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Wilco Offers Free Download If You Promise To Vote


And for today's last word in business, we go back to the business of bartering. And the word is a song for your vote. The rock band Wilco is offering a free download if you promise to vote. A free download if you promise to vote. The song is a version of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released," and it was recorded this summer together with the folk pop band The Fleet Foxes. Almost 50,000 people have downloaded the song so far after clicking on a box pledging to vote. In the interest of full disclosure, the band does support Barack Obama, although this get-out-the-vote effort, we're told, is nonpartisan. You don't have to promise to vote for anyone in particular. And that's the business news on Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

(Soundbite of song "I Shall Be Released")

Mr. BOB DYLAN: (Singing) I see my light go shining, From the west down to the east. Any day now, any day now. I shall be released.

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