Music and Movies Online Resources
Aimed at parents who monitor what their children read or see, this site provides useful ratings of movies, books, games, and other media. Search or browse this site, and each work’s review contains a suggested age range as well as a “What parents need to know” section that breaks down content such as violence, sex, drug and alcohol use, and language as well as educational value and any positive messages the work offers.
The Internet Archive offers free access to a wealth of books and media that are in the public domain. Access their collection of films, shorts, silent films, and trailers of films that you can freely watch and download without fear of copyright infringement.
IMDb offers a great deal of information on movies, television series, actors, and other celebrities of the big screen and small screen.
Find reviews and trailers of current films.
The Turner Classic Movies network shows classic films. Their website provides access to a database similar to IMDb for classic films and actors.
Patrons of the Johnson City Public Library can download three free mp3s a week! Sign in with your JCPL library card number and last name, and browse popular music and by music genre. You can also download music videos through Freegal (these are worth two mp3 credits). When you use all your credits for the week, you can continue browsing and add music to your Wish List for you to download later.
Create a free account to customize your online radio-style listening experience. Search by artist, song, or genre to create your own stations.
A free internet radio station customizable to your interests. Choose your favorite bands or songs and spotify can introduce you to new bands with similar sounds.
Musicals and Broadway
A resource created by the Broadway League, Internet Broadway Database provides information about Broadway shows, performers and creators, characters, awards, and songs.