Stagecoach Festival (2014)
Friday April 26th, 2014
Artist (Facebook fans/Last FM plays/Last FM Listeners)
Eric Church (2 M/4 M/400 K)
Brantley Gilbert (1.9 M/ 1 M/122 K)
Easton Corbin (600k/1.2 M/245 K)
Loretta Lynn (350k/1.9 M/226 K)
Saturday April 27th, 2014
Jason Aldean (7.7 M/6.7 M/620 K)
Hunter Hayes (1 M/1.4 M/125 K)
Sunday April 28th, 2014
Luke Bryan (5.2 M/5 M/500K)
Florida Georgia Line
If you hang around music industry people in Los Angeles, meeting a Golden Voice employee is inevitable. They typically meet expectations in terms of being the people you would expect Golden Voice to employee. Even though Goldenvoice is now a division of entertainment megalith AEG. it maintains a distinct personality. Does AEG have a personality? I've never met anyone from there.
What sticks out at me about all of the artists on the 2014 Stagecoach line up is that they have Facebook fans far in excess of what their Last FM play count would tend to indicate. Eric Church having two million facebook fans and only four million Last FM plays is insane. That is a 2:1 ratio. Now compare that same ratio for a band like Best Coast (250K/16M), Dum Dum Girls (66K/4 M), ETC. I think it may point to the lack of an international audience for country artists, and certainly points towards country fans not using Last FM very much. If Eric Church had the same ratio of Facebook friends to Last FM listens, he would have 128 M Last FM plays. 128 MILLION.
Jason Aldean actually has fewer last fm plays then he has facebook friends, which is insane. He should have roughly 500 M Last Fm plays using the Best Coast/Dum Dum Girls 60x calculation.