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eMusic Adds 1 Millionth Track To Catalogue

(ClebrityAccess MediaWire) —

eMusic has added its one millionth track to its catalogue: a live version of the Pixies' classic "Here Comes Your Man," off of their forthcoming digital-only album entitled "Hey." It will be exclusively on eMusic until January. The significance of this digital music milestone is amplified by the fact that the first MP3s to be legally sold on the Internet were on eMusic in 1998 by Frank Black and the Catholics, whose frontman, Frank Black, was also a founding member of the Pixies. Those two MP3s, "All My Ghosts" and "King and Queen of Siam," were the first in eMusic's catalogue, which is now the largest collection of independent music in the world.

To celebrate the addition of the millionth track, eMusic has launched Pixies Week-a week celebrating the band and tracing the history of their music from their formation in 1986 through today. For Pixies Week, eMusic will post a new "Review of the Day" exploring a new Pixies title each day of the week; and its "New and Noteworthy" homepage will be loaded with the music of the Pixies and Frank Black.

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen