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What’s In a Name? Well, Free Music

Worried about where you’ll find free music if the Recording Industry Assn. of America succeeds in its bid to shut down Napster and other music-swapping sites? A solution may be at hand. All you have to do is be one of the first 10 people to name your newborn “Iuma,” after the Internet Underground Music Archive and you or your child will receive $100 worth of free music each month for the rest of your kid’s life.

According to the contest rules, IUMA, a unit of New York-based EMusic.com, plans to use the baby pictures of the 10 winning Iumas in future marketing campaigns. Only babies born between Aug. 1 and Nov. 1 are eligible, and parents must submit an official birth certificate to prove they are named after the 7-year-old online music service.

So far, IUMA’s Web site (https://www.iuma.com) features pictures of Iuma Heidi VanRyker of Darmstadt, Germany, and Iuma Rose Carter of Carvers, Nev. But both babies are apparently ineligible because they were born July 31.


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