Net losses for the period were $5.2 million, or 8 cents a share, on revenues of $20.2 million. That compares with losses of $6.3 million, or 22 cents a share, on revenues of $1.9 million in the same period in 1999. In the previous quarter, MP3.com lost $8.4 million, or 13 cents a share, on revenues of $17.5 million.
Analysts expected MP3.com to lose 13 cents per share this quarter, according to a survey by First Call/Thomson Financial.
Counting nonoperating charges including copyright issues related to lawsuits stemming from the company's My.MP3.com service, net losses for the quarter were $177.1 million, or $2.71 a share.
"Notwithstanding the difficult challenges during the last quarter, as well as adverse Internet market conditions, we achieved solid top-line growth," MP3.com CEO Michael Robertson said in a statement. "Over the past quarter, our progress in delivering music and music services and products to consumers, as well as artists, has gone unmatched by any other Internet music company."