If you’ve been wondering whatever happened to “real” music, your wait is now over.
Muse Recording’s debut album, â€˜Marc’s Project’, resonates with a fresh, new sound seasoned with a vintage vibe for genuine music enthusiasts. This honest, uncompromised R&B/Neo Soul compilation is sure to feed the souls of listeners with songs that address the everyday aspects of love, life, and spirit.
Marcus Collins and Mike Muse (who runs the satellite office in New York) decided to launch an independent record label after obtaining engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, pushing forward their belief that music has a strong voice in our society.
“Our goal isn’t to follow what’s hot right now, instead, we aspire to set our own trends,” says Collins, who produced and co-wrote Marc’s Project. “We’re musicians first, and we care about preserving this art form. We’re all about making authentic music that is relevant to today’s listeners.
Marc’s Project features dynamic, classically trained vocalists who cross the genre boundaries of R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel while delivering with soul, style and sincerity. The album has so far received reviews such as â€˜...a complete album; a no-skipper’ and â€˜great lyrics sung with emotion, assisted by wonderful instrumentation’.
“It all ties back to our mission â€" we want the music to speaks for itself. The music is the message.”
â€˜Marc’s Project’ has shared stages with some of today’s top national artists, such as Keysha Cole, B5, Jagged Edge, and Lil Mo, in the Rhythm n Rims Tour presented by Sprite. â€˜Marc’s Project’ also stole the stage at The Daimler-Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats, Michigan’s largest four-day festival with over a million guests, introducing metro-Detroit residents to talented artists and musicians around the country.
With a buzz spreading like wildfire, the success of â€˜Marc’s Project’ has only just begun. Collins, head of production for the label, was chosen winner by celebrity judges including producer-turned American Idol personality Randy Jackson and contemporary jazz act â€˜Fourplay’, amongst 2,000 entries at Yamaha International Music Production Contest, with one of the songs off the album, “You’ll Never Know”.
Muse Recordings not only seeks to take artistic risks with its music, but to be socially conscious as well. The label has teamed up with Sean “P-Diddy” Combs’ Citizens of Change initiative, Power Moves Inc., and international Grammy-winning recording artist Nelly during UofM’s homecoming weekend to encourage students and alumni to vote.
The release Marc’s Project has signaled the return of classic soul music back to it’s home in the city of Detroit. Now music lovers have the opportunity to visit their online music stores to purchase a copy of
To learn more about Muse Recordings and Marc’s Project, visit www.muserecordings.com.