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Nabil Ayers is the President of Beggars Group US. He is the former US GM of Beggars Group label 4AD, where he ran campaigns for The National (GRAMMY® award winner), Big Thief (5X GRAMMY® award nominee), Grimes, Future Islands and St. Vincent as well as reissue campaigns including Pixies’ album Doolittle which was certified Platinum in 2019. Ayers is a Recording Academy Trustee who formerly served as an elected Governor of the New York chapter from 2018-2022. He was named one of Billboard magazine's "Indie Power Players" consecutively from 2019-2022. After opening Seattle's Sonic Boom Records store at age 25, Ayers sold it to a longtime customer in 2016. As both an executive and an artist who began his career as a musician Ayers has performed on several albums on both independent and major labels. On his own label, The Control Group, Ayers has released music by Lykke Li, Cate Le Bon, Bad Brains, The Killers, PJ Harvey and his uncle, the jazz musician Alan Braufman. Ayers has written about race and music for The New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and GQ. He published his memoir “My Life in the Sunshine” in 2022 via Viking/Penguin.