Posted on March 9, 2016

AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that Blake Morgan, CEO & Owner - ECR Music Group, has been honored with AirPlay Direct’s third “Iconic Innovators” Award.

AirPlay Direct’s “Iconic Innovators” Award honors the visionaries who have openly embraced digital innovation in the music industry. The AirPlay Direct "Iconic Innovators" Award is presented annually to the member of AirPlay Direct that best embraces the vision and opportunities that digital innovation in the music industry has and continues to create.

“Blake is a truly exceptional person and exemplifies the definition of ‘Iconic Innovator’." stated Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. "He has a talent very few people have… the ability to create beautiful art, and then turn it into relevant commerce.”

As an integral component to the “Iconic Innovators” Award, AirPlay Direct is honoring Mr. Morgan with a $50,000 AirPlay Direct “Marketing & Awareness” Campaign to accelerate his on-going brand development and global radio distribution footprint for ECR Music Group's new releases and catalog… including Blake’s personal catalog.

“I’m so honored to receive this prestigious award from AirPlay Direct––a company who not only partners with industry elites, but with countless hard-working middle-class recording artists, songwriters, and broadcasters too. says Blake Morgan, Artist & CEO / Owner ECR Music Group. "AirPlay Direct demonstrates that music-makers and music-lovers who work in broadcasting are, in fact, on the same side of the critical issues that face today’s music world: we all want and need a fair and healthy economic musical ecosystem. My role in spearheading the #IRespectMusic movement makes receiving this award that much more meaningful to me, and I’m truly, deeply, grateful."

Blake Morgan is an American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, and record label owner, and activist based in New York City. After releasing the alternative rock solo album Anger's Candy (1997) on Phil Ramone's N2K Sony/Red label, he began producing music independently and founded the label Engine Company Records in 2002, which in 2012 became ECR Music Group. He helps produce all music released by the label, which has included artists such as James McCartney, Janita, Mike Errico, Patti Rothberg, Lesley Gore, David Cloyd and Melissa Giges.

Of his critically and commercially acclaimed albums Anger’s Candy, Burning Daylight, Silencer, and Diamonds in the Dark, Billboard Magazine writes, “Morgan has a voice that was made to be heard on the radio…inspired songwriting and passionate performances.” Morgan is currently enjoying a sold out run at New York City’s celebrated Rockwood Music Hall, with his artist-in-residence concert series.

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 10,000+ radio stations and programmers in 90+ countries.

About 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 deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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