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Marissa Cetin
12 March 2024, 15:59

Hyperdub enters publishing partnership with Beggars Music

This deal will include Burial's publishing catalogue, as well that of label founder Kode9, Jessy Lanza and others

Hyperdub joins Beggars Music, home of 4AD, XL and Young, in publishing partnership

Hyperdub has entered into a publishing partnership with Beggars Music, Music Week reports.

The publishing arm of British record company Beggars Group, which also works with Matador and 4AD, will take over the administration of the London-based label's existing publishing catalogue, assisting with syncs and licensing, as well as working with new singings. This includes Burial's publishing catalogue, as well as Hyperdub founder Kode9, Jessy Lanza, Lee Gamble, OKZharp, Proc Fiskal, Manthe Ribane and Mana.

"Both ourselves and the artists on the publishing roster are very excited in starting this new collaboration with the team at Beggars", Hyperdub Publishing's Kris Jones told Music Week. "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."

Molly O’Brien, head of creative at Beggars Music, added: “We are thrilled to be in business with Hyperdub, one of the most iconic and influential electronic music labels of our time. We feel a kinship in their approach to nurturing truly unique and groundbreaking talent and feel that the Hyperdub writers will compliment the Beggars Music roster perfectly, while occupying a distinct space.”

This publishing shift comes as the legendary London label celebrates its 20th anniversary. There'll be a fabric takeover this Friday, 15th March, with Ikonika, Cooly G, Nazar, RP Boo, KG, Jessy Lanza and more, plus boss Kode9. 

Hyperdub's first release of 2024 will land this Friday: footwork producer Heavee's debut LP for the label called 'Unleash'. Last year, it released new music by Loraine James, DJ Haram, Jessy Lanza, Lee Gamble and Fatima Al Qadiri, as well as a collaborative album by Lila Tirando a Violeta and Sin Maldita

Last month, longtime Hyperdub artist Burial released 'Dreamfear / Boy Sent From Above' on Beggars' XL Recordings. It was his first solo record not released on Kode9's storied imprint. 

In 2021, Beggars Group and Ninja Tune announced short-and long-term plans to become carbon negative

See the line-up for Hyperdub's 20th anniversary party at fabric below. 

Correction 14/03/2024: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Hyperdub's catalogue had been acquired by Beggars Music. The story has been updated to reflect that Beggars Music will take over the administration of the London-based label's existing publishing catalogue.