Philippi Music Project

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.

Exploring Music Distribution in Cape Town to the Beat of the Townships (Final Report)

Final Presentation — Philippi Music Project