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Simon Wheeler

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Director of Digital, The Beggars Group

Mr. Wheeler has been with The Beggars Group since 1990. He starting working with online distribution in 1997, licensing the entire groups catalogue for download sales, Since that time, Simon has experienced, and has worked within, almost every entity in the world of digital media. He is chairman of AIM's New Media Committee in the UK, has spoken at most worldwide music conferences on digital music and media, has made statements to the UK parliament on DRM and has testified at the USA's CRB webcasting proceedings. However, Mr. Wheelers most important role is keeping the Beggars Group of labels at the forefront of all new technologies delivering its award-winning roster of artists to the widest possible audience.
The Beggars Group represents the following labels: 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, XL Recordings, Young Turks.
Earlier in his career, multi-talented Simon wore many different and varied hats as musician, re-mixer, engineer, producer and promoter!

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