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Beggars Group warns customers after data breach

Beggars Group is the latest company to suffer a data breach at the hands of hackers. The label group has warned people in the US that anyone who bought directly from its websites between 28 April 2015 and 4 May 2016 may have...
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From A&R to new markets: the data-driven future of music (#midem)

The music industry is awash in big data, but is also working hard to find the most intelligent uses for it. A panel at the Midem conference today explored some of those uses, from finding new artists, recommending new...
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Beggars Group still profitable with second Adele spike to come

Independent label group Beggars Group has reported its financial results for 2014, revealing revenues of £42m and a net profit of £3.8m in a year when it notched up 44 releases. That compares to 2013’s figures: £52.9m...
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Indie revolt against Apple Music grows as Beggars Group speaks out

We've seen indie label bodies A2IM and AIM speak out against Apple Music's licensing policies, but now Beggars Group has added its voice to the rising groundswell of complaints about the new streaming service. The label...
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How has the streaming music age changed indie label strategies?

"For a lot of people who have switched to streaming as their mode of listening, those people are probably not likely to buy records. That's Nicolas Rizzi of The Orchard speaking this morning during a panel session at indie...
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Indies ride to freemium streaming’s defence

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug Morris on one side,...
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IFPI’s New Music Friday gets more criticism from indies

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills got his criticism of the IFPI’s “global release day” ofFriday in early, but some of his peers in the independent sector have been piling in since its official announcement. 
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XL Recordings marks 25th anniversary with dedicated website and compilation

UK independent label XL Recordings, which now sits within Beggars Group, is marking its quarter century with the release of a new compilation album and a dedicated interactive website on its history – all the way from SL2,...
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WIN windmills into YouTube

WIN (the Worldwide Independent Network) was going to publicly lay into YouTube over what it saw as “unnecessary and indefensible” template contracts for indie content on its planned subscription service. Then the two...
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Beggars boss Mills explains end of 50/50 streaming rate for artists

Beggars Group was one of the first labels to talk publicly about splitting streaming income 50/50 with artists, but the company recently confirmed that it’s now lowering the rate due to streaming being a bigger part...
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Beggars Group now getting 40% of its digital revenues from streaming

At yesterday’s AIM Music Connected conference in London, Music Ally’s own Karim Fanous gave a presentation on the potential impact of streaming music on independent labels, including some new figures from Beggars...
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Martin Mills: ‘Overall, the digital world has been very beneficial for independents’

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills has been talking about streaming music again, in an interview with Hits Daily Double. He remains broadly positive about the impact it’s having both on indie labels and artists. “I...