November has arrived, and we have a brand new lineup of Fantasy Contests to enter: Pop, R&B and Alternative! Let’s take a look at this month’s Alternative Fantasy Contest, featuring a 15-artist list of super talented acts. If you need a refresher on how to play FanLabel’s Fantasy Contests, check out this blog piece.
You’ll jump in with a $10,000 virtual budget that you can use to sign artists to your virtual label. For each of the four weeks in the season (labels must re-enter each week), sign the artists you predict will generate the most total streams (based on each artists’ full catalog).
Here are the artists available to sign to your label this month, ranked by their signing costs (highest to lowest):
- Boy Pablo (5,000)
- Peach Pit (4,500)
- The Marias (4,000)
- STRFKR (2,500)
- Matt Berninger (2,500)
- Lianne La Havas (2,000)
- Meg Myers (2,000)
- Arlo Parks (1,500)
- Foals (1,500)
- Christian Leave (1,000)
- The Wonder Years (1,000)
- Seaway (1,000)
- Stand Atlantic (500)
- Alfie Templeman (500)
- Yaeji (500)
Let’s check out a few fun facts about some of these artists (all metrics used have been pulled from Alpha Data):
- Peach Pit released its latest album, “You and Your Friends,” this year. It has 27 million song streams this year so far.
- Singer-songwriter and guitarist, Lianne La Havas, has over 35 million streams this year to date.
- Christian Leave initially grew in popularity on Vine with over 800,000 followers. He has over 23 million song streams this year alone.
- Matt Berninger is the frontman of rock band, The National. He put out his first solo album last month titled, “Serpentine Prison,” which has over 3 million song streams to date.
- Yaeji, known for combining elements of house and hip-hop music, has over 16 million song streams so far this year.
Payouts (Virtual Royalties)
- Top five percent of entries: 10,000 Royalties
- Next 11 percent of entries: 7,500 Royalties
- Next 12 percent of entries: 5,000 Royalties
- Next 33 percent of entries: 2,500 Royalties
- Remaining entrants: 500 Royalties
- First place: 20,000 Royalties
- Second place: 15,000 Royalties
- Third place: 10,000 Royalties