If I had eMusic's 100 millionth download...

…I’d be rich! In a way.

eMusic is sort of like pork. Lurking in the shadows of everyone’s favorite white meat, iTunes, it can be considered "the other online music store." And it’s reached a milestone! To help celebrate its 100 millionth sale, eMusic has commissioned Barenaked Ladies to write a song about the person who makes that very special download. This is pretty cool, if you’re a BNL fan. If you’re not, what do you say? "Pass?"

Then again, who am I kidding? I’d take a song about myself from just about anyone. The only exception I can think of is the Pussycat Dolls, and that’s just because I have yet to fully accept their existence. The song could be about my unique chewing habits (swish food with beverage, then swallow), my embarrassing obsession with Stickies, or my imminent slaughter by a Pussycat Doll, and I’d still make everyone listen to it constantly.

Would you want BNL (or anyone) to write a song just for you? What would it be about?


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  • brandonk

    Love Barenaked Ladies…and they’re so good at writing witty silly songs that I’m sure they could do something with me! LOL Like, they could write about my disgust for most vegetables…but it’s all a moot point, since I never buy music from eMusic (and in fact had no idea such a site existed).

  • Matt

    Barenaked Ladies can write a song about me, beating up the person who actually is lucky enough to download the millionth song from eMusic, since i never win stuff like that. I can envision a song so witty and enjoyable I’d listen to it day in and day out, as i do with all BNL music. Wouldn’t mind if it was a radio hit too! Barenake Ladies deserve more radio love. Go get their new album Barenaked Ladies Are Me now people… oops sorry, i think its a great contest idea, so original!

  • EP Sato

    I’ve got beef with Emusic. They have this scene where they say it’s a free sign up, but they require your credit card #, saying some baloney about “quit anytime you want, try it free for fourteen days”. Yeah, JUST TRY to FIND the “I’d like to quit” button. Try contacting them about ending your “free” membership. Nevermind that their great collection of “alternative” music seemed to be lacking in a lot of independent labels. Every band I searched for got a “we’ve got something that sounds kind of like it”.
    Most insulting was that those jerks charged me their monthly fee automatically for months, despite several emails requesting that the account be closed. It was months before I caught them and had to take some rather nasty steps to get them to stop charging me for a service I never used.
    Say what you will about Itunes, they don’t automatically take $$ out of your bank account without your approval on a monthly basis, and they seem to have everything you put in a search for. The same can NOT be said about automatic monthly chargin’ Emusic.

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