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Now available on iTunes: Marshall Dane – I’ll Be Your Whiskey.
Blending soulful country music with complementing romantic melodies, Marshall Dane’s new single “I’ll Be Your Whiskey” defines his fresh musical direction. The new single is released to Canadian country radio and iTunes on April 7th, 2015. Remixed by renowned industry veteran Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift), this is the third single off of his sophomore album One Of These Days. A 2011 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ New Artist showcase nominee, “I’ll Be Your Whiskey” is a lyrical love song fuelled by longing, in hopes of transitioning from the ‘friend zone’ to a permanent romance as intoxicating as a shot of strong whiskey.
Exclaims Dane, “Concise, deliberate steps have brought together my partnership with Nettwerk One Music, Dale Speaking and Awesome Music. My single “I’ll Be Your Whiskey” is our calling card; a slick, clean, lean country mix!”
Dane has joined forces with a new solid team of key Canadian music industry purveyors to release this single; introducing a joint-venture partnership between Nettwerk One Music, a burgeoning Canadian Publishing company, newly formed Awesome Country (a division of Awesome Music), the formidable Toronto based independent label, and Dale Speaking, the stellar promotion company. The three independent companies have formed a partnership to sign artists and avidly promote the music of represented talent. Dane will be the first release by the newly formed professional collective.
A multiple 2014 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) nominee, including Male Artist and Album of the Year, Dane continues to perform shows across his home province. Following a 2014 performance at Boots and Hearts, his career continues to erupt on the country music scene. Celebrated by his fans and peers, he continues to receive critical acclaim, touted by Cashbox Magazine Canada as a fan favourite; “The cool thing about Marshall Dane is women love him – men want to be like him. This guy is the real deal.”
About Awesome Music:
Awesome Music is a record label founded in Toronto, Canada in 1995. The label is distributed by Universal Music Canada. Its roster consists of international artists including Swedish/Congolese Afropop sensation Mohombi, two-time JUNO Award winning dance act Sound Bluntz, multi-platinum artist Cascada, Sweden’s pop/dance sensation September. Founder and President Mr. Asim “Awesome” Awan’s international connections has been the key driver in landing the label some of the biggest independent hits from around the world. Mr. Awan is also the Co-President of Ultra Music in Canada and has achieved multiple platinum and gold singles and albums with artists such as Steve Aoki, deadmau5, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Tiësto, and many more on the roster. Mr. Awan has always been very passionate about great songwriting, and the presence of that in the new country sound is what drew him in. After garnering much success in the dance/electronic and pop genres, Awesome Music is now venturing out to build a legacy in country music. In doing so, Awesome Music has partnered with key people in the country music industry, Dale Peters of Dale Speaking, the most successful country music independent radio promoter in Canada, and Mark Jowett, founding member of Nettwerk.
About Dale Speaking:
Dale Speaking is a Canadian radio promotion and digital marketing company comprised of music lovers and creative thinkers. Radio, in all of its forms, remains one of the biggest promotional outlets for a musician and is one of the top outlets for music discovery. Knowing this, they focus on Canadian radio outlets and online growth to help musicians that they strongly believe in establish themselves.
Starting in 2004 in Toronto, Ontario the company was founded by Dale Peters. Dale has been working in the music industry for over 25 years, including an extensive history at BMG in the sales, promotions, marketing and sponsorships departments. His passion for bringing new music to the masses and assisting musicians in the development of their careers was the motivation behind the creation of Dale Speaking. Strategically partnering with Awesome Country and NW1, Dale Speaking is focused on expanding offerings to represented talent through enhanced services available through the newly established joint venture. Such collaboration will create the opportunity to expand the professional horizons for all parties involved, prioritizing artist development.
With a staggering resume including such writing collaborations as Neil Mason (Miranda Lambert’s “Old Sh!t”, Jake Owen’s “Days of Gold”), Jessie Jo Dillon (George Strait’s “The Breath You Take”, LeAnn Rimes’ “Crazy Women”), and Mike Fiorentino (Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love”, Colt Ford” Outshine Me”), essentially NW1’s strong publishing infrastructure in LA, Nashville, New York, Vancouver, and overseas will work hand in hand with Awesome Records’ marketing division and Dale Speaking’s promotions to steer artists to success, including Marshall Dane. NW1 will help to steer-head co-writing opportunities for Marshall in Nashville to help him create a strong new album, following the release of his latest single “I’ll Be Your Whiskey”.
US promo tour planned for spring. Click here for more info.
“Surrounded by a strong production, Marshall’s mixture of country, pop and blues is delivered with ease and is quite pleasing. 6 out of 7 stars.” Click HERE for the full review!