Stats get an overhaul in version 1.2, this part was implemented so early I had forgot about it but artist and band stat changes have been made to improve the game. Artists now get the follow stats:
Live - How they perform live
Recording - How good they are in the studio
Ability - A more general stat
Dancing - Related to performance if certain genres
Learning - Important when trying to develope more skills
Responsibility - How responsible they act
Rebelliousness - Can influence reaction to other artists
Professionalism - Important for business decisions etc
Patience - If delays how will they react.
Creativity - A creative person can come up with some top work
Fashion - Replacing looks this is how they appear and can influence endorsement deals for example.
Greed - How much money are they going to want.
Tour Practice - As before vital for when going on tour.
Charisma - How good is their personality, important for promotion for example.
Adaptability - Can they change genres are they multi-skilled?
Visual - General looks, do they look good. Certain genres this is far more important than others.
Confidence - Very important, low confidence could make them not want to work.
Energy - self-explanatory
Production - General value for producing
Melody Production - How good are they are producing a good melody
Commercial Production - Can they come up with a track that hits the right notes in popularity.
Writing - self-explanatory, specific for lyric rating
All these stats can go up and down, the game is always looking at his and all are influenced in multiple ways but im not going to tell you how as it would completely ruin the game.
The game has up and down arrows, these are checks made from the previous month and the value it was, its only from a month before no further back.