Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has released a video showing the making of his new project Megabox.
With the description ‘This is what they don’t want you to have. Unchaining artists and fans. Megabox is coming soon’, the video shows a new music site, which appears to be a free cloud-based service that is compatible across all sort of devices including PCs, smartphones and tablets.
The video appears to show developers working on and testing Megabox and shows a lot of social aspects to the service including a chat facility and popularity and ranking statistics.
Megabox is said to give a 90 per cent share of advertising revenue back to the artists. Bands featured in the advert include Radiohead, Coldplay, Music, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, and Rihanna. Whether these artists have any kind of agreement with Dotcom or Megabox remains to be seen.
The US is currently seeking Dotcom’s extradition from New Zealand, and it seems he is getting them back by excluding them from his future plans and projects. Last week Dotcom posted on his Twitter account: “We are building a massive global network. All non-US hosters will be able to connect servers & bandwidth.”
Check out the Megabox teaser below:
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