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The Beats was a record label run by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem alongside a videblog offshoot called Beat Stevie. Artists signed to the label were hip hop duo The Mitchell Brothers, rapper Professor Green, rapper Example and his producer Rusher, and Skinner's own act The Streets. The label was owned by Skinner and, from November 2007, not financed by anyone, after previous financers Warner Music Group closed the deals with all their sub-labels.

Skinner announced on his Myspace blog that the Beats had ceased to exist. He held a funeral for the record label and said

"Today was unique. I've never had a day like today.

Today we put The Beats to rest.

When we came to the decision by committee that we'd make things really definite by holding a full ceremony, it felt like it might feel like a stunt

We were also all quite nervous because it was a show of sorts. Me and Ted wrote a speech, we had a reading of poetry and I performed a song.

The Shed has never been so full of people and all of them were people that have worked closely on The Beats. It was really quite moving."


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