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Canadian Children’s Songwriter Marlowe Stone wins USA Songwriting Competition

November 25th, 2016

ML0Alf-IToronto-based children’s songwriter and performer Marlowe Stone of Marlowe & the MiX has won The USA Songwriting Competition first prize of the Children’s music category with her song “Live In Colour”.

This is the first time that the winner of the Children’s music category has been from Canada, and Stowe is the only Canadian winner across all the categories this year. The song is the title cut from their latest album, a former #1 on iTunes Canada Children’s Chart. The fun-filled video can be seen here:

In 2013, singer-songwriter Marlowe Stone and her band of MiX KiDS changed the sound of family music with their groundbreaking debut, One Dancefloor. Children around the globe fell in love with Marlowe & the MiX’s high-energy pop songs and live shows, encouraging them to move, groove, and sing along. Award-winning singles like “Life is a Rollercoaster” allowed parents to crank up the pop music with 100 per cent family-friendly lyrics. Aimed at kids aged three to tween, Marlowe & the MiX successfully bridges the gap between traditional children’s music and Top-40 radio.

The first single and title track from Live in Colour was awarded Best Children’s Song by the international Independent Music Awards. With top Canadian Producer Chris Perry at the helm, Rob James (“Rj”) singing/rapping and seasoned guitarist Randy Starr (“Mr. Starr”), The MiX is stacked with pop industry pros.

As Creator of Marlowe & the MiX, Stone responded to a gaping hole in kids music in 2013. She said families found themselves “musicless“ after they were done with The Wiggles and before pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. Stone knew she could fill the gap with clean, Top-40- sounding tracks, woven with positive messages, and today parents are celebrating The MiX’s 100 per cent family-friendly music, “I used to be on edge in the car, listening to music with one hand on the wheel and one on the volume knob, waiting to turn down the inappropriate lyrics. Not with Marlowe’s CDs,” emailed one Dad to the band, “Now we all sing every word.”

With one reviewer calling the act’s first album, “Free to Be You & Me meets the Black Eyed Peas” and another critic writing, “This is Katy Perry for Kids…Brilliant!” Marlowe & the MiX have built a solid brand in family entertainment that impresses every generation. They have performed for corporate clients such as Sears, Lululemon, CIBC, Indigo, Rogers and more. Marlowe Stone has also been commissioned by Memorial Sloan Kettering, Kids Help Phone and Sick Kids Hospital to write theme songs for campaigns and she is currently working on a new anthem for Free the Children.

Entries are currently being accepted for the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Winning songs of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition will receive airplay on a nationally syndicated radio program “Acoustic Café” as well as Sirius XM Satellite Radio. For more information, go to

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