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.
London O’ Connor to release O∆ in February on True Panther13/01/2017
Self-produced American songwriter London O’Connor announces a partnership with New York City-based record label True Panther Sounds as well as the official re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album O∆ on February 17th. For the first time the debut effort from the self-proclaimed “explorer” will be available on all streaming platforms as well as CD and Vinyl. Coinciding with the announcement, London’s second single “GUTS,” which is as catchy as it is angry, is now available on all digital retailers. To celebrate the release next month London will be performing his first headlining NYC show at Rough Trade on February 22nd. O∆ is available for pre-order now and a deluxe version of the vinyl will also be available which arrives with a 3′ x 5′ signature O∆ flag. The deluxe version will be available for pre-order on on CircleTriangle.Earth.
O∆ is a post-any-genre narrative told through vivid and visual production he made from the contents of his backpack while sleeping on floors and couches in New York City. It details the suburban world he grew up in and fled from in Southern California years before. The cinematic album also acts as a rallying cry and arrived hand-in-hand with a direct message from O’Connor: “If when you hear it, you feel like its talking about where you live, then I want you to leave.”
While London travels and crafts his second album, a remastered version of O∆ will be released physically and digitally February 17th on True Panther Sounds.
New Sampha single: (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano12/01/2017
Ahead of the release of his widely anticipated debut album, Process, on February 3rd, Sampha has released his third single, entitled (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano.
At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, the track is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Process.
Produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald, Process (released 3rd February on Young Turks) is set to be Sampha’s defining artist statement. As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha previously lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and most recently on Solange’s A Seat At The Table album. Now, on Process – which also features previous singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and ‘Blood On Me’ – it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.
“His maturity, both artistically and emotionally, came from finding his true self at the piano bench. But even when Sampha offers up a sentimental pop ballad, he hasn’t lost hints of his edge.” – PITCHFORK BEST NEW MUSIC
““If there is such a thing as a perfect song, as a song that sounds like a heart breaking, it’s Sampha singing these words” – VICE/NOISEY
Mica Levi’s soundtrack for ‘Jackie’ has been nominated for a BAFTA11/01/2017
As the award nominations begin to come in, we are delighted to see that Mica Levi, who also performs as Micachu and the Shapes, has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Original Music category for her score to the biopic Jackie, a film that explores the life of Jackie Kennedy in the days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Jackie director Pablo Larraín, adored Mica’s score for the 2013 film Under The Skin, which like the Jackie soundtrack, sounds haunting and warped from the use of glissandos in the composition.
“I’ve just always been interested in those glisses, it’s something that happens if you slow [your playing] down, you get this glooping and distortion and morphing of [sound]. It’s something I really like the sound of, but it can be quite expressive as well.” (Mica talking to FACT magazine about her work).
Mica Levi is becoming one of the most original and inventive composers working in film today.
Jackie is released in the UK on January 20th and is already available in the US.
The BAFTA’s take place on February 12th.
Sampha and Solange collaborate on new track ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’10/10/2016
Following the release of her highly-anticipated third album ‘A Seat At The Table,’ Solange has shared a poignant video for the anthemic track ‘Don’t Touch My Hair,’ which features and was co-produced by Sampha. The mesmerising visuals include a cameo from Sampha, who can be spotted dancing in a duvet. Watch here.
Nicolas Jaar’s new album ‘Sirens’ out Friday, streaming now27/09/2016
On Friday, 30th September, Nicolas Jaar will digitally release his second full-length studio album ‘Sirens’ via Other People. His first solo LP since 2011’s ‘Space Is Only Noise,’ the sonically diverse ‘Sirens’ is Jaar’s most topically cohesive and politically-minded record to date.
Following the surprise album announcement, ‘Sirens’ has become available to stream in full on Jaar’s Other People online radio network.
Warpaint preview new album with ‘Whiteout’21/09/2016
Ahead of Friday’s album release, Warpaint have shared ‘Whiteout,’ the grooving and atmospheric opening track on ‘Heads Up.’ Listen to it above. The band have also newly embarked on a semi-world tour – find upcoming live dates and tickets here.
‘Heads Up’ is out 23/9 via Rough Trade Records.
Alice Boman featured on Emmy-winning ‘Transparent’21/09/2016
Beggars Music would like to congratulate the entire team behind the Amazon original series ‘Transparent’ on their triple Emmy win this past weekend. The show has featured Alice Boman’s gentle, haunting song ‘Waiting’ from her 2013 debut EP ‘Skisser’ in the episodes ‘Kina Hora’ and ‘Man on the Land.’ Most recently, ‘Waiting’ was put to equally unique and beautiful use in a clip shared to celebrate Jill Soloway’s ‘Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series’ Emmy win.
Sampha releases video for ‘Blood On Me’20/09/2016
Sampha has shared a new music video for his song ‘Blood On Me.’ Directed by Alex Lill, Sampha’s first-ever solo music video places the singer front and centre in a host of surreal and powerful visuals. Following ‘Timmy’s Prayer,’ ‘Blood on Me’ is the second single taken from Sampha’s upcoming LP ‘Process,’ which will be released via Young Turks.
Upcoming tour dates can be found here.