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Press release: Music Week Article - Beggars Group CEO Paul Redding on the music industry's duty to protect the planet 8 January 2022

Via Music Week….

As world leaders spent much of last year preparing for COP26, sustainability issues became an even more crucial issue for the music industry, including plans to go carbon negative. Here, Beggars Group CEO Paul Redding reveals how labels can play their part in 2022…

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There was never a more important year for action on the climate crisis than 2021. As world leaders spent much of it preparing for COP26, momentum on sustainability issues within the music industry had been building at pace. There’s a lot to be optimistic about.

Alive to the work that must be done, independent labels have made a wave of assertive sustainability ambitions. During Earth Week in April, Beggars launched our own plan to become ‘carbon negative’ by the end of 2022, and to halve all emissions by 2030. We were accompanied by Ninja Tune and, more...

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Press release: 2021 Wrap Up31 December 2021

With over thirty new albums plus numerous reissues, EPs, remix albums, live albums, and the 4AD anniversary covers compilation – it’s been a busy and impressive year for releases across the Beggars Group of labels!

Newspapers, magazines, online & retail across the globe have featured many of the Beggars’ artists in their End of Year lists and reviews. Some highlights include Dry Cleaning’s album New Long Leg making it onto everyone’s Best Albums of 2021 lists including Rough Trade’s Album of The Year, Joy Orbison’s still slipping vol. 1 winning the DJ Mag Award for Best Album, and Mustafa’s debut When Smoke Rises earning the #1 spot on the Best Albums of 2021 list from Jon Caramanica at the New York Times. Beggars Group also had seven albums named in Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2021, including Mdou Moctar’s Afrique Victime (#8), black midi’s Cavalcade (#23) and Snail Mail’s Valentine...

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Press release: Grammy nomination for Gang Of Four!24 November 2021

Gang Of Four (Matador Records) have been nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for their glorious 77-81 box set! Fingers crossed!

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