Faculty Advisor

Agloro, Alexandrina R

Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Center

CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program

Abstract

Philippi Music Project (PMP) is a social enterprise aimed at providing affordable music recording services to township artists by building a professional recording studio. We assisted PMP in re-evaluating its business model and exploring music distribution options. We updated the operational budget to be more realistic and sustainable, explored existing music distribution platforms and their applicability to PMP, and developed projection models. Based on consumer interviews and meetings with the PMP founder, we engaged in a participatory design process for a prototype Android mobile application for music distribution. Collectively, these efforts resulted in a more complete business plan and resources for PMP to be successful in its mission to serve and cultivate local music talent.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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