Savvy Auctioneering Artists Bid for Additional Prime Spots On MP3.com For Greater Exposure

Auction Fever Spreads to E-Newsletters and Other High Visibility Spots



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from MP3.com, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than three months after unveiling
 its new Promo Auctions feature (www.mp3.com/auction), MP3.com, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MPPP) has responded to numerous artist requests to provide yet
 another potential avenue of profit and promotion through the concept of mass
 exposure.  Placement opportunities for artists can cost as little as one
 dollar.
     MP3.com (www.mp3.com) currently receives more than four million page views
 a day from consumers who are in the music market.  Auctioning off sections of
 highly viewed pages through Promo Auctions may provide greater visibility for
 artists, allowing them to harness the power of the Internet through self-
 promotion.
     For example, Larree (www.mp3.com/larree), an artist on MP3.com who has
 earned more than $1,455.21 thus far in the Payback for Playback program
 (www.mp3.com/payback), cornered one bid location last week for $2,000.  Larree
 outbid Watermelon Jones (www.mp3.com/WJ) who bid $1,555.00 for the highly
 coveted auction spot on MP3.com's home page.
     The home page placements on MP3.com represent one of many opportunities
 for Promo Auctions.  Artists can also bid to promote themselves in
 e-newsletters, such as the MP3.com welcome newsletter, which reaches an
 estimated 1.2 million unique visitors a week, or MP3.com's weekly newsletters,
 which has approximately 11 million subscribers.
     Most of the auctions slots are rotated weekly, allowing the highest
 bidders up to seven days to bask in approximately four million page views.
 Promo Auctions (www.mp3.com/auction) promote artists while also helping to
 showcase and rotate the vast talent found within MP3.com's community.
     Placement within Promo Auctions help to promote artists by displaying
 links to the artists' pages and song play links.  In some cases, winners are
 able to provide a personal message or solicitation to music fans.  Examples of
 Promo Auction winners, who are highlighted in blue, can be seen at
 www.mp3.com/music/jazz.
     Frontrunners in Promo Auctions who are also enrolled in MP3.com's Premium
 Artist Service www.mp3.com/premium receive additional opportunities to accrue
 earnings available to eligible artists through MP3.com's Payback for Playback
 promotion (www.mp3.com/playback).  For a look at the current auction activity,
 visit www.mp3.com/auction.
     More than 150,000 digital artists and record labels make their music
 available on MP3.com.  To post your music or audio recordings on the site at
 no charge, register at www.mp3.com/newartist.
     To receive MP3.com press releases via email or to unsubscribe from this
 service, visit 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 967,000 songs and audio files posted
 from over 150,000 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 listed for trading 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 products, features, and services
 described in this press release, including the MP3.com Promo Auction, Premium
 Artist Service, Payback For Playback services and the functionality and
 availability thereof, as well as the estimated potential value of the products
 and services offered therefrom.  These statements and MP3.com Promo Auctions
 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 associated with the products, features, and
 services described in this press release, including the MP3.com Promo Auction
 services, Premium Artist Service, Payback For Playback and the functionality
 and availability thereof, as well the estimated potential value of the
 products and services attributed thereto and expected therefrom; 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.
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than three months after unveiling
 its new Promo Auctions feature (www.mp3.com/auction), MP3.com, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MPPP) has responded to numerous artist requests to provide yet
 another potential avenue of profit and promotion through the concept of mass
 exposure.  Placement opportunities for artists can cost as little as one
 dollar.
     MP3.com (www.mp3.com) currently receives more than four million page views
 a day from consumers who are in the music market.  Auctioning off sections of
 highly viewed pages through Promo Auctions may provide greater visibility for
 artists, allowing them to harness the power of the Internet through self-
 promotion.
     For example, Larree (www.mp3.com/larree), an artist on MP3.com who has
 earned more than $1,455.21 thus far in the Payback for Playback program
 (www.mp3.com/payback), cornered one bid location last week for $2,000.  Larree
 outbid Watermelon Jones (www.mp3.com/WJ) who bid $1,555.00 for the highly
 coveted auction spot on MP3.com's home page.
     The home page placements on MP3.com represent one of many opportunities
 for Promo Auctions.  Artists can also bid to promote themselves in
 e-newsletters, such as the MP3.com welcome newsletter, which reaches an
 estimated 1.2 million unique visitors a week, or MP3.com's weekly newsletters,
 which has approximately 11 million subscribers.
     Most of the auctions slots are rotated weekly, allowing the highest
 bidders up to seven days to bask in approximately four million page views.
 Promo Auctions (www.mp3.com/auction) promote artists while also helping to
 showcase and rotate the vast talent found within MP3.com's community.
     Placement within Promo Auctions help to promote artists by displaying
 links to the artists' pages and song play links.  In some cases, winners are
 able to provide a personal message or solicitation to music fans.  Examples of
 Promo Auction winners, who are highlighted in blue, can be seen at
 www.mp3.com/music/jazz.
     Frontrunners in Promo Auctions who are also enrolled in MP3.com's Premium
 Artist Service www.mp3.com/premium receive additional opportunities to accrue
 earnings available to eligible artists through MP3.com's Payback for Playback
 promotion (www.mp3.com/playback).  For a look at the current auction activity,
 visit www.mp3.com/auction.
     More than 150,000 digital artists and record labels make their music
 available on MP3.com.  To post your music or audio recordings on the site at
 no charge, register at www.mp3.com/newartist.
     To receive MP3.com press releases via email or to unsubscribe from this
 service, visit 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 967,000 songs and audio files posted
 from over 150,000 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 listed for trading 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 products, features, and services
 described in this press release, including the MP3.com Promo Auction, Premium
 Artist Service, Payback For Playback services and the functionality and
 availability thereof, as well as the estimated potential value of the products
 and services offered therefrom.  These statements and MP3.com Promo Auctions
 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 associated with the products, features, and
 services described in this press release, including the MP3.com Promo Auction
 services, Premium Artist Service, Payback For Playback and the functionality
 and availability thereof, as well the estimated potential value of the
 products and services attributed thereto and expected therefrom; 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.
 
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