James McCartney Releases Debut EP ‘Available Light’ Exclusively to Radio via AirPlay Direct on September 7 - Project was Produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney

Posted on September 6, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN (September 7, 2010) – James McCartney will release his debut EP, ‘Available Light,’ on Engine Company Records, exclusively to global radio via AirPlay Direct, today Tuesday, September 7.

‘Available Light’ was produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney, and marks the first solo recordings by the only son of the former Beatle.

‘Available Light’ features five tracks, including four songs written by James McCartney and a cover of the Neil Young composition, “Old Man.” McCartney sings lead vocals and plays bass, guitars and piano on the project which was recorded over the past two years at studios in the U.S. and U.K., including the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

"It is basically rock 'n' roll, clean sounding and vocal," states McCartney. "The words on the album refer to spirituality, love, family, trying to sort out one's life, and many other things."

Radio programmers may download broadcast quality tracks from “Available Light’ here:

‘Available Light’ is exclusively available for pre-orders at iTunes on September 7, with its official worldwide retail release on September 21.

“James is a young talent who has all the tools to become a great artist. His production team has an amazing pedigree and they have brought out the best in him,” says Scott Welch, President of AirPlay Direct.

About James McCartney:
James McCartney’s new music is the result of working on and off in the studio for over two years. He played most of the instruments, including bass, guitars, and piano—and of course, he sings. Available Light was recorded at Hog Hill Mill Studios in Sussex, Abbey Road Studios in London, and SeeSquared Studios and Avatar Studios in New York.

About Engine Company Records:
Engine Company Records (Burnside Distribution) is a nationally and internationally distributed record label based in New York City, founded by recording artist and producer Blake Morgan. After recording and producing twenty-four albums in eight remarkable years filled with record-breaking album sales, touring, national press, television, film, and radio, Morgan has realized an extraordinary dream: an unselfish and revolutionary record label that is productive, profitable, and works in partnership with its artists. "In recent years Engine Company Records, an independent label in New York, founded by Blake Morgan, has had success with contemporary artists...(this) might seem a risky venture. But the music is terrific, and the performances compelling." - The New York Times. For more information go to:

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 introduced our genre-based APD Global Radio Indicator Charts™ which track the download activity that our member’s music receives from our world-wide radio panel. AirPlay Direct also publishes a monthly digital/interactive publication, the Direct Buzz.

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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 several 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. 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.

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Media Contact:
Clif Doyal, AirPlay Direct

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