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AirPlay Direct Upgrades

Posted on October 19, 2009

Hello Valued AirPlay Direct Members,
 
Over the past four years, the AirPlay Direct team has worked diligently to provide our members cutting-edge, state-of-the-art digital DELIVERY services and “smart-tools” to help you expose and promote your music to radio in a cost-effective way. 
 
AirPlay Direct has always been driven by you, our members, since our launch in 2005. In the past four years, AirPlay Direct has:
• Grown to include over 20,000 artist members
• More than 4,100 radio station members
• Delivered more than 8 million digital press kits globally saving our members over $80 million
($10 per physical package)
• Launched our new platform which gives our members more ability to promote their music globally

Here are a few comments from some of the fine artists and record labels that are currently utilizing the AirPlay Direct platform:

Dolly Parton - "AirPlay Direct has been a great tool for us.  With their excellent tracking system, we can instantly see the demand for Dolly's music at traditional and non-traditional [internet radio] formats all over the world.  If a radio station in Japan downloads her latest single, we know about it!"
- Mike Hagler, New Media, Dolly Parton Management/Dolly Records

Alligator Records - "I'm thrilled with the impact AirPlay Direct has had already. We 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 
 
Rounder Records - “AirPlay Direct’s on line digital delivery system has been a great asset to our promotion strategy. The combination of the technical expertise and the responsive, and very positive staff, make working with www.AirPlayDirect.com a pleasure.
- Brad Paul, Senior Vice President - National Promotion / Rounder Records
 
We have been able to deliver all these services at a very low cost to our members thanks to our wonderful sponsors. As we have grown the AirPlay Direct community to service your needs, many of our members have requested a more economical pricing structure for uploading additional songs to their AirPlay Direct artist sites and digital press kits.  Previously, beyond the initial free artist account that included 3 song slots, additional song slots could be purchased for $10 each. With the old plan, you would need to spend $120 for 15 song slots and $270 for 30 song slots.
 
We have listened and are now excited to offer two premium subscription options that will complement our free services.
 
All AirPlay Direct members will continue to receive free of charge:
 
The Free AirPlay Direct Artist Package:
 
An AirPlay Direct artist site which includes:
• An AirPlay Direct artist profile where you can post your music, videos, bio, press, discography, photos, tour dates, and album credits.
• One broadcast-quality track upload that is always available to radio stations worldwide
• Real-time radio station download tracking reports and profile statistics
• An AirPlay Direct Digital Press Kit (DPK) you can email with various music download permissions to radio stations and new leads
• FREE access to our Opportunities system that allows you to submit your music to various music calls and contests. That’s right - you don’t have to pay a fee every time you submit your music!
For artists who prefer to have more options for their AirPlay Direct site, we are now offering the two premium options:
 
The PRO AirPlay Direct Artist Package
 
Our PRO package contains all the features of our free account, plus 15 additional song slots for your tracks. The cost for this package is $5/month or $50/year.
 
The PLATINUM PRO AirPlay Direct Artist Package
 
Our PLATINUM PRO package contains all the features of our free account, plus 30 additional song slots for your tracks. The cost for this package is $8/month or $75/year. 

We are excited to announce the enhanced services available with these premium accounts and we will continue to listen to your feedback for ongoing upgrades and improvements to the AirPlay Direct platform.
 
You can upgrade by logging into your account, and clicking on the “Click here to upgrade your account” link on your artist landing page.

Sincerely,
 
The AirPlay Direct Team
www.AirPlayDirect.com

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