Does anyone remember the old mp3.com? Not the current version of the site that was bought out by c|net… which is nothing like the original. Mp3.com was started by Michael Robertson in 1997 as a portal for the growing mp3 format. It became a very popular site showcasing new and unknown artists. All of the content on the original mp3.com was provided by individual artists. In November of 2003 c|net purchased mp3.com and changed it from a network of independent artists’ music to a directory of music. Much of the old content from the original mp3.com is still available at a site called garageband.com. Garageband has the old archive of mp3.com content (those they were able to get permission from the original artists to host) and provides the same music hosting service for independent artists to host their music. It’s nice that a partial legacy of the old mp3.com still lives on, but nothing really touching the glory days that the original celebrated during the dot com boom.