Last month, we announced that popular music from EMI is available to US libraries in the OverDrive network. As of today, more than 16,000 albums from artists like Katy Perry, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Lady Antebellum, and Janet Jackson are now live for you to add to your ‘Virtual Branch.’

To celebrate, we’ve teamed with EMI to give away a 10-pack of CDs, which includes some of the hottest albums from EMI’s catalog:

  • Keith Urban’s Be Here
  • R.E.M.’s Document
  • Radiohead’s OK Computer
  • David Bowie’s Space Oddity
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals’ Burn to Shine
  • Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream
  • Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds
  • Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope
  • Beastie Boys’ Check Your Head

To enter, just leave a comment below telling us who some of your favorite music artists are and why. We’ll randomly select one commenter to receive the prize package. Contest ends on Jan. 21, so enter today!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. One entry per person. You must leave a comment by January 21 at 11:59 EST to qualify. Winner will be selected by OverDrive, Inc. from qualifying comments. Winner will be notified by email. This offer may be modified, canceled or revoked at any time by OverDrive, Inc. in its sole discretion.

53 Responses to “Win an EMI prize package”

  1. Doug Cataldo

    My favorite EMI artist is David Bowie. His songs stay with you and are catchy. He has always surrounded himself with amazing musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Peter Frampton that give him an incredible sound, especially live. Other artists I enjoy are KISS, AC-DC, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Killers, Sheryl Crow, Saliva and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. It’s all about the rock and roll!

  2. Scott Lindsey

    Railroad Earth. Jayhawks. Alejandro Escovedo. The Band. Emmylou Harris. Bob Marley. Greg Brown. Iris Dement. John Prine. &c. &c. &c. Rootsrockreggae.

  3. Claudia Race

    Glad to see Beach Boys on the list. Elvis, Beatles and others from 50’s/60’s will get the Boomer generation to download more!

    Thanks for Overdrive and our libraries!

  4. Jennifer Owens

    For me, it’s all about the jazz and the more laid back, the better. We all seem to have such frenetic lifestyles that it is comforting to turn on some tunes and de-stress. I can do this type of music to cleaning, gardening or walking the dog. It also allows me to explore other types of music without taking out an entire cd. Thank you.

  5. LIzzy

    Lately I’ve been loving Broadway musicals. They are great to sing along to while driving 🙂

  6. Jean Yeomans

    I enjoy listening to an eclectic mix of music. Lately, I’ve been listening to various South American performers’ samba cds.

  7. estella miller

    Happy to see the Beach Boys on the list! Love my Boomer music!

  8. martha Iwan

    My all time favorite artists is The Rolling Stones. Just have a soft spot for them because they were there playing Lady Jane when I was just turning sixteen.
    I am a big fan of hard rock so Metallica and Ozzie are my second runner ups.
    What a great idea to have this contest! Hope WLS puts up the money and gets Westchester Libraries listening to music with Overdrive.!

  9. James

    B.B. King, MXPX, Thousand Foot Krutch, Weird Al Yankovic, and so many more.

  10. Prudence

    Wilco will love you baby. Never get tired of them. The more you listen, the more you hear. Excellent musicians, heartfelt lyrics.

  11. RZ

    Lately some favorite artists include Fun and OK Go, because upbeat music always helps motivate me.

  12. Debra Park

    My favorites are too many to list/vary with my moods. Today I’m in a Sarah Mclachlan and Dixie Chickes frame of mind.

  13. Julie in AV

    To never have to replace a hard copy of Pink Floyd’s “the Wall” again would be a dream come true!!!!
    Patrons will be ecstatic with the selection.
    G’bye to huge hold lists for Black Eyed Peas and the NOW CDs.
    Hello to patrons who’ve never had library cards before but want free downloads!
    Hooray for LibTunes!

  14. Denise

    I’m going to go with my favorite gal, Kelly Clarkson. Her music is fun to sing along with, makes you want to get up and jump around, and she comes across as such a genuinely nice person.

    Other favorites include The Beatles, Matchbox 20, and Jason Mraz.

  15. Brian

    The addition of these artists to the collection, suddenly makes it a viable alternative for patrons looking to download music. Can’t wait to see more labels willing to deal with libraries.

  16. Lee

    Oldies like Al Green, Nick Drake, Eva Cassidy, James Taylor … and newer television & movie soundtracks

  17. Traci

    I will listen to pretty much anything: rock, pop, country, classical. This will be a great service to patrons and a space saver for librarians. Looking forward to seeing it at my library.

  18. Eliza

    Broadway musicals, popular singers, Dolly Parton, ukulele wizard Jake Shimaburkuro, Billy Joel, Blackeyed peas, just about anyone will make our library patrons happy.

  19. Sheri

    I’ve been on a ’90’s alternative kick–Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam, Audioslave. The louder the better! (Okay, maybe its too loud if I can hear it coming from your earbuds from the other side of the library…)

  20. Shannon Crary

    Can you find a connection between these faves of mine?: Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Smiths, Chris Isaak, Sondheim, Brecht/Weill, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Erin Bode, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, and world music like stuff on Buddha-Lounge series.

  21. Ellie W

    My musical favorites change with the wind, but the one group that has stayed a constant favorite since I was a teen in the late 70’s is Fleetwood Mac.

  22. stephanie t

    Beastie boys is my all time favorite seen em 4 times and wish they’d come back around Really enjoy the whole lot of albums too, from Pauls Boutique which is my fav to current. 🙂

  23. Laurie Lessner

    radiohead, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, and several from my early years… nice mix of artists. Can’t wait until they’re able to be transferred to Apple devices.

  24. Deb F

    Lou Reed, Black Keys, Laurie Anderson, Elvis Perkins, Los Lobos, Rolling Stones and lots of World Music – particularly Afro/Cuban… Also like old R&B.

  25. Ashley

    I could listen to Ray LaMontagne, Madeleine Peyroux or Jim James from My Morning Jacket sing from the phone book all day. I love Beck, Devendra Banhart, and Sufjan Stevens for their creativity. Lastly, I love Wilco, Spoon, the White Stripes and Weezer for their continuous greatness through the years.

  26. Linda Young

    I listen to a wide range of artists and styles but my top favorites are k d lang, melissa ethridge, and neil diamond.

  27. Shirley Rhode

    My favorite music artist is Alan Jackson. His songs always tell a story and he is a versitile artist who records with other singers like Jimmy Buffet. I also like Carrie Underwood for basically the same reasons plus she is new comer and a bit more “hip”. Susan Boyle for her clear perfect pitch voice. The Beatles because they take me back to childhood and have fun goofy songs as well as serious songs.

  28. Rebecca White

    I’m glad to see a diverse list to attract all kinds of listeners! I’m a boomer so most of the Classic Rock titles would do it for me! I’m a Pink Floyd Fan, a Beatles fan and a Moody Blues fan. But that said, I listen to lots of different genres.

  29. Nancy Tusinski

    Definitely Emmylou Harris and John Prine. John Prine can make me chuckle one minute, and slip into wistful nostalgia the next. Emmylou’s voice just settles on me like an afghan my Polish grandmother made.

  30. Diane Ranney

    Eclectic is the best way to describe what I like–and I am sooooo glad to see the variety of EMI artists on Overdrive. Although I tend toward Keith Urban and Alan Jackson in country, I am not averse to Smashin’ Pumpkins when I feel the need to be in the 21st century. Love the idea that I can hear all these by using my library card!!

  31. Julie

    My favorite artist is Bon Jovi. I think their music appeals to many people and generations. They also put on a great live show.

  32. Kellee G

    From the list, Norah Jones and John Lennon are definitely my favorites, with REM and David Bowie close seconds. Lennon’s music still resonates, even for those of us born just before or after his death.

  33. Kristie moore

    Blur, the cure, Willie Nelson, don Williams, don McLean, scissor sisters, depeche mode and more!

  34. Ann Chambers Theis

    I’m nothing if not eclectic – glad to see REM and Ben Harper on the EMI list.
    One of my current favorites is an Ohio group called Over the Rhine – Joe Henry produced their latest album. They are amazing to see live and I love the range of their work.

  35. Lori Yech

    Got to LOVE libraries!! Overdrive is coming to mine soon and I can’t wait!
    Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, The Doors, any classic rock really and hope that EMI will have some heavy metal for the hubby to enjoy as well 🙂

  36. Tammy DiBartolo

    I love the music of James Taylor and Carole King. Their music is timeless.