Kim Dotcom is launching his music service, Baboom, in January.
Kim Dotcom has spent nearly four years working on an “iTunes-Spotify hybrid competitor,” and just revealed details about the upcoming service to Wired. At first, Baboom will only show Kim Dotcom’s artist page… he’s releasing an EDM album. A couple months later, the full site will launch.
The site will have free music and will compensate artists using ad-generated revenue. And all of that will be generated through a controversial ad-plugin component:
“Baboom users can install a little plugin that replaces the ads you’d normally see on the internet with ones that we control through our ad network. Just as advertisers go to AdWords to buy ads from Google for certain search terms, they’ll be able to come to us and buy these ads at half the price and still have ads shown against the same keywords. And 100 percent of the money is credited to the user, who can spend it on music.”