Happy New Year!
With 2013 now in the books, we wanted to take a moment to talk about our road map for 2014. But before we can do that, lets talk a little bit about how we got here.
When Julie and I first started Frettie as a small side project, we thought that we may attract a small group of hobbyist like myself who were interested in getting some feedback on their music. However, since sending out our first batch of invites six months ago, we've been floored by the positive response we have received from the global songwriting community. We believe that we have the opportunity to create something much greater. We have the ability to connect the global songwriting community with each other through a common thread. Feedback.
Since building and launching Frettie to the public, we have made some great strides. We've hosted online chat rooms, sponsored a number of songwriting events and workshops, interviewed top, up and coming songwriters, launched new features like lyrics and activities, made behind the scenes improvements to the site, sent out invites, followed up and engaged with the community, connected with advertisers, had phone calls and face to face meetings with organization leaders from across the country and offered user support. Julie and I know that we could not have done it without the help of our great partners and supporters that have helped us along the way. Thank you all.
So what does the future of Frettie look like?
Well, In 2014 we are focusing our attention on growth and sustainability. We know we have something special here, because you have told us just that through email, twitter and word of mouth. We want to ensure that we can spend as much time as we can on new features, connecting with the community, user growth and building an even better Frettie for 2014 and beyond.
How do we plan to do that?
Well, based on popular demand, we will be offering some really great "Pro" features for those who want to get even more out of Frettie. We will be providing new ways to get feedback on your songs, discover and connect with other songwriters, as well as increase engagement across the community as a whole.
Frettie will always be focussed on providing tools for feedback, but many of the songwriters on Frettie have also used it to spotlight some of their finished songs. So, in 2014, we will be building a way to help songwriters on Frettie showcase the finished songs that Frettie has helped them create. We will do this without interrupting the core experience of Frettie and look forward to sharing those success stories with everyone in the community.
And if that is not enough, we will still continue to squash some bugs, and make improvements along the way to Frettie.
This is just a brief overview, but we hope that you are as excited as we are about where Frettie is going to be headed in the upcoming year. We have spent a great deal of time interacting with many of our users to understand why they use Frettie, and the value they have received from it. It is incredible what we have received in return. Now it is time for us to really deliver on the promise of helping songwriters from all over the world refine their songs through other songwriters feedback.
The best part of all of this is that we are not taking anything away, we're just making it better!
Thanks for making 2013 an awesome year, and we look forward to an even better year in 2014!
- The Frettie Team