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Samantha Hurdich, Kris Soponpong, Zack Herman, Francis Dahl
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||over 300|
|Running time||23 minutes (per episode)|
|Original release||January 18, 2004 - present|
Fearless Music is a musical showcase filmed in New York City, NY featuring bands that are on the cusp of the mainstream and indie rock circuits. The word "fearless" refers to the show taking a chance on musicians that other mainstream media would be afraid to promote.
The show started and currently airs Saturday Nights at 12:30 on WNYW Fox, New York City. However, the show is syndicated in over 200 cities in the United States, 30 countries worldwide and 350 college TV Stations. The show is currently airing its 8th season.
In August 2003, Fearless Music began taping artists in New York City.
The first episode aired on New York's local Time Warner Cable channel 35 on January 18, 2004. The episode was created using low budget closed circuit cameras typically used in security.
The show moved forward on Fox and its affiliates, airing on more stations beginning April 1, 2006. Studio lights and HD cameras were also installed for an improved look.
There has been a steady buildup in viewership and broadcast stations. Fearless Music presently airs in 200 cities in the United States, 350 college closed-circuit stations, and 36 countries--including Norway, China and Botswana.
The show consists of seven bands and one short interview segment. The first six bands perform for the television audience. Viewers can then go online and vote for their favorite artist at FearlessMusic.com during the following days. The seventh and final band that performs is the winner of last week's viewers' poll.
Over the years, Fearless Music has featured many notable and unique artists. These artists include some that have won or been nominated for Grammy Awards. Though the show focuses mainly on indie-rock and up-and-coming artists, mainstream acts and acts of various genres (punk, hip-hop, etc.)are also featured.
Artists featured on Fearless Music include the following:
Aqualung, Ben Lee, The Bouncing Souls, Brandi Carlile, Cartel (band), Cut Copy, DeVotchKa, The Fratellis, The Jonas Brothers, Gaslight Anthem, Gogol Bordello, Gym Class Heroes, Hit The Lights, Imogen Heap, Klaxons, KT Tunstall, Metric, Hank & Cupcakes, Motion City Soundtrack, Poison the Well, Never Shout Never, Paramore, Reel Big Fish, Shiny Toy Guns, Shwayze, Sugarcult, Supergrass, Streetlight Manifesto, and Yellowcard
Some buzzworthy bands that have recently appeared include: