Music is important to people for a myriad of reasons. Comfort, unification, a rallying cry, whatever it is, music is the lifeline to so many things. Anime music, wether it’s the song from the opening credits, or a concert from your favorite anime artist, serves as an emotional tether, either between a user and that particular anime, or to other anime fans.
Sony's acquisition of Crunchyroll brought new opportunities to fulfill long-standing requests from anime fans, such as adding anime music to the platform. Many anime music and artists are inaccessible outside Japan, but with Sony's large music division, Crunchyroll can now offer fans anime music openings and full concerts of their favorite artists.
- To add music content from our Sony partners, we needed a user-friendly portal for our internal users to manage, edit, and publish content.
- The main users of the music portal are our CXCMS, COPS, and CAPS teams.
- Allow COPS access to view the data that is being ingested through an actual UI to see if data is good and to send to CAPS to be published to Crunchyroll applications.
What I did
As the only internal tools designer, created wireframes and assets for Phase 1 of the Sony Music Portal for our CMS engineers to implement. Working with Product and Engineering leadership, we defined and shared our app vision, ensuring clear documentation of designs, scope, and roadmaps to avoid any hiccups or blockers during the process.
With the implementation of Anime music into the Crunchyroll experience, we’re now able to provide fans with the songs that they love. Through the Sony Music Portal, our teams are able to ingest content faster, QA quicker, and deliver music to our anime fans around the world.
Check it out yourself! 👇
Music - New Music Artists, Videos & Concerts - Crunchyroll
Enjoy music from a selection of popular videos and songs, where many have been featured in hit anime series titles. Examples include Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer, Naruto, and Sword Art Online. Here you’ll also find Japanese music artists, J-Pop, J-Rock, Visual Kei, Idols, and K-Pop. Many of the concerts have been made available outside of Japan for the first time.