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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Episode 210: Proud Mary

This week's theme from CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL! ~ Mr. Johnny Truant - is quoted at as saying “Musicians, you need to get a real job. Your music is being heard for free because you’ve produced it for next to nothing. While you’re all celebrating the DEATH of the major label, you forgot that this means LESS people pay for music.´´ Who is this guy? Is he right or is he full of it? Find out what WE think in ´´Indie Insider Information´´!

Another hot topic in the portion of Fame Games called Indie Insider Information.

PLUS! Special Dedication goes to: Maya Azucena ; Fame Games Countdown: Sick of the Rain and Fame Games Regular rotational airplay went to Track of the Month Winner - "By All Means" by National Product!

209 winners: Beta Rays from the UK with their rock track "I Fell In Love" Can they do it again and be that must closer to Track of the Month?


  • WE ARE THE MIGHTY from LEYLAND, UK with “Keep Me Whoe” – General Rock

  • ELLEY DUHE from OCEAN SPRINGS, USA with “Got Me Good” – Acoustic

  • ARMEN from NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA USA with “Thanking You” – Spiritual

  • EDIAN from NORTH LONDON, UK with “You” – General Rock

Congratulations to all the artists who made the finals this week! Wishing you all, more and more success!!

Much love,
dj crier, Paul, Graham, Jake, Lexy & Sid (and Ashton this week)


Friday, February 6, 2009

Semifinal: 210

In this episode hear from the fans of these artists! Which ones do you think will move on to the Fame Games Track of the Week contest? It all depends on your votes and reviews!

Many congrats to the artists and bands that have made it one step further towards making the 210 Main Showcase. Those artists include:

  • Ribkat & Josy B (Los Angeles, CA USA)
  • Elley Duhe (Ocean Springs, USA)
  • Against Grace (Richmond, USA)
  • And I've Landed (Portland, USA)
  • Goddess (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • After The Ice (London, UK)
  • We are the Mighty (Leyland, UK)
  • Armen (North Hollywood, USA)
  • Dalton (Franklin, USA)
  • Jason Adamo (Cary, USA)
  • Live Hart (Orlando, USA)
  • Edian (London, UK)



Enjoy the show!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Qualifier Show: Wednesday 211Q

In this episode more hints to the magical mystery theme tune! Today's hint: "Creedence Clearwater Revival"!!

A huge THANK YOU to all of our featured reviewers, which include: HonestAngel, Thumbs, KenMorrison, DJSunBeat, Chocolatebubbles, Hard2Pleez Carmendelplaya, Scarry Garcia, Rosebaby, Hearingade, Valygirl and Tonydatiger!! Can you guess which aritst this reviewer's writing about? ‘‘Who pissed you off, this is a rather angry song here. The guitar levels feel really loud and it’s taking away from the singing and I find myself straining to get what your are singing about. 1 thumb here. Because once it speeds up (which I do think should happen sooner) it’s a lot more appealing.“

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good reviews and fan votes to qualify for this week's show! They include:

  • Twelve34 (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Natasha Duarte (Sydney, Australia)
  • Zack Swift (Mesa, USA)
  • Sympathy F (Denver, CO USA)
  • A'tris (Boston, MA USA)
  • Josy B (Walnut, CA USA)
  • James Walker (Atlanta, GA USA)
  • Abstract Artform (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • Midori and Audioclique (Santa Rosa, CA USA)
  • Amber Ojeda (Sant Diego, CA)
  • Hank Grant (Madison, WI USA)
  • RanjanD (Bethesda, USA)



Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Qualifier Show: Tuesday 211Q

In this episode more hints to Friday's theme! Today's hint "Mary"!

A big thanks goes out to all the featured reviewers: AfricanQueen, tonydatiger, 335, Ricky, Ken Morrison, Robin, HonestAngel, Chocolatebubbles, Hard2Pleez, Thumbs, JamesWalker, Rosebaby and DJSunBeat!! Can you guess which reviewer wrote this, “WOW this guy can really saaanggg. The song had me from the beginning. Beautiful melody, great lyrics but the most I enjoyed is the vocal performance. I loved the build up to the high pitch vocals towards the end. I was actually shocked when I heard him hit that note. This is a real musician and the song has all the potential to become a major hit.”

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good reviews and fan votes to qualify for this week's show! They include:
  • We Are the Mighty (Leyland, UK)
  • Epyllion (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Armen (North Hollywood, CA)
  • Mr. Bella (Tampa, FL USA)
  • Zak Daniels and the One-Eyed Snakes (Venice, CA USA)
  • Bridgette Angelique (New York, USA)
  • Edian (London, UK)
  • Killer Heels (London, UK)
  • AFC Praise (Euclid, USA)
  • Jita (Plantation, USA)
  • Shallow Ends (London, UK)
  • Konshens (Washington DC, USA)



Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Qualifier Show: Monday 211Q

In this episode Here's a hint to Friday's theme. Quotes about "Proud" and "Mary." Be the first to guess the mystery theme tune and win the CD "Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement"!!

A big thanks goes out to all the featured reviewers: LEFTYINCC, KenMorrison, DJSunBeat, Chocolatebubbles, Davehayes, tonydatiger, JamesWalker, Valygirl, OldStyleBoomBox, Ashburnham, Rosebaby, HonestAngel, Hard2Pleez, Robin, Ricky, and Thumbs!! Can you guess who wrote this, “Sexy, sexy, sexy voice here. The voice is amazing and is very Usher! I just really like everything in this song! It’s nice and mellow and the most crossover song of his yet. I just love this vocal, I can’t stop going on about it. It’s very controlled and emotional”

Many congrats to the artists and bands that received enough good reviews and fan votes to qualify for this week's show! They include:
  • Two Spot Gobi (Brighton, UK)
  • Diesel Phoenix (Aukland, New Zealand)
  • Winter Springs (Sanford, USA)
  • Eric Knight (Los Angeles, CA USA)
  • Tanya Newkirk (Spring, USA)
  • Dalton (Franklin, USA)
  • Ronnie aka Bakti Rasa (Denver, CO USA)
  • Incorporated Elements (Nashville, TN USA)
  • Shiva (London, UK)
  • Brian Dunn (York, USA)
  • Terry Thomas (Detroit, MI USA)
  • Against Grace (Richmond, VA USA)



Enjoy the show!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Global Breakthrough Chart (208 Edition)

The first ever of it's kind! The first network radio countdown chart devoted to Independent Music! Who will top the charts this week?

This is the 2-hour show includes The Red Carpet Interview with Will Champlin AND The Cowell Factor with Tony Cowell, he gets personal with some artists on Fame Games!

Listen to DJ Sid Olivera, DJ Crier and songwriter/producer Paul Sedkowski countdown this week's Top 20 Fame Games tracks! The tracks are selected based soley on votes, making this chart based on MERIT!

Last Week's No. 1 Track

WILL CHAMPLIN from Nashville, TN USA with his R&B track "Time Bomb"

Let us know what you think of our Global Breakthrough Chart show! it's a RADICAL idea and it's just what music needs!

Do you agree with this week's chart? Vote for your favorite artists and see them move up, closer to NUMBER 1!


Enjoy the show!

005 Cowell Factor

Since joining Fame Games, I’ve been taking time to check out all the artists online and once again I’m drawn to the quality of songwriting. What shows like American Idol get wrong is that they don’t allow contestants to sing original songs so we don’t know if the contestants can actually write their own material!

I asked Simon about the creative process, and he said that if someone can write one GREAT song, then chances are they can write another one.

The Idol controversy this year is Joanna Pacitti which is similar to the electrifying Carly Smithson of last season’s Idol. But have you heard Joanna’s songs? They’re hot, and that’s why she’ll get my vote! Who cares if she’s been on a label?

Since Carly left Idol, she hasn’t exactly set the charts on fire but she’s hungry for success and she’ll keep trying. And that’s what YOU have to do – NEVER give up!

Here’s my challenge to you Fame Games, some of you already proved you can write a great song, but can you write another one…and another? Can Stars Go Dim write another song as good as “Get Over It?” Can Will Champlin write a better song than “Time Bomb?” What about you Midori, can you beat “Swim in My Ocean?”

Make my day, prove you can do it!

If you want success, you’re gonna have to build a massive portfolio of your own songs. Your songs are your ultimate power, you future, and even your pension…it’s your major weapon!

The Cowell Factor

If you've only got ONE shot at FAME you might as well get it right!!