Beggars Music & Remote Control Launch Music Publishing Joint Venture ‘Remote Control Music’

Beggars Music is delighted to announce the launch of Remote Control Music, a newly established music publishing partnership with Remote Control Records.  Remote Control Music is a joint venture with Australian independent label Remote Control Records, which has offices Melbourne and Sydney. The company represents various international record labels in the Australian and New Zealand markets, including Beggars labels, 4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade, True Panther, XL Recordings, and Young Turks.

Remote Control Music will also represent Beggars Music’s catalogue in Australia and New Zealand. Beggars Music’s impressive roster of artists includes Glass Animals, who topped Triple J’s Hottest 100 this week with their song ‘Heat Waves’, alongside the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Belle & Sebastian, Deerhunter, Snail Mail, DarksideThe Weather Station, This Is The Kit and a catalogue that includes Cat Power and Mica Levi. 

Australian songwriters signed to Remote Control Music will seamlessly plug-in to the worldwide structure offered by Beggars Music.

Remote Control Music are delighted to announce the signing of Gena Rose Bruce.  Gena released her debut album Can’t Make You Love Me on Remote Control’s Dot Dash label, resulting in an invitation to perform at SXSW and her signing booking agencies ATC Live (UK) and Collective Artists (AU)Can’t Make You Love Me was released in the USA, Britain and Europe and received many accolades including NPR ‘All Songs Considered’ featuring the album on their top albums of the week, being nominated for an AMP, and The Age Album of the week. Gena is about to start recording her second album in February.

Gena Rose Bruce ‘Angel Face’ (Official Video)

The company has also acquired Luluc’s catalogue.  Originally hailing from Melbourne, Luluc have been ensconced in the Brooklyn music community with their album Sculptor released through Mistletone/Sub Pop winning worldwide praise including Uncut Magazine’s Album of the Month. The two-piece has had wide-spread critical acclaim from notable champions including J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Aaron Dessner of The NationalLucinda Williams and producer Joe Boyd. 

Pictured: Luluc

Head of Creative & Licensing Jill Stewart will oversee the operation in Australia. Jill has an extensive background in music supervision, licensing and film production. She has represented both local and international catalogues over the past six years as the Licensing Manager at Remote Control. Prior to Remote Control, she worked with Music Mill as a Music Supervisor and began her career in the film industry as a music editor and sound designer.

Remote Control’s co-founders Steve Cross and Harvey Saward comment:   “We are excited to expand Remote Control in to the publishing space.  We have worked with the Beggars Group for 20 years, representing their catalogue of recorded music in Australia and New Zealand.  It makes perfect sense to expand on that successful partnership and work with the publishing company. In many ways this is a new venture but having worked together for nearly two decades we have longstanding relationships and a shared ethos.  With the experience and global reach of Beggars Music and our knowledge of the Australian market/music scene we bring something fresh and dynamic to the local industry.”

Commenting on the deal, Andy Heath Chairman of Beggars Music said: “Steve and Harvey at Remote Control have for many years been wonderful partners of Beggars Group in Australia. The move into a joint enterprise in the publishing world is the realisation of a long term desire to offer our unique brand of services to the Australian writer/composer community. Jill Stewart is a natural for the publishing business and our whole team love working with her.”

Cover image: Jill Stewart, Head of Creative & Licensing, Remote Control