We knew that Kim Dotcom, the man behind the MEGA service, was working on a music service and today Dotcom has unveiled the name of his upcoming product which he is calling “Baboom”. While the full specifics of this new service has yet to be unveiled, along with pricing plans, Dotcom did provide a bit of insight into the upcoming service, claiming that it will give artists unprecedented control over their work and that an entire career can actually be managed through it. Sounds pretty ambitious, but we guess we will just have to wait and see.
According to Torrent Freak, the service will be ad supported at the start, although unsurprisingly it is expected that an ad free version will be made available as well through a subscription model. According to Dotcom, he believes that the free music model will reduce piracy, while at the same time providing compensation to artists whose music is being streamed or downloaded. No word on when Baboom will be launched or how much it will cost, but what do you guys think? Will Baboom be able to stand out in a crowd of music service providers, such as Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and etc.?