Project Type: Application Development
Sprinterra Helped Globalrockstar.com Optimize and Re-Launch It’s Platform
Crowdsourcing has transformed many industries worldwide, so it’s not surprising the music industry is a key vertical undergoing its share of changes.
Globalrockstar.com is the first digital music label launching a music crowdinvesting platform. The service came to life with the intention of supporting independent artists and businesses who needed to collaborate with the industry’s leading writers and producers.
In 2014, Global Rockstar offered users a website that hosted massive song contests. After the initial rise, the company began providing additional opportunities for artists and businesses to collaborate, including directly crowdinvesting to receive their share in hit songs in 2017.
Sprinterra joined with Globalrockstar to help support their legacy application while paving the way for the future. With the rise of new rival competitors, the company needed to find a way to make their offering even more robust and compelling. Globalrockstar.com decided to change its overall approach to lead the market, requiring an upgraded technology platform and a mobile first approach. With the addition of allowing website visitors to support artists directly, the website needed a total redesign and a ton of new functionality.
A Winning Approach to the Project
Sprinterra’s team instantly sprung into action to begin the work. They started by performing a detailed market analysis that included deep analysis into their client’s key competitor’s websites. This insight allowed them to identify crucial functionality required to provide a seamless experience for their artists, fans, and patrons.
Next, the Sprinterra team created design mockups for client approval. Once they had the go-ahead, they completed the website design project in just under two months. The client was working on a tight timeframe, due to a scheduled TV appearance in a startup investing show called 2 Minutes 2 Millions in Austria (similar to Shark Tank etc.).
Fortunately, Sprinterra’s team, loaded with experienced and hard-working technical experts, met the challenge, and the project proved to be a genuine success. On the first day of the re-launch, thousands of new users made hundreds of new investments, proving the concept and the technology sound.
Sprinterra accomplished their project goals, including the challenging part of integrating a brand new, more functional frontend with the legacy backend. Naturally, the team needed to do that without breaking the existing functionality for new or return users.
Implementing Key Features to Realize Our Clients Vision
Despite the seeming simplicity of the application, the business logic is quite complex. All projects that involve an existing userbase who frequently visits a site or uses an app require an extra degree of care to avoid disruptions in usability. With those ideas in mind, Sprinterra helped create new essential functionality.
Critical features for the upgraded website include:
- The users can invest in any song they like and become co-investor of those particular songs. The application generates royalty certificates for investors, acknowledging rights in the exploitation of the songs in various means (master and/or publishing).
- Global Rockstar automatically distributes all revenues received from selling any particular song among the users according to their vested interests.
- The users can either withdraw their profit or re-invest it into other songs.
- The application manages all accounting activities between the label, artist, investors, and producers and prepares related tax reports.
We Future Proof Client’s Projects Using Open-Source Software
Sprinterra implemented a robust, scalable platform using leading open-source software, including:
- Node JS
- Angular 10
- Mangopay API
This infusion of functionality puts Global Rockstar in a position to grow exponentially due to its robust, industry-leading platform. If your company needs a new spin on your current website or service, contact the team at Sprinterra today.