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Robert Weingartz CEO of AirPlay Direct to be Featured on Americana Music Conference Panel - Friday, September 10

Posted on September 4, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN (September 4, 2010) -- Robert Weingartz, CEO of AirPlay Direct will be a featured participant on the panel “Digital Delivery to Radio; The Future is Here” at the Americana Music Conference on Friday, September 10, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., in Suite 5, at the Downtown Nashville Sheraton Hotel, 623 Union Street, in Nashville.

The panel will focus on all facets of the digital delivery of music to radio, and will be moderated by Brad Paul, Senior V.P. of National Promotion at Rounder Records. It will include participants from all sides of the B2B digital delivery equation, including Weingartz; Americana/AAA recording artist, Anne McCue; radio promoter and GM of Airplay Specialists Radio Promotion, Abby Montgomery; and radio programmer, and GM / PD of WGCS “The Globe 91.1 FM,” Jason Samuel.

Robert Weingartz is widely recognized in the music industry as a visionary, and was chosen as one of Music Connection Magazine's Top 50 "Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers & Guiding Lights of 2008" for bringing AirPlay Direct to market. As CEO of AirPlay Direct, Weingartz oversees all day-to-day operations at the company he founded in 2005. Weingartz has driven initial concept, corporate set-up, brand development, technology and site development and has led the founding team of AirPlay Direct to attain its current marketplace position in the arena of global digital delivery of music and artist content to broadcasters. He is also the Founder and Publisher of the recently launched digital music and entertainment publication, the Direct Buzz.

“Digital Delivery to Radio; The Future is Here” panel attendees (artists and service companies) will be able to register at the door for a free AirPlay Direct advertising and promotion package valued at $1,000. (One Thousand Dollars). The winner will be chosen at random upon the conclusion of the panel and will receive a free advertising package on the AirPlay Direct website and in the October edition of the Direct Buzz.

For more information about the Americana Music Festival and Conference, please go to: http://americanamusic.org/

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 visit: http://www.airplaydirect.com

Follow AirPlay Direct on Twitter: http://twitter.com/airplaydirect

About the Direct Buzz:
the Direct Buzz is the digital media publication of AirPlay Direct. Published monthly, the Direct Buzz features cover stories about some of the most successful artist members in the AirPlay Direct family. Past covers have highlighted musical icons from many genres, including Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Chuck D., Jimmy Sturr, Charlie Daniels and Larry Carlton among others. the Direct Buzz also profiles some the most successful industry leaders from all fields of the music business in our “Behind the Desk” feature. Recently, the publication has partnered with some of the global music industry’s top chart and news organizations, including The Americana Music Association, Christian Music Weekly, the Aristo International Report and Europe’s HotDisc, to bring our readers all of the latest information about today’s top artists across multiple genres. the Direct Buzz also includes Global Radio Download Indicator charts which track the activity that our member’s music receives from our world-wide radio panel. Couple these interesting and informative pieces with the best new “Featured Artists” music from AirPlay Direct members, great DIY tips for artists, album reviews - and lots of other information, and you have a publication that appeals to creators of music AND consumers who are music lovers.

For more information about the Direct Buzz go to: www.theDirectBuzz.com

Media contact:
Clif Doyal, AirPlay Direct
615.319.1863
clif@airplaydirect.com



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