We are a small start-up desperate for a homepage design! We would potentially contract with the winning desiger to build our entire site.
Music Angels is an early stage start-up internet music venture. Our aim is to enable music fans and investors to fund unsigned music artists through professional recording and promotion to kick start their careers.
We really really hope someone will take us up on designing a homepage that we can use to give investors an idea of what the site could look like. This will help us finalize our own financing needs. We would then look to contract with the designer to build out the whole website.
To give you an idea of what we do and what we are looking for, please take a look at these websites that operate similar businesses:
Some of the things we think should go on the homepage, but we leave it up to your creative license! Simple and clear, nothing too overbearing....
- Logo – MUSIC ANGELS name - Artist search – by type, last funding, country- Artist Selections/Highlights- could look like a jukebox player (like on an iPod) flicking through pics of the artists, with a brief summary and showing the amount raised for them so far. User should be able to use the mouse to flick through the jukebox themselves.- Current top 10 funded artists, showing amount raised (a list – picture of top band with link to their profile)- Join Now (fans need to subscribe to the servce in order to commit their money and participate in the forums) should show some key words on what joining/funding an artist would give them: CD, share of band, recording, royalties- Spotlight artist – most funded of the week- link and overview of Community (forums) – latest posts- Advertising space: side, bottom, anywhere else that is appropriate!- How it works – Listen to band, choose one you like, commit your money, tell others, watch the pot grow!- New Artists – spotlight on new artists, revolving, shows a pic and a snapshot of the bio- Latest news on signed up artists+ picture, potentially showing how bands that have been through the funding are progressing, e.g. release date for their new song- The skin for a music player to hear artist's songs, or that is playing artists songs randomly.- Tabs/shortcuts o other areas of the site - artists, fans, about us, how it works, store, forums/community, select...
- nothing too 'rock' the site has too appeal to fans of all music tastes