WK 7: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
How You Remind Me
BOSTON, MA Saturday Feb.18.2006 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML Insider's 'livin' for the weekend: Check out the new music christened Diska, learn which FML debuting artist was addicted to porn, discover how Nickelback became an FML Superstar and why Fall Out Boy could bring you riches.
The latest British invasion happens to also be the band behind the newest sound in music – Diska. Welcome Hard-Fi to the FML. Hard-Fi is a foursome from the London suburbs who essentially made a hit record in their basement. The UK press christened their sound, a mixture of disco and ska as Diska. The band has seen a meteoric rise across the pond and is destined for the same success in America. One of the upcoming singles from the quartet, Hard-Fi is 'Living for the Weekend,' which may just be my latest anthem, but I digress... The hottie front man, Richard Archer, recently joked that if he wins a Brit Award (similar to our Grammy Awards) he will sell it on eBay.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has thanked an ex-girlfriend for his success since their heated fights inspired one of his band's biggest hit. The Canadian rocker wrote the lyrics for 'How You Remind Me' in a furious frenzy. Meanwhile on the FML, Nickelback earned serious revenue after appearing simultaneously on the Hot AC, Alternative and the CHR eTracks to become an FML Superstar. If you want to sign Nickelback to your label it is now going to cost you $25 million. However the pop/punk band Fall Out Boy also appeared on three eTracks and earned slightly more than Nickelback. With a signing price of $5M does Fall Out Boy have what it takes to become the next FML Superstar?
Platinum is all the Rage
Next week is this week we can bask in Platinum status. If you've been wise enough to own an artist for eight consecutive weeks, and that artist stays on the eTracks charts for all 8 weeks, you earn another bonus of 10% of the artist's weekly revenue for those weeks.
Kirk Franklin the gospel star with crossover R&B power also debuts on the FML. The Texas-born singer has just released his sixth album, Hero, and publicly acknowledges some personal struggles and his renewed relationship with God. Franklin has admitted he had an addiction to pornography which he says started with he was 8-years old. Franklin is also out to discover new artist who are willing to minister God's word and relate to a new purpose driven generation.
OK, you know you are old when, the third and final new artist making their debutante FML entrance this week is Panic! At The Disco and all you can think about is the classic Barry Manilow tune - Copacabana. (Forgive me) Their Cinderella story goes like this. The quartet of guys with amazing haircuts put the first two songs they wrote as a band on the web site Pure Volume and almost days later were signed to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz label. Now they have a hit techno-dance-pop-punk record, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. The question now remains are you going to be like Pete Wentz and buy them for your label?
Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and the East Coast Editor of WIRED. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live and 20/20. Contact Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org