Posted on September 5, 2013

AirPlay Direct is proud to present the 21st issue of the Direct Buzz. September's cover features Mr. Carl Jackson, “Nashville’s Hidden Impresario” and APD’s first “Artist Ambassador”. Carl’s incredible career includes many accolades and awards and his talent, desire and dreams are still undiminished, as he approaches his music with the same sense of wonder today as that eight-year-old boy just getting started.

This month’s “Behind The Desk” highlights some of the successes of accomplished song plugger and publisher Sherrill Blackman, Founder & President of SDB Music Group – Nashville, TN. Sherrill also offers tips and advice to those just starting out in the music business.

September’s Writers Round includes an interview with 9giants, songwriters of “Monster Mouth” from their new CD Bright Lights. Empty Spaces.

“The Indie Way” contains tips and information on the importance of social media and how it aids independent artists.  “Now Media” this month focuses on the importance of radio followup and how to utilize APD’s “Tracking Feature” to follow up with radio members who have downloaded your music for airplay.

Our “Beyond The Song” feature this month is with Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith in which he shares information on several of his songwriting programs including The Be An Artist program and the SongwritingWith:Soldiers program.

“Killer Tracks” reviews the latest releases by Townes Van Zandt, Burning Bridget Cleary and Larry Cordle, while “Featured Artists” reveals the 4 winners of our “Buzz About You” artist competition.  “Stranger Things Can Happen" concentrates on The Hello Strangers, winners of APD’s “Win An Americana Record Deal” contest.

Just like AirPlay Direct, the Direct Buzz operates on the principal of a level playing field for all of our members. If you are an artist with a new CD, a record label with a new release, a radio station affiliate, a new equipment company or service provider to the industry, we would love to hear from you.

A special thanks to all of our partners, advertisers and members. Also a salute of gratitude goes out to all of our great writers and content providers, and most of all, thank you for taking the time to read and enjoy the Direct Buzz!                                                                                       Alexandra James, Director of Operations - AirPlay Direct

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