In an unusual move, novelty Swedish pop outfit Rednex has put itself up for sale via the online auction site eBay.

The Stockholm, Sweden band, best known for the international 1994 hit "Cotton Eye Joe", is listed with a starting bid price of $1.5 million.

The buyer will get 100% of the shares to the Swedish company Rednex AB, which is currently owned by the band's founders and producers Janne Ericsson, Örjan "Öban" Öberg and Pat Reiniz.

Rednex AB controls the trademark, all recordings, all contracts and negotiating rights and is in full power of the artistry, the band writes in an official message online at The trio could not be immediately contacted for comment

In the eBay auction description, the band describes the offer as a "first, even for show business." The buyer, according to the notice, will receive "The band -- the trademark -- the music -- the tour -- the record deals -- the Web site -- the record releases -- the plans -- the contacts -- the contracts -- the styling - the catalog (all previous hits and recordings). And of course... ... the opportunities... the future..."

At deadline, no bids had been made. The auction process concludes this Saturday (May 19).