Speech Therapy, the debut record from Big Dada artist Speech Debelle, repped for sync licensing in the US by Mophonics and in the EU by Sync Inc, beat out an impressive field of artists including Kasabian, Florence and The Machine, Bat for Lashes, La Roux, Glasvegas, Friendly Fires and The Horrors for the coveted UK Mercury Prize "Best Album of the Year."

Produced by Wayne Lotek (Roots Manuva) and Big Dada founder Will Ashon, the record is sure to convert many new fans following it's Mercury Prize accolade this week.

BBC UK music critic Elle J Small writes: "Four things make newcomer Speech Debelle stand out from the rap pack: her articulate flows, her poetic swagger, her cinematic beats and, of course, her gender. While Speech Therapy is unlikely to go platinum, it is destined to become an album adored by musos, critics and intellectuals."

Says Debelle: "There's a lot of music that sounds the same, all day on the radio," she told journalists. "Hopefully people will hear this album and realize they don't have to make music that sounds the same - they can make music that sounds good. It brings in many influences from jazz, folk, blues, even old TV soundtrack music. It's very British, which I think is wonderful."

MophonicSync is the partnership between bicoastal music production and licensing company Mophonics and London licensing firm Sync Inc, forged to bring the best British and European labels and artists to film, television, advertising, games, and trailers in the US market…

For more info and to request a copy of the record for sync please contact: Josh Marcy at josh@mophonics.com or visit www.mophonics.com and www.mophonicsync.com

The labels…
B-Unique / Big Dada / Black Acre / Boka / Cheap Thrills / Claremont 56 / Ctrl Alt Del / Counter / D.C. / Damaged Goods / Eskimo / Get Physical / Greco-Roman / Hospital / Humble Soul / Hyperdub / I Can Count / !K7 / Kennington / Lex / Lucky Number / Ninja Tune / Ramp / Rapster / Skint / Smalltown Supersound / Strut / Sunday Best / 2nd Drop / 3024

The artists…
Aeroplane / Alloy Mental / Amon Tobin / Antipop Consortium / Ape School / Aqualung / The Automatic / Bjorn Torske / Blindfold / Bomb The Bass / Booka Shade / Boom Bip / Bop / Boy 8-Bit / Boy Crisis / Broadway Project / The Bug / Burial / Capitol K / Cinematic Orchestra / Cobblestone Jazz / Coldcut / Computer Jay / Daedelus / The Dallas Guild / Damian Lazarus / The Death Set / Diplo / Diskjokke / Drums Of Death / Dub Pistols / Ebony Bones / Emperor Machine / Fake Blood / Fatboy Slim / Fink / Flying Lotus / Goose / Grand National / Grasscut / Heartbreak / The Herbaliser / Herve / Hexstatic / Higamos Hogamos / The Japanese Pop Stars / Keith / Kelpe / Kidda / Kitty, Daisy and Lewis / Kode 9 / Kraak and Smaak / Lindstrom / Liz Green / London Eleckricity / The Long Lost / Lucky Jim / Machines Don't Care / Martyn / Marlow / Max Sedgley / Metal On Metal / Midfield General / The Miserable Rich / Mr Scruff / Nelson / The Oscillation / Padded Cell / Peggy Sue / Pete Molinari / Primal Scream / The Qemists / Roots Manuva / Seventeen Evergreen / Smith and Mudd / Speech Debelle / Stateless / Tosca / Two Fingers / Wave Machines / Willie Isz / Xpress 2 / Yppah / Zomby