Posted on January 2, 2016

AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that we recently set a new landmark company record with our registered radio member base now surpassing the 10,000 member mark globally. AirPlay Direct is the global, independent standard for radio distribution and promotion in 2016. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global, independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Blues, Roots Music, etc.

AirPlay Direct is also pleased to share that we have reached another very important and relevant professional milestone, our artist / label membership has been consistently growing and AirPlay Direct is now currently providing services and support to over 40,000 artist / record label members globally.

“We have worked consistently and diligently as a company to continue to create and deliver relevant new services and opportunities to our ever-growing global member base. 2015 was a tremendous year for AirPlay Direct’s growth, and 2016’s goals and strategic initiatives are already finding success. We are looking forward to announcing several new strategic initiatives and business partnerships for 2016.

I could not be more proud of the contribution that AirPlay Direct has consistently made in helping to shape and create this dramatically evolving global industry during very difficult times."  -- Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct

AirPlay Direct’s consulting division Collective Evolution also enjoyed a tremendous second year that greatly exceeded forecasted growth expectations and successes for 2015.


Strategic Partners / Clients:

Simply put....AirPlay Direct is a tremendous resource for radio programmers, specialty show hosts and record labels! Countless stations across the globe have been able to gain access to our artists' music quickly and directly with ease. The digital press kits I send through AirPlay Direct have helped me land high-profile opportunities for many of our artists.

AirPlay Direct has become a vital part of how I promote our new releases and classic catalog titles."  -- Tim Kolleth, Radio - Alligator Records

“Over the past several years, the Birthplace of Country Music has grown tremendously as we opened the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate Institution, celebrated 15-years of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, and most recently launched Radio Bristol, a collection of three radio stations.

This partnership with AirPlay Direct is very exciting, because it allows BCM to work with industry experts at AirPlay Direct to build an innovative strategy to help establish and sustain Radio Bristol.”  -- Leah Ross, Executive Director of BCM

"I am very excited to work with Collective Evolution to continue to further the mission of Plowboy Records. We have been very happy with the results of our relationship with AirPlay Direct and are excited to move forward with strategic initiatives that will be very exciting."  -- R. Shannon Pollard, President - Plowboy Records

“I am so honored to have been named the very first Artist Ambassador for AirPlay Direct. I realize that is a bit of “old news” at this point, but there is a reason I’ve stated that in my opening sentence. Anyone that knows me at all knows that I am not one to endorse anything I don’t believe in and try my very best to only attach my name to projects and people I feel truly uphold the integrity I’ve worked so hard all these years to obtain.

Robert Weingartz is a man of vision and that vision has created THE way to deliver music to radio programmers worldwide. Ten years or so ago, Robert’s visionary skill foresaw APD as the landmark global music delivery system it is today… I believe it would be wise to invest in what he foresees ten years from now!”  -- Carl Jackson – 3 Time Grammy Award Winning Producer / Musician

"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."  -- Paul Schiminger, Executive Director - IBMA

“The Disney Music Group believes in going where the listeners are - from the biggest national network to smallest local streamcast.

AirPlay Direct provides an organized way to support that belief, organizes and encourages information flow and makes a great partner on a release like Nathan Pacheco’s self-titled album.”  -- Charles D’Atri, Marketing Director -The Disney Music Group

"Collective Evolution & AirPlay Direct will be incredibly instrumental in both the radio campaigns & overall marketing and promotion for new comer Americana indie folk artist Dallas Burrow out of New Braunfels, TX. KMG recognizes the cutting edge, forward thinking digital approach of AirPlay Direct & Collective Evolution and is thrilled to be working with them on Dallas Burrow's career.

AirPlay Direct and Collective Evolution are trail blazers in the new music industry."  -- Brian Applegarth, KMG Music Group

The AirPlay Direct team would like to thank all of our members for your on-going commitment to and support for independent music in all forms. We wish you success and health for 2016.

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is a global, web-based artist marketing, promotion, distribution and education platform / eco-system that allows artists, record labels and music publishers to securely deliver "broadcast-quality" music and Digital Press Kits / DPKs to radio stations and music industry professionals worldwide. Our system allows, radio programmers and film / TV music supervisors globally to receive and also ‘discover’ 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 10,000+ radio stations and programmers in 90+ countries.

Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We offer creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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