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Press release: A Message from our founder Martin Mills on Covid 19.26 March 2020

Strange days have found us, and strange days have tracked us down……

Beggars has now successfully completed an almost unimaginable shift in operations, and a successful first week or so of WFH ( whatever happened to WTF ? ) It’s almost incredible that we have transitioned overnight to a 180 remote working environment. Enormous thanks are due to everyone involved in Escape from Alma and Grand.

I wanted to make clear our position on a number of important matters for our staff, artists, and friends.

1. Your health is paramount. You know what to do.

2. The jobs and incomes of our staff are not at risk, nor are the financial commitments we have to our artists. The vast majority of royalties due at the end of this month have already been paid out, and the rest will be paid by then. It is business as usual financially. We have the resources...

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Press release: Redeye Signs U.S. Distribution Deal with The Beggars Group, Domino Recording Co. and Saddle Creek 7 January 2020

Hillsborough, NC (January 6, 2020) – Redeye, the North Carolina-based leading North American independent distributor, today announces new U.S. distribution deals for physical products with The Beggars Group, Domino Recording Co. and Saddle Creek effective January 1, 2020.

Forthcoming titles in the new deal include Grimes Miss Anthropocene (4AD), Pinegrove Marigold (Rough Trade), Dan Deacon Mystic Familiar (Domino), and Frances Quinlan Likewise (Saddle Creek).

“Redeye prides itself on our relationships with our customers and label partners,” says Glenn Dicker, co-founder of Redeye. “Over the years, we have looked at the Beggars Group as the gold standard of what could be achieved by an independent company with hard work and dedication to artists and music. Additionally, Domino and Saddle Creek are among the many great labels we’ve stayed connected to over the years so we’re proud to now have them all as part of the family.”

“Historically, independent labels have always seen...

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Press release: The Beggars Group Announces New Radio Department Duties for 2020 6 January 2020

Jan 6th 2020 – The Beggars Group of Labels (4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade Records, Young Turks and XL Recordings) announces updates to roles in their radio department.

ELLENA OSIS shifts into role of Non-Commercial Radio Director. A part of the Beggars radio team as a consultant since 2017, Ellena is now responsible for non-commercial radio airplay and promotional strategies for a wide variety of artists across Beggars’ labels. In addition to consulting for us, she previously also ran her own AAA Radio Promotion & Artist Development company, The House That Built Me. Prior to that, she was the Senior Director of AAA Radio at SONY/RED, and before that was National radio director at Mute Records. Ellena will continue to work out of the New York office.

BRIANA GRECO is now be the key point of contact for college and specialty radio in the US....

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