Stream a wide variety of music directly to your computer or mobile device with your IndyPL Library card. Our streaming music platform is called Hoopla. You can borrow from it without being on a waiting list or leaving home! Top 40, Gospel, Blues, Latin, Hip Hop, Rap - whatever music genre you are looking for, you can find it on Hoopla! You can borrow 10 Items each month. Each album is then available to listen to for 7 days. After checking out and then downloading the music, listening will not require a Wi-Fi or direct internet connection. If you have never borrowed from Hoopla before directions are available as well as a video tutorial.
If you are listening to Hoopla music on a PC or Mac you can only stream it, so you'll need an internet connection to listen. Streaming music can consume a lot of data, so we recommend streaming Hoopla over a Wi-Fi connection.
If you are listening to Hoopla music on the Hoopla app on a supported device, you can download it when you have a connection and then enjoy it offline later.
Read a testimonial on our blog - Hoopla Has Your Music!
For a concert that is online, doesn’t involve tickets, dressing up, or an entire evening’s commitment, watch beautiful music made in a comfortable setting right at home! You can follow us on Facebook to catch live performances premiered there. These performances and concerts are often livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube channels and then made available for later viewing. Below is a sampling of some recent and upcoming performances and concerts. Find more musical performances for all ages on the Library's YouTube playlist Library Music Performances.
Meet the Artists Live Violin Concert with the Sons of Mystro
Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year old brother Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida’s public school system, and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, these brothers are Sons of Mystro.
Meet the Artists Concert with Goldie Ingram and Friends
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Goldie Ingram is a seasoned vocalist of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock, and a dash of Country. She has opened for national acts, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Ronnie Laws, Shirley Murdock and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rachelle Ferrell. Watch now!
Meet the Artists Live Virtual Gospel Concert with the Williams Singers
The Indianapolis-based family gospel group, The Williams Singers, was first organized by Rev. Charles D. Williams as a musical outlet for him and his young family. They mixed traditional quartet-style singing with uplifting, contemporary gospel and R&B. Watch now!
Indianapolis Chamber Players Classical Concert
Enjoy a series of classical concerts featuring chamber ensemble music performances by a string quartet and two violins and a piano, by former and current members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Watch now!
Music of Cumbia
Dance and enjoy the sounds of Cumbia with Son Rompe Pera, a group of brothers that uses traditional Mexican instruments to blend the sounds of cumbia with punk, ska, and more world music. Watch now!
Many music organizations are offering online musical experiences for both kids and adults. For a different kind of musical experience put yourself inside amazing venues and performances with Google's Virtual Tours. Highlights include the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal College of Music.