So... I just played FIFA last night and was actually kinda surprised at how good the manager mode was... I expected just games and occasional random transfers, but it turned out to be way more... so I was thinking, why not do the same with RB. It could actually be quite good... so here's how it could work:
You start performing and creating your crowd. You release your doubt album, for which you can pick 10 songs. This is crucial, as this creates your image; if you pick "niche" songs, from "quality" artists, you're aren't likely to make a lot of money but you'll get good reviews and have a decent fan base. If you pick pop songs, the critics won't like you but you'll have a good crowd. The songs you choose have to work well together. In order to record a song, you'll have to master it - get above 95% on it. You'll choose singles, and those singles will chart and create your image.
You get gig invites and start touring. Playing somewhere will increase your sales there. You choose setlists - not playing your hits will make the show disappointing, playing the same set every night will make fans bored. Playing certain songs on certain venues (like festivals) earn you more points. You can auto-simulate a show (cause playing the same tunes so many times isn't practical), like you can auto-simulate a game in FIFA. The more you play, the more your CD sales, your bandmates improve and new songs open to you. You can choose new songs to play in your set, until you're ready for the next CD.
Choosing songs from the huge catalog is crucial. Repeating songs from the same style and you'll be dissed as "trying to recreate the doubt"; Choosing something else entirely will drive away your fans but might earn you artistic credibility (like Radiohead's Kid A). Once again you face charts, critics, but your song catalog and abilities improve and you're able to reach bigger audiences.
Your band members might all have skills (meaning how difficult are parts they can play). The better they are, the more money they will take out of your income, etc. If you choose a lot of songs with guitar solos, than your guitarist might become famous in his own right.
You'll also have to deal with record companies, and other stuff. You can make money off merchandise, however if you've known as an "artistic" band (as evident by your song choices), fans will see this as selling out. You can offer free songs via the internet, which will make you more famous, etc... the possibilities are endless.
I know this is a lot to ask but I'd really like to play something like this... do you think there's any chance this will happen? and even if it doesn't... do you have any more ideas for this dream game?