The idea of Crownn Records started when Jerome Fitts sat drinking Guinness and listening to live music in a pub called Eamonn Dorans in Dublin, Ireland. The label was registered on November 11th, 1998.
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In late 1999 Crownn signed Dublin band Solomon and released the label's first single, a R.E.M cover, called “It's The End Of The World As We Know It”, a R.E.M. cover. Solomon opened for Shane McGowan throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.
In the year 2000, Allen Gogarty's single "The Right Place" was released in conjunction with a series of dates supporting Status Quo.
Based on the progress from radio play from the three stunt catalogue records in Ireland, Crownn relocated to Munich, Germany by signing a deal with Waters Edge Studios/BMG.
In the summer of 2003, we ventured into the management and live performance booking arena. The live booking was aced with a short-lived German tour with "The Father Of Rock And Roll" Johnnie Johnson as well as the signing of the first of many continental Europe acts in Rearview.
The signing of Rearview led to a prosperous and educational distribution deal with Cargo Records (Germany). The deal enabled Crownn to solidify our position within the European music community.
The releases during this period were Rearview, Ensimi, Phantom Black and the classic hip-hop record Underground Rapstarr (Kurupt, actress Michelle Rodriguez, Megaloh).
The year 2006 was the turning point for Crownn Records based on our distribution presence with the worldwide deal with Proper Distribution (London).
The territorial license agreement with Die Hard Records for The Beautiful Girls gave us independent record label cred after nearly 10 years of existence.
The records released during this period were Plastica, October Episode, Cee-Rock, RogerThat and most notably label standard-setting Wallmark.
In 2010, Crownn expanded its daring wings to the city of Angels (Los Angeles). The result was the signing and release of The Obex, Citizen Icon and Rough Roostars.
As part of company policy part of genuine passion, all bands' releases were supported by extensive touring.
This particular 3-year span could be argued as the last years of the indie man and artist that "put one foot forward" with confidence in their craft.