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Press release: BEGGARS GROUP NAMES LABEL EXECS NABIL AYERS AS NEW US PRESIDENT AND CLAIRE TAYLOR AS NEW US GENERAL MANAGER25 January 2022

(JANUARY 25TH, 2022) Beggars Group US today announces the appointment of Nabil Ayers to President, following the departure of US President Matt Harmon, and Claire Taylor has been promoted to General Manager.

After 24 years at Beggars, Harmon has decided to step down to pursue other opportunities. Martin Mills, Chairman of Beggars Group, said “We are very grateful to Matt for his contributions over two decades which have brought us such success, but equally excited about Nabil and Claire’s elevations, as we look forward to an even brighter future.”

Nabil Ayers has been the US Label Manager of 4AD since 2009. Simon Halliday will continue to lead 4AD in his role as Worldwide Managing Director.

“My 13 years at 4AD have prepared me well for a move down the hall,” said Ayers, “and I am proud to work for a company whose roster and staff...

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Press release: Music Week Article - Beggars Group CEO Paul Redding on the music industry's duty to protect the planet 8 January 2022

Via Music Week….

As world leaders spent much of last year preparing for COP26, sustainability issues became an even more crucial issue for the music industry, including plans to go carbon negative. Here, Beggars Group CEO Paul Redding reveals how labels can play their part in 2022…

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There was never a more important year for action on the climate crisis than 2021. As world leaders spent much of it preparing for COP26, momentum on sustainability issues within the music industry had been building at pace. There’s a lot to be optimistic about.

Alive to the work that must be done, independent labels have made a wave of assertive sustainability ambitions. During Earth Week in April, Beggars launched our own plan to become ‘carbon negative’ by the end of 2022, and to halve all emissions by 2030. We were accompanied by Ninja Tune and, more...

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Press release: 2021 Wrap Up31 December 2021

With over thirty new albums plus numerous reissues, EPs, remix albums, live albums, and the 4AD anniversary covers compilation – it’s been a busy and impressive year for releases across the Beggars Group of labels!

Newspapers, magazines, online & retail across the globe have featured many of the Beggars’ artists in their End of Year lists and reviews. Some highlights include Dry Cleaning’s album New Long Leg making it onto everyone’s Best Albums of 2021 lists including Rough Trade’s Album of The Year, Joy Orbison’s still slipping vol. 1 winning the DJ Mag Award for Best Album, and Mustafa’s debut When Smoke Rises earning the #1 spot on the Best Albums of 2021 list from Jon Caramanica at the New York Times. Beggars Group also had seven albums named in Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2021, including Mdou Moctar’s Afrique Victime (#8), black midi’s Cavalcade (#23) and Snail Mail’s Valentine...

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