Similar to other 'fantasy' competitions,
this one sees you buying & selling artists and groups for your band, and they will
score you points depending on their success.
You are given £1,000,000 to spend on your
band during the pre-summer period (virtual money, sorry). Your 'bank
balance' will be topped up when the competition restarts after the
summer break (amount to be decided).
Each group or artist in your band costs you
an amount, taken from your balance. The value of each artist depends on
their potential chart success.
They score chart points for a maximum of 8-weeks from the
release of their album, but only while you retain them. Outside the
8-weeks they will only
score you points should they appear on Later with Jools Holland
during the competition year, or get nominated for the Mercury prize.
You may buy and sell a band member during
the 8-week period (not just prior
to the album release), but the initial price is subject to change, as
well as a bid/offer spread. The secondary market price will depend on
the likely chart success in the remaining weeks.
The fixed price prior to release can rise
or fall depending on demand. Get in first for the best price!
The Fantasy Band week runs from 6pm
Sunday to Sunday, so the purchase
of a band at 8pm on a Sunday wonít score chart points until the
following weekendís chart release.
NME reviews come out on the Wednesday
before an album release. Therefore to earn NME review points you must
have bought the artist/band by the Tuesday evening of the week
prior to the albumís
A list of bands/artists, their album
release dates, and their price, can be found on the Prices page.
You may build your band, and invest all
your money, at the start of the competition period, spend it
gradually, or buy and sell members regularly...
it's your choice.
From the Wednesday prior to the album
release, the price of an artist goes
from fixed to a variable price, with a margin/spread between the fantasy
bankerís buying and selling price. You can buy or sell any artist you
from then until the end of their 8-week period.
If youíre looking to sell an artist, and
someone else is interested in buying them, then rather than dealing at
the fantasy bankerís price [daylight robbery, Ed] you can negotiate a
trade between yourselves, then email me the details.
The list of artists to invest in
will be updated as album release dates are confirmed, while the
'secondary market' bid/offer prices can be amended at
The bid price for an artist will be zero
for the final 3-weeks of the 8-week scoring period.
This is a Forum
related competition, and so you need to be a member of our Forum to