HISTORY ALWAYS FAVOURS THE WINNERS
NEWS RELEASES SUPPORT & FAQ

ABOUT HISTORY

'History Alway Favours The Winners' is the continuation of the works
and experiments I have been involved with on V/Vm Test.

Currently I am releasing works by The Caretaker, Leyland Kirby
and The Stranger alongside occasional archival re-issues of V/Vm
work, new V/Vm work and some upcoming film projects.

You will not find any HAFTW works via corporate channels such as
iTunes, Spotify etc. as I prefer to retain control of my work and work
independently, outside and against mainstream distribution.

Working only in partnership with individually run companies by people
sympathetic to my output and or with simple ideals. I am lucky in still
retaining the same principles which have remained as strongly
independent as when I began releasing music in 1996 in a vastly
different landscape.

If you have found my work and support this work by listening then this
makes me happier than selling my soul to the corporations in terms
for some extra interest and sales.

Thanks as always for your interest and support in my works.

SUPPORTING MY WORK

I rely totally on the support of you buying my works as I receive no external
funding and look for no support elsewhere as I remain independent.

In purchasing released works in any format you are helping me
continue to survive financially and make more of my works available.

Illegally sharing releases is part of the digital landscape we must
survive in and always I have come to the conclusion that this helps
me find an audience who realise that works should be paid for
when possible and when interest is piqued.

A number of limited editions will be available digitally over time
which hopefully will help aid my survival and enable me to update
the equipment I am using right now.

Many thanks as ever for visiting my website and taking an
interest in my activities.

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James Leyland Kirby Whisky Drinking
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please note that all Emails sent through go directly to me and
not a manager or agent. Everything does get seen by me.
Sometimes though it can take some time for me
to respond to all requests as it can get overwhelming.
Please don't think badly of me if that happens.

WHERE IS THE LABEL BASED?
I hide right now in Krakow, Poland after spending some years in Berlin
having left Manchester in 2006. I currently raise my whisky glass in
Bar Propaganda this side whilst trying to throw some winning darts.

I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND RELEASES FOR SALE ONLINE.
Certain releases luckily sell out. Represses will happen.
Remain patient and add yourself to the mailing list for news.

I CAN'T FIND YOUR WORK ON iTUNES OR SPOTIFY.
Currently releases are not uploaded to those platforms.
You can find my work on Bandcamp and Boomkat digitally.
Selected works can also be streamed on You Tube and Soundcloud.

WHO DOES THE COVER ART FOR THE RELEASES?
My old friend Ivan Seal paints non stop in his studio in Berlin.
He is represented by the Carl Freedman Gallery in London.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DART PLAYER?
Peter 'One Dart' Manley is always my favourite. I throw his Wimau darts.
James Leyland Kirby Whisky Drinking
FILM SCORING & MUSIC LICENSING


If you have any licensing queries regarding my work or would
like any scoring work considered than please contact me via the
Email address below.


USING MY WORK IN YOUR STUDENT OR
NON FOR PROFIT FILM WORK


I often get requests from people to use my work for their student
or non for profit film work. Always I request that before you contact me
that you upload the work and send me a link so I can view the content.

Usually I'm fine with people using my work in this way though
I cannot complete paperwork giving permission.

Permission is granted via Email on a case by case basis
based on where and how the work is being used.

CONTACT:
JAMES LEYLAND KIRBY
vvmtest@gmail.com