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Beggars chief wins another outstanding achievement prize

By | Published on Friday 3 February 2012

Martin Mills

I hope Martin Mills has got a big shelf in his office at Beggars HQ, with all the awards he’s been getting of late. And that shelf will need to accommodate another gong, because pan-European indie label trade body IMPALA yesterday announced it too was presenting an Outstanding Contribution Award to Mills, for his creative and commercial achievements at Beggars, and his wider work and support for the independent music community.

IMPALA launched its annual Outstanding Contribution Award last year, to celebrate the achievements of indie music players, and this year two such awards will be presented. As well as Mills, a prize will be given to the Label Love project, which staged various activities to support the labels affected by the fire at the Sony DADC warehouse in North London, which burned to the ground during the August riots, taking with it the entire stock of indie label distributor [PIAS].

IMPALA Executive Chair told CMU: “With Martin’s success this year there could only be one label winner, but the spontaneity and generosity of the Label Love initiative meant we had to break the rules and have two awards this year”.