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iTunes U and Concerts from the Library of Congress

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Did you know that you can download audio and video content of select Concerts from the Library of Congress events and performances via iTunes U? Back in 2009 the Library of Congress launched its iTunes U channel, which allows users to subscribe (for free!) to content from various programs in podcast formats. Our award-winning programming is available to you anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. You can enjoy it all at your leisure!

One of the big hits from the Library’s iTunes U channel has been the Music and the Brain series produced by Anne McLean and Norman Middleton of the Music Division. These podcasts feature content from a series of live events that took place at the Library of Congress over two years, 2009-2010. Distinguished speakers included Tod Machover, Professor of Music and Media at MIT’s Media Lab and a composer who has been described as “America’s most wired composer” (The Los Angeles Times), Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain On Music and The World in Six Songs, and Dr. Charles Limb, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Faculty, Peabody Conservatory of Music.

The iTunesU platform complements the Library’s YouTube channel and webcast offerings available at, allowing greater public access. Once you subscribe to the Library of Congress channel, the content will download to your iTunes and you will be able to access concerts, lectures, panel discussions and more from your phone, mp3 player, computer and tablet devices. Our iTunes U channel is updated as content is made available by the Library. Subscribing to the channel is the best way to keep current with downloadable content provided by Concerts from the Library of Congress.

iTunes U is an area of the iTunes Store offering free education audio and video content from many of the world’s top universities and other institutions. The iTunes application is needed to access iTunes U, and is a free download from

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