WK 2: I Predict a Riot
And My Give a Damn's Busted
BOSTON, MA Saturday Apr.16.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- This week the FML is off the hook: Check out why SwitchPacks rule, learn why "My Give A Damn's Busted", guess who is in a feud with The Killers and why a Diamond may be a good investment!
After you've done your best Clive Davis impersonation and signed your artists, you'll have two opportunities throughout the 13-week period to switch your artists. You may do that, when an artist completely drops off the eTracks Charts and is no longer generating any green for you. Whatever the reason, you're given two free opportunities to make adjustments to your Label's Roster. However, you may also purchase additional Artist Switches in the form of five-pack Artist SwitchPacks. Each Artist SwitchPack costs you $10, and allows you to switch out Artists five more times. Now some sweet news... For the Open League Players who purchased a SwitchPack last season and didn't use all five switches, the balance of these switches are available to you in this season. Switch away.
Beatles gone bad?
Sweet Mother of Mercy, it surely must be the next British Invasion. Last week it was Kasabian debuting on the FML and this week we've got Kaiser Chiefs and The Bravery making their debuts. Now that both bands have conquered the U.K and Europe their sights are set on America. Teenage pals, The Kaiser Chiefs, named themselves after a rockin' South African football (that's soccer to you Americans) team and have already become notorious for their raucous live sets. Employment is their debut album and their current single making noise on the eTracks is I Predict a Riot.
Pansy piss off
The U.K has been drooling over The Bravery for months. Put on your bibs, kids and get ready to take in this "It" band's combination of punk, dance and rock. Hard to believe that these punks have been together for only two years! Keep your ears peeled for their hot hit single An Honest Mistake. And in classic rock fashion there is an alleged feud between The Bravery and one of the top FML revenue generators - The Killers. In a classic case of sour grapes, it seems that Brandon Flowers - The Killers front man- thinks The Bravery boys are riding the coattails of his band. (Brandon might consider changing that pansy last name if he ever hopes of being a super famous badass rocker!) However, in an interesting twist of fate, The Bravery is one of the top dropped artists this week. Other Debut Artists this week are Dave Matthews Band, Faith Evans, Mike Jones and Z-Trip.
My Give A Damn's Busted
Note to Country music stars- not such a bad idea to lose the cowboy hat once in a while...or forever, as it seems these artists are giving the FML labels some challenges. Jo Dee Messina has her first new album in three years titled a Delicious Surprise and is making some noise with her awesome hit single "My Give A Damn's Busted." In true country chameleon fashion, Messina has re-invented herself into a sexy rock driven vixen and it is paying off as she generates top revenue for her label. Another top money makers this week generating over $800K for any label smart enough to buy them is country duo Montgomery Gentry.
Put on your shades- the most sparkly diamond of all- Neil Diamond, that is, is coming out again this season on the FML. Super famous (and Super Fly, in my opinion) Mr. Diamond has earned bragging rights as one of the top-earning artists on tour for the past 30 years. Look for his summer tour and making appearances to shill his upcoming disc.