Artists Votes Calculation

How Artist “Votes” are Calculated? Artists receive “votes” by making an impact
  • Artists receive 1 “vote” each time someone listens to their song on this site. So tell your fans to listen by clicking on your song from this site. Every time they listen to your song, their awareness and their motivation to join the fight against trafficking increases!
  • Artists receive 1 “vote” each time they create a social media post on one of their registered social media accounts from their Artist Dashboard. Just click on the button that says “Social Post +1 votes” to get started!
  • Artists receive 10 “votes” each time one of their fans signs up as a Fan and chooses to support that Artist. From your Artist Dashboard, just click on the button that says “Invite Friends +10 votes” and copy the referral link it creates and send it to your friends or post it to your social media and when they sign up, your band will be automatically selected. And then Congratulate yourself every time it happens, because you just increased another person’s motivation enough that they’re ready to join the fight against trafficking!
  • Artists receive 10 “votes” when they download an HFMA phone background to their phone from their Artist Dashboard. Just click on “Phone Backgrounds +10 votes” and choose the background you want to download!
  • Artists receive 100 “votes” each time they or one of their Fans makes a donation of $1 or more (limit one donation per person). From your Artist Dashboard, just click on “Donate +100 votes” to get started! And tell your Fans to donate a few bucks on your behalf. Why so many “votes” for donation? Because it means that your song and advocacy has motivated that Fan so much that they want to take real, measurable action to fight trafficking!
  • Artists receive 100 “votes” each time they submit another song for consideration for the HFMAs. From your Artist Dashboard, just click on “Submit Song +100 votes” to get started! Each song will be judged independently based on the number of listens that it receives through this site.
  • Fans can earn points in the same way that can be used toward SWAG and special experiences. But here’s the kicker – all of your Fan's points roll up to your own “vote” totals! So if you convince a fan to sign up, and then they convince a fan to sign up, you get 20 “votes”. So the best way to make sure your song gets to the final round is to motivate your Fans to get even more Fans. They get SWAG, you get your song to the final round! It’s a WIN-WIN!