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Pop / Rock 17/01/2008

Colin Munroe Inks Worldwide Deal With Dallas Austin & Rowdy Records To Release Munroe's Debut LP

TORONTO, CANADA (Top40 Charts/ Marked Music) - 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 Don't 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 Canada's urban music community. Munroe co-wrote and produced ten songs on Ray Robinson's 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 Munroe's debut album, Don't Think Less of Me, is a departure from his urban production. Rich in melody and depth, the album owes more to Colin's love of Tin Pan Alley, The Beatles and early Van Morrison than Dr. Dre. In true do-it-yourself fashion, Don't Think Less of Me was entirely written, performed, arranged and produced by Colin Munroe, first in his attic studio, before being completed at Toronto's venerable Metalworks Studios. In Colin's words, 'It's an album of songs about trying to figure things out: life, love, leaving home…there's 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 Colin's 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 Canada's MuchMusic. The video can be viewed at https://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. Austin's 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 Billboard's Hot 100 over the years. In 1999 Austin received the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for his work on TLC's Fanmail and in recent years, has become active in the film industry, serving as Executive Producer on 2002's Drumline and co-producing 2006's 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 Colin's 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 that's the path that I'm 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 West's forth single from Graduation, 'Flashing Lights'. Visit https://www.zshare.net/audio/657938038a4f61/ or www.myspace.com/colinmunroe to download the track. An accompanying web-video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40G8sbl6o9c. Also on deck is 'Happy', the first official single from Don't Think Less of Me, which will be serviced to radio stations across Canada on January 17th, 2008.






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