SETTLEMENT, RELEASE AND
                         TERMINATION OF LEASE AGREEMENT

        This Settlement, Release and Termination of Lease Agreement (the
"Agreement") is dated as of September 8, 2003, by and between 5670 WILSHIRE
L.P., a California limited partnership (referred to in this Agreement as
"Landlord") and ARTISTDIRECT, INC., a Delaware corporation (referred to in this
Agreement as "ADI"), with reference to the following recitals:

                                R E C I T A L S :


        A. Landlord and ADI previously entered into an Office Lease (the "Office
Lease") dated December 13, 1999 (the "Office Lease"), as amended by a First
Amendment to Lease (the "First Amendment") dated March 7, 2000, a Second
Amendment (the "Second Amendment") dated May, 2000 and a Recognition Agreement
and Third Amendment to Lease (the "Third Amendment") dated February 28, 2001
(collectively, the "Lease") relating to certain real property located at 5670
Wilshire Boulevard, Second and Third Floors, Los Angeles, California (the
"Premises").

        B. Landlord filed a legal action for unlawful detainer against ADI in
the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, Case No. BC 297958 ("the
Action"). The Action is currently pending in the Superior Court.

        C. Landlord presented ADI's letter of credit number SDCRBH411476 (the
"Letter of Credit") in the amount of $1,354,881.82 to HSBC Bank USA (as
successor-in-interest to Republic Bank California N.A.) for payment and retained
the proceeds.

        D. The parties now wish to settle and terminate all their respective
obligations under the Lease and the Action, on the terms and conditions
hereinafter set forth.


                               A G R E E M E N T :


        NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual promises
contained in this Agreement and in the Lease and for other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged,
Landlord and ADI agree as follows:

        1. Termination of Lease; Payment. Landlord and ADI agree that the Lease
shall terminate, and each party's respective rights and obligations under the
Lease (including, without limitation, ADI's signage rights) are deemed
terminated effective September 8, 2003 (the "Termination Date"). In
consideration of Landlord's releases and agreements set forth herein, ADI
acknowledges that Landlord shall retain the proceeds of the Letter of Credit in
the amount of $1,354,881.82, that Tenant shall have no claim to any portion
thereof, and that no portion thereof shall be applied to the sums to be paid by
ADI pursuant to the terms of Section 2 of this Agreement. Notwithstanding
anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if any action is brought against
Landlord seeking the return of the proceeds of the Letter of Credit or any
portion thereof, Landlord's release of ADI set forth in Section 4 of this
Agreement shall be null and void and Landlord shall be


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entitled to assert against ADI all of Landlord's rights and remedies as set
forth in Article 19 of the Lease and applicable law. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, Tenant shall be entitled to an offset against any damage claim of
Landlord the amount of the proceeds retained by Landlord from its draw on the
Letter of Credit, provided that in no event shall Landlord be obligated to
disgorge any part of the proceeds from its draw on the Letter of Credit,
including, but not limited to, in the event that Landlord's damage claim is less
than the amount of the Letter of Credit proceeds.

Upon the mutual execution and delivery of this Agreement, Landlord agrees to:
(i) cease all activities related to prosecution of the Action, including but not
limited to filing any motions or making any appearances, except in connection
with the dismissal discussed in subpart (ii) below, and (ii) cause the Action to
be dismissed with prejudice. Landlord shall promptly deliver to ADI a conformed
copy of such dismissal which has been stamped and entered by the clerk of the
Los Angeles Superior Court. Landlord shall be responsible for any fees and costs
incurred in filing and obtaining such dismissal and for its attorneys' fees in
connection with all matters relating to the Lease and the Action.

        2. Additional Payments. In exchange for Landlord's releases and
agreements set forth herein:

           (a) ADI has paid to Landlord the sum of $6,000.00;

           (b) ADI hereby remises, grants, bargains and sells to Landlord,
               without representation or warranty, express or implied, the
               furniture located in the Premises which is listed on Exhibit "A"
               to this Agreement (the "FF&E"). As a material consideration for
               the releases in this Agreement, Landlord has required that ADI
               convey to Landlord the FF&E, which Landlord shall accept in its
               "as-is" condition. ADI represents and warrants to Landlord that
               ADI has good and marketable title to the FF&E, free and clear of
               any liens or claims of others, and has the right to sell the FF&E
               to Landlord pursuant to this Agreement without the consent of any
               other person or entity.

           (c) ADI has agreed to grant to Landlord a warrant to purchase an
               aggregate of 200,000 shares of ADI's common stock on the terms
               and conditions of the Warrant to Purchase Common Stock attached
               to this Agreement as Exhibit "B." The warrant granted by ADI to
               Landlord on March 9, 2000 shall remain in full force and effect
               and shall not be deemed to have been modified and/or invalidated
               by the termination of the Lease or of ADI's signage rights
               pursuant to the terms of Section 1 of this Agreement.

        3. Condition of Premises.


           (a) Delivery. Landlord acknowledges that ADI has vacated the Premises
               and ADI hereby surrenders possession thereof to Landlord.
               Landlord hereby agrees to accept such surrender. Landlord
               acknowledges it has conducted a walkthrough, has inspected the
               Premises, and accepts them in their "as-is" condition as of the
               date of this Agreement. Landlord further agrees to waive any
               claims for damage to the Premises and acknowledges that all of
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               obligations with respect to the condition of the Premises are
               covered by the release in Paragraph 5 below. Landlord hereby
               acknowledges that it has possession of any keys, alarm codes or
               other devices necessary to enter and obtain possession of the
               Premises. The term "vacate" as used in this Agreement means the
               physical removal of ADI and any of its officers, managers,
               employees or other personnel, as well as any personal property
               which ADI is entitled to remove from the Premises by virtue of
               the Lease, with the exception of those items listed on Exhibit
               "A" to this Agreement.

           (b) Clear Channel Sublease. Landlord acknowledges that a subtenant of
               ADI, Clear Channel Internet Group ("Clear Channel") shall remain
               in possession of a portion of the Premises after the Termination
               Date; such possession shall be pursuant to a direct lease
               relationship between Clear Channel and Landlord and shall not
               constitute possession by ADI. ADI acknowledges that Landlord has
               collected rents directly from Clear Channel and ADI shall have no
               claim to such rents or to any "Termination Fee" (as that term is
               defined in the Sublease between Clear Channel and ADI dated
               February 12, 2001) paid by Clear Channel.

        4. Release. For and in consideration of the above-recited promises and
Landlord's agreement to terminate the Lease, Landlord and ADI hereby generally
release and discharge each other and all of their respective owners, officers,
members, managers, directors, partners, agents, representatives, employees,
heirs, assigns and attorneys, both present and past, from any and all claims,
debts, liabilities, obligations and causes of action of any kind or nature,
based on, arising out of, or in connection with the Action or the Lease, or to
any landlord/tenant relationship between Landlord and ADI, or in connection with
any other matter, except for the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This
general release shall be governed by the laws of the State of California This
general release shall bind all persons or business entities claiming any rights
under or through any party whether as a stockholder or otherwise. The parties
further warrant that they will not commence, prosecute, or maintain any civil
action based on the causes of action waived in this Agreement, except as
expressly provided otherwise elsewhere in this Agreement. The parties further
warrant and agree that they have not previously assigned, and will not in the
future attempt to assign, any claims, demand or cause of action waived in this
Agreement. Nothing in this release shall be deemed to release any party from its
obligations pursuant to this Agreement. Landlord and ADI each hereby certify
that they have read and understood the provisions of California Civil Code
Section 1542, which provides as follows:

               "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor
               does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of
               executing the release, which if known by him must have materially
               affected his settlement with the debtor."

Landlord's release pursuant to this Section 4 shall be effective so long as no
action, litigation or other proceeding (collectively, an "Avoidance Action") is
filed or brought against Landlord under 11 U.S.C. Sections 544, 545, 546, 547,
548 or 550, or any similar State or federal law in connection with a bankruptcy,
assignment for the benefit of creditors, or other similar proceeding filed by or
against ADI, seeking the avoidance or return of any of the proceeds of the
Letter of Credit, and


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which results in Landlord being obligated to pay any amount to anyone by reason
of a judgment entered in any such action, in settlement of any claims, or
otherwise. In the event any Avoidance Action is filed against Landlord seeking
the avoidance or return of any portion of the proceeds of the Letter of Credit
which results in Landlord being obligated to pay any amount to anyone by reason
of a judgment entered in any such action, in settlement of claims, or otherwise,
Landlord's release in this Section 4 shall be null and void and Landlord shall
be entitled to assert against ADI all of Landlord's rights and remedies set
forth in Article 19 of the Lease, and the right to recover damages from ADI as
provided in California Civil Code Section 1951.2, in addition to any other
rights and remedies it has under either the Lease or State or federal law, but
taking into account, in any case, amounts previously paid and consideration
given that are not recovered in the Avoidance Action, and in such event it is
expressly understood and agreed by the parties hereto that this Agreement shall
not be construed as a substitution of an agreement for an obligation, nor as a
novation or the substitution of a contract for an obligation, but instead as a
mere mechanism employed by the parties hereto to permit a procedure whereby
Landlord and ADI are afforded the benefits set forth herein.

        5. Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire and final
contract between the parties to this Agreement with respect to the subject
matter of this Agreement. All prior or preliminary negotiations with respect to
such subject matter are superseded by and merged with the terms of this
Agreement. This Agreement may be amended only by a writing signed by each of the
parties hereto. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
California.

        6. Reliance. Each party acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to
be represented by counsel of his or its own choice in connection with this
Agreement, that he or it has read this Agreement and has had the contents of the
Agreement fully explained by his or its own counsel, if he or it so desired.
Each party further acknowledges that he or it is entering into this Agreement
based upon his or its own knowledge, information and investigation and not upon
representations or statements from any other party except as set forth in
writing in this Agreement.

        7. Representations and Warranties. Each person executing this Agreement
represents and warrants that each has the authority to do so and that by so
executing, the entity for which he or she is signing is legally bound thereby.
ADI represents and warrants to Landlord that ADI is the sole tenant under the
Lease and is the sole occupant of the Premises (except as set forth in 3(b)
above), and has not assigned or sublet any of its rights thereto. Landlord
represents and warrants to ADI that Landlord has obtained any and all approvals
(including, without limitation, lender approvals) to the execution of this
Agreement and the performance by Landlord of its obligations hereunder.

        8. No Third Party Beneficiary. Nothing in this Agreement shall be
construed to be an admission by any party of any liability of any kind to any
other party or parties.

        9. Further Assurance. The parties shall timely execute and deliver all
documents and perform all further acts that may be reasonably necessary to
effectuate the provisions of this Agreement.

        10. Construction. This Agreement shall not be construed against the
party preparing it and shall be construed as if the parties jointly prepared
this Agreement, and any uncertainty or ambiguity shall not be interpreted
against any party because it prepared the Agreement.


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        11. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original for all purposes.

        12. Exhibits. All Exhibits referenced in this Agreement are incorporated
herein by reference.

        13. Binding Effect. This Agreement, and all covenants and releases set
forth herein, shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the
respective parties hereto, their legal successors, heirs, assigns, owners,
members, managers, partners, representatives, executors, administrators, agents,
attorneys, officers, directors and shareholders.

        14. Legal Expenses. Each party hereto shall bear their own attorneys'
fees, expenses, and cost incurred in connection with the Action, the disputes
which gave rise to that Action, and the preparation of this Agreement. In the
event any party to this Agreement commences any legal proceeding concerning any
aspect of this Agreement, including but not limited to, the interpretation or
enforcement of any of its provisions or based on an alleged dispute, breach,
default, or misrepresentation in connection with any aspect or provision of this
Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable
attorneys' fees and all other costs and expenses incurred in connection with the
action or proceeding, including without limitation, expert witness fees, court
reporter fees and collection expenses, whether or not such action proceeds to
judgment. The "prevailing party" means the party determined by the court to have
generally prevailed with respect to the issues or defenses raised, even if such
party did not prevail in all matters, and is not necessarily the one in whose
favor a judgment is rendered. If the court fails or refuses to make
determination of the prevailing party, the party who is awarded costs of suit
shall also be deemed to be the prevailing party for purposes of awarding
attorneys' fees.

        15. Section Headings. The captions, subject, section and paragraph
headings in this Agreement are included for convenience and reference only. They
do not form part hereof, and do not in any way codify, interpret, or reflect the
intent of the parties. Said headings shall not be used to construe or interpret
any provision of this Agreement.

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement.

                                    5670 WILSHIRE L.P., a California limited
                                    partnership

DATED:  September 8, 2003           By:    5670 Wilshire GP, Inc.,
                                           a California corporation
                                           Its Sole General Partner

                                           By:  /s/ JEROME H. SNYDER
                                                --------------------
                                                Jerome H. Snyder, President



                                    ARTISTDIRECT, INC.,
                                    a Delaware corporation

DATED:  September 8, 2003           By:    /s/ THOMAS F. FUELLING
                                           ----------------------
                                           Its: Chief Financial Officer


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                                    EXHIBIT A

                                     FF & E

                  ITEM                                    QUANTITY
                  ----                                    --------

                  OFFICE DESKS                                40

                  CUBICLE DESKS                               200

                  PEDESTAL FILE CABINETS                      80

                  2 DRAWER LATERAL FILE CABINETS              72

                  3 DRAWER LATERAL FILE CABINETS              24

                  4 DRAWER LATERAL FILE CABINETS              30

                  ALL SIGNS IDENTIFYING ADI                   _ _
                  AT THE BUILDING


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                                    EXHIBIT B

                                WARRANT AGREEMENT

NEITHER THE WARRANT NOR THE SHARES OF STOCK ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE HEREOF HAVE
BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES
ACT"). NO SALE, TRANSFER OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF THIS WARRANT OR SAID SHARES MAY
BE EFFECTED WITHOUT (i) AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATED THERETO,
(ii) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL FOR THE PURCHASER, REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE
COMPANY, THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED, (iii) RECEIPT OF A NO-ACTION
LETTER FROM THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION TO THE EFFECT THAT
REGISTRATION UNDER THE ACT IS NOT REQUIRED, OR (iv) SATISFACTORY ASSURANCES TO
THE COMPANY THAT REGISTRATION UNDER THE ACT IS NOT REQUIRED.

Date of Issuance: September 8, 2003 ("Date of Issuance")   Warrant No.:  W-_____

                        WARRANT TO PURCHASE UP TO 200,000
                   SHARES OF COMMON STOCK OF ARTISTDIRECT INC.

        THIS CERTIFIES THAT 5670 WILSHIRE L.P., a California limited partnership
("Holder"), is entitled to purchase under this Warrant up to Two Hundred
Thousand (200,000) shares (as may be adjusted pursuant to provisions hereof, the
"Shares") of Common Stock of ARTISTDIRECT, INC., a Delaware corporation (the
"Company") at a price per share of $.50 (the "Exercise Price"), subject to the
provisions and upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.

        1. Exercise Price; Exercisability and Term.

           1.1. Shares. This Warrant shall be exercisable with respect to the
Shares at any time and from time to time during the period commencing on the
Date of Issuance and, subject to Section 1.3, ending at 5:00 p.m. California
time on the date five (5) years after the Date of Issuance.

        2. Conversion.

           2.1. Method of Exercise: Payment: Issuance of New Warrant. This
Warrant may be exercised by the Holder, in whole or in part and from time to
time, by the surrender of this Warrant (with a notice of exercise in the form
attached as Exhibit A and the investment representation certificate in the form
attached as Exhibit B duly executed) at the principal office of the Company and
by the payment to the Company by check or wire transfer, of an amount equal to
the then applicable Exercise Price per share multiplied by the number of Shares
then being purchased (the "Aggregate Exercise Price"). The person or persons in
whose name(s) any certificate(s) representing shares of Common Stock shall be
issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be deemed to have become the
Holder(s) of record of, and shall be treated for all purposes as the record
Holder(s) of the shares represented thereby (and such shares shall be deemed to
have been issued) immediately prior to the close of business on the date or
dates upon which this Warrant is exercised. In the event of any exercise of this
Warrant, certificates for the shares of stock so purchased shall be promptly
delivered to the Holder and, unless this Warrant has been fully

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exercised or expired, a new Warrant representing the portion of the Shares, if
any, with respect to which this Warrant shall not then have been exercised shall
also be promptly issued to the Holder.

           2.2. Right to Convert Warrant into Stock; Net Issuance. In addition
to and without limiting the rights of the Holder under the terms of this
Warrant, the Holder may elect to convert this Warrant or any portion thereof
(the "Conversion Right"), but only to the extent that the Holder then has a
right to exercise this Warrant, into shares of Common Stock, as set forth below.
The Conversion Right may be exercised by the Holder by surrender of this Warrant
at the principal office of the Company together with notice of the Holder's
intention to exercise the Conversion Right (as indicated in the form attached as
Exhibit A) and the investment representation certificate in the form attached as
Exhibit B duly executed, in which event the Company shall issue to the Holder
the number of shares of the Company's Common Stock computed using the following
formula:

               X= Y(A-B)
                  ------
                     A

Where:

        X      The number of shares of Common Stock to be issued to the Holder.

        Y      The number of shares of Common Stock representing the portion of
               this

               Warrant that is being converted.

        A      The fair market value of one share of the Company's Common Stock.

        B      The Exercise Price (as adjusted to the date of such
               calculations).

For purposes of this Section 2.2, the "fair market value" per share of the
Company's Common Stock shall mean, the average daily Market Price (as defined
below) during the period of the most recent 20 days, ending on the last business
day before the effective date of exercise of the Conversion Right, on which the
national securities exchanges were open for trading, except that if no class of
the Common Stock is then listed or admitted to trading on any national
securities exchange or quoted in the over-counter market, the fair market value
shall be the Market Price on the last business day before the effective date of
exercise of the Conversion Right. If the Common Stock is traded on a national
securities exchange or admitted to unlisted trading privileges on such an
exchange, or is listed on the National Market System (the "National Market
System") of the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
System (the "NASDAQ"), the Market Price as of a specified day shall be the last
reported sale price of the Common Stock on such exchange or on the National
Market System on such date or if no such sale is made on such day, the mean of
the closing bid and asked prices for such day on such exchange or on the
National Market System. If the Common Stock is not so listed or admitted to
unlisted trading privileges, the Market Price as of a specified day shall be the
mean of the last bid and asked prices reported on such date (x) by the NASDAQ or
(y) if reports are unavailable under clause (x) above by the National Quotation
Bureau Incorporated. If the Common Stock is not so listed or admitted to
unlisted trading privileges and bid and ask prices are not reported, the Market
Price as of a specified day shall be the price the Company would obtain from a
willing third party buyer as determined in good faith by written resolution of
the

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Board of Directors of the Company and communicated in writing to Holder upon
Holder's written request.

        3. Securities Fully Paid; Reservation of Shares/Stockholder Rights.
Except as set forth below. All shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon
the exercise of the rights represented by this Warrant, upon issuance, will be
fully paid and nonassessable, and free from all taxes, liens and charges with
respect to the issue thereof. During the period within which the rights
represented by the Warrant may be exercised, the Company will at all times have
authorized and reserved for the purpose of issuance upon exercise of the
purchase rights evidenced by this Warrant, a sufficient number of shares of its
Common Stock to provide for the exercise of the rights represented by this
Warrant. Until this Warrant is exercised by the Holder in accordance with the
terms and conditions hereof, Holder shall have no rights as a stockholder of the
Company with respect to the Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant.

        4. Adjustment of Exercise Price and Number of Shares. The number and
kind of securities purchasable upon the exercise of the Warrant and the Exercise
Price shall be subject to adjustment from time to time upon the occurrence of
certain events, as follows: 4.1. Reclassification or Merger. In case of any
reclassification, change or conversion of securities in the class issuable upon
exercise of this Warrant (other than a change in par value, or from par value to
no par value, or from no par value to par value, or as a result of a subdivision
or combination), or in case of any merger of the Company with or into another
corporation (other than a merger with another corporation in which the Company
is a continuing corporation and which does not result in any reclassification or
change of outstanding securities issuable upon exercise of this Warrant), or in
case of any sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company,
unless this Warrant shall have been exercised or terminated in accordance with
its terms, the Holder of this Warrant shall have the right to exercise this
Warrant and upon such exercise to receive, in lieu of each share of Common Stock
theretofore issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, the kind and amount of
shares of stock, other securities, money and property receivable upon such
reclassification, change or merger by a holder of one share of Common Stock. The
provisions of this subparagraph shall similarly apply to successive
reclassifications, changes, mergers and transfers.

           4.2. Subdivisions or Combination of Shares. If the Company at any
time while this Warrant remains outstanding and unexpired shall subdivide or
combine its Common Stock, the applicable Exercise Price and the number of Shares
issuable upon exercise hereof shall be proportionately adjusted.

           4.3. Stock Dividends. If the Company at any time while this Warrant
is outstanding and unexpired shall pay a dividend payable yin shares of Common
Stock (except any distribution specifically provided for in the foregoing
subparagraphs 4.1 and 4.2), then each applicable Exercise Price shall be
adjusted, from and after the date of determination of stockholders entitled to
receive such dividend or distribution, to that price determined by multiplying
such Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such date of determination by
a traction (a) the numerator of which shall be the total number of shares of
Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such dividend or distribution, and
(b) the denominator of which shall be the total number of shares of Common Stock
outstanding immediately after such dividend or distribution and the number of
Shares subject to this Warrant shall be proportionately adjusted.

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           4.4. Change in Shares. In the event the Company shall, at any time or
from time to time after the date hereof, issue any shares of its capital stock
or grant any option, warrant or other right to purchase or acquire any
securities of the Company, including securities convertible or exchangeable into
any shares of capital stock of the Company, including into Shares, for a
consideration less than the Exercise Price then in effect (any such issuance
herein called a "Change of Shares" and any such shares herein called "Additional
Stock"), then and thereafter, upon each further Change of Shares, the Exercise
Price then in effect immediately prior to such Change of Shares shall be reduced
concurrently with such issuance (or deemed issuance in the case of options,
warrants, rights or convertible securities), to a price equal to the price per
share of such Additional Stock.

           4.5. Notice of Adjustments. Whenever any applicable Exercise Price
shall be adjusted pursuant to the provisions hereof, the Company shall within
thirty (30) days of such adjustment deliver a certificate signed by its chief
financial officer to Holder setting forth, in reasonable detail, the event
requiring the adjustment, the amount of the adjustment, the method by which such
adjustment was calculated, and the applicable Exercise Price after giving effect
to such adjustment.

        5. Compliance with Securities Laws and other Restrictions.

           5.1. Accredited Investor. This Warrant is conditioned upon, and by
its acceptance hereof Holder hereby confirms, that Holder is an "accredited
investor" as that term is defined under Regulation D under the Securities Act.

           5.2. Legend. Upon issuance, the Shares shall be imprinted with a
legend in substantially the following form:

           "The securities represented by this certificate have not been
           registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The
           securities may not be sold or offered for sale in the absence of (a)
           an effective registration statement for the securities under such
           Act, (b) a "no action" letter of the Securities and Exchange
           Commission with respect to such sale or offer or (c) satisfactory
           assurances to the Company that registration under such Act is not
           required with respect to such sale or offer."

together with any other legend required under applicable federal or state
securities laws.

           5.3. Restrictions on Transfer. This Warrant and the Shares issuable
upon exercise of this Warrant may not be transferred or assigned in whole or in
part without compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws by the
transferor and the transferee; provided, however, this Warrant and all rights
hereunder are transferable, in whole or in part, to any partner, wholly-owned
subsidiary or affiliate (as defined in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities
Act ) of the Holder, subject to compliance with applicable federal and state
securities laws and in such case the Company shall not require an opinion of
counsel with respect to such transfer. In addition, the Holder agrees not to
make any disposition of this Warrant or any Shares issued upon exercise hereof

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unless and until the transferee has agreed in writing for the benefit of the
Company to be bound by (a) this Section 5.3, Section 5.4 and:

               (a) There is then in effect a registration statement under the
Securities Act covering such proposed disposition and such disposition is made
in accordance with such registration statement; or

               (b) Holder shall have notified the Company of the proposed
disposition and shall have furnished the Company with a detailed statement of
the circumstances surrounding the proposed disposition, and (ii) if reasonably
requested by the Company, Holder shall have furnished the Company with an
opinion of counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Company that such disposition
will not require registration of such shares under the Securities Act. It is
agreed that the Company will not require opinions of counsel from the Holder for
transactions made pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act except in
unusual circumstances and will not require opinions of counsel in transactions
involving the transfer or distribution of Securities by the Holder to any direct
or indirect subsidiary, parent or affiliate of the Holder.

          5.4. Market Stand-Off.

               (a) The Holder agrees that the Company (or a representative of
the underwriters of the Company) may in connection with the first underwritten
registration of any securities of the Company under the Securities Act, require
that the Holder not sell, make any short sale of, loan, hypothecate, pledge,
grant any option for the purchase of, or otherwise dispose or transfer for value
or otherwise agree to engage in any of the foregoing transactions with respect
to any Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant without the prior written
consent of the Company during such period (not to exceed one hundred eighty
(180) days) following the effective date of the registration statement of the
Company filed under the Securities Act as may be requested by the Company or the
representative of the underwriters; provided, however, that directors, officers
and each holder of at least 5% of the outstanding capital stock of the Company
are bound by similar restriction. Holder further agrees that the Company may
impose stop-transfer instructions with respect to securities subject to the
foregoing restrictions until the end of such period.

               (b) Any new, substituted or additional securities which are by
reason of any recapitalization or reorganization distributed with respect to
the Shares shall be immediately subject to the Market Stand-Off, to the same
extent the Shares are at such time covered by such provisions. In order to
enforce the Market Stand-Off, the Company may impose stop-transfer instructions
with respect to the Shares until the end of the applicable stand-off period.

        6. Registration Rights.

               (a) The Company shall notify Holder in writing at least thirty
(30) days prior to filing any registration statement under the Securities Act
for purposes of effecting a public offering of securities of the Company
(including, but not limited to, registration statements relating to secondary
offerings of securities of the Company, but excluding registration statements
relating to any employee benefit plan or a corporate reorganization) and will
afford Holder an opportunity to include in such registration statement all or
any part of the shares of Common Stock issued or reserved for issuance to Holder
upon exercise of this Warrant. If Holder desires to include in any

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such registration statement all or any part of such shares of Common Stock,
Holder shall, within twenty (20) days after receipt of the above-described
notice from the Company, so notify the Company in writing, and in such notice
shall inform the Company of the number of shares of Common Stock Holder wishes
to include in such registration statement. If Holder decides not to include all
of the shares of Common Stock issued or reserved for issuance to Holder upon the
exercise of this Warrant in any registration statement thereafter filed by the
Company, Holder shall nevertheless continue to have the right to include any
such shares of Common Stock in any subsequent registration statement or
registration statements as may be filed by the Company with respect to offerings
of its securities, all upon the terms and conditions set forth herein. The
Company will cooperate with Holder to facilitate its distribution of shares of
Common Stock pursuant to any such registration statement.

               (b) The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Holder and
its directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, members, controlling
persons and affiliates from and against any losses, claims, damages or
liabilities they may incur arising out of any untrue or alleged untrue statement
of material fact contained in such registration statement, or any amendment or
supplement thereto, or arising out of or based upon the omission or alleged
omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or
necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, or arising out of any
violation of the Securities Act or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, in connection therewith, and will reimburse Holder and its directors,
officers, employees, agents, partners, members, controlling persons and
affiliates for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred in connection
with investigating or defending any such action or claim as such expenses are
incurred.

               (c) All expenses incurred by the Company in complying with this
Section 6 (other than the underwriter's discounts and commissions), including,
without limitation, all registration and filing fees (including all expenses
incident to filing with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.),
fees and expenses of complying with securities and blue sky laws (except for
blue sky expenses required by law to be borne by the sellers), expense
allowances of the underwriters, printing expenses, fees and disbursements of
counsel or other advisor to the Company, and of the accountants, are herein
called "Registration Expenses." All fees and expenses of counsel for any selling
Holder and all underwriting discounts and commissions applicable to the eligible
securities covered by any such registration, are herein called "Selling
Expenses."

               (d) The Company shall pay all Registration Expenses in connection
with each registration pursuant to this Section 6. All Selling Expenses and blue
sky expenses required by law to be borne by sellers in connection with each
registration pursuant to Section 6 shall be borne by the seller or sellers
therein in proportion to the number of eligible securities included by each in
such registration or in such other proportions as they may agree upon.

        7. Representations of the Company. The Company hereby represents and
warrants to the Holder that:

               (a) The Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Holder's
rights has been duly and validly reserved and, when issued in accordance with
the provisions of this Warrant, will be validly issued, fully paid and
non-assessable, and will be free of any taxes, liens, charges or encumbrances of
any nature whatsoever (other than those created by Holder); provided, however,

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that the Common Stock issuable pursuant to this Warrant may be subject to
restrictions on transfer under applicable state and/or federal securities laws.

               (b) The execution and delivery by the Company of this Warrant and
the performance of all obligations of the Company hereunder, have been duly
authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company and this
Warrant is not inconsistent with the Company's certificate of incorporation or
bylaws, and constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company,
and is enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable
bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance, or
other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors' rights
generally and as may be limited by laws relating to the availability of specific
performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies.

               (c) No consent or approval of, giving of notice to, registration
with, or taking of any other action in respect of any state, federal or other
governmental authority or agency is required with respect to the execution,
delivery and performance by the Company of its obligations under this Warrant,
except for the filing of notices pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities
Act and any filing required by applicable state securities laws, which filings
will be effective by the time required thereby.

               (d) As of the date hereof, the Company has authorized Fifteen
Million (15,000,000) shares of common stock (the "Common Stock"), Three Million
Four Hundred Sixty Two Thousand One Hundred Seventeen (3,462,117) of which are
currently issued and outstanding.

        8. Fractional Shares. No fractional shares of Common Stock will be
issued in connection with any exercise hereunder, but in lieu of such fractional
shares the Company shall make a cash payment therefor upon the basis of the
Exercise Price then in effect.

        9. Modification and Waiver. This Warrant and any provision hereof may be
changed, waived, discharged or terminated only by an instrument in writing
signed by the party against which enforcement of the same is sought.

        10. Notices.


            10.1. Notice of Certain Events. The Company shall provide the Holder
with at least thirty (30) business days notice (or such greater amount of notice
as Delaware law requires to be given to stockholders having the right to vote at
a meeting on any Sate Event) prior to (i) a merger of the Company with and into,
the consolidation of the Company with, or the sale by the Company of all or
substantially all of its assets to, another company (other than such a
transaction wherein the stockholders of the Company retain or obtain a majority
of the voting capital stock of the surviving, resulting or purchasing company)
(a "Sale Event"), (ii) any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company
or (iii) the record date for any cash dividend declared on the Company's Common
Stock (each, a "Notice Event"). If the notice is provided pursuant to subsection
(i) or (ii) of the previous sentence, the notice will indicate the expected date
of the Notice Event.

            10.2. Notice Procedure. Any notice required or permitted pursuant to
this Warrant shall be in writing and shall be deemed sufficient when either (a)
delivered personally, (b) sent by e-mail or fax with confirmation of receipt or
(c) deposited in the U.S. mail, as certified or registered mail, with postage
prepaid, addressed as follows:

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        IF TO THE HOLDER:

        5670 Wilshire Boulevard
        Los Angeles, California 90036
        Attention:  Jerry Snyder
        Facsimile:  (323) 857-7042

        with a copy to:

        Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP
        501 West Broadway, Suite 900
        San Diego, CA 92101
        Attention: Joe M. Davidson, Esq.
        Facsimile:  (619) 233-1158

        IF TO THE COMPANY:

        ARTISTDIRECT, INC.

        c/o Advisors LLP
        11911 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 265
        Los Angeles, California 90049
        Attention: Robert Plotkowski
        Facsimile: (310) 472-5433

        Each of the foregoing parties shall be entitled to specify a different
address by giving five (5) days advance written notice as aforesaid to the other
parties. All such notices and communications shall be deemed to have been
received (i) in the case of personal delivery or delivery be e-mail or fax, on
the date of such delivery (provided there is confirmation of such delivery) and
(ii) in the case of mailing, on the third business day following the date of
such mailing.

        11. Lost Warrants or Stock Certificates. Upon receipt of evidence
reasonably satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction, or
mutilation of this Warrant or any stock certificate and, in the case of any such
loss, theft or destruction, upon receipt of an indemnity reasonably satisfactory
to the Company, or in the case of any such mutilation upon surrender and
cancellation of such Warrant or stock certificate, the Company will make and
deliver a new Warrant or stock certificate, or like tenor, in lieu of the lost,
stolen, destroyed or mutilated Warrant or stock certificate.

        12. Non-Disclosure. The terms and conditions of this Warrant shall be
considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to any third parties except
to Company's or Holders' accountants, attorneys, or except as otherwise required
by law.

        13. No Impairment. The Company will not, through any reorganization,
recapitalization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution,
issuance or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to
avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or
performed hereunder by the Company, but will at all times in good faith assist
in the carrying out of all the provisions of this Warrant and in the taking of
all such action as may be

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necessary or appropriate in order to protect the rights of the holder of this
Warrant against impairment.

        14. Governing Law. This Warrant shall be construed and enforced in
accordance with, and the rights of the parties shall be governed by, the
internal laws of the State of California.

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Warrant has been executed as of the Date of
Issuance.

                                     ARTISTDIRECT, INC.

                                     By:
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                                     Name:
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                                     Title:
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                                     5670 WILSHIRE L.P.



                                     By:
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                                     Name:
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                                     Title:
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                                   EXHIBIT "A"

                               NOTICE OF EXERCISE

                    (To be executed only upon partial or full
                         exercise of the within Warrant)

TO:  ARTISTDIRECT, INC.

        1. [ ] The undersigned hereby elects to purchase ___ shares of the
Common Stock of ARTISTDIRECT, INC. (the "Company") pursuant to the terms of the
attached Warrant, and tenders herewith payment of the exercise price in full,
together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.

           [ ] The undersigned hereby elects to purchase ___ shares of the
Common Stock of ARTISTDIRECT, INC. (the "Company") pursuant to the terms of the
net exercise provisions set forth in Section 2.2 of the attached Warrant, and
shall tender payment of all applicable transfer taxes, if any.

        2. Please issue a certificate or certificates representing said shares
of Common Stock in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is
specified below:

                                      -------------------------
                                                (Name)




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                                      -------------------------
                                               (Address)



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Date                                              (Signature)

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                                                  (Print Name)

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                                   EXHIBIT "B"

                      INVESTMENT REPRESENTATION CERTIFICATE

Holder:

Company:       ARTISTDIRECT, INC.

Security:      Common Stock

Amount:

Date:

        In connection with the purchase of the above-listed securities (the
"Securities"), the undersigned (the "Holder") represents to the Company as
follows:

        The Holder is aware of the Company's business affairs and financial
condition, and has acquired sufficient information about the Company to reach an
informed and knowledgeable decision to acquire the Securities. The Holder is
purchasing the Securities for its own account for investment purposes only and
not with a view to, or for the resale in connection with, any "distribution"
thereof for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities
Act");

        The Holder understands that the Securities have not been registered
under the Securities Act in reliance upon a specific exemption therefor, which
exemption depends upon, among other things, the bona fide nature of the Holder's
investment intent as expressed herein. In this connection, the Holder
understands that, in the view of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"),
the statutory basis for such exemption may be unavailable if the Holder's
representation was predicated solely upon a present intention to hold these
Securities for the minimum capital gains period specified under tax statutes,
for a deferred sale, for or until an increase or decrease in the market price of
the Securities, or for a period of one year or any other fixed period in the
future. The Holder is an "accredited investor" as that term is defined under
Regulation D promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission under the
Securities Act;

        The Holder further understands that the Securities must be held
indefinitely unless subsequently registered under the Securities Act or unless
an exemption from registration is otherwise available. Moreover, the Holder
understands that the Company is under no obligation to register the Securities.
In addition, the Holder understands that the certificate evidencing the
Securities will be imprinted with the legends referred to in this Warrant under
which the Securities are being purchased;

        The Holder is aware of the provisions of Rule 144, promulgated under the
Securities Act, which, in substance, permit limited public resale of "restricted
securities" acquired, directly or indirectly. from the issuer thereof (or from
an affiliate of such issuer), in a non-public offering subject to the
satisfaction of certain conditions, if applicable, including, among other
things:

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        (i) the availability of certain public information about the Company;
(ii) the resale occurring not less than one (1) year after the party has
purchased and paid for the securities to be sold; (iii) the sale being made
through a broker in an unsolicited "broker's transaction" or in transactions
directly with a market maker (as said term is defined under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934) and the amount of securities being sold during any
three-month period not exceeding the specified limitations stated therein;

        The Holder further understands that at the time it wishes to sell the
Securities there may be no public market upon which to make such a sale, and
that, even if such a public market upon which to make such a sale then exists,
the Company may not be satisfying the current public information requirements of
Rule 144, and that, in such event, the Holder may be precluded from selling the
Securities under Rule 144 even if the one-year minimum holding period had been
satisfied; and

        The Holder further understands that in the event all of the requirements
of Rule 144 are not satisfied, registration under the Securities Act, compliance
with Regulation A, or some other registration exemption will be required; and
that, notwithstanding the fact that Rule 144 is not exclusive, the staff of the
SEC has expressed its opinion that persons proposing to sell private placement
securities other than in a registered offering and otherwise than pursuant to
Rule 144 will have a substantial burden of proof in establishing that an
exemption from registration is available for such offers or sales, and that such
persons and their respective brokers who participate in such transactions do so
at their own risk.

Date:
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                                     HOLDER:

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Source: OneCLE Business Contracts.