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Billboard Magazine

November 21, 2000, 4:00 p.m. EDT

LENGTH: 144 words

HEADLINE: Billboard Bits

BYLINE: Jonathan Cohen



Aimee Mann has teamed with online media company Liquid Audio to make her recent self-released "Bachelor No. 2" album available for online download. Until Dec. 6, all 13 tracks from the set will be available for free via the Liquid Audio site and participating retailers. Afterward, they can be purchased individually for 99 cents each or as a full-album download for $9.99.

Consumers who opt to purchase the entire album will receive two bonus tracks: "Save Me," Mann's Grammy-nominated contribution to last year's "Magnolia" soundtrack, and "Christmas Song," which previously appeared on the limited-edition benefit album "Viva Noel."

Mann has a number of live dates scheduled for December, including a Dec. 7 gig at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles and Portland, Ore., radio station KINK's holiday benefit concert on Dec. 9. "Bachelor No. 2" debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart in May. -- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.