MP3.Com, i-Drive.Com Join to Manage MP3 Files and i-drive Thursday launched a custom version of i-drive within the site.’s new “sideloading” feature, available from (MPPP), makes it easier for visitors to collect and manage MP3s. visitors can gather, store and arrange MP3s in private Web-based folders. Storing MP3s on the Web through sideloading, rather than on a hard drive,
greatly enhances the usability of large MP3 files for the majority of Web users.

incorporating i-drive’s powerful sideloading feature, is now able to
provide artists and consumers with a fun and secure way to store and manage
digital music on the Internet,” said Michael Robertson,’s chairman and CEO.

Starting today, visitors will see a “Save to my i-drive” link below
every downloadable MP3 file, which allows users to collect multiple MP3s in
only seconds. If the visitor does not have an i-drive account, they will be
able to register in minutes from

Once the files are in the i-drive
account, visitors can utilize i-drive’s Sync tool to download the files at a
more convenient time. Once their play list has been downloaded to the
desktop, users can also arrange the files into multiple subfolders to create
MP3 mixes.

As a bonus, visitors creating an i-drive account from receive 50 MB
of storage, which is twice the amount of a standard i-drive account. Users
with an existing i-drive will receive the bonus 25 MB
upgrade the first time they sideload an MP3.

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