Manimal Vinyl

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Manimal Vinyl
Parent companyManimal Group
FounderPaul Von Gebser Beahan
Distributor(s)INgrooves, Universal Music Group
GenreExperimental, psychedelic and electronic music
Country of originUnited States
LocationMalibu, California

Manimal Vinyl is a Los Angeles-based record label founded in 2006 by film/TV producer, composer and former fashion editor Paul Von Gebser-Beahan.


The label was started out of Beahan's living room in late 2006 in the historical Hancock Park neighborhood in central Hollywood. They released debut albums from Bat for Lashes, Warpaint and many other exclusive releases from avant-garde pop artists ranging from Yoko Ono, Moby, Duran Duran, Carla Bruni, IC3PEAK, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Devendra Banhart, Asia Argento and more. Manimal has created tribute albums to Madonna, The Cure, David Bowie and Duran Duran with the tributees involvement.[when?]

In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Manimal hosted three medium scale music festivals in Joshua Tree, California at the Pappy & Harriet's venue. Line-ups mostly included the labels artists, alumni and friends.

In 2012, Manimal created a distribution, marketing and publicity branch and has non-exclusively partnered on campaigns with The Orchard, Warner Bros. Records and ATP.[citation needed]

The label maintains its large back catalog. The label also does film distribution and curates live events. Its headquarters are split between Calabasas and Malibu, California.


See also[edit]


  • Los Angeles Times Top 12 Indie Labels
  • LAist Article on Manimal Festival 2009
  • Sarcastic Laist interview with an intern posing as Paul Beahan
  • Reviews of Manimal Festival 2008
  • Spin Magazine Review of Madonna Tribute Record
  • "Manimal Vinyl to Release Madonna Covers Album". Spin Magazine. February 13, 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  • BEAT magazine Label Quest – Interview with Manimal Vinyl
  • Billboard Magazine MANIMAL LABEL GROUP announced