Let’s take a closer look at July’s Hot Rock/Alternative Fantasy Contest season. This contest combines both current mainstream rock artists, as well alternative/indie rock bands. For a refresher on how to play FanLabel’s fantasy contests, click here.
As always, it is your label’s job to use your virtual signing budget of $10,000 wisely, by creating the most effective lineup of available artists (based on total streams) within the budget.
Here are the July Hot Rock/Alt artists (with their cost in parenthesis):
- Imagine Dragons (5,000)
- Twenty One Pilots (4,000)
- Panic! At The Disco (3,500)
- Shinedown (2,500)
- Three Days Grace (2,500)
- Fall Out Boy (2,500)
- AJR (2,000)
- The Killers (1,500)
- The 1975 (1,500)
- Mumford & Sons (1,500)
- The Black Keys (1,00)
- Of Monsters and Men (500)
- Bastille (500)
- Vampire Weekend (500)
- The Head and the Heart (500)
So, which artists should you sign to your label? Here are a just few helpful hints (all metrics courtesy of Alpha Data).
- The Head and the Heart could be a nice value pick for your label, with a cost of just 500, as the band brought in nearly 6 million streams in the most recent week-to-date statistics.
- Imagine Dragons is the most costly option (5,000) for a reason. The pop rock group has already hit the 1 billion streams mark in 2020-year-to-date metrics thus far.
- The Killers are always a strong mid-tier option, accumulating 1.8 billion lifetime streams according to Alpha Data.
- Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men has amassed well over 125 million streams so far in 2020.
- Canadian mainstream rock band, Three Days Grace, averages more than 17 million streams per week.
– 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