Image courtesy: Kim Dotcom on Instagram
Back in December of last year, TorrentFreak ran a rather interesting post from Kim Dotcom. We suspect many of you have likely either read that, or have since read the details in other forums in the months since. Of course, if you have somehow missed the whole Kim Dotcom story up until this point, that would be an excellent place to get started catching up.
Anyway, in that article from Dotcom, he basically told his side of the story. About how he was living in New Zealand, why he left Germany and how he ended up where he is today by going though Hong Kong. In truth, it is a fascinating story. At one point, there was a service mentioned called Megabox. Dotcom described Megabox briefly as follows;
“UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90% of earnings.”
Some of the other details mentioned include how Megabox will have a “solution called Megakey” which allows the artists to get paid even when offering their music for free. And reportedly, Megabox has been test with over a million users. Needless to say, at that time Dotcom was promising more announcements next year, which would have been this year given this article was written in December of 2011.
Bottom line here, while it has been some time since this was written, we are happy to see that it looks like the Megabox service is still moving forward. Coming from a recent Tweet, Kim Dotcom had this to say;
“Yes… Megabox is also coming this year ;-)”