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.
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.
Micachu & The Shapes GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD is out today!11/09/2015
M&TS third LP ‘GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD’ is out today on Rough Trade Records. Three years after the release of ‘Never’, their return is almost an accident: the trio of friends decided to rehearse in an East London studio, and found themselves immersed into an hours-long jam. Drummer Marc Pell had an Edirol field recorder in hand, and unbeknownst to his bandmates, recorded the whole session; Pell, Mica Levi, and Raisa Khan were so enamored of those off-the-cuff audio experiments that they became the underpinnings of a new record. With one listen, it’s easy to hear why they loved the tracks. ‘Good Sad Happy Bad’ maintains the experimental-pop sensibility the band has brought to previous efforts, combining the lightness and bounce of their best singles with the sonic textures of field recordings, industrial effects alongside straightforward instrumentation.