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Press release: 2015 Festivals29 June 2015

We’re going to continually add to this post with news on our artists playing 2015 Festivals. Here’s what we know so far! Things in italics have passed.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL
Oct 2-4 + Oct 9-11 Austin, TX
Alabama Shakes, Houndmouth, Kurt Vile and the Violators

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE
Sept 11-13, Hudson, NY
Perfume Genius

BIG EARS FESTIVAL
March 27-29, Knoxville, TN
Steve Gunn, Holly Herndon, Jamie xx, Perfume Genius, tUnE-yArDs

BONNAROO
June 11-14, Manchester, TN
Alabama Shakes, Belle & Sebastian, Benjamin Booker, Houndmouth, Iceage, Jamie xx, Jungle, SBTRKT

BOSTON CALLING (Spring)
May 22-24, Boston, MA
Jungle

COACHELLA
April 10-12 + April 17-19, Indio, CA

Belle & Sebastian, FKA Twigs, Interpol, Jamie xx, Jungle, Kaytranada, Perfume Genius, SBTRKT

EAUX CLAIRES
July 17-18, Eau Claire, WI

The National

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Press release: An update re: Apple Music24 June 2015

Over the last few days we have had increasingly fruitful discussions with Apple. We are now delighted to say that we are happy to endorse the deal with Apple Music as it now stands, and look forward to being a big part of a very exciting future.

Read the full WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) statement HERE.

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Press release: Pete Edwards Obituary18 June 2015

PETE EDWARDS

Before Beggars Banquet became a record label, they were a chain of record shops and concert promoters. Below their Fulham store was a basement, fitted out as a cheap rehearsal room that proved popular with young bands playing the London pub circuit at the birth of the punk explosion.

One such band was The Lurkers, a four piece from in and around Ickenham, West London. They had a ‘fifth’ member too, a school friend who had briefly been the singer but wasn’t overly enamored with rehearsing so instead became their driver, minder and sound man – he was Pete Edwards, also known as Plug.

Now managing the band, Beggars helped them to buy some gear and, more importantly, a van so they could get around the country. In 1977 and with no interest forthcoming from established labels, Beggars decided to release their first single, the Free Admission Single 7”,...

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