Beggars Group

  1. Beggars, Domino and Secretly Canadian's 'Union' Re-ups with Alternative Distribution Alliance, Continuing Pressure

    March 19, 2014 11:16 AM EDT The Independent Distribution Cooperative (IDC), a consortium of five indie labels, has re-signed with the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), but mainly for physical distribution. The five labels -- Beggars Group, Domino Records, Merge Record ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Exclusive: Terrible Records, XL Recordings Sign Joint Venture Deal For Select Releases

    May 23, 2013 9:55 AM EDT Terrible Records, the Brooklyn-based label founded by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Ethan Silverman, has begun a worldwide partnership with XL Recordings to manufacture, distribute, market and promote certain future releases. The first releas ...

  4. Martin Mills Receives Billboard’s Industry Icon Award

    January 27, 2013 9:07 AM EST Above (from left): Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Beggars Group founder and Billboard Industry Icon Award winner Martin Mills, Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk and Midem director Bruno Crolot. (Photo: MIDEM/D'Halloy/Image & Co) Martin M ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Inaugural Libera Awards cap A2IM Indie Week

    June 27, 2012 8:20 PM EDT On the afternoon of June 21, Beggars Group founder/chairman Martin Mills was on Capitol Hill, where he let a U.S. Senate subcommittee know his opposition to the Universal Music Group-EMI merger. But he had to leave the Senate hearing early, as he ...

  9. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  10. Label Execs Talk 'Decline of Record Business, Rise of Music Business' at New Music Seminar

    June 18, 2012 6:29 PM EDT (L-R): Official.fm's Amaechi Uzoigwe, WMG's Stephen Bryan, Merlin's Charles Caldas, Beggars Group's Martin Mills, Epitaph/Anti's Brett Gurewitz, Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey, Sony Music's Dennis Kooker, and UMG� ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Adele, Bjork, SBTRKT, Frank Turner Honored At UK's AIM Independent Music Awards

    November 11, 2011 10:05 AM EST Throat surgery may have temporarily taken her out of the live market, but Adele continues to dominate the awards season. The U.K. singer won two prizes at the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards, held in central London last night (Nov. 10). The ...

  13. Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.'s Independent Music Award Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Caius Pawson: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Caius Pawson A&R Manager, XL Recordings; Founder/Director, Young Turks; Manager, the xx. Caius Pawson, 25, started out promoting shows in London. But it's with U.K. alt rock band the xx that he really made his mark. Pawson manages the gro ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. XL Re-Shapes Its U.K. A&R

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie XL Recordings has restructured its A&R operations, with the label's senior A&R manager Hannah Overton and A&R consultant Imran Ahmed both elevated to newly-created positions as A&R directors. At the same time, XL A& ...

  19. Pavement To Reunite In 2010, World Tour Planned

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pavement, the lo-fi quintet from Stockton, Calif. that became one of indie rock's most influential groups before disbanding indefinitely in 1999, is set to reunite in 2010. Pavement will play select cities on a world tour in 2010, the band co ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Vampire Weekend Previews Sophomore Set

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. alternative act Vampire Weekend performed two new songs at U.K.-based indie XL Recordings' presentation for Q3 and Q4 releases at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts (I.C.A.). The New York band performed "White Sky" an ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, Sony BMG, MySpace

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Qtrax continues its efforts to sign deals with the labels it said it already had in place prior to its launch-that-wasn't, this time adding UK indie aggregator Beggars Group. - Sony BMG licensed its catalog to free, ad-supported online musi ...

  29. 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. ...

  30. XL Unveils New PR Biz, A&R Promotions

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British indie label XL Recordings is to house a new PR company to promote its own artists plus signed to other labels. Technique Publicity is being launched as a joint venture between XL and Jon Wilkinson, former head of press at the Darling Depar ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Beggars Group Buys Rough Trade

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent music powerhouse Beggars Group has acquired indie Rough Trade Records for £800,000 ($1.6 million) in cash, with immediate effect. London-based Beggars said today it has reached an agreement with Sanctuary Group to buy the 49% stak ...

  33. Dizzee Album Set For Digital Release

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based rapper Dizzee Rascal will release his next album, "Maths & English," for XL/Beggars Group on June 5 in the U.S. In a first for XL/Beggars Group, Billboard.biz has learned that the album will only be serviced to digital o ...

  34. Sanctuary In Takeover Approach

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group, the financially troubled British music company, is in the crosshairs of a takeover move. Following a significant rise in the independent company's shareprice, Sanctuary confirmed today that it "has received approaches fr ...

  35. Indie Execs Open SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The opening panel at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, today (March 14) saw such indie label execs as Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy and New West founder Cameron Strang debating potential new models for indie labels ...

  36. Rough Trade Bolsters Caroline's Roster

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, EMI-owned Caroline Distribution has confirmed that it will distribute releases from U.K.-based Rough Trade Records in the U.S. Rough Trade comes to Caroline through the indie's relationship with management firm/label group World& ...

  37. XL, Beggars Team With Joost

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label XL Recordings and parent The Beggars Banquet Group will launch a new online broadcasting platform on upstart Internet TV service Joost, which is due to launch in the first half of 2007. XL and Beggars will have their ...

  38. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary currently owns a 49% stake in Geoff Travis' Rough Trade, which is the label home to the Strokes, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire, among others. Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing ...

  39. XL Launches New Imprint

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Abeano Music to discover, develop new talent. Independent label XL Recordings, part of the U.K.-based Beggars Group, has launched a new imprint called Abeano Music for discovering and developing new talent. The new London-based unit has been forme ...

  40. Muse, Yorke Among BT Digital Award Winners

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. British alternative rock trio and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke were the big winners last night (Oct. 3) at the fifth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London, each taking hope a brace of trophies. Yorke's debut so ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Impala Picks Zelnik As President

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beggars' Mills named chairman. Beggars' Mills named chairman. News ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Ryko Picks Up Rough Trade

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached a distribution agreement with London-based indie Rough Trade Records, sources say. Rough Trade, which operates as a joint venture with Sanctuary Records, w LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distributio ...

  48. Wippit Catches Key Indie Content Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independent labels Sanctuary Records, Beggars Group and Roadrunner. London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independe ...

  49. Wippit Catches Key Indie Content Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independent labels Sanctuary Records, Beggars Group and Roadrunner. London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independe ...

  50. Beggars Banquet Inks The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band the National has signed a worldwide deal with Beggars Banquet. The label will release the band's third full-length in spring 2005. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band the National has signed a worldwide deal with Beg ...