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Press release: RIP Pete Edwards 8 June 2015

We’ve just received the very sad news that our dear Pete Edwards passed away over the weekend, after a long illness.

Pete Edwards, aka Plug the Roadie, originally came to us through, and worked with, The Lurkers, our very first band, and went on to tour the world as tour manager and sound man for Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, becoming legendary in the process.

After leaving the road he, became buildings manager at Beggars, and was our rock until he fell ill.

Pete was a fundamental part of the history and fabric of Beggars, and we and I will
miss him greatly.

On the day of his funeral, Beggars’ London Alma Road offices will be closed in respect.

Martin Mills.


Press release: Congrats to Houndmouth!15 May 2015

Congrats to Rough Trade recording artists Houndmouth on their nomination in the category of “Emerging Artist Of The Year” at this year’s Americana Awards!


Press release: Beggars Group projects score ELEVEN A2IM nominations 5 May 2015

from the A2IM press release

A2IM announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Libera Awards (The ‘LIBBYs’), to be held Thursday, June 25 at NYC’s Highline Ballroom, closing out A2IM’s 10th anniversary and annual Indie Week. The Libera Awards, co-presented by Pandora, celebrate the continually expanding successes of Independent labels and artists – and the services that support them – and are voted on solely by members of the Independent community.

Beggars Group (4AD, Matador, XL, Young Turks) lead with 11 nominations, including 4 for FKA Twigs (“Album of the Year”, “Best Sync”, “Groundbreaking Album”, “Video of the Year”); followed by Warp Records who scored 6 nominations, including 3 for Aphex Twin (“Album of the Year”, “Marketing Genius”, “Creative Packaging”); Mass Appeal scored 5 nominations, including 4 for Run the Jewels (“Album of the Year”, “Marketing Genius”, “Hardest Working Artist”, “Groundbreaking Album”); Concord Music Group (Concord Records, Loma Vista, Fantasy)...