AirPlay Direct Celebrates Banner 2009 – Sets New Standard for Digital to Radio Music Delivery December 18, 2009Posted by David W. King in Digital Music, tecnology, Uncategorized.
Tags: AirPlay Direct, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Rounder Records
Nashville, TN December 16, 2009 — In 2005, Robert Weingartz had a dream and a small group of like-minded artists who supported his idea to start a digital-to-radio music delivery service. With his own money and funds from private investors, Weingartz began building the company – one artist, and one radio station at a time.
News ImageFast forward to 2009, and Weingartz is now CEO of AirPlay Direct, a company which boasts a global presence of nearly 25,000 artist/label members and 4,400 radio stations representing almost every country in the world.
Through Weingartz’s passion for the music and his single-minded attention to every detail, AirPlay Direct is quickly becoming the preeminent music and related artist content delivery platform in the entertainment industry.
The AirPlay Direct service represents music from every virtually every genre of music, including Rock, Country, R&B, Rap, Christian, Hip Hop, Pop, Gospel, Folk, New Age, Native American and Americana, among others.
In 2009, entertainment icon, Dolly Parton, made her music exclusively available to radio via the AirPlay Direct platform; Rounder Records brought the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss collaboration, Raising Sand, along with new projects by actor-turned banjo virtuoso, Steve Martin and bluegrass chanteuse, Rhonda Vincent; Alligator Records uploaded their huge catalog – including long out-of-print titles by blues rock legend, Johnny Winter; guitar wizard Steve Vai debuted his latest offering; Country mainstay Charlie Daniels delivered his new Christmas project exclusively to radio through the service; AND to cap the year in style, AirPlay Direct has just announced the exclusive worldwide distribution to radio of the prestigious catalog of the late Roy Orbison, widely considered to be one of the most influential singer/songwriters in the history of recorded music.
This year also marked the roll out of AirPlay Direct’s new upgraded delivery platform and their new Global Radio Indicator Charts, the first of its kind – which tracks global radio activity in real time. Weingartz and company also debuted the new digital / interactive publication, the Direct Buzz.
In November, Weingartz relocated his company from suburban Atlanta to Nashville, where he has surrounded himself with a cadre of top-flight industry professionals who advise him and help him to manage and guide his ever growing media company.
“2009 has been a very exciting year for AirPlay Direct,” states Weingartz. “I am pleased with the accomplishments, growth and successes that we have enjoyed as a company, and in tandem with our artist and record label members. I am looking forward to 2010 with great anticipation as AirPlay Direct continues to play a vital role in helping to shape the landscape of the rapidly evolving global music community. AirPlay Direct has some very powerful new deals and partnerships in place that we will be announcing in the first quarter of next year. I expect truly explosive growth for the company in the coming months.”
About AirPlay Direct:
AirPlay Direct is a global digital music delivery system servicing radio and the entertainment industry with downloadable content from some of the biggest names in music, alongside rising independent artists. AirPlay Direct’s web-based artist marketing, promotion, education, and advocacy platform allows artists, record labels, and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital press kits to industry professionals worldwide. Our system allows media programmers and film/TV music supervisors to connect to new music, create music calls, browse top downloaded artists, and immediately download music and related artist information. AirPlay Direct recently debuted their monthly digital/interactive publication, the Direct Buzz.
For more information about AirPlay Direct please visit http://www.AirPlayDirect.com
For more information about the Direct Buzz go to http://www.thedirectbuzz.com
*Photo caption: Robert Weingartz, CEO, AirPlay Direct
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