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DICE acquires Boiler Room

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Combining DICE’s curated discovery technology and ticketing capabilities with Boiler Room’s extensive and unique music programming, the two platforms will will work together to enhance Boiler Room’s offering and drive additional revenue to artists, rights holders, collectives, festivals and clubs, providing the tools and solutions to help partners and creators thrive in the challenging and ever changing music ecosystem. 

Our CEO and Founder, Phil Hutcheon, commented: "I’ve been a fan of Boiler Room for years – they’re world-leading in bringing incredible experiences to fans. Blaise [Boiler Room CEO] and I have been discussing how to support artists better for over a year now, and the more we spoke, the more excited we were to work together. The combination of Boiler Room with the distribution and technology of DICE creates substantial opportunities within a sustainable, transparent and fair model.”

Blaise Belville, Boiler Room's founder, commented: “DICE has built an incredible platform by being laser-focused on creating the best possible experience for fans and event partners – their app has millions of music fans accessing live music around the world. My experience when talking to Phil was inspiring and he immediately recognised how important Boiler Room is and how much potential we have. I believe deeply that the best way for Boiler Room to evolve is by partnering with a company that values what we are today, and provides the tools we need to grow into the future – we play to our strengths and they to theirs. DICE believes in powering Boiler Room while still allowing us to remain an independent entity – this will enable us to move into a new era and be the best version of ourselves.”

Boiler Room’s extraordinary history began over a decade ago, when a basic webcam taped to a wall opened a portal into London’s thriving underground. Since 2010, Boiler Room has built a unique archive spanning over 8000 performances by more than 5000 artists across 200 cities – playing an essential role in supporting and amplifying underground music globally.

The partnership will allow Boiler Room to continue to drive its core initiatives and pay all artists for broadcasting – championing diverse artists and scenes through broadcasts, tours and festivals, documentaries, original content, apparel collaborations and more. In the past year alone, these initiatives have led to standout moments in culture, including a critically-acclaimed celebration of the New South Asian Underground featuring Yung Singh & Daytimers, a showcase of Auckland’s premiere QTIPOC collective FILTH, as well as clothing collaborations with Sherelle & Eris Drew, and grants supporting collectives Nyege Nyege and Masisi in the broadcast space.

A new Boiler Room board has been formed with Terry Weerasinghe, Blaise Bellville, Ibtisam Omer and Phil Hutcheon, with plans to appoint new members in the future. This merger will see the expansion of both teams across a number of locations.

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