Double Drummer is a proudly independent label, publisher and artist development company founded by Sydney musician Edward Prescott and his father, respected industry figure Tim Prescott. First and foremost, Edward and Tim are obsessive music fans who are deeply passionate about providing a supportive framework to help world-class Australian artists realise their vision.
Tim spent many years as an international label executive. His past roles included Chief Marketing Officer for Sony/BMG worldwide (in NY), Head of Asia Pacific for BMG, Managing Director of BMG Australia/NZ, and CEO of Albert Music. He has overseen global marketing campaigns for superstars like Pink, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Usher, Alicia Keys, OutKast, System of A Down, Beyoncé, Dido, Bruce Springsteen and Shakira, among many others.
In Australia, Tim worked intimately with many legendary artists on iconic albums and at pivotal points in their careers, including AC/DC, You Am I, Midnight Oil, The Cruel Sea and John Farnham. He was involved in signing Augie March, Underground Lovers, Megan Washington and the biggest Australian band of the last 20 years, Powderfinger.
Edward is a songwriter, recording artist and producer. An accomplished guitarist, singer and drummer; he has previously released solo music under the name Edward Deer and he currently plays drums in Sydney indie band Why We Run.
Edward has worked with some of the country’s most influential producers and musicians. His bands have supported the likes of Gotye, Foo Fighters and Birds of Tokyo. As a part of the Vivid Festival's 10 x 10 initiative, Midnight Oil songwriter and founding member Rob Hirst chose Edward as one of his 10 favourite up-and-coming Sydney creatives.
Tim and Edward created Double Drummer together because they saw a need for a hands-on boutique Australian indie publisher/label with a global attitude. An artist-friendly model that cares more about an act’s long-term potential than their Facebook stats. A company that listens to its artists, puts their needs first and supports them as they take the time to experiment, learn, develop and grow.
Double Drummer prides itself on its close relationship with its artists - helping to guide them through the maze of the music business and building the right team around them - one step at a time.