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  1. 4AD Taps Shore Fire Media's Carrie Tolles as VP of Public Relations

    November 07, 2013 8:10 PM EST 4AD, label home to albums by The National, Deerhunter, Scott Walker, Ariel Pink and Purity Ring, among others, is expanding its U.S. team with the addition of Carrie Tolles, who joins as vice president of public relations. Launched in the U.K. i ...

  2. Backbeat: A2IM's Libera Awards Bring Out Indie Royalty With Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Tom Silverman, More

    June 21, 2013 2:02 PM EDT From the podium at the second annual Libera Awards Thursday night, Portia Sabin of Kill Rock Stars toasted a room full of DIY music entrepreneurs who unwound with free booze and finger foods after three days of power meetings, panels and presen ...

  3. Billboard to Honor Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills at MIDEM

    January 24, 2013 5:31 PM EST Martin Mills, chairman of the Beggars Group, in many ways helped create the idea of the indie label as we know it today. From its London roots as a mobile disco, a small chain of record shops and the Beggars Banquet label, the company has grown in ...

  4. Martin Mills: Daniel Miller, Richard Russell, Tom Silverman and Other Friends and Colleagues Recall His Most Memorable Moments

    January 22, 2013 6:45 PM EST Jean-Phillipe Aline Label manager for Beggars Group France Most memorable encounter with Martin Mills: “It was a while ago, in 2002 when he was looking for people to work for Beggars Group France with Laurent Rossi. My job interview turned into ta ...

  5. Ring On Fire: Purity Ring

    July 19, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Flooding the market with new music is de rigueur for emerging acts, but Purity Ring has stood out by slowing things down to a trickle. Buzz about the pop duo, which will release debut album "Shrines" (4AD) on July 24, surged to viral sta ...

  6. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  7. Martin Mills, Beggars Group CEO, Honored by IMPALA

    February 02, 2012 5:23 PM EST Martin Mills, founder and CEO of the Beggars Group, has been awarded the 2011 IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award, in recognition of his achievements in the independent sector. Mills, who set-up Beggars Banquet in 1974, initially as a London cha ...

  8. U.K. Independent Label Market Comes To Brooklyn

    October 07, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Independent Label Market - Vol.2 by Independent Label Market This Saturday (Oct. 8), heads of 20 or so independent music labels will gather at the Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg on the Williamsburg waterfront in New York City. Among them will be ...

  9. U.K.'s AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November

    July 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT The Fourth of July might celebrate the United States' liberation from its original U.K. masters, but Independence Day today sees the unveiling of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the first-ever dedicated ceremony hailing the U.K. indies sect ...

  10. Beggars Group Opens West Coast Office

    April 25, 2011 6:06 PM EDT Beggars Group , the label consortium that houses seminal indie houses Matador Records, XL Recordings, 4AD and Rough Trade, has opened up west coast offices in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. The move follows the west coast migration of Matado ...

  11. Sony: Bradford Cox Tracks 'Mistakenly Removed'

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Over the weekend, Deerhunter and Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox reported that Sony had served a takedown notice for two albums of original material he had posted on his blog. Cox expressed confusion about the notice, stating that all the songs ...

  12. Indie Execs, Publishing Vet Launch Beggars Music

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. music publishing veteran Andy Heath has joined with XL Recordings founder Richard Russell and Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills to launch a new publishing company. Heath, currently chairman of umbrella trade organization U.K. Music, has for ...

  13. Arcade Fire, David Byrne Help Raise AIDS Charity Funds

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A charity compilation featuring songs by Arcade Fire, David Byrne and Feist, among others, has raised over £400,000 ($662,370) for charity. The album, "Dark Was The Night," was released internationally in February this year by U.K. indep ...

  14. Beggars Group Enters China

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based independent Beggars Group has reached an agreement to release key albums physically in China via local labels Jingwen and Hi-Note. The full catalog will be become available through the digital service wa3.cn for online subscription and ...

  15. Hostess Entertainment, Beggars Form Partnership

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese independent music company Hostess Entertainment has reached agreement with leading indie Beggars Group on a licensing deal. The strategic licensing deals means Hostess will exclusively release Beggars' repertoire from its labels ...

  16. Kerchoonz Signs Up Beggars

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Social networking and free ad-funded streaming service Kerchoonz.com has signed a licensing deal with the Beggars Group, which will provide users with access to around 20,000 tracks from the Beggars catalog. The licensing deal with Beggars (which ...

  17. Briefs: Cold War Kids, Beggars Group, Allegro Media

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Cold War Kids are debuting a new kind of music video on MTVMusic.com that allows fans to remix various components into their own custom creations. There are four different versions of the songs posted to the site, each dedicated to a differ ...

  18. Strong International Presence At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists, record labels and other music companies from across Europe and from Australasia are attending this year's SXSW in Austin Texas. While the U.K., Mexico and Canada are the three-biggest countries outside the U.S. in the terms of the nu ...

  19. Beggars Group Joins Muzu.tv Community

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beggars Group, one of the largest independent label collectives in Europe, is the latest to join new music television Web site and distribution platform Muzu.tv. The new deal will give Muzu.tv users full access to the entire video library of Begga ...

  20. Beggars Group, Matador Pact With Imeem

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social music service imeem today announced a worldwide licensing and marketing partnership with indie labels Beggars Group and Matador Records. Beggars Group and Matador Records' entire digital music and video catalog will now be available fo ...

  21. Beggars Group Shuffles Imprints

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beggars Group is migrating staffers and artists from imprints Too Pure and Beggars Banquet to the 4AD label. The Too Pure and Beggars imprints will not be used "in the near future," according to the group. 4AD head of A&R Ed Horr ...

  22. Beggars Revamps Team

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beggars Group has restructured its team, with the arrival of Simon Halliday to manage the British independent music powerhouse's 4AD, Beggars Banquet and Too Pure labels. For the past five years, Halliday has run indie Warp Records' U.S. ...

  23. eMusic Re-ups With Beggars, XL, Others

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Four of the biggest independent labels have renewed their agreements with music download service eMusic. The labels are Beggars Group, which includes 4AD, Matador, and Rough Trade; XL Recordings; ATO Records; and Concord Music Group, which include ...

  24. Rose Steps Down As AAIM Head

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thirsty Ear's Peter Gordon assumes acting prez role. Don Rose will step down from his role as acting president of trade group the American Association of Independent Music (AAIM) on Oct. 1. Thirsty Ear Recordings president Peter Gordon has be ...

  25. Beggars Japan Kicks Off

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International and Beggars Group U.K. today (July 5) launched the Beggars Japan label. Warner Music International and Beggars Group U.K. today (July 5) launched the Beggars Japan label. Under an exclusive agreement with WMI, repertoire ...

  26. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  27. Beggars, Napster Strike License Deal

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading British independent music company Beggars Group has agreed to license its catalog to download store Napster U.K., Billboard.biz has learned. Leading British independent music company Beggars Group has agreed to license its catalog to downl ...

  28. Sizzling Sales For Pixies Summer Euro Tour

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pixies reunion dates in Europe are tracking at the same torrid pace as U.S. concerts. All 19,000 seats for the band's four London shows at the Brixton Academy sold out within two hours. The Pixies beg Pixies reunion dates in Europe are tracki ...