The latest intended competitor to Spotify and iTunes is online music service Baboom, backed by infamous former Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom and ready to launch next Monday.
Although not much is known about Baboom, the latest press release issued by Dotcom states that Baboom will debut as a soft launch on Monday. The full site will not be ready until later on in the year, but the launch of the Baboom.com artist page is intended to give potential users a taste of what is to come, according to Dotcom’s press release.
Baboom.com was formerly known as Megabox, harkening back to Dotcom’s incredibly popular website Megaupload.com, which was removed from the internet under copyright infringement charges. Interestingly enough, part of Baboom’s launch will be Dotcom’s own album “Good Times” which will be launched along with the site on Dotcom’s own artist page. Whatever comes of the album, it won’t be Dotcom’s first foray into music- the infamous “Megaupload Mega Song” achieved some level of internet notoriety in the past.
Unfortunately for expectant users, Baboom’s exact release date has yet to be pinned down, even though Dotcom originally promised a release in June 2013 before pushing the date to January 2014. It remains to be seen how long it will take for the whole service to be operational.