Kim Dotcom certainly keeps himself busy. Nobody can take that away from him.
Dotcom debuted his electronic dance music album "Good Times" on a his newly-launched music sharing service Baboom on Monday. This comes just one day ahead of his 40th birthday and less than a week after we learned Dotcom is also starting a political party he dubbed the "Internet Party" to compete in New Zealand's general elections.
Dotcom, originally Kim Schmitz of Germany, found his inspiration for the songs from the "trance and dance tracks he listened to during his high-speed driving times on the German Autobahn," according to a press release. Dotcom doesn't appear to sing on the album, as it features several vocalists who provide vocals.
He also released a music video for one of the songs on the album, starring singer Laughton Kora. In the video, Dotcom and Kora perform the song on a stage in front of what looks like a large crowd of people dancing joyously.
Dotcom eschewed launching his album and new site on his birthday in favor of another milestone day. It has been two years since law enforcement authorities led by the FBI raided Dotcom's New Zealand home and shut down his file-sharing site Megaupload.
Described as a "soft launch," Baboom is not yet fully functional or populated with any music other than Dotcom's. The site appears to be a platform for independent artists to share their music, a la Bandcamp with a psychedelic design. Baboom has not replied to our request for more information on how the site will compensate artists; a press release simply states it will "provide a new way for artists to be rewarded."
Bullish about his new site, Dotcom tweeted the following threatening message to the Recording Industry Association of America, a group that took a victory lap after Megaupload's closure in 2012