January is here, and we’ve got a hot new lineup of Fantasy Contests to enter — Alternative, R&B and Pop! 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).
- The Neighbourhood (4.500)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers (4,000)
- Fall Out Boy (3.500)
- Lana Del Rey (3,500)
- U2 (2,500)
- The Killers (2,000)
- Pearl Jam (2,000)
- Clairo (2,000)
- Dominic Fike (1,000)
- Beck (1,000)
- All-American Rejects (1,000)
- Florence + The Machine (1,000)
- Soundgarden (1,000)
- Bishop Briggs (500)
- K.Flay (500)
Let’s check out a few fun facts about some of these artists (all metrics used have been pulled from Alpha Data).
- The Neighbourhood grew in popularity with their song, “Sweater Weather.” The track had over 7.5 million streams last week, eight years after its release.
- Lana Del Rey just unveiled the album cover to her upcoming album, “Chemtrails Over the Country Club.” She has over 4.4 billion lifetime song streams to date.
- The Killers recently released their album, “Imploding The Mirage,” which has over 57 million song streams to date.
- Dominic Fike rose to fame with his song, “3 Nights,” which had over 1.3 million streams last week.
- Bishop Briggs went viral on TikTok with her song, “River.” The song has over 286 million streams on Spotify alone.
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