Venture merges online music world with terrestrial radio and gains Network’s commitment to new and unsigned music
Marbella, Spain: Meer Music International (MMI) announced today that it has partnered with ABC Radio Networks to bring Fame Games, the popular web-based, independent music showcase, to U.S. and international radio syndication. The show has drawn unsigned artists from more than 70 countries since its online launch in 2006 and will begin airing on select ABC Radio Networks affiliates from June 30.
Fame Games On Air / Online Weekly International Music Competition:
upload, vote, be a star
upload, vote, be a star
"Unsigned artists are writing and recording some of today's best music," said artist and co-founder of Fame Games, Laura Krier. "This global radio launch is going to provide airplay and recognition for a new generation of talent. We can't wait to start broadcasting the show with new affiliates in the U.S. and have an army of new voters choosing our top songs."
Artists can submit their song(s) to Fame Games via the MMI site (http://www.meremusic.com) where they’re prepared for review by peers and listeners at http://www.famegamesradio.com. With fan support and positive reviews, songs advance through several stages until they reach the on-air shows. Each week a “Track of the Week” is declared.
"Fame Games is going to be a phenomenal opportunity for stations seeking to provide a vehicle for local artists to become a star and will also allow the stations to own the new music niche in their market," said TJ Lambert, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations for ABC Radio Networks. "We'll be taking what has already been a successful online program and joining it with the strength and reach of network radio to attract a coveted demographic of active listeners."
The program is hosted by Laura Krier, Paul Sedkowski and Graham Keeling - all independent musicians and writers, Sid Olivera, a former BBC radio presenter, and the teenage perspective is provided by artists-in-training Jake Waby and Lexy Badger-Ward. Fame Games airs weekly Monday-Friday.
About ABC Radio Networks
ABC Radio Networks has 4,400 affiliate radio stations reaching more than 105 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, Paul Harvey News and Comment, The Sean Hannity Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, etc. Other ABC services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising, streaming audio and podcasts, ABC Sports Radio, syndicated music and talk programs, format-specific ePREP, production libraries, nine 24-Hour Formats and ABC Radio Networks en Espanol. http://www.abcradionetworks.com
About Mere Music
MMI was founded in 1996 (as Meer Music Ltd ) by songwriter/producer Paul Sedkowski (Barcelona Olympics promos, Kimera, Prince Scandal) with partners John Coletta (manager of Deep Purple, Whitesnake), Derek Lawrence (producer Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash), businessman Peter van der Meer, and collaborators, hit songwriter/producers Rob Davis and Andy Tumi. In 2001, Paul teamed up with singer/songwriter Laura Krier and TV director Mary-Jane Trokel (Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight) and renamed the company to Mere Music International. When MMI released Laura Krier's “Nothing But Trouble” album in 2006 the need for airplay became evident, inspiring the development of Fame Games and the founders’ wish to help Independent artists get regular rotational airplay.
For more information, please contact:
Paul Sedkowski / Laura Krier
Meer Music International
Ramon Gomez de la Serna, 22
+34 951 239617
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