Robert Weingartz CEO of AirPlay Direct to Head Panel at the International Bluegrass Music Association “World of Bluegrass 2010” Conference on Tuesday, September 28

Posted on September 26, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN (September 26, 2010) - Robert Weingartz, CEO of AirPlay Direct, will head the panel, “Downloading Songs for your Radio Show,” at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “World of Bluegrass 2010” Conference on Tuesday, September 28 from 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Room 207 at the Nashville Convention Center.

Introduced by Sammy Passamano of Rural Rhythm Records, “Downloading Songs for your Radio Show” will offer radio programmers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the advantages of using digital delivery - from the man who created AirPlay Direct - and how they can harness the power of the AirPlay Direct global platform to their advantage.

“Many of the top labels and radio professionals in the Bluegrass format currently utilize our platform and I want to take this opportunity to personally connect with other radio professionals in this genre to expand our ever-growing global radio panel - and help to continue the spread of Bluegrass to an even wider audience,” states Weingartz.

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Media Contact:
Clif Doyal, AirPlay Direct

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