Manimal was created in 2006 by former fashion editor and musician, Paul Beahan. Since it's inception, the label has served a ferociously creative roster, boasting debut releases from Bat for Lashes and Warpaint, along with exclusive releases with Yoko Ono, Moby, Duran Duran, Carla Bruni, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Rei Brown, Moondog and many more.

The label has since branched into a full-service music company providing distribution and unique promotion with a heavily curated roster of artists across the globe along with sync/license divisions.

As of 2019, Beahan and the label team are on a continuous search for new artists to partner with on an international level.