New Signings November 9, 2020

Independent label Double Drummer strike global deal with Believe

Independent label Double Drummer strike global deal with Believe
Pictured: (L-R) Dominic Breen, Ed Prescott, Greta Stanley and Tim Prescott

Believe has struck a global distribution deal with Sydney-based Recordings, set up in 2016 by father and son team Tim and Edward Prescott.

Tim worked internationally as chief marketing officer for Sony/BMG worldwide in New York and was also head of APAC for BMG, managing director of BMG Australia/NZ and CEO of Albert Music.

Edward is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who recorded under the name Edward Deer and currently plays drums in Sydney band Why We Run.

Double Drummer was originally a publishing and artist development house and later expanded to add label services and boutique management.

The current roster includes Melbourne’s Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, Cairns-based Greta Stanley, Sydney troubadour Dominic Breen, Brisbane pop act Fresco Kyoto, and cinematic electro-pop purveyors Dust Of Us.

Believe will provide local and international marketing campaigns, with promo support and a worldwide team.

“We are all thrilled to welcome Double Drummer to the Believe label family,” Believe Australia’s boss Mick Tarbuk said. “Tim and Edward have built an inspiring roster of Australian artists, we can’t wait to get started!”

The first releases under the new deal drop on November 18.

They are Dominic Breen’s ‘Lovelost’, produced by Middle Kids’ Tim Fitz, and the lead single from his debut album, and Dust Of Us’ ‘Punching Bag’ featuring Jess Chalker on vocals.

“Our label evolved purely to support our artists,” Tim Prescott said. “I’m excited that Believe share our love of their music and see a big future for them, and for Double Drummer.

“This relationship expands our team and our horizons.

“At the end of the day, we are just extremely passionate music fans who want to help our artists take their music as far as they can. I’m very grateful to Believe for supporting that goal.”

New albums are due in 2021 from Greta Stanley, Dominic Breen, Fresco Kyoto and Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, with a number of new signings to be announced soon.

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