March 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

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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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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May 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills has made a striking speech criticising the effect that US 'safe harbour' laws have on independent labels, training his fire on YouTube and Grooveshark in particular...

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January 28th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Nicholas Lovell is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games, as well as the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media....

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May 5th, 2010 by Music Ally


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...

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