Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Download & stream Grammy winners for free with Freegal

Download and stream the music of Grammy winners like Bruno Mars for free using your library card and Freegal.
Want to listen or download music by some of the Grammy winners and nominees without having to spend money on iTunes or Spotify?

Several of them have their music available on Freegal, which is free to use if you have a Mentor Public Library.

Freegal is one of the library’s digital services, which lets you download DRM-free mp3s of your favorite songs. Moreover, once you download a song, you can keep the mp3 forever. Put it on your phone, your computer, your iPod–wherever you want. It’s yours. You can download up to five songs a week.

You also get unlimited streaming, if you prefer that.

Here are some of the Grammy winners and nominees you can download now from Freegal:

Record of the Year

Winner: "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars (The rest of Mark Ronson's Grammy-nominated album, Uptown Special, is also available on Freegal.)

Best New Artist

Winner: Meghan Trainor (You can get all of Trainor's bestselling Title and her new song, "Better When I'm Dancing" from the Peanuts movie from Freegal.)

Nominee: Courtney Barnett

Best Pop Vocal Album

Nominee: Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson, which includes the Grammy-nominated "Heartbeat Song"

Best R&B Album

Winner: Black Messiah by D'Angelo and the Vanguard

Nominee: Reality Show by Jazmine Sullivan

Nominee: Forever Charlie by Charlie Wilson

Nominee: Coming Home by Leon Bridges

Best Alternative Album

Nominee: Vulnicura by Bjork

Best Rap Album

Nominee: 2014 Forest Hill Drive by J. Cole

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Winner: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern by Tony Bennett & Bill Charlapp

Nominee: Shadows in the Night by Bob Dylan

Best Rock Performance

Nominee: "Something for Nothing" by Foo Fighters

Nominee: "Ex's & Oh's" by Elle King

Nominee: "Moaning Lisa Smile" by Wolf Alice

Best Dance Recording

Nominee: "We're All We Need" by Above & Beyond

Best Country Solo Performance

Nominee: "Little Toy Guns" by Carrie Underwood

Nominee: "Burning House" by Cam

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Winner: "Cherokee" by Christian McBride Trio

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Winner: "Wanna Be Happy?" by Kirk Franklin

Best Latin Pop

Winner: A Quien Quiera Escuchar by Ricky Martin

Best Americana Album

Winner: Something More than Free by Jason Isbell

Best Blues Album

Winner: Born to Play Guitar by Buddy Guy

Best Arrangement: Instrumental or A Capella

Winner: "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" by Pentatonix

Best Metal Performance

Nominee: "Identity" by August Burns Red

Nominee: "512" by Lamb of God

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Nominee: Ego Death by The Internet

Nominee: Wildheart by Miguel

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Winner: For One to Love by C├ęcile McLorin Salvant

Best Roots Gospel Album

Winner: Still Rockin' My Soul by The Fairfield Four

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Winner: Hasta la Raiz by Natalie Lafourcade

Winner: Dale by Pitbull

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Nominee: "Classic Man" by Jidenna

Best R&B Performance

Nominee: "If I Don't Have You" by Tamar Braxton

Nominee: "Breathing Underwater" by Hiatus Kaiyote

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Nominee: The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV by Kirk Whalum

Nominee: Guitar in the Space Age by Bill Frisell

Best Regional Roots Album

Winner: Go Go Juice by Jon Cleary

If you’re having trouble with Freegal, MPL Librarian Mary Pelton made a video explaining how to navigate its web site.

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