The Company

SBML is an artist management company, creative business consultancy and publisher.

Formed in the mid eighties, the dominant business activity was initially connected with popular music. The most prominent artist managed at that time was Colin Vearncombe, aka Black.

Black was internationally successful during the late eighties, selling more than two million albums worldwide. Since turning independent in 1992, Colin has continued to write and record his own unique blend of uncompromising lyrics and sophisticated melodic compositions which he performs with a voice of majestic beauty and releases through his own label; Nero Schwarz.

In 1991, Steve Baker co-founded the London based creative group tomato and was the group managing director until the end of 2003.

Karen Rainford manages the record label; Nero Schwarz, the print publishing company; Blip, the creative consultancy; Cibnet and oversees all other business activities. Steve maintains a role as Colin’s business manager and is a creative business consultant and writer. See links for more details.

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