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.
Awards triumph for Mica Levi’s Under The Skin soundtrack05/01/2015
We are proud to announce that Mica Levi has received two awards for her highly acclaimed score for the Jonathan Glazer directed feature, ‘Under The Skin’. The first comes from the European Film Awards where Mica picked up the award for ‘European Composer’, the second accolade from the LA Film Critics association for ‘Best Music Score’. For the 26 year old leader of Micachu And The Shapes, the UTS score is her first experience of composing for film. Jonathan Glazer commented on his experience of working with Mica, ‘Mica is very insightful and intuitive…We had a lot of discussions about what sounds might work and what wouldn’t, and when we heard the ones that sounded right, they became the language for the film. All those bendy and stretched notes just felt correct. It came half from the heart, half from the head.’
Mercury Awards this week- East India Youth nominated27/10/2014
William Doyle’s debut ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’ has been included in this years shortlist for the Barclay Card Mercury Prize ‘Album Of The Year’ amongst the likes of Kate Tempest, FKA Twigs and Daman Albarn. The awards take place on Wednesday evening and William will be performing ‘Looking For Someone’ live (music video above). This week also sees the release of an expanded version of the album which includes a 54 minute soundtrack that William composed to accompany the 1916 silent film ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’. The expanded version of TSF will be released in a double CD edition and expanded digital download. ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ will also be available as a stand alone CD and Digital Download, for those who already have the album.
Alice Boman signs to 4AD Songs10/09/2014
We are very excited to announce that Alice Boman has signed to our 4AD Songs Imprint. Alice is a Swedish songwriter and composer from Malmo – she writes beautiful, soulful and delicate modern ballads. Alice’s second EP ‘EP II’ is out now via The Control Group in North America, Adrian Recordings in Scandinavia and Happy Death in Europe. Listen to her current single ‘Be Mine’ above.
Beggars Music receives nominations at Music Week Sync Awards29/08/2014
The first Music Week Sync Awards takes place at the beginning of October and Beggars Music has received a few nods! East India Youth’s ‘Looking For Someone’ as placed in the trailer for ITV’s ‘Endeavour’ is nominated for TV/Movie Trailer and Warpaint’s ‘Disco//Very’ as used in Stella McCartney’s fragrance ad (above) is nominated for best Online/Viral Ad.