This is to re design an existing popular music website and add more functionalities. Currently the site has discussion forum, gallery, Music, greetings chat etc that are independant of each other. Would like to make it all connected so that one user logged in can access all with the same user name. Most importantly, the music section needs to be made into something like that of [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view] and have few more functionalities than they do. Will have to make a custom player for this site. All music files are in real audio format. will need a flash player which can play real audio file with player features like that of raaga.com. We would like to have our lyrics displayed in flash and they are stored in .txt files. Must have technology to prevent users from directly downloading files or using someother ways to download. Project features should include but not limited to add to play list, show lyrics in separate section and also together with the songs, be able to click on album/movie name or music director, or writers name and list songs associated with them, show most popular, newly added, be able to comment on songs, etc.. Also users should be able to add lyrics and music, and admin will approve them.
In near future we will want to sell CDs/ or each song individually through our website. So, need to incorporate that into the site. (that can be added later on).
Looking for designers/ programmers who can contribute ideas of their own to make it better. Will need to see sample works. when responding, instead of saying " we can do it" please show what your have done.
The site's discussion board is currently woltlab burning board. We want to move all the data into phpbb without losing the font settings etc in posts. if you have experience in that it would be great. Site needs to be made unicode compatible, Search engine friendly.
as mentioned before, music section should have features of sites mentioned above and more. Must be able to play an ad clip infront of and randomly in between songs in each play list. if the volume of a song can reduce to say the name of the site in between a song, it will be a good (if thats do able, but not required)
Time frame to complete is negotiable. Currently a non money making website with no ads so cost sensitive.
Have looked at [url removed, login to view] and would like to implement many of these features are available through that as well.
Currently the website is in PHP. So, would prefer php if all the functionalities can be done.