope. Freegal is an entirely new model for libraries. They pay a fee which entitles them to a certain number of downloads, which they then give to their patrons for free. Once you download a song from Freegal, it’s yours to keep. Read about it in this article from Library Journal http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6723898.html
Adele Downloads for Free
Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, in London, England, Adele released her first album, 19, in 2008, when she was 19 years old. It was immediately successful, topping the British charts, and gathering four Grammy award nominations.
Her voice has been described as husky, yet gentle. She cites Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Roberta Flack as influences on her singing style.
As a child she had listened to acts that were popular among her peer group: Destiny’s Child, Backstreet Boys, and Spice Girls, among others. Then one day she was browsing amongst some CDs, and found an Etta James recording. She liked the picture of the hairstyle on the front, and bought it so that she could show it to her hairdresser. But then, she listened to the CD. “When I heard the song ‘Fool That I Am,’ everything changed for me,” she told an interviewer. “I never wanted to be a singer until I heard that.”
She has bucked the trend of skinny performers. She has noted on her website, “I love food and hate exercise.” She has also remarked, “I don’t want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I’m not a trend-setter … I’m a singer. I never want to be known for anything else. I’d rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album….”
In 2009, Adele won two Grammy awards, one for best new artist. She has become increasingly popular in the United States, but was sidelined in June of 2011 with a vocal injury.
While fans wait, they have her recordings to savor.
Adele Tracks Available Free through Freegal
All of the tracks on both of her albums, 19 and 21 are available through Freegal. The most popular songs include:
-Rolling in the Deep
-Set Fire to the Rain
-Someone Like You
… And all of the other tracks from both albums.
Free Downloads – Easy and Legal from Your Library
It’s definitely worth checking your local library to see if you can access Freegal for downloading Adele’s music. Then you can get your tunes-free, easy and legally!
“Adele.” Newsmakers. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2011.