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Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album 69

Daniel_Stuckey writes "Dotcom today released his debut album Good Times, which consists of 17 pretty terrible EDM tracks produced by the Mega mogul himself. According to a press release, 'The music celebrates Kim's ever-present philosophy of inspiring people to feel good, have fun and live life to the fullest. Kim was inspired by the Trance and Dance tracks he listened to during his high-speed driving times on the German Autobahn.' It's anything but subtle, as you might guess from an album advertised on the back of a 100-strong fleet of buses. In an interview with Wired at the end of the year Dotcom admitted he sounded 'like crap, obviously,' but added, 'Fortunately there's a thing called Auto-Tune so they make it sound OK.'"
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Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album

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  • Simpsons reference (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Akratist ( 1080775 ) on Monday January 20, 2014 @11:22AM (#46014457)
    I can't help but think of this: []
  • by HyperQuantum ( 1032422 ) on Monday January 20, 2014 @11:22AM (#46014461) Homepage

    A lot of artists use Auto-Tune these days.

    Obligatory: []

    • by Anonymous Coward

      A lot of artists use Auto-Tune these days.

      Obligatory: []

      Yes, I would agree that a lot of artists use Auto-Tune.

      And as long as you don't call them musicians or singers, you won't offend those who actually have talent.

      Pop music is not music. It's a product. The evidence lies within the constant confusion trying to determine which artist is on the radio, for they all sound the same. Same stolen bass track with non-stop repetitive lyrics that can be best summarized as a pointless YOLOesque tirade.

    • Correction, very few "Artists" use autotune... lots of attractive people hired by music producers to pretend to be artists find it very handy however.

  • So we Auto-tuned the tunes you listen to in your auto. Now you can listen to useless shit while you shit becomes useless.

  • by Zimluura ( 2543412 ) on Monday January 20, 2014 @11:26AM (#46014511)

    Kim Dotcom hasn't been in the news much lately, so I thought it said Kim Jong-Un for a second. "Oppan Pyongyang style"

    • Kim Dotcom hasn't been in the news much lately, so I thought it said Kim Jong-Un for a second. "Oppan Pyongyang style"

      No, Kim Jong-Un's album has been delayed after he accidentally killed all of his bandmates. Because the traitorous bastards said Kim was out of tune! Some nerve..

  • Inc CIA operatives (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Jartan ( 219704 ) on Monday January 20, 2014 @11:34AM (#46014603)

    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.

    When the corporate masters hear about this it's going to get dicey.

    • Additionally I would expect that malware authors find it easier to get around his ad filters than the major companies, perhaps he will next be arrested for distributing malware.
  • "Fortunately there's a thing called Auto-Tune..." Never thought I'd hear someone say that sentence without joking about it.

  • by Minwee ( 522556 ) <> on Monday January 20, 2014 @11:44AM (#46014715) Homepage

    "Good Times" is widely known as the most dangerous computer virus of all time [].

    "Goodtimes will re-write your hard drive. Not only that, but it will scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It will recalibrate your refrigerator's coolness setting so all your ice cream goes melty. It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards, screw up the tracking on your television and use subspace field harmonics to scratch any CD's you try to play.

    "It will give your ex-girlfriend your new phone number. It will mix Kool-aid into your fishtank. It will drink all your beer and leave its socks out on the coffee table when there's company coming over. It will put a dead kitten in the back pocket of your good suit pants and hide your car keys when you are late for work.

    "Goodtimes will make you fall in love with a penguin. It will give you nightmares about circus midgets. It will pour sugar in your gas tank and shave off both your eyebrows while dating your girlfriend behind your back and billing the dinner and hotel room to your Discover card."

    Seriously, just don't do it.

    • by Alsee ( 515537 )

      After I got infected by the Good Times virus my compiler stopped pre-computing constant value functions.


  • by kubajz ( 964091 ) on Monday January 20, 2014 @11:45AM (#46014741)
    I hope this is not too off-topic, but Mega has recently (and very quietly, without even a mention on their blog) released a Windows sync client - a significant step in being feature-complete compared to their less-encrypted competition of Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive.
    • I wouldn't store my shopping list on this crook's servers, let alone anything of value.

      • by kubajz ( 964091 )
        My understanding is that MEGA work by encrypting your data client-side within the browser, so the only thing that could happen to the said shopping list is getting lost, but until it is sent back to your browser and decrypted there even Dotcom cannot read it - that's the main reason why they cannot provide you with a password reset feature. They have a bug bounty program for finding holes in this setup. I do not trust the guy either but I think that this kind of arrangement, while having a side effect of pr
    • Storing something somewhere implies trust to some degree.

      And I wouldn't trust Kimmie Schmitz an inch further than I can throw him.

  • Dotcom today released his debut album Good Times...

    Please explain to me why on earth I should care? Seriously. Does this guy have any actual discernible musical ability or are we just seeing another talentless hack with a gift for self promotion?

    • The money's probably going to his legal defense fund. If he told people that, he'd get more Bitcoins than a Matrix cosplay prostitute.

      If you see the 60 Minutes he was in a few months ago [], it's pretty clear that the man is incapable of projecting anything less than supreme confidence in the belief that he is The Greatest Thing To Happen to whatever he's trying to do this week, particularly if his goal this week is to play Kim Dotcom, Victim of the Oppressive Copyright State who had No Idea what people use

      • by reikae ( 80981 )

        Honestly, my first reaction is to be jealous of him, and anyone else who can hold the belief that they're The Greatest Thing To Happen with confidence. I imagine it would be much better than what I have now, that is just enough confidence in myself to get by.

    • by gsslay ( 807818 )

      Because its an interesting variation on the usual delusional megalomaniac pattern. Traditionally, after going through the usual inventing new awards and names for himself, he should be designing his own army uniforms and medals by now.

      But this is a whole new virtual world, I guess.

    • The album was released on his new music service, which you may care about. Did you skip the headline too?
      Am I getting grumpier or are you people getting stupider?

      • by sjbe ( 173966 )

        The album was released on his new music service, which you may care about. Did you skip the headline too?

        No I do not care about his music service. I assure you that I will never use it. This is barely news for nerds and it certainly isn't stuff that matters.

        Am I getting grumpier or are you people getting stupider?

        I would guess the reverse is true.

  • You can take the rich boy out of Europe but you can take the Eurotrash out of the boy.

  • It's [] . Sheesh.

    Pretty sure the interesting thing isn't that he made an album - it's whether or not he can make a free music service that artists want to use.

    • With a business model including substituting ads on websites with ones served by them, thereby taking revenue away from small website publishers and giving it to his criminal enterprise, the interesting thing will be how long before he is sued out of existence. Ugh.

  • "Fortunately there's a thing called Auto-Tune so they make it sound OK."

    No, I don't think Auto-Tune has ever produced that result.

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