HearItFirst.com Creates Sonic Boom In Christian Entertainment
With 220% Growth During First Two Months Of 2010
The Leading Christian Music Site Tops 551,490 Uniques, Announces March Programming
NASHVILLE, TN – HearItFirst.com, the leading online destination for Christian music fans and partner FrontGate Media group, sent shockwaves through the online entertainment community as they reached a record number of people with site traffic exceeding 220% growth from 2009 and still surging up. January and February unique visits have now approached 551,490 resulting in over 5.5 million page views. Membership to the site has also exceeded 242,000 members, adding over 22,000 new members in just two months.
Recently honored as one of BusinessTN’s Hot100 Up and Coming New Businesses, HearItFirst.com is dedicated to Christian music fans as their definitive online destination for everything to do with the genre. The site is the official host to the WOW 2010 brand and the massive Winter Jam Tour Spectacular (ranked by Pollstar as a Top 5 Tour Overall in 2009.) The site also debuted exclusive videos from Grammy Nominated and Dove Award winning artist TobyMac.
In light of the Haitian humanitarian crisis, HearItFirst created and executed one of the largest online concert events in Christian music history: a live broadcast from the Winter Jam concert stop in Nashville on Sunday, February 21. The site used the event as a benefit for Haiti with the Hands and Feet Project, which reached over 74,000 streams. The concert was hosted by Newsong and featured some of the industry’s biggest artists including Third Day, Newsboys, Fireflight, Tenth Avenue North and others.
HearItFirst’s online programming for March includes the debut of exclusive audio and video from WOW Worship’s new CD featuring 30 tracks from worship favorites such as Dove-award winners Chris Tomlin and David Crowder, and Grammy-award winning singer Michael W. Smith, one of the Christian music’s most honored and beloved artists, and more. Also in March, the site will premiere the brand new single from MercyMe titled “All Of Creation” and fans can chose to compete in the Stellar Kart contest of a lifetime to film and make a Stellar Kart music video. New releases and listening parties will also be featured for Pocket Full of Rocks, Meredith Andrews, Satellites & Sirens as well as the Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning musical group Point of Grace who are debuting their new release and companion cookbook.
“Our goal since inception has been to deliver the Christian music fan the best in unique content, contests, music and video while reaching out with a message of hope. Amazing partnerships and relationships with labels, artists and fans coupled with a commitment to excellence is what this site has always been about. We’re very excited about the recent growth and look to continue to bring the best to fans in the future,” states Mark Adkison, President and Founder of HearItFirst.com.
HearItFirst.com, a division of Spinnaker Media Fund I, is the best in class, definitive online destination for the Christian music and entertainment fan. Filled with rich content covering the entire Christian music and entertainment industry, HIF boasts a membership of over 242,000 registered users, and hosts an array of features on the site, including Exclusive Content Rich Media – videos, photos & audio streams, Genre Sections, Artist Pages, News, New Releases, Store, Tour Information, Community and Blogs. HearItFirst.com is THE destination for Christian music enthusiasts to connect within a fan community to enjoy the newest and most exclusive content and information about their favorite artists.
FrontGate Media is the largest pop culture media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to a recent article in USA Today. The FrontGate Media group reaches 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, 600,000+ at events and in 45 million+ television households. The firm serves as both conduit and coach for brands and companies desiring to reach any and every demographic of faith-based consumers through promotional campaigns through its media group. FrontGate also provides social networking, public relations, merchandise development and mobile giving services. The company has been repeatedly honored by World Vision as their #1 emedia partner, and plays a key role in the success of non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, movie studios, record labels and artists and more seeking “creative & emerging media” outlets. The company has been featured in Adweek as an authority on the “Role Of Religion In Modern Consumer Culture.”
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