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Band Sells Naming Rights For $250,000
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 Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Era of corporate advertising may have just entered a new level.  An unsigned band from Seattle will now be called The Band after selling their naming rights for $250,000.  The three member band reported was having trouble coming up with a band name when the band's bassist Kevin Russell reportedly suggested that the band sell their name to a sponsor.

"Initially we didn't take the idea seriously but later realized it was brilliant," said lead singer Ben Adley.  "Sports stadiums do it, why not a band?"

The band says they will use the money to fund the recording and release of their first album.

"We're a new band that needs cash to record our first album. It's as simple as that," says Adley. "We've written a lot of songs and we want to record them in a quality studio and to do that takes cash."

The band has made their first single availble to download at, you guessed it -

What do you think, is it wrong for band's to sell their name?

Yes, it takes away from the art of what music is supposed to be.
Yes, it just makes the band name sound stupid.
No, if they can do it, more power to them!
I really could careless either way as long as the music is good.

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