MICHAEL FRANK HONORED WITH AIRPLAY DIRECT’S 9th ANNUAL “ICONIC INNOVATOR” AWARD

Posted on April 19, 2022

AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that Michael Frank, CEO of Earwig Music, has been honored with AirPlay Direct’s “Iconic Innovator” Award 2022.

AirPlay Direct’s “Iconic Innovator” Award honors the visionaries who have openly embraced digital innovation in the music industry. The AirPlay Direct “Iconic Innovator” Award is presented annually to the member of AirPlay Direct that has proven vision and best executes upon the opportunities that digital innovation in the music industry has and continues to create.

As an integral component to the “Iconic Innovator” Award, AirPlay Direct is honoring Mr. Frank with a $50,000 AirPlay Direct “Marketing & Awareness” Campaign to accelerate his on-going brand development and global radio distribution footprint for his label’s new releases and deep catalog.

“It is a deep honor and great pleasure in my life to have been named AirPlay Direct’s ‘Iconic Innovator’ for 2022.

Innovation and spring often go together. Spring is beginning to bloom, the earth smells fresh and the music is returning to the road.

We at Earwig Music have been traveling the blues highway for more than 43 years. In those 43 years we have brought along a great number of fine albums representing all the generations of the blues, jazz, storytelling and world music. We have worked with musicians who are the originators to the fresh spring crop.

One of the freshest to our family is Elly Wininger. Well seasoned in the blues, Elly is purely amazing delivering up her passion for authenticity. She is on a crusade, rooted through the folk-blues traditions. A masterful acoustic guitar player, evocative, paying homage with reverence to the vintage rural blues traditions. Her well-crafted lyrics, strong message and firmness of conviction, encourage musical diversity through dexterous fingers upon the guitar strings and crisp vocal clarity. Savour the complex flavors.

The rest of the month’s titles are presented with a grin, knowing the enjoyment you will find. Your musical palette is sure to be pleased by the artists we are presenting this month. Jimmy Dawkins, Carl Arter, Little Brother Montgomery, Lil’ Ed and Dave Weld are a few names familiar to blues and jazz aficionados. We also have a Canadian guitar wizard, bluesman Les Copeland, who played as sideman with legendary David Honeyboy Edwards for decades.  We are looking forward to filling your ears with some of the best music on offer in the world today.”

ELLY WININGER
Blues – Acoustic
Roots
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H-BOMB FERGUSON
Blues – Blues Rock
Soul
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FRANK FROST
Blues – Country Blues
Soul
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LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY
Blues
Jazz
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JIMMY DAWKINS
Blues – Blues Rock
Soul
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BIG LEON BROOKS
Blues – Country Blues
Folk
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EIL ED & DAVE WELD
Blues
Country Blues
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JOHNNY DRUMMER
Blues – Soul
R&B
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LES COPELAND
Blues – Folk
Americana
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ANDY COHEN
Blues – Country Blues
Folk
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About AirPlay Direct: The AirPlay Direct Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, radio promoters and PR firms to securely deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations and DJs around the world.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 100+ countries and serves over 45,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and brand to global radio, but specialize and EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.

About Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, entertainment and media consulting firm. Our Clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

 

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