Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NRT Announces Record Growth

This is so awesome! Check out this press release about the massive growth of New Release Tuesday over the past few years! So excited for the guys of NRT and looking forward to see what the future holds for them! (By the way, if you have a NRT page, be sure to add me as a friend here, and if you would like to sign up, feel free to use my referral link!)

Boise, Idaho - NewReleaseTuesday.com (NRT), a Christian music and entertainment site and part of the FrontGate Media family, has started 2011 with record traffic and growth. From welcoming the 40,000th member to the NRTeam, the largest crowdsourced interactive Christian music community online, to posting triple digit year to date growth, and more than doubling the audience of NRT Radio, there is momentum in every corner of NRT.

"It's been an exciting few years for NewReleaseTuesday.com," says founder Kevin McNeese. "But there's a certain energy these past few months that I haven't felt before. It feels like everything we've been working hard on for the past four years is truly starting to take hold. Our systems seem to be firing on all cylinders."

The NRTeam welcomed its 40,000th member on March 3, 2011. The NRTeam, the online crowdsource community for NRT, allows Christian music fans to interact with each other continuously building the largest Christian music database online, all while earning points for free merchandise.

Site traffic continued to surge in the first two months of 2011, after a stellar 2010 year which saw 2.75 million visitors and 6.6 million page views. Jan/Feb 2011 site traffic increased 115% in visitors over 2010 to 700,000 visitors and pageviews increased 66% to 1.47 million.

Last month, NRT debuted a completely redesigned home page, the first of several planned redesigns for the site. New designs for category pages will follow. "When we built NRT four years ago," says McNeese, "we had no idea that we'd have the amount of content that we currently have. We're long overdue for a more robust, interactive offering of information."

The editorial staff of NRT is also expanding, with the recent hiring of Marcus Hathcock to Senior Editor and the introduction of many new contributors. "It's an honor to be part of NRT," says Hathcock, "and we're excited to continue to partner with extremely talented writers, photographers and designers who share a passion of excellence and Christian music. NRT has always had a unique and professional voice, and we'll continue to expand that in the months ahead." The NRT Staff will be traveling to Atlanta in April to cover the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards as well as having an extended presence at both Creation East and West festivals this summer.

NRT Radio (www.NRTRadio.com), NRT’s 24/7 online radio station, launched in September 2010. The unique radio format consists of over 9 hours of new music in all genres with no songs repeated. February 2011 saw over 3,500 unique listeners from 92 countries, which is over three times the audience the station had just a few months ago. With an average session length of over 64 minutes, it's apparent that listeners love what they are hearing.

NRT’s Give Back Program completed a 5 month run of partnership with various non-profits including My Broken Palace, Hands and Feet Project, blood:water Mission, Compassion International and World Vision. NRT donated $.25 for every new member to the NRTeam, generating over $2,500 for these non-profits.

Scott A. Shuford, president of FrontGate Media believes that this is still the beginning. "NRT’s members and visitors are enjoying a unique experience that they continue to share with friends. NewReleaseTuesday.com has become one of the premiere sites in the Christian community for those seeking music, books and other entertainment. I expect we’ll see even more growth from NewReleaseTuesday.com."
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  1. I saw this earlier, and am so happy! I love NRT, and it's the reason I met Jay, Renee, Mike, and Courtney!

  2. Good news for New Release Tuesday. I have been on New Release Tuesday for a long time now. I have enjoyed it a lot. I love the album previews, free music downloads, NRT Radio, and much more. I know you are in my friends on there too :) New Release Tuesday is a awesome website I am glad it doing well :)


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