Artists on MP3.com Continue to Infiltrate Hollywood Soundtracks; '15 Minutes,' 'Bar Hopping' and CBS Among Those Utilizing Online Talent Pool

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Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from MP3.com

    SAN DIEGO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Marinelli
 (www.mp3.com/anthonymarinelli), an artist on MP3.com (Nasdaq: MPPP), is one of
 many whose music is becoming the standard for Hollywood soundtracks.
 Marinelli created pieces for "15 Minutes," the recent Robert De Niro film.
 His classic operatic tracks also have been heard in "Time Code," Internal
 Affairs" and "Flynn," which earned Marinelli a nomination for best score by
 the Australian Film Institute.
     Another successful artist on MP3.com, Hypnogaja (www.mp3.com/Hypnogaja), a
 genre-bending techno band, also has broken Hollywood's barrier with its
 self-described pop/funk opus track, "One More Tear."  The track received
 airplay in John Travolta's film "Bar Hopping," slated to air four times this
 month on The Movie Channel.
     Other tracks by Hypnogaja have been featured in film and TV projects.  The
 electric-funk sound of "So Sweet" was used in the Warner Bros. film
 "Valentine," starring David Boreanaz, and "Blame It On The Full Moon," a
 classic guitar ballad, which appeared in the MTV series "Live Through This."
     Music supervisors continue to turn to MP3.com's vast talent base as
 evidenced by CBS' David Copperfield special "Tornado of Fire," which showcased
 the talent of James Grote (www.mp3.com/SongsForDeathmatch), an artist with a
 flair for doomy-metallic guitar riffs.  Grote said, "My musical tastes are
 pretty varied, but I generally like intense, dark music, be it Nine Inch Nails
 or Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring.'"
     These success stories indicate a growing trend that sees music supervisors
 and others looking to the Internet to fulfill soundtrack and music-score
 needs.
     "The success of these artists really comes as no surprise," said Michael
 Robertson, chairman and chief executive officer of MP3.com (www.mp3.com).
 "There is tremendous talent to be found online and more industry
 decision-makers are discovering this resource.  It's gratifying to see artists
 work to promote themselves and end up in the big show."  A number of
 partnerships between artists on MP3.com and the entertainment industry are
 facilitated by MP3.com's Music Licensing Program (www.mp3.com/licensing),
 designed to match content from digital artists and composers on the site with
 producers, directors, advertising agencies and music supervisors actively
 looking to license music for traditional or multimedia productions.  The
 program allows artists and composers the option to maintain complete control
 over the rights to their music.
     Eligible artists can enroll in the program at www.mp3.com/licensing.  The
 Music Licensing Program is run in association with MP3.com's licensing
 services provider, enableyourmusic, Inc. (http://eym.enableyourmusic.com/).
     There are more than 144,000 digital artists who currently post music on
 MP3.com.  To register to post your music on the site at no cost, visit
 www.mp3.com/newartist.
     To receive MP3.com press releases via email, register at pr.mp3.com.
 
     About MP3.com
     MP3.com, Inc. 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 with 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
 Syndicated Radio division 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 references to the schedule inclusion of certain works
 or artist in various entertainment productions as well as the products,
 features, and services described in this press release, including the Music
 Licensing Program and the functionality and availability thereof.  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 the scheduled inclusion
 of certain works or artist in various entertainment productions, as well as
 the implementation of the products, features and services described in this
 press release, including the Music Licensing Program, the functionality and
 availability thereof; 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
    SAN DIEGO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Marinelli
 (www.mp3.com/anthonymarinelli), an artist on MP3.com (Nasdaq: MPPP), is one of
 many whose music is becoming the standard for Hollywood soundtracks.
 Marinelli created pieces for "15 Minutes," the recent Robert De Niro film.
 His classic operatic tracks also have been heard in "Time Code," Internal
 Affairs" and "Flynn," which earned Marinelli a nomination for best score by
 the Australian Film Institute.
     Another successful artist on MP3.com, Hypnogaja (www.mp3.com/Hypnogaja), a
 genre-bending techno band, also has broken Hollywood's barrier with its
 self-described pop/funk opus track, "One More Tear."  The track received
 airplay in John Travolta's film "Bar Hopping," slated to air four times this
 month on The Movie Channel.
     Other tracks by Hypnogaja have been featured in film and TV projects.  The
 electric-funk sound of "So Sweet" was used in the Warner Bros. film
 "Valentine," starring David Boreanaz, and "Blame It On The Full Moon," a
 classic guitar ballad, which appeared in the MTV series "Live Through This."
     Music supervisors continue to turn to MP3.com's vast talent base as
 evidenced by CBS' David Copperfield special "Tornado of Fire," which showcased
 the talent of James Grote (www.mp3.com/SongsForDeathmatch), an artist with a
 flair for doomy-metallic guitar riffs.  Grote said, "My musical tastes are
 pretty varied, but I generally like intense, dark music, be it Nine Inch Nails
 or Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring.'"
     These success stories indicate a growing trend that sees music supervisors
 and others looking to the Internet to fulfill soundtrack and music-score
 needs.
     "The success of these artists really comes as no surprise," said Michael
 Robertson, chairman and chief executive officer of MP3.com (www.mp3.com).
 "There is tremendous talent to be found online and more industry
 decision-makers are discovering this resource.  It's gratifying to see artists
 work to promote themselves and end up in the big show."  A number of
 partnerships between artists on MP3.com and the entertainment industry are
 facilitated by MP3.com's Music Licensing Program (www.mp3.com/licensing),
 designed to match content from digital artists and composers on the site with
 producers, directors, advertising agencies and music supervisors actively
 looking to license music for traditional or multimedia productions.  The
 program allows artists and composers the option to maintain complete control
 over the rights to their music.
     Eligible artists can enroll in the program at www.mp3.com/licensing.  The
 Music Licensing Program is run in association with MP3.com's licensing
 services provider, enableyourmusic, Inc. (http://eym.enableyourmusic.com/).
     There are more than 144,000 digital artists who currently post music on
 MP3.com.  To register to post your music on the site at no cost, visit
 www.mp3.com/newartist.
     To receive MP3.com press releases via email, register at pr.mp3.com.
 
     About MP3.com
     MP3.com, Inc. 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 with 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
 Syndicated Radio division 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 references to the schedule inclusion of certain works
 or artist in various entertainment productions as well as the products,
 features, and services described in this press release, including the Music
 Licensing Program and the functionality and availability thereof.  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 the scheduled inclusion
 of certain works or artist in various entertainment productions, as well as
 the implementation of the products, features and services described in this
 press release, including the Music Licensing Program, the functionality and
 availability thereof; 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