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Kim Dotcom previews Megabox

By | Published on Thursday 27 September 2012

Kim Schmitz

Hey, if the all new MySpace can have a video giving some idea (well, not much, bit a little) of what you might be able to do with it, why not Megabox too?

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom’s new service has done exactly that, though its video has more people sitting at computers looking like they’re working hard and 100% less Justin Timberlake. It does, however, show artists including Radiohead, David Bowie, Rihanna, Blur, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and of course Dotcom himself (his track ‘Party Amplifier also soundtracks the video) listed on the site. Whether any of those other than Dotcom is actively signed up to use Megabox is another matter. I doubt it.

As previously reported, Megabox is basically a direct-to-fan platform for artists, though with the innovation that users can choose to give away tracks and earn off ads or other revenue-generating schemes instead (which isn’t 100% innovative actually, but will be the big selling point it seems). Dotcom says artists will be given over 90% of revenues linked to their music.

Watch the video here: