Va. – Library Ideas, a provider
of new media services to public libraries, said on Monday that it has signed a
deal with Sony (NYSE: SNE) Music Entertainment to provide its network of library websites
with access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog. Initially, the service will
launch at 10 U.S.
libraries. Registered card holders of participating libraries will be able to
download a select number of tracks in the MP3 format each month at no cost.