Tag: beggars group
Beggars Group recalibrates 50% streaming payment to artists and attacks YouTube
At a time of immense obfuscation over streaming royalties and artist gripes about payments, Beggars Group was one of the few labels to make its rates public. It paid 50% to artists, but intoned that was a temporary measure...
April 7, 2014
Musicians’ Union demands fairer streaming-music payouts
UK's Musicians' Union weighing in this weekend with a call for labels to share payments 50/50 with artists.
July 22, 2013
22% of Beggars Group’s 2012 digital revenues came from streaming
Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills has revealed that more than a fifth of the label group’s digital revenues came from streaming music in 2012, with Spotify its biggest single source of streaming revenues. The Guardian...
January 7, 2013
The xx get new app for Coexist album
The xx's new album, Coexist now has an app for iPhone, iPad and Android which offers HD videos for every song on the album, lyrics and more.
November 7, 2012
Beggars chairman: streaming out-earns downloads for some artists
The latest contribution to the streaming/downloads cannibalisation debate comes from Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills. “Some of our catalogue artists earn more from streams than downloads of individual tracks [or]...
August 2, 2012
News and views from our Music Apps: Beyond the Hype event
There was even some hard news, with Beggars Group's David Emery revealing that Adele's official iPhone and Android app is now past the 1.5m downloads mark.
March 7, 2012
Adele is the first double-platinum artist on iTunes US
Adele's '21' has become the first album to go double-platinum on the US iTunes Store, selling 2m downloads in the year since its original release there.
February 23, 2012
Liveblog: Zoe Keating and Paul Van Dyk on sustainable music careers
Time for some artists to have their say on digital music opportunities, in a panel session at Midem on building sustainable music careers in the modern industry. The panel, moderated by Jeremy Silver, comprised music manager...
January 30, 2012
With Teeth: Beggars’ David Emery Responds To Facebook Pages Article
David Emery – Head of Digital Marketing for Beggars Group – is a person whose opinions I respect enormously. The irony of this is that often our opinions differ quite a bit, but any discussion with him regarding...
December 8, 2011
Beggars Group launching official Adele app
While checking our Music category feed from Apple's App Store this morning, we spotted a new app called Adele. And unlike the many unofficial ones, this is the real deal: published by Beggars Group Digital. It's a free download,...
September 9, 2011
Beggars Group explains decision to pull out of eMusic
Earlier today, we reported on eMusic's announcement that independent labels Beggars Group, Domino and Merge were pulling their catalogues from the service. Now Beggars Group has given more information on why.”We...
November 17, 2010
Beggars boss keen for statutory licensing experiments
In an interview with The Register, Beggars Group boss Martin Mills says that around 50% of its revenues are now digital, with the recent Vampire Weekend album selling 70,000 downloads in its first weekend (out of total sales...
May 5, 2010