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Cinram Int’l and M3P.Com in tune

Pair to creat 'Net jukebox

TORONTO — San Diego-based Web company MP3.Com has formed a C$19.5 million ($13.3 million) alliance with Toronto-based CD, video and software maker Cinram International to create an Internet jukebox.

The deal, in which M3P.Com has purchased 1.5 million Cinram shares at $8.80 each, makes way for the two companies to provide a service that allows Internet-conversant music lovers to order custom CDs by picking from 180,000 songs on MP3.Com’s Web site, which Cinram will then press and ship within 48 hours. The companies expect the service to become available in January.

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