the Direct Buzz - May Edition

Posted on May 7, 2010

As this edition of the Direct Buzz was coming together, Nashville was being battered by record rainfall, resulting in several deaths and severe property damage.  Our hearts go out to those who are suffering.

For our May cover feature, we interview Country singer and social activist, Mark Wills, who has successfully made the transition from major label to independent artist. With pro and con candor, Wills gives a good inside look at an artist who continues to grow in this ever-changing business.


(click on cover graphic for this month’s edition)

In our “Behind the Desk” feature we profile longtime radio and music journalist, Phyllis Stark, and get a rare look inside the world of the most-trusted scribe on Music Row.

We are pleased to debut a new column in this edition called “The Writer’s Round.”  This month we highlight Americana singer and songwriter, Corb Lund.

Congratulations to AirPlay Direct artist, Denise Vasquez, for being selected for coverage in our “Worthy Works” feature!  Be sure and reach out to congratulate her on this wonderful accomplishment.

And, check out our “Featured Artist” section – we have even more great talent to expose from some of our valued members.

The positive response to our new partnership with Christian Music Weekly has been overwhelming.  Thank you.  We plan to incorporate more of these types of partnerships in a variety of music genres in the months ahead.

We hope you enjoy the Direct Buzz as much as we enjoy putting it together. It is an exciting time for us as we expand our reach and set our course for the future of this global artist community.

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