DICE, the growing music discovery and ticketing platform, has acquired Boiler Room, the pioneering live streaming platform for underground and electronic music.
By combining the discovery technology and ticketing capabilities of DICE with the comprehensive and unique music programming of Boiler Room, the two platforms will combine to deliver the best live and live fan experiences.
The two platforms will work together to improve the Boiler Room offering and generate additional income for artists, rights holders, collectives, festivals and clubs, providing the tools and solutions to help partners and creators. to thrive in the difficult and ever-changing music ecosystem.
Phil Hutcheon, Founder and CEO of DICE, commented, âI’ve been a Boiler Room fan for years and they are the world leaders in providing amazing experiences for fans. Blaise [Boiler Room CEO] and I talked for over a year about how to better support artists and the more we talked the more excited we were to work together. The combination of Boiler Room with DICE distribution and technology creates substantial opportunities in a sustainable, transparent and fair model.
Blaise Belville, Founder of Boiler Room, commented, âDICE has built an incredible platform by laser-focused on creating the best possible experience for fans and event partners. My experience speaking to Phil was inspiring and he immediately recognized the importance of Boiler Room and the potential that we have. I deeply believe that the best way for Boiler Room to evolve is to partner with a company that values ââwho we are today and provides the tools we need to grow in the future – we play with our strengths and they with theirs. DICE’s conviction to âfeedâ us but to allow Boiler Room to remain our own independent entity, all of this will allow us to enter a new era and be the best version of ourselves. “
The extraordinary story of Boiler Room began over a decade ago, in the form of a webcam stuck to a wall, which opened a keyhole in London’s flourishing underground. Since 2010, Boiler Room has built up a unique archive covering over 8,000 performances by over 5,000 artists in 200 cities, playing a vital role in supporting and amplifying underground music around the world.
The partnership will allow Boiler Room to continue to lead its core initiatives and continue to pay all artists for broadcast – championing various artists and stages through broadcasts, tours and festivals, documentaries, original content, clothing collaborations, etc. In the past year alone, these initiatives have led to some milestone moments, including a critically acclaimed New South Asian Underground celebration with Yung Singh & Daytimers, a showcase of Auckland’s premier QTIPOC collective, FILTH, as well as clothing collaborations with Sherelle and Eris Drew. , and grants to support the Nyege Nyege and Masisi collectives in the broadcast space.