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Press release: Congrats to our 2016 Aim Award nominees! 4 August 2016

Our artists were nominated for several AIM Independent Music Awards. The winners will be revealed on the 6th of September.

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUMSavages – Adore Life (Matador Records)
BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUMDaughter – Not To Disappear (4AD)
INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEARKaytranada- Lite Spots (XL Recordings)
INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEARRadiohead – “Burn The Witch” (XL Recordings)
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEARLapsley – Long Way Home (XL Recordings)
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEARRadiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings)


Press release: The Beggars Group Announces New Licensing Director 8 July 2016

The Beggars Group of Labels is excited to announce a new staff member in the US.

Abby Rubin has joined as Licensing Director. She joins Beggars from Vice Media, where she was a Rights Management Specialist and handled global outgoing licensing of Vice digital content. She also acted as the Music Coordinator for several of Viceland’s original series and specials.

Abby will be based out of the New York Beggars Group office and will handle all US licensing for advertisements, video games and branded content. She joins Miwa Okumura, who is the Senior VP of Licensing, handling film & tv licensing from the West Coast office.


Press release: Your Finger Is On The Button!!!!!23 June 2016

Your Finger Is On The Button!

Martin Mills co-authored this letter on Tuesday with Universal Music UK CEO & Chairman David Joseph. It’s important to share.

Good morning. This may be your last Tuesday morning in Europe.

Forgive the simplistic statement – the important message is that the opinion polls now indicate that Thursday’s vote could take us on a one-way road OUT of Europe.

First and foremost we are writing to urge you to vote on Thursday, but also to consider all of the issues carefully. We believe a victory for Brexit would be economically, politically, socially and culturally disastrous – for all of us.

Many of you will be travelling to Glastonbury on Thursday, the day of the vote. To us, Glastonbury embodies the inclusiveness that a Brexit vote seeks to reject.

No-one thinks the EU is perfect. It’s undeniably flawed. But when your family is imperfect, you don’t abandon...