Posted on August 10, 2017

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

The submission response to APD’s “Global Radio Showcase” Volume 4 - "All Things Country" 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.

"The AirPlay Direct Global Radio Showcase Series has been a tremendous support to our artists.  Through their Bluegrass and Blues showcases we had the opportunity to promote both current and catalog artists," states Ken Irwin, Co-Founder - Rounder Records.  "We couldn’t have asked for better results, with stations from around the world downloading these songs, many entering the top 10 of the AirPlay Direct charts.  We love the continued broad diversity within these showcases."

Featured Artists:   Larry Cordle, Dave Insley, Steve Young, Jimmy Arnold, Annette Barkley, Doug Moreland, Keith Whitley, J.D. Crowe, Dawn Sears, Vince Gill, Gregg Allman, George Thorogood, Hugh Moffatt, Buddy Jewell, Sarah gayle Meech, Drew Davis and all of their very special guest artists / musicians.

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.

“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!”

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 90+ countries and serves over 42,000 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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