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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Episode 212: Rockin' in the Free World

This week's theme from NEIL YOUNG! ~ Music fans love it and major labels hate it…no…I’m not talking this year’s Grammy performances…I’m speaking of “Free Music” and it’s all over the internet. Which side of the fence are YOU on? Tune this week’s final when we put Josh East from OpenMusicWire, on the spot and ask, "Why should we give our music away for free?

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

PLUS! Special Dedication goes to: All Day Sucker ; Fame Games Countdown: Songs While On a Plane and Fame Games Regular rotational airplay went to Track of the Month Winner - "Worlds Apart" by ENNIS!

211 winners: Beta Rays from the UK with their rock track "I Fell In Love" Can they do it again and become the new Track of the Month?

THE CONTENDERS


  • ARMEN from NORTH HOLLYWOOD, USA with “Find A Way” – R&B
  • A´TRIS from BOSTON, USA with “Automatic Doors”– General Rock
  • AFTER THE ICE from LONDON, UK with “It Happens All The Time” – General Rock
  • AGAINST GRACE from RICHMOND VA, USA with “Ride Home” – General Rock

THE RESULTS!
http://www.meermusic.com

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)

xxxxx

Friday, February 20, 2009

Semifinal: 212

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 212 Main Showcase to compete with 3-time winners Beta Rays. Those artists include:

  • Ribkat & Josy B (Los Angeles, CA USA)
  • Dave Diedrich (New York, USA)
  • Against Grace (Richmond, USA)
  • Jake Niemi (Flint, MI USA)
  • Derek Stroker (Nashville, TN USA)
  • And I´ve Landed (Portland, OR USA)
  • A'tris (Boston, MA USA)
  • Armen (North Hollywood, USA)
  • Dalton (Franklin, USA)
  • Shayfer James (Kenilworth, USA)
  • Mr. Bella (Tampa, FL USA)
  • Edian (London, UK)


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/semi.asp



Enjoy the show!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Qualifier Show: Wednesday 213Q

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

A huge THANK YOU to all of our featured reviewers, which include: HonestAngel, Thumbs, KenMorrison, Chocolatebubbles, Rosebaby, Cong, mcquillen, KatieSakki, arabking, Ricky, Studioboss, OldStyleBoomBox, DJSunBeat and ChantelleWhite! Can you guess which aritst this reviewer's writing about? ‘‘This is a band who have a great penchant for a snappy, punchy, hooky pop rock killer track. And this is the snappiest, punchiest, hookiest killerest of all of their submissions to date. Superb stuff.“

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

  • All Day Sucker (Los Angeles, CA USA)
  • Mind Trips (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Arlon Bennett (Tappan, USA)
  • Oli Wennink (London, UK)
  • Epyllion (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Moontown (Dorset, UK)
  • Brian Dunn (York, ME USA)
  • Greg Walters (Nashville, TN USA)
  • Oshy (New York, USA)
  • Ronnie aka Bhakti Rasa (Denver, CO USA)
  • Gary Tipping (Portsmouth, UK)
  • Dalton (Franklin, USA)

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/qresults.asp?ed=213&sub=2



Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Qualifier Show: Tuesday 213Q

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

A big thanks goes out to all the featured reviewers: Ricky, Thumbs, Ken Morrison, Robin, HonestAngel, Chocolatebubbles, Hard2Pleez, Thumbs, Alien, arabking, BKindaahouse, Rosebaby, mcquillen, slugger, cong and nddenied! Can you guess which reviewer wrote this,¨The best artist I’ve heard in the R&B genre so far. Vocals are great, definitely has a signature sound. Production is done very well and the song has an instant appeal to it.”


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

  • Look, I'm a Ghost (Surrey, UK)
  • Mr. Kim (St. Mars Du Desert, France)
  • Against Grace (Richmond, VA USA)
  • Gabi Newman (Barcelona, Spain)
  • We Surrender (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Armen (North Hollywood, CA USA)
  • Harlequinn (Oxfordshire, UK)
  • Michelle Hotaling (USA)
  • Underwhelmed (Brooklyn, NY USA)
  • Jont (London, UK)
  • Blue Ocean (UK)
  • Joy (Los Angeles, CA USA)

YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/qresults.asp?ed=213&sub=1




Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Qualifier Show: Monday 213Q

In this episode Here's a hint to Friday's theme. Quotes about "Rockin'." 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: KenMorrison, DJSunBeat, Bkindaahouse, Studioboss, tonydatiger, Chocolatebubbles, HonestAngel, Hard2Pleez, 335, Robin and ChantelleWhite! Can you guess who wrote this, “Some MONSTER talent here people!! These guys flat out kick ass. Lots of texture in the music, solid vocals, that are not over effected, the lyrics come across well, and I can’t think of someone they sound like. Here is a group to watch!"

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

  • Finding Jimmy Hoffa (Memphis, TN USA)
  • Lunar Module (Sydney, Australia)
  • We Are the Mighty (Leyland, UK)
  • Sugar Bear and Stevie 5 (Arcadia, USA)
  • Sympathy F (Denver, CO USA)
  • The Sanderson Pitch (UK)
  • Deacon (Nashville, TN USA)
  • Jessi Hamilton (Sanford, USA)
  • Twelve 34 (Ottawa, Canada)
  • The Skandles (Inglewood, USA)
  • Femi (San Francisco, CA USA)
  • Stella Balckrose (Copenhagen, Denmark)


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER TOO! http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp

AND LISTEN & VOTE!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/charts/qresults.asp?ed=213





Enjoy the show!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Global Breakthrough Chart (210 Edition part 2)

A countdown chart soley devoted to Independent Music! Who will top the charts this week? Listen to part the conclusion on this week's countdown! Find out who made Number 1 this week!

This is the 2-hour show includes The Red Carpet Interview with Track of the Month winner, Kelly Pettit AND The Cowell Factor with Tony Cowell, and this week he gets picks out a few of his Fame Games favorites and let's us in on the American Idol gossip!

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!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp




Enjoy the show!

The Global Breakthrough Chart (210 Edition part 1)

A countdown chart soley devoted to Independent Music! Who will top the charts this week? Listen to part one of this two part countdown!

This is the 2-hour show includes The Red Carpet Interview with Track of the Month winner, Kelly Pettit AND The Cowell Factor with Tony Cowell, and this week he gets picks out a few of his Fame Games favorites and let's us in on the American Idol gossip!

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!


YOU CAN BE A REVIEWER!
http://www.meermusic.com/content/reviewers/public/reviewer.asp





Enjoy the show!

007 Cowell Factor

American Idol announces its top 36! But one is already disqualified…and I know why? I will give the inside Cowell scoop and let you know who will be on the X Factor judging panel next year! And... who does Simon think will win Idol?

This week on the Fame Games website, I discovered “gold” with the band Dalton and Beta Rays! They both have the ability to write great songs! Dalton’s “Gabriel” has hit written all over it and Beta Rays can write great songs without getting into any lyrical clich├ęs.

Hey Sunbox, thanks for the poem! You should write a song to it! It’d be a massive hit!

And who was disqualified from Idol... Joanna Pacitti… and it’s not because she was once with a record label. Listen to the podcast and find out why!

So who’s gonna win Idol? Paula and Simon put their money on the men this year. Listen and hear who they are!

Next week, I’m going to tell you who I think will make the Idol Top 12 as well as let you know the celebrity mentors, so don’t miss out on next week’s Cowell Factor!

So who is really going to take over Danny Minouge’s spot in the X-Factor? Simon says, “Danny Minouge of course.” The underlying meaning: Posh Spice wouldn’t take it!

With the Grammys being held last week, many Brits took home the big awards for the night. My question of the week: What does it take to crack the American charts these days?

Email me at tony@famegamesradio.com and let me know which British acts you think could break American charts this year! Who knows, it could be Beta Rays!




The Cowell Factor

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