Below are details on the processes and websites we want aggregated into the home page and select pages.
The intent of the homepage is to be informational and progressive in 3 categories. Hip Hop, Science, Cannibus. The websites will be provided.
The intent is for these websites to be aggregated and shown on the homepage. We will have to be able to create a mechanism that can throttle how many articles will be published per day and what percentage of the articles will be from what subject. This will be controlled on the ADMIN page.
Articles Per Day (24 hour period) = 50
Hip Hop: 45%
The percentages will be variable as we may want to publish more of a certain subject on any given day. These articles will be aggregated form the subjects and websites provided.
Also the website will be having a Bracket challenge between artists, like a contest where we will be making couple to fight within them from their link of sound cloud and there will be 3 rounds. We will also need to have a submission link, where the contestant will input his information (bio, soundcloud link and social media links). Then once completed, they will be prompted to pay. Once paid, we will send an automatic "thank you for payment" and an automated notification email sent with details on their paid slot and all that comes with it. For round 1, there should be 16 contestants. Round 2 will have 8 contestants. Round 3 will have 4 contestants. Round 4 (championship round) will have 2 contestants.) Rounds one and two will be determined by social media votes (twitter and facebook). Round 3 will be determined by the guest judges. Round 4 will be determined by our staff. For each pairing, you can click and expand the head to head contest. Once expanded you will be able to see a more detailed view of the cover art, the sound cloud link and profile picture. The biggest feature of the expanded feature is to display feedback in a forum, kind of like chat. That way people listening can give their comments and feedback. Once we hit stage 3 and 4, we will still have the feed back mechanism in forum presentation, but we will also introduce the rating scale. The guest judges and staff will be able to rate the songs. The songs will be rated on the following: Lyrics, Flow, Beat, Emotion, Sound Quality. These will be represented by a star rating in .5 increments. Then there will be a "Thoughts" portion where the judge and/or staff can write their quick thoughts about the song. Everything needs to look very clean and organized. The total average of star rating from all the judges will be at the bottom and will determine who wins the round to go to the championship round.
The bracket challenge will be scalable. We will start with 16 contestants but this can be scalable to 64. Once we get to the larger numbers over 16, we will move the guest judges to round 4 and my staff will pick the winner on round 5.
The bracket challenge will also be scalable to add challenges for strictly videos and also strictly instrumentals/beats, for a total of 3 challenges. To open or close a challenge, or to scale to a larger challenge will be controlled in the admin page. This is also part of the revenue model, the more contestants and challenges, the more revenue can be made.
Everyone that enters will be in a database so we can use the data to always reach back to contestents about upcoming challenges and/or discounts.
Everyone that enters the challenge will get the following; social media promotion; songs added to online radio stations that I am in partnership with. Cover art will be added to the mixtape wall. When they sign up, they will also receive a promo code for 10% off their next submission. Their music will also be added to our database of songs that will be pushed to organizations to play in movies, commercials, online shows etc. The database will be an "opt in" and agreement checkbox.
Winners will receive Money, an interview by our staff to be published, their song will be added to our semi annual mixtape release, discounts on merchandise, priority playlist (when we get our radio station up), added to our Wall of FAME and automatically entered into our end of year competition, "best of the best" These prizes will also be expanded upon.
We do have the design of the website ready, just need the development