MP3.com Launches MP3.com Japan Site in Alliance With The Being Group/BMF

Companies to Make Leading Japanese Content and Localized Services Available To

Millions of Japanese Consumers



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from MP3.com, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO and TOKYO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MP3.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPPP)
 and the Being Group/BMF today officially launched MP3.com Japan
 (Japan.mp3.com) at a public event in the Tokyo's Roppongi district.  MP3.com
 CEO Michael Robertson and BMF CEO Masao "Mario" Nakajima briefed the standing-
 room only audience on their plans to bring Japanese artists together with
 music fans online.  The Japan.mp3.com site is designed to combine MP3.com's
 expertise in digital music infrastructure with the Being Group/BMF's deep
 Japanese market expertise.
     "Launching Japan.MP3.com is a milestone for MP3.com and Japanese digital
 music," said Robertson.  "Japan.mp3.com will connect Japanese artists with
 nearly 30 million MP3.com visitors quarterly.  We look forward to delivering
 technology through this alliance that benefits the Japanese music industry,
 while providing fans and artists the gateway to a new digital experience."
     "With its innovative programs and artist-centered services, MP3.com
 provides advanced tools to take advantage of Internet music distribution,"
 said Nakajima.  "The MP3.com Japan site is an opportunity turn the potential
 benefits of digital music into a reality for Japanese artists and content
 holders."
     One highlight of the press conference was the announcement that Japan's
 all-time best-selling group, B'z, is releasing their No.1 hit single "Juice"
 on Japan.mp3.com.  "Juice" is now available on the B'z Japan.mp3.com artist
 page at www.mp3.com/bz.
     In addition, leading and upcoming Japanese artists' music is now available
 through Japan.mp3.com at www.mp3.com/japanese_music.  MP3.com also announced
 that Asia Global Crossing will be a provider of broadband digital content
 connectivity between Japan and MP3.com's content operations in the United
 States.
     For information on business opportunities with MP3.com Japan, contact
 japan@mp3.com.
     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 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.
 
     About BMF/Being Group
     BMF and the Being Group form part of one of Japan's leading music
 enterprises, comprised of record labels, artist management companies, and
 publishers. The group also contains an advanced music production studio, a
 music distribution subsidiary, print publications and a satellite television
 channel.  Additionally, the group is an international concert promoter for
 artists on its roster.  The group's main web site can be found at
 http://www.being.co.jp/.
 
     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 activities and events expected in
 connection with the agreement between MP3.com and The Being Group/BMF,
 including any products, services and content described 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; international laws and regulations as
 they may apply to MP3.com's proposed and actual business activities; the
 implementation of MP3.com's agreement with The Being Group/BMF and the
 products, services and content expected in connection therewith; 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 and TOKYO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MP3.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPPP)
 and the Being Group/BMF today officially launched MP3.com Japan
 (Japan.mp3.com) at a public event in the Tokyo's Roppongi district.  MP3.com
 CEO Michael Robertson and BMF CEO Masao "Mario" Nakajima briefed the standing-
 room only audience on their plans to bring Japanese artists together with
 music fans online.  The Japan.mp3.com site is designed to combine MP3.com's
 expertise in digital music infrastructure with the Being Group/BMF's deep
 Japanese market expertise.
     "Launching Japan.MP3.com is a milestone for MP3.com and Japanese digital
 music," said Robertson.  "Japan.mp3.com will connect Japanese artists with
 nearly 30 million MP3.com visitors quarterly.  We look forward to delivering
 technology through this alliance that benefits the Japanese music industry,
 while providing fans and artists the gateway to a new digital experience."
     "With its innovative programs and artist-centered services, MP3.com
 provides advanced tools to take advantage of Internet music distribution,"
 said Nakajima.  "The MP3.com Japan site is an opportunity turn the potential
 benefits of digital music into a reality for Japanese artists and content
 holders."
     One highlight of the press conference was the announcement that Japan's
 all-time best-selling group, B'z, is releasing their No.1 hit single "Juice"
 on Japan.mp3.com.  "Juice" is now available on the B'z Japan.mp3.com artist
 page at www.mp3.com/bz.
     In addition, leading and upcoming Japanese artists' music is now available
 through Japan.mp3.com at www.mp3.com/japanese_music.  MP3.com also announced
 that Asia Global Crossing will be a provider of broadband digital content
 connectivity between Japan and MP3.com's content operations in the United
 States.
     For information on business opportunities with MP3.com Japan, contact
 japan@mp3.com.
     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 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.
 
     About BMF/Being Group
     BMF and the Being Group form part of one of Japan's leading music
 enterprises, comprised of record labels, artist management companies, and
 publishers. The group also contains an advanced music production studio, a
 music distribution subsidiary, print publications and a satellite television
 channel.  Additionally, the group is an international concert promoter for
 artists on its roster.  The group's main web site can be found at
 http://www.being.co.jp/.
 
     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 activities and events expected in
 connection with the agreement between MP3.com and The Being Group/BMF,
 including any products, services and content described 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; international laws and regulations as
 they may apply to MP3.com's proposed and actual business activities; the
 implementation of MP3.com's agreement with The Being Group/BMF and the
 products, services and content expected in connection therewith; 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.