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Press release: West Coast US Office19 April 2011

We are pleased to announce that our West Coast US office is now fully functional. It comes after Matador founder Chris Lombardi and several key Beggars staff relocated from New York to Los Angeles last July. Having completed a long search, they finally found a permanent home for the new office in the Silver Lake area to compliment our other office in New York.

The Los Angeles office is being headed up by Miwa Okumura, Beggars’ Sr. VP West Coast Operations and Licensing. “With XL’s London office as the model,” says Okumura, “I have found the right space where our artists, staff, and visitors will feel comfortable and inspired. It took some time but the search has paid off.”

Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills stated: “It’s a natural step in the continuing growth of our business in the USA to open a west coast office – whereas the heart of our...


Press release: eMusic17 November 2010

As those of you who buy our music from eMusic will know by now, our music is now no longer be available from that site.

We wish this hadn’t happened, but as eMusic has brought major labels on board, they have changed the terms on which they deal with labels in certain ways, some of which we have found impossible to accept, in our own interests, those of our artists, and ultimately those of their fans.

We have loved eMusic, and the support it has given to our music, but it was the dedicated home for independent music and is, in our view, not that any more.

You will continue to find our music on many other great sites and stores, we encourage you to visit them, or ask us where.


Press release: The Great River Race 201020 August 2010

Two teams of rowers from the Beggars Group are returning to the waters on Saturday, September 25th to take part in this year’s Great River Race in London.

Taking place over a gruelling 21 mile course on Thames from Docklands in the East of the capital to Ham in the West; last year’s team helped to raise over £11,000 for The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Vietnamese charity who help the country’s most underprivileged children to escape poverty.

This year, the team aim to surpass this figure on behalf of The Honeypot Charity, a London-based organisation who work to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers, by providing respite breaks at their own Honeypot House in the New Forest and on-going outreach support programs.

For this year’s race, Beggars Group, have set a fundraising target of £50,000, and are entering two boats and promising to match every donation they receive...