IDEA #38 – Invest in a Music Band! Fantasy Music Stock Game
Last.fm tracks how many times songs are listened to daily by users of the service. Every time I play a song on my computer, info on the song is sent to the Last.fm servers and tracked in my account — as well as aggregated with everyone else listening. They have charts that show which songs increased the most in listenership for the week — they also simply track every artist and how many listens occurred of that artist.
For many years I’ve wished I could have bought stock in some artists/bands, because I knew they had some great music that was going to take-off. This type of system could happen now — some sort of fantasy league or fantasy stock market where you invest in bands. Each week, the listening data is analyzed/used from Last.fm and points are calculated that way.
Have you any thoughts on how this would work regarding points?