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Developing Music Download Site With a CMS?

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I'm a Web developer with experience in css, JavaScript, php, MySQL, Flash and the Adobe CS3 suite of apps.

I have a client who has asked how much I would charge to build a music-purchase-and-download website for DJs. He pointed me to this site as an example:

http://www.crooklynclan.net

It appears to me that creating a site like this would be a fairly massive undertaking. Off hand, the complexity of it intimidates me. But I'd love for someone to be able to point out that I may be wrong to think that way.

Here, specifically, are my questions:

Can a site like this be built on a commercially available content management system and shopping cart, or must it be entirely custom built? If the former (which is my hope), which CMS would be a candidate? I have Joomla experience, but I suspect this may require something more robust and that offers pro tech support.

Thanks for any and all feedback.
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Sounds like a nice challenge. If I was approaching this, I'd definitely consider custom development integrated with an off the shelf cart/payment gateway but from the example you've shown, there's a fair bit of development needed.

However, I'd probably start by seeing if the Drupal CMS combined with Ubercart would give the functionality needed without the complexity and time of developing my own solution from scratch.

This page looks very promising and looks like it has the answer for you:
http://groups.drupal.org/node/750


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by:Jonathan Greenberg
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webopius, thanks so much for your help!  You got me much closer than I was expecting to figuring out what to do.
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Great answer; thanks again!
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