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Music Q&A

‘The fan has the power now’: Q&A with the founders of Boiler Room, Young Turks and Lost Music

2016 was recently revealed to have been the best year for the music industry in nearly two decades. At Spiritland in King’s Cross, Courier talked streaming, live events and brand money with three people celebrating the news: Blaise Bellville (Boiler Room), Caius Pawson (Young Turks) and Tom Mansbridge (Lost Music). Courier: It seems the constant gloom surrounding the music industry …

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How Boiler Room was born

Blaise Bellville is the Marlborough-educated bashment DJ who built a music broadcast platform that wants to be the new MTV. An ill-conceived property venture inadvertently gave birth to Boiler Room, one of the most talked-about media businesses around today. Blaise Bellville lied to the building’s owner about investors and tenants he didn’t have in what was his latest wheeze to …