New Music Site Praise.com Launches with Worship Artist Emphasis
The new Praise.com, a music faith-based website with free online Christian music radio launches.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Praise.com, a new faith-based website launches to the public. Dedicated to communicating the message of Jesus Christ to a hurting world, the site gives music lovers a unique opportunity to experience praise and worship music at a new level.
Praise.com offers the latest in contemporary praise and worship, music news, original videos and reviews from a Christian perspective. Users can listen to inspiring music, read reviews of recent album releases, watch videos of today’s biggest contemporary artists, read thought provoking devotionals, even read the Bible online, all ways to deepen one’s faith.
Perhaps the most exciting element of Praise.com is Praise Radio, a free online Christian radio station. In addition to providing a constant stream of the latest praise and worship music from artists including Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Hillsong UNITED, the player features song lyrics, concert information, artist bios and even an easy and simple ways to purchase music.
“We are thrilled by all the possibilities that Praise.com offers our users,” said President Michael Stonecypher. “We hope people will be encouraged to grow in their faith and tell others about it.”
Stats about online radio continue to point to a trend of new, innovative stations and formats making waves among the industry and listeners: Current estimates report nearly 100 million Internet users tune in to online radio stations weekly. In the meantime, terrestrial stations that stream online are seeing their audiences expand beyond the physical limits of wavelength and signal strength to reach listeners in distant new markets. That’s why the reach of Praise Radio expands beyond one site and listeners can find Praise Radio whether they’re on Praise.com, through iTunes or Tunein.com.
“You need to keep in mind today’s radio is now an interactive medium,” Stonecypher says, “engaging millions of consumers online and via mobile devices every week with limitless boundaries globally.”
To celebrate the launch of Praise.com, users are invited to register to win an all-inclusive trip for two on The Music Boat Cruise 2012, from Premier Christian Cruises. Hitting the high seas from November 5-9, a random winner and guest will sail to Grand Turk Island while enjoying uplifting music from Newsboys, Natalie Grant, Kutless and many others. The giveaway includes round-trip airfare and will draw to a close on October 25. Beyond a promotion to announce the launch of the site, according to Stonecypher, the giveaway is part of a larger mission for Praise.com.
“Obviously we want to provide a place on the Internet where Christians can listen to great music and find uplifting content, but our main goal is quite simple,” Stonecypher said. “We want people to be blessed.”
Users seeking further information and to sign up to receive the latest news, reviews and inspirational features via email, can visit www.praise.com.