I Like Music for Education - Getting Started

Step 1 - Register

Register with I Like Music for Education, you will then be sent an email with your username and password.

Step 2 - Sign in

Access the system at broadchart.com/ilm-education and sign in when prompted. On some networks this step is automatic after the first log-in.

If you have requested IP address linked access, any computer on your network will have access to I Like Music for Education without the need for usernames or passwords. To request IP address access, please contact us.

Step 3 - Search for music

Enter search criteria in at least one of the search fields – Title, Artist, Album, Genre or Release Year.

If searching for The Beatles, it is necessary to enter the full name, including 'The' or you can enter 'Beatles' and then select 'Contains' in the adjacent right hand field.

Step 4 - View your results

Title provides access to all tracks with that title, irrespective of artist.

Artist provides access to all tracks on I Like Music for Education by that particular artist.

Album/Single/EP links to all tracks on that particular album/single or EP.

Add to playlist selects and adds the track to your playlist.

Details provides further information about the track (artist, album, album artwork, track number, song, genre, year of release, our track ID number and duration).

Click on the Track, Artist or Album headers to sort by that field (A-Z), click again if you wish to reverse the order (Z-A).

Step 5 - Listen to music

Click the play arrow under the ‘Listen’ tab, this will open the music player in a separate window. You can adjust the volume, stop, pause, fast forward and rewind.


Sign out will end your session. Save your playlist before selecting this option.

Search takes you back to the search page. Your playlist will remain unchanged.

Playlist allows you to view and edit your playlist, the number of items in playlist is always displayed in the top left corner.

Duplicates provides a list of all duplicate tracks on the system to enable selection of the preferred recording.

Add all adds all tracks (on all pages) from that search into your playlist.

Other actions

To save your playlist:

Select an appropriate name for your playlist and save in your chosen directory.

All playlists are automatically saved as a Microsoft Office Excel Comma Separated Values (CSV) File.

Although there is an option to open via other applications, it is advisable to use Microsoft Excel. Please refer to your IT department if you do not have access to Excel.

Remove item from playlist by clicking on the cross under the ‘Remove’ column.

Change the position of a track in the playlist by clicking on the up or down arrow or dragging the tracks accordingly. Items can also be sorted in your saved Excel spreadsheet.

Listen to all tracks in your playlist by selecting ‘Listen All’ and the tracks will play in order.

Create a new playlist by selecting ‘Remove All’ and then add new tracks using the ‘Search’ facility.

To open a saved playlist

TIP: If the playlist doesn’t appear, select ‘Remove all’ and repeat the steps above.

To email, save or insert a link to playlist (as an M3U file)

You can then paste this file into any document, presentation or email. When the file is opened, you will need to enter your username and password to play the tracks (unless your computer has IP address access).

Listen to the playlist while doing other tasks on your computer by minimising the screen.