WK 11: Crazy Frog Melts Coldplay
Graduate from Honkytonk U.
BOSTON, MA Saturday Jun.18.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- This week the FML is heading to Honkytonk University: You'll never guess how a crazy frog is turning up the heat, why you can't wait to 'have a nice day, learn whose grandma ran a juke-joint, and pick up a diamond from the FML...
Eating Frogs Legs
Perhaps you have heard the most obnoxious, yet comical, frog-like ring tone emanating from your friend's mobile. If you're annoyed by that sound, you're not alone as the crazy frog melody is the most popular ring tone of the moment. Not only that, but in London, the cell-phone ring-tone has crossed into traditional music charts and is beating the new Coldplay single.
The making of Coldplay's newest disc survived a Hollywood wedding; a baby named Apple, band infighting and even ditched tracks however Coldplay is still generating 38 percent more revenue this week on the FML. Front man Chris Martin, also known as Gwyneth Paltrow's husband, and Apple's Dad, aims to prove that his band's third album X&Y still has juice. Regardless, Coldplay still wants the blood of a Crazy Frog.
Toby Keith saw an amazing 274 percent increase in revenue this week, but alas, no one in the Open League bought this country superstar. According to Keith, the title cut of his new album "Honkytonk University", is autobiographical and climbing the eTracks. In the hit single, he sings about his grandmother who owned a honky-tonk. It was at that honky-tonk where Keith first got the itch for singing country music. The most widely held country artist are: Jamie O'Neal, Sugarland, Jo Dee Messina, and Big & Rich.
FML favorite, Cassidy is wanted for murder. The NetMusicCountdown.com reports that Cassidy (whose real name is Barry Reese) is wanted for the murder of a 22-year-old man who died at a shooting on April 15. An arrest warrant was issued for Cassidy on June 8, and the rapper's attorney said his client would turn himself in to Philadelphia police.
Big prizes are up for grabs for the winner of the Spring FML. The top three spots held by Deadeye Records, Polypam International and Rivers739 are just a few dollars apart, so the next few weeks are crucial. Do you think your label is filled with only superstars? In week 13 your fairy FML god-Commissioner blesses you with diamonds. A Diamond bonus that is. Your artists can even achieve Diamond status, and generate an additional 10 percent of the base revenue for all 13 weeks. That diamond bonus in week 13 might just earn you a notch or two higher in the rankings. And don't forget the top 20 players in the Open League win prizes.
Have a Nice Day
It is that time of year again. It's time to register for the Summer League; the link is on the My Labels page. A band destined for the FML this summer is Bon Jovi. The first single, from the upcoming untitled album, Have a Nice Day is expected to drop in July.
Referral Means Cash
Accumulate 2,500 points and we'll send you a check for $25. We know we mentioned this last week, but it's worth repeating... Once you register, for each Open League label created by your direct referrals, you'll earn 200 points.
Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and Lycos Director of Content. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer. You can write Dean, and congratulate him on the birth of his daughter, at firstname.lastname@example.org