The story so far...

Nero Schwarz Limited is an independent record label owned by Colin Vearncombe (aka Black).

Since it was established in 1993 we’ve released 14 albums, 3 EPs, a handful of singles and produced various videos, films and other promotional material to accompany the music releases. The recordings are available directly from us and through the usual download and online retail channels (iTunes, Amazon etc) and we also have signed copies of some of the A&M catalogue (all available through the Music tab).

In addition to the Nero Schwarz releases we own the masters to the re-recordings of Colin’s best-known songs, Wonderful Life and Sweetest Smile. For master licensing requests please email us.

This site is also a conduit for Colin’s other creative output including his art and poetry.

Although we hold some long-term plans to expand the label and encompass releases by other artists, we do not currently have the necessary resources to do so. Consequently, please do not send us demos of your recordings because they’ll be returned unopened (sorry).

How to get in touch

For all Colin Vearncombe aka Black related information, please visit

For all enquiries about current and future releases, please email us.

Postal address

Nero Schwarz Music Limited
P O Box 109
L18 8WX

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