Beggars Music is completely focused on its writers and determinedly independent, administering its own rights in a full service office backed with uniquely experienced management. We believe strongly that a publisher’s role is to add value to a writer’s life and career and that in order to do so we must remain at the forefront of developments in both technology and the industry itself.
Beggars Music was born in January 2010 to strengthen and expand the Beggars Group’s publishing interests.
We are extremely proud of our roster of artists and are uniquely placed to work in close partnership with some of the most exciting and innovative labels in the world; XL, 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, Stolen Recordings and Young Turks.
Car Seat Headrest announces new album ‘Teens Of Denial’27/04/2016
With Teens of Denial, his first real “studio” album with an actual band, Will Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic- rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the Cars, Pavement, Jonathan Richman, Wire, and William Onyeabor. The album was produced by Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Beat Happening, Soundgarden) at his studio in Seattle, July-September 2015. This is the first full album of new music from Car Seat Headrest released on Matador and will be available from May 20th. Here’s the new lyric video for Fill In The Blank.
Jennylee’s ‘Right On!’ is available now11/12/2015
Today Rough Trade will release the brilliant debut solo album from Warpaint’s Jennylee. Co-produced with Norm Block, the 10 songs on Right on! were written by Jennylee, and recorded earlier this spring at Happy Ending Studios in Silverlake, CA. While Right on! retains some of Jenny’s signature Warpaint groove, she incorporates New Wave and Goth elements into her solo work. Her breathy voice and her meticulous bass playing create a new aura that is hazy and dreamy, and essentially all Jennylee.
Car Seat Headrest ‘Teens Of Style’ out now12/11/2015
We’re thrilled to announce the latest signing to our Mattitude imprint, Will Toledo, aka Car Seat Headrest. This prolific artist (né Will Toledo) comes to us having already crafted an 11-album catalog of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp, which has gained him an obsessive following.
Now on his Matador Records debut, Teens of Style, we witness Toledo presenting his intricate ideas with more clarity and refinement than ever, delivering an enthralling collection of songs destined for wide acclaim. On the record, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realized arrangements to date. Drawing material from 3 (2010), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011), and Monomania (2012), Teens of Style provides a concise overview of the band’s many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers. Here’s the video for lead album track ‘Something Soon’ .
‘ME’, the debut album from Empress Of, out today!11/09/2015
ME was written, produced and recorded entirely by Lorely over the course of 2014 and mixed by David Wrench (Caribou, Glass Animals, FKA Twigs and Jungle). The ten track album plays out like diary entries, musing on the personal, the political and everything that falls in-between. It’s an electronic record that’s lively, fun, confessional, smart and full of singles. Lorely is also a strong storyteller and this is a personal album covering the end of a relationship, the start of a new one, feeling sexy, feeling afraid and alone, feeling high & more. The album comes out today on Terrible Records.