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 release new track15/08/2017
Car Seat Headrest have officially released their new song “War Is Coming (If You Want It).” According to Will Toledo, “This is a song about not murdering people.” Hear it above. Earlier this month, CSH shared an “alternate mix” of the track on Bandcamp for one day only, in in conjunction with Bandcamp’s sitewide fundraiser to benefit the Transgender Law Center. Car Seat Headrest are currently on tour. Find their dates here. (via Pitchfork)
More Awards Nominations! QMusic and AIM Awards09/08/2017
Pumarosa have been longlisted for the QAwards Breakthrough Act along with Sampha who has also been nominated for Best Album.
Vote here to get them to the shortlist!
The awards take place in London on October 18th.
The Association of Independent Music have announced the nominees for their awards also.
Sampha is up for Best Independent Track and Breakthrough Independent Artist.
Bing & Ruth have been nominated for Best Independent Album of The Year.
The awards take place on September 6th in London.
Good luck everyone!
Glass Animals reveal video for ‘Agnes’03/08/2017
Taken from their acclaimed Mercury Prize nominated album ‘How To Be A Human Being‘, ‘Agnes’ is ‘one of the most personal songs that the band have ever written’. Fittingly, the video ‘explores the weight of grief in an abstract way’, by a Human Centrifuge machine.
“There are varying degrees of autobiography and my own life in each song I write – but for the most part, that stuff is buried and clouded in fiction or blended with other people’s lives that I’ve heard about in taxis or at parties or on the street. But there is one song that stands apart from the rest. That song is ‘Agnes’. ‘Agnes’ is the one. It’s my favourite song on the record, and the saddest song I will ever write. Probably.” – Dave Bayley
Beggars Music nominated for Best Independent Publisher at Music Week’s Sync Awards 2017.01/08/2017
The publishing company has been nominated in the Independent Publisher – Sync Team category for the following projects:
Toyota C-HR ‘Reflections’ – ‘Toes’ Glass Animals (Advert)
Uniqlo ‘Airism’ – ‘Evaporate’ William Doyle (Online Advert)
Jackie Original Soundtrack – Mica Levi (Film)
BT Sport TV ‘Champions League’ – ‘Blood On Me’ Sampha (TV)
The ceremony will take place on October 19 at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London, and will be hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny.
Good luck team!
Glass Animals and Sampha nominated for Mercury Prize 201727/07/2017
Two artists from the Beggars Music roster have been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
Glass Animals have been nominated for their incredible second album, How To Be A Human Being (2016, Wolf Tone) and Sampha has been nominated by his stunning debut, Process (2017, Young Turks).
We are very proud of both to have reached this amazing mile stone!
Empress Of Shares New Song “Go to Hell”13/07/2017
Empress Of has released a new song, “Go to Hell,” via Soundcloud. Check it out above.
Lorely Rodriguez self-produced the song, which is co-written with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift. The single arrives via Terrible Records. Rodriguez released the first proper Empress Of album, Me, in 2015. Last year she followed it with a one-off single, “Woman Is a Word,” before making an appearance on Blood Orange’s song “Best to You.” (via Pitchfork.com)
William Doyle shares new hour-long ambient release ‘Lightnesses’27/06/2017
Multi-instrumentalist/composer William Doyle, fka East India Youth, has shared a new two-track release of ambient explorations, Lightnesses, the first release for new label DOI, run by John Loveless.
Inspired by artists such as Tim Hecker and Brian Eno, Doyle is a self-confessed student of ‘ambient’ music in it’s purest, occasionally passive form’. However, Lightnesses is his first effort in fully embracing that perspective; a consuming, mind-altering love letter to the very state of listening.
Lightnesses is out now digitally or as a cassette on 7 July via DOI Records.
Sébastien Forrester (fka Holy Strays) to release first full-length under his own name.20/06/2017
Drummer and composer Sébastien Forrester has previously been known as Holy Strays.
More than a year after his last release under the moniker, he is back with Brontide, his first full-length under his own name in the form of a series of EPs, through Paris-based label Nowadays Records (Fakear, La Fine Équipe, Sekuoia).
The first one is due out June 30th 2017.
‘Brontide’ EP1 embodies the producer’s obsessive hunt for his own, lost folklore. ‘EXAST’ sees Forrester embroidering around a straight beat and exploring his deep love for trance and repetition while ‘HWYL / HOWL’ is a relentless drum piece that draws on his personal experience as a percussionist in a marching band and refuses to still. ‘Fatal Stamp’, as caressing as aggressive at times, hesitates between frenetic tom blasts and medieval grandeur. ‘Foyer’, the closer, is a haunting ballad featuring vocals by his close friend and collaborator Fawkes, who has recently appeared on Rabit’s Halcyon Veil imprint and Jlin’s last album ‘Black Origami’.
Hear HWYL/HOWL above.