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.
Sampha wins Mercury Prize18/09/2017
Last night, Sampha was announced as the winner of the 2017 Mercury Prize. The most prestigious award in British music was given to the artist for his phenomenal debut album Process, released back in January.
“It feels amazing,” he said in a press conference following the awards ceremony. “It has taken me a while to feel like I’m emotionally stable enough to write my own record and everyone was so lovely to give me the time to create it. I put my heart and soul into the record and I’m very proud of it. It’s a very internal record and I think that comes across. It’s great to be recognised for that.”
Sampha was one of the very first artists to sign a publishing deal with Beggars Music and the company is very proud to see him reach this incredible milestone in his career.
The Haxan Cloak remixes Father John Misty’s “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution”12/09/2017
An eerie reimagining from the Björk and HEALTH producer.
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)