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Congratulations to our leader Martin Mills on his inclusion in the annual Billboard Power 100 list.

They wrote: The independent powerhouse that includes the labels 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador, XL and Young — which collectively released hit indie albums last year by Bartees Strange, Horsegirl, The Smile and Belle & Sebastian, among others — closed 2022 by earning a pair of Grammy nominations for breakout band Big Thief, as well as a best rock album nomination for Lucifer on the Sofa by veteran rockers Spoon. The latter band also returned to No. 1 on Billboard’s Triple A chart for the first time in five years. Mills is proud to “contribute to the global strength of independents.”

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