I want to create more features for my music website:- www.musikravings.com. I purchased the original template from [url removed, login to view] (I purchased the Jamroom unlimited artist version, the power pack and the payment pack) and the updated template from [url removed, login to view] (it's called the Light - Evolution Full template). You can sign in as an artist - username: chickenshit Password: a259282 or sign in as a member - username: michaelsmith Password: a259282. Just check out the features.
Before I go further let me explain how my music website works. It has the usual features - where artists can upload their songs and sell online and members can purchase songs, videos, podcast, forum (to be installed by me). These are all features that are currently available on my website. As with other music websites, there are weekly music charts. The difference is that for my website, certain artists can win cash prizes if their song have the highest vote for the week (for each genre).
In order for the artist to be eligible to compete for cash prizes, they can either subscribe by paying a yearly joining fee of $49.95 or they can be sponsored by members. How does this works? Members can purchase shares in the artist (5 shares of $9.99 per artist)(ie the sponsorship program). (Similar to [url removed, login to view]). When all 5 shares have been purchased, the artist will then be upgraded and be eligible to compete for the weekly cash prize. Members can refer artists or other potential members to join the website (ie the referral program)
What do all the parties get from this programs?
1) the artist who subscribes - get to compete for cash prize, a share of the advertisement revenue from the website
2) the artist who is sponsored - get to compete for cash prize (once fully sponsored)
3) the fan or member who refers artist to the site - if the artist subscribes or is sponsored, the member will receive 25% of the subscription fee
4) the fan or member who refers another member to join - if the referred member decides to sponsor an artist, the member will receive 25% of the sponsorship fee
So I need a system or program to be written into my website to keep track of these movements. This could most probably be done via the shooping cart. In the artist's page, it should show the members who sponsor them or the number of shares available to sponsor - with a 'buy/sponsor' button. In the member's page, it should show the artist that they have sponsored. Remember, artist can also sponsor, so in the artist page the artist who they sponsor should also be shown. Just check out [url removed, login to view] and you will get the sponsorship idea. Also check out [url removed, login to view] they seem to have made the account statement pretty simple.
So, I need 2 features:- a sponsorship program and a referral(or affiliate) program. I know there are quite a few softwares in the market and if it is possible to integrate it to my website then that might be easier.