NewReleaseTuesday.com (NRT), the largest Christian entertainment site online and part of the FrontGate Media group, is preparing for a massive media blitz during the final half of 2012 and early 2013 that will put the site in front of over 750,000 event attendees as it celebrates its five-year anniversary since relaunching back in July 2007. Major partnerships have been announced including an extended partnership with the nation’s largest Christian music festival, CREATION NORTHEAST (www.CreationFest.com) and its sister event in Washington, CREATION NORTHWEST that will give NRT major visibility at both festivals, and an opportunity to interview artists one-on-one for upcoming editorial features.
NRT is also proud to announce an upcoming partnership with the can’t miss event for teen girls; GIRLS OF GRACE (www.GirlsOfGrace.com), which kicks off its new season, “The Beautiful Truth,” in Phoenix, AZ on July 28. The events will be hosted by multi-platinum and award-winning trio Point of Grace and feature special musical guests Jason Castro, Group 1 Crew, Britt Nicole, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, for KING & COUNTRY and Meredith Andrews along with guest speakers Amber Lehman, Constance Rhodes, Chris Wheeler, Annie Downs and Trudy Cathy White. Girls of Grace is scheduled to visit 11 states through May 2013 and reach thousands of teenage girls during an exciting one-day event that is geared towards girls in 6th–12th grades. The day features sessions on common, age related topics like; relationships, body image, social media and even includes a fashion show! All focused to teach life lessons from a biblical perspective while relating to teenage girls on their level, to truly impact their audience.
“The Girls Of Grace conference is one of the most respected, and unique, events in the nation led by a group with rich history for compassionate ministry,” says McNeese. “It marries great music with a message that can literally shape a young girl’s future for Christ. We view this as a wonderful opportunity to introduce young women, as well as their mothers, to our site, which is a huge resource that can help them continue that spiritual growth every week by discovering Godly music that encourages, strengthens and builds.”
NRT has renewed their partnership with the second annual MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR (www.MusicWithAMissionTour.com), which will be headlined by Family Force 5 and also feature Disciple, DA’ T.R.U.T.H, Icon For Hire, Bread Of Stone and Willet. The tour will be on the road September through November 2012.
NRT will also continue to partner with one of the nation’s biggest annual tours, the ROCK & WORSHIP ROADSHOW (www.TheRockAndWorshipRoadshow.com), which will return in Spring 2013 for its annual tour featuring headliner MercyMe.
This will be the second year NRT has partnered with both tours. “It’s an honor to be able to partner with the respected brand of the Roadshow and work alongside Music With A Mission as they further establish the tour as an annual ‘can’t miss’ event,” says NRT President, Kevin McNeese. “To be able to be a part of something that is so much bigger than you, something that you know God is behind and pushing forward, is a great responsibility we share with everyone involved.”
Music With A Mission is partnering with Cure International, a non-profit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 25 countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity or ability to pay. The Roadshow will welcome back Compassion International, the world’s largest Christian child development organization that works through local churches to permanently release children from poverty.
In addition to these massive events, NRT will be a media sponsor on the upcoming launch tours for new DREAM Records recording artists, LUKE DOWLER (www.DowlerMusic.com) and NICOLE CROTEAU (www.NicoleCroteau.com), and will join the fall leg of NEWSBOYS’ GOD’S NOT DEAD tour (www.Newsboys.com) which is hitting 35+ cities this fall, including stops in the major markets of Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Houston, and Nashville. Joining the Newsboys will be Building 429 and Luminate. Compassion International also will be a part of this tour as they raise awareness and sponsorships for children overseas. This will be the second leg of the tour after a popular spring 2012 run that saw over 4,000 children sponsored through Compassion and 3,200 people pledging to be “Second to One” through the I Am Second campaign. Thousands more have indicated their desire to give their lives to Christ after hearing a message of hope from evangelist Bob Lenz of Life Promotions.
NRT will be bringing its popular iPrizeWheel to many events, giving attendees an opportunity to Spin To Win free music downloads and $5 gift cards to partner site www.GroupTune.com. In addition, NRT will be leveraging its nationwide editorial staff to fully cover the events from all angles, providing exclusive videos, artist interviews and tour reports as they travel the nation.
As NewReleaseTuesday.com prepares for its biggest marketing reach out to Christian music fans nationwide, the site continues to experience rapid growth. In just five short years, the site has grown to over 450,000 monthly visitors and has welcomed over 64,500 people into the NRTeam, the online Christian community that has created the largest crowd-sourced Christian entertainment database online. As founder Kevin McNeese states, “We’re just scratching the surface.”
NewReleaseTuesday.com (http://www.NewReleaseTuesday.com) was launched in August of 2002 and offers the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming releases online, exclusive artist interviews, commentary from a variety of columnists, the New Christian Music PodCasts, and the latest in Christian music, book and film news. It is also the home to the NRTeam, an online community that maintains one of the largest online databases of Christian artist profiles, album reviews, song lyrics and more. NewReleaseTuesday.com is part of the FrontGate Media group.
About FrontGate Media
FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest internet & event media group and marketing service reaching the culture-engaged faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to “USA Today.” The firm has been named the Best Faith-based Website by the Web Marketing Association in the Internet Advertising Competition, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group creates relationship and reach for organizations and companies to engage their more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ attendees at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including event attendees, entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, and political conservatives. FrontGate plays a key role in the success of faith-based, faith-friendly and family-friendly movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking to engage the Christian audience.