Everyone keeps saying that Rise is finally turning around, but that's not right at all. Rise understands appealing to the audience. "Crabcore" became extremely popular and so they signed a shit ton of bands and capitalized on it. Now, pop-punk is surging, and so they are making the transition to what people are into. Rise literally rises with the music trends. Rise may be the smartest label out there.
Pop-punk isn't really surging, there are a few larger bands, but mostly its still smaller audiences. Very few pop-punk bands have blown up as quickly as the scenecore bands they usually sign, and none of the Rise pop-punk bands have seen a huge increase in fan bases. They're probably less ahead of the curve and more just signing bands they like and hoping to promote them well while they're a hot label. I don't expect Daytrader to be a huge break out band, or pop-punk to gain an enormous following next year, but they're going to release some quality music for sure.