To date, the most interesting thing about Baboom has been the convoluted happenings behind the scenes. It was set up at the end of 2013 by Kim Dotcom as his first big direct play in music (as Megaupload/Mega were about all forms of content). He proclaimed that it was going to offer artists 90% of all streaming/download income and then a year later Dotcom said he was stepping down as it was felt the music industry would not touch a service their Public Enemy #1 was so directly involved with.
He sold the 45% stake he controlled through a family trust and tweeted (in October last year), “Good bye @Baboom. I was holding u back. The music industry hates me. You’ll do better without me.” Since then it has been very quiet but now Baboom has announced that it has signed a deal with Portuguese sports and culture video broadcaster Fuel TV. It is available in 61 countries and says that it will use music from and performances by Baboom-affiliated artists in its shows.