A turnkey band-to-fan music deliveryand distribution platform


Founded in 1997 as a fan site for downloading live music, nugs.net has evolved into the leading source for official live music from some of the largest touring artists in the world.  Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other artists distribute recordings of every concert they play through nugs.net.  Nugs.net’s platform includes downloads, CDs, webcasts, and subscription streaming services, delivering exclusive live content to millions of fans on a daily basis.

🏆  #1 app on iTunes in Music Discovery

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User experience and visual design


We did full UI/UX design for the website and mobile apps. The challenge was making it perfectly scalable from scratch, so that the system could grow and host potentially tens of thousands of artists in the future. Also, design-wise, multimedia players are the perfect cross-over between aesthetic and functionality.

The iOS app


Then we moved to the mobile app development phase for nugs.net. The real challenge behind that was building a highly scalable architecture for numerous bands, incorporating the payment system so that the user experience for all parties involved is perfect at all times. Another major challenge was the support for gapless playback of the stream. We also integrated the complex payment module, allowing in-app purchases and automatic charges like monthly subscriptions fees.

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The Android app


By the time we started the development of the Android app, we had overcome such major challenges like gapless playback, offline playback, and organizing the database of tens of thousands of songs. At this stage, we implemented another major feature – deep linking. From now, the users can share the songs they like in social networks. When clicked, the link automatically sends the user to AppStore/Google Play in case they don’t have nugs.net app installed, and sends them directly to the linked page afterwards.

How’s nugs.net project going


Currently up and running, the service (website plus two mobile apps) provides monthly subscription-based unlimited access to current and archive shows from your favorite bands’ tours, including Pearl Jam, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Gov’t Mule, The Black Crowes, moe., and more. We're constantly developing the mobile apps, adding new features so that nugs.net pushes the boundaries of music.

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Founded in 1997 as a fan site for downloading live music, nugs.net has evolved into the leading source for official live music from some of the largest touring artists in the world. Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other artists distribute recordings of every concert they play through nugs.net. Nugs.net’s platform includes downloads, CDs, webcasts, and subscription streaming services, delivering exclusive live content to millions of fans on a daily basis. Additionally, nugs.net founder Brad Serling hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM Jam On featuring the week in live music, cherry picked from the nugs.net catalog.

Clientnugs.netPlatformiOS and AndroidServicesProduct Design,
User Experience,
UI Design,
iOS Development,
Android Development,
QA
Year2013 – PresentLinknugs.net

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