Brandon Becker has been promoted to Head of Global Streaming at Group of beggars.
The UK-headquartered company owns a 50% stake in brands such as XL Recordings, Matador and Rough Trade. It also 100% owns 4AD and runs its own publishing company in Beggars Music.
Becker will act as global head of operations, managing the priorities of the Group’s worldwide streaming team and directing the campaign streaming strategy in partnership with the studios.
He will also maintain key relationships with Beggars’ global streaming partners.
Becker continues to be headquartered in New York.
Becker’s promotion is part of a series of new employees and promotions at Beggars.
Matthew Gawrych has joined Beggars as US Streaming Manager.
Gawrych joins Beggars from FUGAwhere he is the Director of Global Marketing Strategy.
Gawrych will be responsible for overseeing the company’s US streaming business and its day-to-day relationships with designated US accounts.
He will also be in charge of campaigns originating in the United States.
He is based in Los Angeles, and will report to Brandon Becker.
Additionally, Marissa Esposito has been promoted to Junior Streaming Account Manager USA, where she will assist Gawrych in handling live relationships with several streaming partners, along with Administrative support for the global streaming team.
In the UK, Shaun Delaney assumes sole oversight of all UK streaming, serving as the Group’s Senior Streaming Lead, while Molly McIntyre has moved from broadcasting. of Beggars UK to the role of Junior UK Streaming Account Manager.
New additions come two months after Nabil Ayers named President of the United States in Beggars.
Ayers’ appointment follows the departure of US President Matt Harmon, who after 24 years at Beggars has decided to step down to pursue other opportunities, the company said at the time.
“It is incredibly inspiring to work with such a diverse and forward-thinking team of artists.”
Brandon Becker, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead a new global streaming division at Beggars Group.
“It is incredibly inspiring to work with such a diverse and forward-thinking team of artists represented by some of the most creative minds in the business.”
In October 2021Beggars Group saw revenue drop slightly in 2020 to $79.2 million.
Over the course of 2020, according to financial filings released at the time, the Beggars Group raised £61.66 million ($79.2 million), including stakes in joint venture partners such as XL , Matador, etc
That figure was down slightly for the £63.1m Beggars transferred in 2019.
However, the company’s operating profit (including its joint ventures) jumped 77% year-on-year to £6.49 million ($8.3 million).Worldwide music business
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