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.
Belle & Sebastian sign to Mattitude Music16/09/2019
We are delighted to announce that we have signed Belle & Sebastian to Mattitude Music, our publishing partnership with Matador Records.
Belle & Sebastian are one of the most cherished and celebrated UK acts of recent decades. They have released 11 critically acclaimed albums including the epoch defining Tigermilk, If You’re Feeling Sinister and The Boy With The Arab Strap and many classic EPs and singles, including most recently the How To Solve Our Human Problems trilogy. Belle & Sebastian have defined the spirit of DIY in a career where the only constant has been innovation and individuality.
Beggars Music New Releases – August 201919/08/2019
Pumarosa – returned in July with new single ‘Fall Apart’, which is available now on Fiction Records. The band’s follow-up to 2017 debut album ‘The Witch’ is titled ‘Devastation’, and will be released on November 1st.
William Doyle – (previously Mercury nominated with his East India Youth project) released a new track ‘Nobody Else Will Tell You’, taken from his forthcoming new album. The song also features Laura Misch guesting on saxophone.
Alice Boman – has released a new single ‘This Is Where It Ends’.
Westerman – In July, Westerman collaborated with Bullion to release a cover of Kathy’s Song by Simon & Garfunkel. Listen here
The Haxan Cloak scores new Ari Aster film ‘Midsommar’19/08/2019
The Haxan Cloak (Bobby Krlic) composed the score to Ari Aster’s latest cult horror film Midsommar which was released to huge critical acclaim in July.
Aster said he wrote the film’s script while listening to the Haxan Cloak’s last album—2013’s Excavation—so he always intended music to be a big part of it. Krlic’s score is diverse stylistically, and uses many Scandinavian folk instruments, marking a departure from his normal electronic textures.
The soundtrack is now available to stream.
Midsommar Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vnghdsjmd0
Andy Heath awarded CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List19/08/2019
Beggars Music chairman, Andy Heath, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to music.
Andy previously received an MBE for services to music publishing in 2009.
“Wow – I’m really thrilled, surprised and honoured. I have always taken great satisfaction and pride in the British music industry and have tried to serve its best interests,” he said.
“It’s an industry that has provided the world with a great cultural contribution and has punched well above its weight commercially. I honestly feel that this award is as much for the creators and business people in British music just as much as it is for me.”
New Signing – The Goon Sax03/06/2019
Our latest signing is The Goon Sax, an indie pop trio from Brisbane, Australia. Formed in 2013, the band consists of Riley Jones, Louis Forster and James Harrison. The band released their debut album, Up to Anything, in 2016 on the Chapter Music label.
They have refined tastes – they love the Pastels, Talking Heads, Galaxie 500, Bob Dylan and Arthur Russell. On Up To Anything they pull off the almost impossible, capturing the awkwardness, self-doubt and visceral excitement of teenage life, while still in the thick of actually living it.
The Goon Sax are already masters at pairing teen microdrama with pop sophistication – but clearly, Up To Anything is just the beginning!
“Like living in a great coming-of-age film” The Guardian
“Impossibly charming Aussie indie-pop” – Rolling Stone
New Signing – James Righton03/06/2019
James Righton is a London based artist, composer and producer.
He formed the Klaxons in 2006 with Jamie Reynolds and Simon Taylor-Davis, where he sang and played keyboards. They disbanded in 2015.
He releases music under the name Shock Machine. He has one album out, self titled, which was released in 2017 on Marathon.
In 2018 Righton scored the film Benjamin by Simon Amstell. Benjamin premiered at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival.
Righton co-wrote “All Rights Reversed” from 2007’s Grammy Award-winning album We Are the Night by The Chemical Brothers. He co-wrote “Deeper” (w/ MNEK) (feat. House Gospel Choir) by Riton. He contributed guitar, piano and wurlitzer to Arctic Monkeys “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”. James co-wrote the lead single “The Third Degree” from Honeyblood’s 2019 album In Plain Sight.
New Signing – Gia Margaret03/06/2019
The first half of 2019 has been a busy one for Beggars Music.
First new signing of the year is Gia Margaret.
Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Gia Margaret describes her music as “sleep rock.” It’s a genre all her own, combining elements of folk, shoegaze, slowcore, ambient electronica and trip hop.
For her self-produced debut album, ‘There’s Always Glimmer’ (out now on Orindal Records in the US and Dalliance Records in Europe), Gia Margaret crafted twelve gorgeously melancholic lullabies to combat her own insomnia, and to salvage some beauty from the brighter and darker moments of her life.
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.