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Alligator Records Makes Catalog Available For Radio Through AirPlay Direct

Posted on September 1, 2009

Alligator Records, the country’s leading and most celebrated independent blues and roots rock label, is digitally distributing its catalog free to radio stations globally through AirPlay Direct. This will allow Alligator to service radio stations worldwide instantly upon release of a new album. Radio programmers can download these broadcast quality songs 24 hours a day, seven days a week at their convenience and play them for their listeners immediately.
 
With new releases from Tinsley Ellis, Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Buckwheat Zydeco, JJ Grey & Mofro and Eric Lindell to deep catalog titles from Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, and many others, the Alligator Records catalog is a virtual  “who’s who” of the blues world.
 
Alligator Records was formed in 1971 by Bruce Iglauer with the sole purpose of recording his favorite blues band, Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers. Now, almost 40 years later, the label boasts over 250 titles in its catalog, has won two Grammy Awards, received 37 Grammy Award nominations, and its artists and recordings have been honored with over 100 Blues Music Awards. The New York Times calls Alligator “the leading record label for the blues. It has succeeded where the giants have failed. With muscular, no-frills production, Alligator catches the blues as it melds with soul, rock, gospel, country and zydeco, trying to party away the pains of love.” The Chicago Tribune says simply, “Alligator is America’s most revered blues label.”
 
“I’m thrilled with the impact AirPlay Direct has had already. We have seen positive reactions and downloads from stations around the globe. Plus, they’ve been simply great people to deal with.” Bruce Iglauer, Founder and President/Alligator Records
 
“We’re happy to be stepping into the future with AirPlay Direct.  The ability to provide our timeless music to radio stations across the globe instantly and with ease is hugely important to our artists.  AirPlay Direct is a great tool for us and an amazing resource for all at radio!” Tim Kolleth, Director of Radio Promotion/Alligator Records

 

Alligator Records will digitally deliver their catalog to radio stations globally and FREE of charge through AirPlay Direct. Utilizing digital delivery streamlines the process for all involved and allows Alligator Records to service radio stations around the world in a quick and efficient manner. Radio programmers can listen and then download these songs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at their convenience by visiting the below AirPlay Direct artist sites:

AirPlayDirect.com/TinsleyEllis
AirPlayDirect.com/TommyCastro
AirPlayDirect.com/RickEstrin
AirPlayDirect.com/BuckwheatZydeco
AirPlayDirect.com/JJGrey
AirPlayDirect.com/EricLindell
AirPlayDirect.com/JohnnyWinter
AirPlayDirect.com/KokoTaylor
AirPlayDirect.com/LilEd
AirPlayDirect.com/LutherAllison
AirPlayDirect.com/AlbertCollins
AirPlayDirect.com/AlligatorRecords

The above listed artists are only a select few of the great Alligator Records artists available on AirPlay Direct. Radio programmers can find ALL the Alligator Records artists available by searching for Alligator Records at AirPlay Direct.
 
Alligator Records is currently a “Featured Label” on AirPlay Direct.
  
AirPlay Direct is an easy to use digital file transfer system that was developed to streamline radio / artist promotion activities for today’s music industry. AirPlay Direct’s FREE services replace the unnecessary time and expense of putting together and sending out costly traditional artist packages and press kits via snail mail. Utilizing the AirPlay Direct system also allows an artist to positively impact the environment by eliminating needless packaging.
 
For more information on Alligator Records please visit www.alligatorrecords.com

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