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MP3.com Details Partner Platform

MP3.com Inc. Tuesday unveiled Music Service Provider Platform 1.0, a set of products and technologies that allow for the delivery of music and music-related services, at the MP3 Summit 2000 in San Diego.

The company said the platform would enable its music provider partners to generate increased revenues by offering customers a suite of personalized music content and services. MP3.com said partner companies can use MSP Platform 1.0 to design, develop and manufacture next-generation PC and PC-free products and services that will deliver digital music to consumers anytime, anywhere.

The platform is structured to provide partners with five major components. "MSP Content" consists of the music and information available at MP3.com's Web site. "MSP Co-Brand" allows partners to leverage My.MP3.com music manager in a co-branded environment. The "Instant Listening" program allows online and offline retail partners to provide customers with instant digital access to purchased music. "Beam-It" enables partners to provide online access to CDs. Finally, the "MSP API" flexible programming interface allows for delivery of personalized music and services to devices, applications and Web sites.

MP3.com said more than 20 MSP partners have joined with it.

"The MSP Platform 1.0 powers our partners' music solutions by providing content and services while creating new revenue opportunities," said Michael Robertson, chairman and chief executive officer of MP3.com.

He added that the platform lays the groundwork for delivery of music as a service.