Colin Munroe Inks Worldwide Deal as Marked Music Partners with Grammy Award-Winning Producer Dallas Austin and Rowdy Records to Release Munroes Debut LP

TORONTO--()--Marked Music Inc. is pleased to announce the formation of an exclusive joint venture with Grammy Award-winning super producer Dallas Austin, and his production imprint, Rowdy Records, for the worldwide release of Dont Think Less of Me, the debut album from artist/producer Colin Munroe.

In the last two years, Ottawa, Canada native, Colin Munroe, has established himself as a go-to producer in Canadas urban music community. Munroe co-wrote and produced ten songs on Ray Robinsons Juno Award-nominated debut, What It Is and has logged studio time producing and writing with notable artists including Chauncey Black (formerly of Blackstreet), Glenn Lewis, Divine Brown, Saukrates, Sean Price of Boot Camp Clik and Degrassi: The Next Generation star Drake, among others.

Colin Munroes debut album, Dont Think Less of Me, is a departure from his urban production. Rich in melody and depth, the album owes more to Colins love of Tin Pan Alley, The Beatles and early Van Morrison than Dr. Dre. In true do-it-yourself fashion, Dont Think Less of Me was entirely written, performed, arranged and produced by Colin Munroe, first in his attic studio, before being completed at Torontos venerable Metalworks Studios. In Colins words, It's an album of songs about trying to figure things out: life, love, leaving hometheres even a song about writing songs! Mixed by Grammy nominee Mark Needham (The Killers, My Chemical Romance), the disc is scheduled for Canadian release in March 2008 on Marked Music, with distribution through Fontana North. The web-video for Colins buzz single World of Pain recently received a surge of attention online, logging over 350,000 views on YouTube.com (earning top 50 Honors in multiple countries in the process), secured features on DailyMotion, MySpace and Yahoo Video and was recently added to rotation at Canadas MuchMusic. The video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GpW6UGpBzY.

Creative visionary, Dallas Austin, is one of the most sought-after producers in the entertainment industry. Known for his ability to move seamlessly between musical genres, his innovative style has shaped the sound of today's Pop and R&B music worldwide. Austins signature hits can be heard on albums by Madonna, Gwen Stefani, TLC, Monica, Janet Jackson, PINK, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher and Ciara to name a few with more than 50 hit singles debuting on Billboards Hot 100 over the years. In 1999 Austin received the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for his work on TLCs Fanmail and in recent years, has become active in the film industry, serving as Executive Producer on 2002s Drumline and co-producing 2006s ATL with Will Smith.

Andrew Kennedy, President of Marked Music Inc. said, Colin Munroe has what it takes to become a truly world class artist. His debut LP is both electric and timeless. We are excited that Dallas feels the same way and are looking forward to working with him to share Colins music with the world.

Dallas Austin said, Colin is a one man band, a great songwriter and a product of the new one music generation.

Colin Munroe said, Dallas has always had a foot in the R&B world and a foot in the rock world, and thats the path that Im on. I look forward to learning from him and taking the next steps down that path together.

Next up for Colin Munroe is an unofficial remix of Kanye Wests forth single from Graduation, Flashing Lights. Visit http://www.zshare.net/audio/657938038a4f61/ or www.myspace.com/colinmunroe to download the track. An accompanying web-video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40G8sbl6o9c. Also on deck is Happy, the first official single from Dont Think Less of Me, which will be serviced to radio stations across Canada on January 17th, 2008.

Contacts

For inquiries regarding Marked Music:
Marked Music Inc.
Andrew Kennedy, +1 416-669-6070
akennedy@markedmusic.com
or
For inquiries regarding Colin Munroe:
T3 Agency
Syreta Oglesby, +1 201-658-3711
Syreta@t3-pr.com

Contacts

For inquiries regarding Marked Music:
Marked Music Inc.
Andrew Kennedy, +1 416-669-6070
akennedy@markedmusic.com
or
For inquiries regarding Colin Munroe:
T3 Agency
Syreta Oglesby, +1 201-658-3711
Syreta@t3-pr.com