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.
Welcome to our new Creative Director – Jacque O’ Leary29/01/2019
We are delighted to welcome Jacque to the Beggars Music team!
She joins us from Downtown Music Publishing, where she was Senior A&R Manager and prior to that she was the Creative Director for Roc Nation’s joint venture with Warner/Chappell in London. She began her career at EMI Music Publishing where she rose to Senior A&R Manager.
New Album ‘The Unseen In Between’ by Steve Gunn29/01/2019
Steve Gunn released his fourth album The Unseen In Between on Jan 18th via Matador to great reviews.
The Times (4/5)
“A nice balance between melody, improvisation and poetry makes this something of a modern folk-rock classic”
“there’s a sense of Gunn transcending his original reputation as a player, and asserting his skill as a songsmith.”
“feels like music for a summer road trip, mellow, warm and comforting, with Gunn’s vocals incantations floating feather-like about the instrumentation.”
“such is its quality that the whole record just glides by before you know it”
Record Collector 8/10
“The country-pop-rock of his latest is one of his finest releases.”
New album ‘Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?’ by Deerhunter29/01/2019
“Unexpected, strange and beautifully done.” – The Guardian – Album of the Week ****
“In thirty-seven minutes, it offers up a plethora of intelligently crafted societal takes, and yet presents them invitingly enough that you can just let the music wash over you.” – Loud And Quiet – Album of the Month
“Some of Deerhunter’s prettiest songs to date… one of today’s great American bands.” – Uncut 8/10
“Their poppiest, most direct album yet.” – Q ****
“An unsettled album for unsettled times.” – Record Collector ****
“Solid-gold tunes.” – MOJO ****
“This is how you turn pop into art.” – NME ****
“So unmistakeably Deerhunter without sacrificing any of their mythos or crucial genetic make-up.” – Clash 9/10
“They provide a breezy distraction from the chaos outside, and it’s most welcome.” – DIY ****
“This is a new side of Deerhunter that gives the listener much to contemplate.” – The Independent ****
“I for one am happy to wait out my days, whatever’s left of them, listening to Deerhunter.” – The Quietus
“The slow, crumbling decline of civilisation has rarely sounded so good.” – The Skinny
Beggars Music New Signings! Westerman, Velvet Negroni and Chuck Sutton29/01/2019
Will Westerman, who performs as Westerman, is a rising British singer-songwriter, signed to Blue Flowers, who we have signed to 4AD Songs.
He has so far released 2 EPs and a handful of singles and is currently working on new music.
His music is fantastic and we are very excited to begin working with him.
Video for Outside Sublime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWlf0FOakac
Chuck Sutton is a producer and artist based in New York and Philadelphia who we have signed to Beggars Music.
Velvet Negroni is the moniker of Jeremy Nutzman, who we have signed to 4AD Songs. Throughout the years, you may have found him under the names Spyder Baybie Raw Dog or Pony Bwoy, but Velvet Negroni is the most introspective version of himself to date. His sparse and dark take on R+B is an outer-worldly experience that, in the world of Velvet Negroni, is simply day to day existence. His debut album, T.C.O.D., is existentialist in tone and Dadaist in spirit: life is too hard to be serious and too amusing to be hard. With T.C.O.D., Velvet Negroni lets you in on this double-edged process.
Video for First Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVUpqyn7C6A
New Signing – Obongjayar17/08/2018
We are delighted to announce that we have officially signed Obongjayar to Beggars Music!
Obongjayar is a Nigerian-born, London-based artist who we are very excited to begin working with.
Having closed 2017 with the release of his acclaimed second EP ‘Bassey’, he returned with a heartfelt, deeply personal ballad, ‘Adjacent Heart‘ released last month.
The Paul White-produced track puts Obonjayar’s transportive vocals at centre stage and further cements his position as one of the UK’s most unique, emotive new talents.
In addition to his own solo releases, Obongjayar has spent much of the last year exploring collaborative work. He has been an integral part of Richard Russell’s collaborative artist project Everything Is Recorded, appearing alongside artists such as Kamasi Washington, Giggs, Sampha, Warren Ellis and Ibeyi on an album which is set to be one of the year’s most acclaimed debut records and has been nominated for the Mercury Prize!
Check out Everything Is Recorded’s recent ‘She Said (feat Obongjayar and Kamasi Washington)’ video HERE
A follow up EP to the Everything Is Recorded album has been announced for later this year, entitled 8AM and the first single released from it last month features Obongjayar. It’s called Carry Me. Listen
New Signing – Our Girl02/07/2018
We are delighted to announce our new signing Our Girl.
The band are gearing up for the release of their eagerly awaited debut album Stranger Today, out August 17th via Cannibal Hymns. Along with the announcement they shared new single “In My Head”.
The track is a quintessential Our Girl shredder that seamlessly blends Soph Nathan’s harmonies and slow burning guitar riffs, with Lauren Wilson’s drums and Josh Tyler’s pulsating bass. This is the third cut from the band’s debut record, produced by Bill Ryder-Jones. They spent a week in Stockport recording with Bill at Eve studios – this became a crucial catalyst for what would follow. Ryder-Jones is a guitar virtuoso himself (“He did stuff neither me or Soph had ever seen anyone do before,” Tyler remarks), and he became an unofficial fourth member of the group.
Our Girl play The Pickle Factory on London on the day of their album release – August 20th – Tickets
“…the trio make overcast, shoegaze-indebted indie that whips and swirls with uncompromising force.” – NME
“Perhaps the best thing Our Girl have put out, we’re totally addicted.” – Clash (on ‘Our Girl’)
William Doyle (fka East India Youth) returns with new track ‘Millersdale’02/07/2018