We Are Proudly Independent

We are a fully independent operation that undertakes every aspect of the production, distribution and performance of the Downes/Birkett repertoire of original music, taking the tracks initially written and recorded to demo standard by Rebecca and Steve, recording and mixing them professionally and bringing them to audiences and consumers across the world. 

 

We are not contracted to a label at the moment. Also, unlike many artists, we don’t employ an independent manager, but we run everything through Rebecca Downes Music Ltd, the company behind the artist and a member of the Association of Independent Music (AIM).  This means that we are ultimately responsible for every aspect of the chain from creation to performance, effectively delivering everything that a label and Manager would do.

 

The business is managed by Colin Speller and whilst a lot of the work is done by Rebecca and Colin we do work with a number of other parties who undertake specific projects within the overall process, including

 

  • Recording and Mixing

  • Album Manufacture

  • Physical Distribution via Amazon and Record Shops

  • Digital Distribution

  • Marketing and Promotion

  • Photography, Design and other Marketing Collateral

  • Booking

  • Merchandise Design and Manufacture

We are also fortunate to be helped from time to time by people within and around the band.

Colin is a member of the MMF (Music Managers Forum) and can be contacted via email.