MegaUpload's Kim Dotcom teases new Megabox

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom may be pretty busy these days with his current court battles, but he still has time to chat with his fans. Recently, Dotcom posted on his Twitter account that showed him with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. However, he's also using his Twitter page to promote himself and some upcoming projects.

In a second recent Twitter post, Dotcom showed an Instagram image promoting Megabox, an upcoming music online sharing service. Dotcom's message stated, "The major Record Labels thought MegaBox is dead. Artists rejoice. It is coming and it will unchain you."

Megabox is a venture that was first announced in December 2011. In a post to Torrentfreak, Dotcom said at the time that Megabox would " ... allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers ....". Music makers would be able to keep 90 percent of their revenues, according to Dotcom. He even said there was a program in the works called Megakey that would allow artists to gain revenue even via free music downloads. Details on how this would have worked were not revealed at the time.

So why announce this project now, when Dotcom is surely having most of his time taken up with the MegaUpload online piracy case? It's possible someone else could be in charge of this project now and he's just helping to promote it. In any case, we will be keeping an eye out on his Twitter account from now on.

Source: Kim Dotcom's Twitter page | Image via Kim Dotcom

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As my comment from last night was most likely removed, unprofessional journalism is great people, but this news is old.....

this is at least a week old on most reliable news venues and outlets, most articles here on the front page are 2 to 3 days old before making headlines here..... Now before someone bashes me for this, think about it, most is not all, there is some good news here not heard or read anywhere else. However for the most part, its old news and should no longer be called news, I remember when this site had current topics no more than a day old on the front page, not this regurgitated news I read 4 days ago......

microjunk said,
As my comment from last night was most likely removed, unprofessional journalism is great people, but this news is old.....

this is at least a week old on most reliable news venues and outlets, most articles here on the front page are 2 to 3 days old before making headlines here..... Now before someone bashes me for this, think about it, most is not all, there is some good news here not heard or read anywhere else. However for the most part, its old news and should no longer be called news, I remember when this site had current topics no more than a day old on the front page, not this regurgitated news I read 4 days ago......


I think, there is a valid point right there.
Personally, I don't really use many news sites outside of the Apple universe, so the general tech news is covered by Neowin 99% of the time.

However, if I was in the "market" for a new news outlet and found Neowin, and I feel like being on the second or third page, maybe I'd consider looking elsewhere, at the bigger pages, as many newcomers won't even click on the excellent articles that we definitely have plenty of, for example Trivia Tuesday is pure excellence.

Most of the newcomers will probably see "old news, old news, old news, editorial, series, old news..."
The problem: Editorials start to be a major drawing factor, when you know the guy who wrote the article from forum postings or prior articles.

This is probably also related to this problem:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/to...ed-to-on-the-neowin-forums/

Just sayin', not trying to hate.
I actually adore Neowin still for news coverage, simply because I PERSONALLY don't care THAT much about news being 2 or 3 days old unless it's my precious Apple rumors lol (yeah yeah... )

Glassed Silver:mac

Labels are gonna hate this and throw anything at it!

Hope this gets us closer to their downfall.
The day the first one o the Big Four files bankruptcy will be a good day!

I only pity those folks working for them who don't support their actions, but have mouths to feed.

GS:ios

Yet another music locker cloud service that'll get probably sued into oblivion by the pigopolists!
What's the betting this eventually morphs into what MegaUpload was before it was killed off?

Rappy said,
sounds quite interesting, I will have to follow Kim!

Agreed. Why should struggling musicians need to give Apple or whoever as big a chunk as successful labels? I think it's a good idea.

M_Lyons10 said,

Agreed. Why should struggling musicians need to give Apple or whoever as big a chunk as successful labels? I think it's a good idea.

yeah I like little services like this

M_Lyons10 said,

Agreed. Why should struggling musicians need to give Apple or whoever as big a chunk as successful labels? I think it's a good idea.

lol whut?
Usually labels don't split 70/30 neithere in favor for or against you.
They give you less than that.

But I agree that it's good that artists get more ways to overcome greedy labels.
I still prefer a boxed copy, but oh well...

GS:ios