Posted on September 9, 2015


This year at IBMA Business Conference 2015, on September 30th at 8:30am EST, AirPlay Direct will be presenting a 1 hour exclusive industry panel on “Who We Are”, “What We Do” and how we benefit “You” directly.  This panel is specifically designed for the artists, record labels, radio stations, radio promoters, PR firms, managers, publishers, etc. that comprise the professional, global bluegrass community at large.

This panel will feature Robert Weingartz, Chairman & Creator – AirPlay Direct, Lynda Weingartz, CEO – AirPlay Direct and “Featured Guest Panelist” Jon Weisberger.

"Digital technology’s transformation of the music industry has brought many challenges, but it’s also brought new opportunities.  As a radio producer and as a recording musician, I’ve been able to see how AirPlay Direct serves the needs of both sides of the broadcast connection, and I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge of how it works and the impact it can have on both broadcasting and musician careers.” -- Jon Weisberger

A few notable facts on Jon Weisberger:

  • IBMA’s first Songwriter of the Year Award

  • 11 years as a member of the IBMA’s Board of Directors, including a 2 year stint as Chair

  • IBMA’s Print Media Person of the Year Award

  • IBMA’s Best Liner Notes Award

  • Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism in 2005

  • Award winning songwriter (100+ cuts), radio personality & radio program producer

  • 2 amazing solo albums

  • Classically trained as a composer

"The music industry today provides a number of challenges for artists, labels, and agents as they work to get music into the hands of radio stations and DJs.   AirPlay Direct has developed an effective and easy platform for overcoming these challenges. It is rapidly being embraced as a key tool for efficiently moving recordings to the radio.

We are excited that Robert and Lynda Weingartz will be hosting an IBMA Business Conference session to demonstrate how AirPlay Direct works and how it can help so many professionals in bluegrass music today." -- Paul Schiminger, Executive Director - IBMA

*** As a “Special Bonus”, AirPlay Direct will be doing 2 random drawings for all panel attendees at the end of the presentation.  The total prize package is valued at $5,000...! Each of the prizes will be an AirPlay Direct global "Marketing & Awareness" Campaign which is valued at $2,500...!!! You must be present to win...!   AirPlay Direct will draw a winning ticket in each of the 2 following categories: 1st Winner - Recording Artist or Songwriter & 2nd Winner - Music Industry Professional (record label, radio station, radio promoter, PR firm, artist manager, publishing company, booking agent, etc.) ***

So, whether you are an artist, record label, radio station, radio promoter, PR firm, manager, publishing company, etc., this is a wonderful opportunity to present your music to our 9,800+ radio programmers globally and grow your brand around the world via AirPlay Direct marketing & advertising to the professional, global music industry at large.

"This is yet another terrific opportunity to enhance your industry knowledge, grow your brand, meet the AirPlay Direct Executive Management Team and take full advantage of all that IBMA is offering to you at the IBMA Business Conference 2015.”  -- Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct

About IBMA Business Conference 2015:   The IBMA Business Conference is the premier industry event and trade show where top bluegrass professionals—including artists, agents, journalists, merchandisers, record labels, publicists, publishers, talent buyers and more—come to share and discover the latest tools, strategies, technology and sounds.  The 2015 conference will take place September 29 - October 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC.

About AirPlay Direct:   AirPlay Direct is an e-based artist marketing, promotion and education platform that allows artists, record labels and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital Press Kits / DPKs to music industry professionals worldwide.   Our system allows, radio programmers and film / TV music supervisors globally to connect to new music, create music calls, browse top downloaded artists and immediately download music and related artist information.

AirPlay Direct also provides our artist / label members our genre-based APD Global Radio Indicator Charts which track the download activity that our members' music receives from our worldwide radio panel.   We have a national and international reach of 9,800+ radio station and programmers in 90+ countries.

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