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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. 


Weekly rewards

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 

Full season

First place: 20,000 Royalties

Second place: 15,000 Royalties 

Third place: 10,000 Royalties

FanLabel Staff

FanLabel Staff

Enjoy great music and fun contests as you operate your own fantasy record label in the FanLabel app! Pick the songs you think will rise on the contest charts. Compete for the top spot and become a music mogul!