Roadrunner Records is relaunching its “SignMe to Roadrunner Records” crowdsourcing A&R process on Oct. 4.

The site, which originally went live last year, allows artists to upload their music to a Roadrunner-branded social network, which other users (called “scouts”) rate and review. The activity of the “scouts” is reflected in various charts on the site that highlight the acts receiving the most attention. Presumably, Roadrunner will then examine and potentially sign the artists commanding the top placement of these charts.

It already claims some 6,000 active band profiles and more than 10,000 “scout” or user profiles. How many of them return following the relaunch is another matter. The original service had problems with a poor interface, slow load times, bugs and other problems that led to the redesign process that began in April.