​Beggars Music acquire Burial’s entire back catalogue following Hyperdub partnership

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Beggars Music, the publishing company arm of UK label Beggars Group, has acquired Kode9’s Hyperdub imprint along with its entire back catalogue.

The publishing partnership was announced by Music Week yesterday, March 12. The deal replaces a previous one with Koltbalt Music, Hyperdub confirmed to Mixmag today.

Hyperdub now comes into a new partnership with Beggars Music, home to labels including XL Recordings, Young, Rough Trade, and 4AD, and will acquire the catalogue of artists including Burial.

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Beggars Music will also acquire music from the likes of longstanding Hyperdub signees including Jessy Lanza, Dean Blunt, Ikonika, The Bug, Laurel Halo, Lee Gamble, and the label’s founder, Kode9.

Speaking to Music Week, Hyperdub’s Kris Jones explained: “Both ourselves and the artists on the publishing roster are very excited about starting this new collaboration with the team at Beggars.”

“We’re looking forward to pushing our current writers into new spaces and opportunities as well as joining forces with new up-and-coming creatives to expand the roster.”

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The partnership lands ahead of Hyperdub’s 20th anniversary celebrations this month. This Friday, the label is set to throw a birthday party at fabric showcasing two decades of music from Hyperdub.

Head of Creative at Beggars Music, Molly O’Brien, told Music Week that it feels a “kinship” in Hyperdub’s approach to “nurturing truly unique and groundbreaking talent”.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Hyperdub, one of the most iconic and influential electronic music labels of our time,” she said, adding that they “feel that the Hyperdub writers will compliment the Beggars Music roster perfectly while occupying a distinct space.”

Earlier this year, XL Recordings teased a new release from Burial, later confirming that he’d signed to the label with a new two-track record, titled ‘Dreamfear / Boy Sent From Above’.

[Via Music Week]

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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