BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet entrepreneur Gregory Rzeczko has launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of The Music Hutch (http://www.themusichutch.com/), an online music player and community. Unlike many such campaigns, this project is not starting from scratch: the site launched nearly eight years ago and has since then experienced strong, steady growth. Learn more about the campaign, or become a backer.
The Music Hutch is the third and largest project of Soma Studios, the interactive web and creative arts studio founded by Rzeczko in 2006. The site registers over 250,000 unique listeners a month, and that number continues to climb. Clearly, attracting an audience has not been an issue. On the other hand, a lack of funds has recently become an obstacle to further growth.
As Rzeczko explains, the sheer size of The Music Hutch's audience means servers are pushed to the limit. Likewise, he wishes to enhance the overall experience of these loyal uploaders and listeners, but that too requires capital.
The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise $200,000, which will allow the site to better handle its high traffic volume and offer a bevy of new features. In theory, if every listener made even a small contribution, the site could easily secure the needed funds. Among the new features already in the works are:
- Musician, artist, and member profiles
- Multiple playlists
- Music creation tools
- Member-created music channels
- Mobile apps
- Radio stations
In addition to the necessary server upgrades and added features, Rzeczko intends to create a premium membership plan with a variety of exclusive features and benefits. All backers of the Kickstarter campaign will enjoy a premium membership free trial, once that feature goes live. A $10 pledge earns a free month, while anyone pledging $100 will receive an entire year of free membership and all the perks that go with it.
By combining ease of use with a vast selection of songs representing nearly every genre, The Music Hutch has garnered a loyal following. Rzeczko hopes that with a successful Kickstarter campaign, he can build on that success to create an even better service.
About The Music Hutch
The Music Hutch is a place for anyone to upload and listen to music. Anyone can browse or search for music that he or she likes and listen to music straight from The Music Hutch without having to download songs to his or her computer/device. The site was launched in December 2006, and a new and improved version was released in April 2013. Many more features are on the way, all made possible by the generous support of listeners!
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