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All of the resources described in this LibGuide are free to the public.
Some of them have optional subscription modes that provide you with additional features for a monthly fee, but these are not required.
Freemium is a business model by which a product or service (typically a digital offering such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but a premium is charged for advanced features, functionality, or virtual goods.
The word "freemium" is a portmanteau combining the two aspects of the business model: "free" and "premium".
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Grooveshark - Freemium
Grooveshark provides free music streaming, online radio stations, and lets you connect with artists and friends.
Last.fm - Freemium
Last.fm is a social music service that lets you discover new music you like, based on the music you already listen to.
Naxos Music Library
Search for specific composers, works, or keywords.
Pandora - Freemium
Pandora is an automated music recommendation service that plays music similar to music or artists/composers you like, based on data from the Music Genome Project.
Rhapsody - Free Trial
Rhapsody is an online music store subscription service available in the United States only.
Slacker Radio - Freemium
Slacker Radio is an online music streaming service available in the US and Canada. It began life as the human-curated alternative to the pioneering, Music Genome Project-powered Pandora Internet Radio. Since then, however, Slacker has expanded to include news and weather updates, live ESPN radio, entertaining lifestyle channels, and well-conceived themed stations that are sure to delight music fans.
Spotify - Freemium (was Free Trial)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing DRM-protected content from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal. Currently maintaining free unlimited use.