NASHVILLE, TN &ndash 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.&nbsp January and February unique visits have now approached 551,490 resulting in over 5.5 million page views.&nbsp Membership to the site has also exceeded 242,000 members, adding over 22,000 new members in just two months.

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Recently honored as one of BusinessTN&rsquos 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.)&nbsp The site also debuted exclusive videos from Grammy Nominated and Dove Award winning artist TobyMac.

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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.&nbsp The site used the event as a benefit for Haiti with the Hands and Feet Project, which reached over 74,000 streams.&nbsp The concert was hosted by Newsong and featured some of the industry&rsquos biggest artists including Third Day, Newsboys, Fireflight, Tenth Avenue North and others.

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HearItFirst&rsquos online programming for March includes the debut of exclusive audio and video from WOW Worship&rsquos 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&rsquos most honored and beloved artists, and more.&nbsp Also in March, the site will premiere the brand new single from MercyMe titled &ldquoAll Of Creation&rdquo and fans can chose to compete in the Stellar Kart contest of a lifetime to film and make a Stellar Kart music video.&nbsp New releases and listening parties will also be featured for Pocket Full of Rocks, Meredith Andrews, Satellites &amp 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.

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&ldquoOur 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.&nbsp Amazing partnerships and relationships with labels, artists and fans coupled with a commitment to excellence is what this site has always been about.&nbsp We&rsquore very excited about the recent growth and look to continue to bring the best to fans in the future,&rdquo states Mark Adkison, President and Founder of HearItFirst.com.

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About 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. &nbspFilled 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 &ndash videos, photos &amp audio streams, Genre Sections, Artist Pages, News, New Releases, Store, Tour Information, Community and Blogs. &nbspHearItFirst.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. &nbsp&nbsp

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About FrontGate Media

FrontGate Media is the largest pop culture media group &amp 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 &ldquocreative &amp emerging media&rdquo outlets.&nbsp The company has been featured in Adweek as an authority on the &ldquoRole Of Religion In Modern Consumer Culture.&rdquo


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For more information on HearItFirst.com and FrontGate Media, please contact

Lori Lenz &ndash FrontGate Media
714-553-5181
Lori@FrontGateMedia.com

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