Posted on March 1, 2017

AirPlay Direct is pleased to deliver Volume 3 of our APD “Global Radio Showcase”.

The submission response to APD’s “Global Radio Showcase” Volume 3 – Blues / R&B / Jazz series was the most fierce, competitive submission process yet; truly amazing! This has been a very exciting set of songs to listen to, work with, and to eventually finalize into this beautiful collection of special tracks.

These showcases are for “Best of Breed” songs and musical portraits. They are “superior ” songs, “previously un-released” tracks, special deep cuts, and some new cuts as well.

“AirPlay Direct has become an absolutely essential part of Alligator Records’ worldwide promotional efforts.  Conceived and designed by Robert Weingartz, AirPlay Direct allows us to deliver music by our artists to radio stations large and small around the globe," states Bruce Iglauer, President & Founder - Alligator Records.  "The vital support that AirPlay Direct has given to independent labels and artists and to niche genres sets it apart from all other digital delivery services. In addition to helping get our new releases to radio, AirPlay Direct has helped bring attention to our catalog by featuring our classic albums in their digital newsletters to radio.  As a result of their outstanding service, we’re able to make a much greater worldwide radio impact than ever before.  They’re the best!”

Carl Jackson, 3 Time Grammy Winner / AirPlay Direct Artist Ambassador says“Robert, you should be very proud of what you have created with AirPlay Direct.  You not only dreamed of it, but actually created a whole new way of delivering and promoting catalog music to the global music industry that we had never seen before.  No one in history has ever accomplished this, and you should be very humbled by this major achievement.  More importantly, I am, and the industry as a whole should be very grateful to you for all the opportunities you have created and now made possible for all of us in the ‘New Music Industry of 2017’.  Thank you my friend.”  

AirPlay Direct and Collective Evolution would like to thank all of the amazing artists, and industry professionals that contributed their unique gifts to these various works of art.   

Featured Artists:   Holmes Brothers, John Mayall, Ira Walker, Trampled Under Foot, Michael Burks, Jerry Douglas, Toronzo Cannon, Eight 0’Five Jive, Bobby Rush, Selwyn Birchwood, The Time Jumpers, Tiny Irvin, Dennis Binder, Albert Bashor, Buckwheat Zydeco, and all of their very special guest artists / musicians.

“We continue to be very excited about the phenomenal success of our APD “Global Radio Showcase” series," said Robert Weingartz, AirPlay Direct / Collective Evolution.  "This creates an entirely new compilation distribution method that allows the artists to not just present a single, but their album or entire catalogue to APD’s Global Radio Members.”  

APD’s 4th "Global Radio Showcase” will be Country / Country Rock.  We will announce Volume 4 submissions soon.

The APD "Global Radio Showcase" series was developed and is managed by AirPlay Direct’s, Collective Evolution.


About AirPlay Direct:  AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide.  AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 10,000 radio station members in 92 countries.  AirPlay Direct also serves over 40,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis.  AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

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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