iMesh is a media and file sharing client with online social network features, available in 9 languages. iMesh operates the first “RIAA-approved” P2P service, allowing users residing in United States and Canada to download music content of choice for a monthly fee in the form of either a Premium subscription or a “ToGo” subscription. A third option is also available for users (residing in either country) to permanently purchase tracks for $0.99 each, without a subscription.
In addition to the paid content, iMesh allows all users (regardless of origin country) access to “non-copyrighted” music and video files. A legalized ringtone download service is also available, allowing users to purchase songs for use as cellphone ringtones.
iMesh was the first company to introduce “swarming” – the ability to download one file from multiple sources, increasing download speed. iMesh was also the first company to introduce a working ‘resume’ feature, allowing users to pause downloads and resume them at a later time.
The company behind iMesh is also the same company behind BearShare under their MusicLab subsidiary.