Artist on MP3.com Prepares for Mikhail Gorbachev Performance; Performance to be Held on The USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from MP3.com, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based musician Rick Monroe
 (www.mp3.com/rickmonroeband), whose musical style is likened to James Taylor
 and Jim Croce, is scheduled to perform an acoustic set for the former
 President of the Soviet Union at the 2001 U.S.-Russian Presidential Gala in
 Washington, D.C., on April 21-22.  The private fundraising event will raise
 funds for the Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Fund for Leukemia Research and
 Treatment for Children, established in honor of Mr. Gorbachev's late wife.
     April is a busy time for Monroe and 3,686 other artists in the MP3.com
 artist community who have events scheduled during the month.  On average, more
 than 220 artists per day have an event planned during April.  According to the
 tour calendar on MP3.com, Monroe is one of 647 artists on MP3.com with an
 event scheduled on April 21.  Another 185 artists have events scheduled for
 the following day.
     There are nearly 10,000 future artist events scheduled on MP3.com.  To
 discover what bands are coming to your city, visit ontour.mp3.com.
     Rick Monroe can be heard this afternoon at 3 p.m. EST on the Voice of
 America (www.voa.gov/musicmix), a multimedia show that broadcasts its
 programming to a worldwide audience of approximately 91 million.
     "Because of MP3.com, I now have fans all over the world," said Monroe.
 "And it is so easy for me to stay in touch with them from my MP3.com artist
 page.  You hear a lot of talk about people wanting to bring the world together
 -- well, MP3.com does that every day."
     Monroe is one of over 144,000 artists representing more than 150 countries
 who make their music available on MP3.com (www.mp3.com).  Artists wishing to
 place your music and audio recordings on MP3.com at no charge are encouraged
 to register at www.mp3.com/newartist.
     To receive MP3.com press releases via email, register at pr.mp3.com.
 
     About MP3.com
     MP3.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MPPP) has created a unique and robust technology
 infrastructure designed to facilitate the storage, management, promotion, and
 delivery of digital music.  As the Internet's premier Music Service Provider
 (MSP), the company is dedicated to providing consumers access to music when
 they want it, where they want it, using any web-enabled device.  The company's
 web site hosts what MP3.com believes is the largest collection of digital
 music available on the Internet, with more than 926,000 songs and audio files
 posted from over 144,000 digital artists and record labels.  Dedicated to
 growing the digital music space, the company's products and services include
 on-demand Subscription Music Channels, an innovative Business Music Services
 program, a Radio Services program and others.  Additionally, through the
 company's MSP technology initiative and its Music InterOperating System,
 MP3.com is partnering with a variety of forward-looking businesses to expand
 its digital music strategy.  MP3.com's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq
 National Market under the ticker symbol MPPP.  The company is based in San
 Diego, California.  For more information on MP3.com, visit www.mp3.com.
 
     Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities
 Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These
 statements may include activities and events expected to occur in connection
 with the possible continued relationship with artist Rick Monroe and any
 specific content referencing events herein.  These statements involve a high
 degree of risk and uncertainty, are only predictions, and actual events or
 results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking
 statements.  Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include
 risks related to:  MP3.com's litigation proceedings, including without
 limitation the inability to reach settlement with all parties to such
 proceedings; risks related to activity expected to occur in connection with
 the possible continued relationship with artist Rick Monroe and any specific
 content referencing events herein; MP3.com's new and uncertain business model;
 acceptance of MP3.com's products and services; MP3.com's limited operating
 history; and MP3.com's rapid growth, as well as other risks detailed from time
 to time in MP3.com's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 
     For further information, please contact:  Greg Wilfahrt, Director of
 Public Relations of MP3.com, 858-623-7280, pr@mp3.com.
 
 

SOURCE MP3.com, Inc.
    SAN DIEGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based musician Rick Monroe
 (www.mp3.com/rickmonroeband), whose musical style is likened to James Taylor
 and Jim Croce, is scheduled to perform an acoustic set for the former
 President of the Soviet Union at the 2001 U.S.-Russian Presidential Gala in
 Washington, D.C., on April 21-22.  The private fundraising event will raise
 funds for the Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Fund for Leukemia Research and
 Treatment for Children, established in honor of Mr. Gorbachev's late wife.
     April is a busy time for Monroe and 3,686 other artists in the MP3.com
 artist community who have events scheduled during the month.  On average, more
 than 220 artists per day have an event planned during April.  According to the
 tour calendar on MP3.com, Monroe is one of 647 artists on MP3.com with an
 event scheduled on April 21.  Another 185 artists have events scheduled for
 the following day.
     There are nearly 10,000 future artist events scheduled on MP3.com.  To
 discover what bands are coming to your city, visit ontour.mp3.com.
     Rick Monroe can be heard this afternoon at 3 p.m. EST on the Voice of
 America (www.voa.gov/musicmix), a multimedia show that broadcasts its
 programming to a worldwide audience of approximately 91 million.
     "Because of MP3.com, I now have fans all over the world," said Monroe.
 "And it is so easy for me to stay in touch with them from my MP3.com artist
 page.  You hear a lot of talk about people wanting to bring the world together
 -- well, MP3.com does that every day."
     Monroe is one of over 144,000 artists representing more than 150 countries
 who make their music available on MP3.com (www.mp3.com).  Artists wishing to
 place your music and audio recordings on MP3.com at no charge are encouraged
 to register at www.mp3.com/newartist.
     To receive MP3.com press releases via email, register at pr.mp3.com.
 
     About MP3.com
     MP3.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MPPP) has created a unique and robust technology
 infrastructure designed to facilitate the storage, management, promotion, and
 delivery of digital music.  As the Internet's premier Music Service Provider
 (MSP), the company is dedicated to providing consumers access to music when
 they want it, where they want it, using any web-enabled device.  The company's
 web site hosts what MP3.com believes is the largest collection of digital
 music available on the Internet, with more than 926,000 songs and audio files
 posted from over 144,000 digital artists and record labels.  Dedicated to
 growing the digital music space, the company's products and services include
 on-demand Subscription Music Channels, an innovative Business Music Services
 program, a Radio Services program and others.  Additionally, through the
 company's MSP technology initiative and its Music InterOperating System,
 MP3.com is partnering with a variety of forward-looking businesses to expand
 its digital music strategy.  MP3.com's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq
 National Market under the ticker symbol MPPP.  The company is based in San
 Diego, California.  For more information on MP3.com, visit www.mp3.com.
 
     Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities
 Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These
 statements may include activities and events expected to occur in connection
 with the possible continued relationship with artist Rick Monroe and any
 specific content referencing events herein.  These statements involve a high
 degree of risk and uncertainty, are only predictions, and actual events or
 results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking
 statements.  Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include
 risks related to:  MP3.com's litigation proceedings, including without
 limitation the inability to reach settlement with all parties to such
 proceedings; risks related to activity expected to occur in connection with
 the possible continued relationship with artist Rick Monroe and any specific
 content referencing events herein; MP3.com's new and uncertain business model;
 acceptance of MP3.com's products and services; MP3.com's limited operating
 history; and MP3.com's rapid growth, as well as other risks detailed from time
 to time in MP3.com's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 
     For further information, please contact:  Greg Wilfahrt, Director of
 Public Relations of MP3.com, 858-623-7280, pr@mp3.com.
 
 SOURCE  MP3.com, Inc.