Posted on February 10, 2018

AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that we will soon be releasing Volume 5 of our APD “Global Radio Showcase” – March, 2018.

This particular showcase will be featuring songs that fall into the very broad category of “Americana Unlimited”, i.e., Country, Americana, Alt. Country, Folk, Roots, Rock & Roll, Bluegrass, Blues and Western Swing.

"This particular showcase is for everyone around the globe that loves and supports Americana music in all of its various forms.  We are now going to be able to enjoy special deep cuts, new releases and catalogue."

~ Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct

"The AirPlay Direct Global Radio Showcase Series has been a tremendous support to our artists. Through their Bluegrass, Blues and Country showcases we have had the opportunity to promote both current and catalog artists.

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 broad diversity within these showcases and we are looking forward to the “Americana Unlimited” showcase."

~ Ken Irwin, Co-Founder - Rounder Records

AirPlay Direct is pleased to now open submissions for Volume 5 of our APD “Global Radio Showcase” Series – "Americana Unlimited".

Contest Submission Requirements:

1. You must be an AirPlay Direct member and submit 3 Songs from your APD Aritst Profile Page, in the order of preference that you would like for us to consider.

2.  Free to Enter / Submit

3. Your AirPlay Direct Artist Profile Release Page must be set up properly to include:

  • Contact Information

  • Songwriter, Publishing, PRO Information

  • Lyrics

  • Biography

4.  Must Submit a Minimum of 3 Songs

5.  Submit 1 to 2 parargraphs with your Artist Profile Release page link on why you should be selected for this opportunity...

Deadline for submitting your APD Artist Profile url link is February 20, 2018.

***AirPlay Direct offers Free Tutorials each month to assist you in setting up and building out your Artist Profile Release pages.  For more information contact Lynda Weingartz @
"As an independent artist to be selected for one of AirPlay Direct’s Global Radio Showcase series was truly an invaluable experience for us.  Because of the attention the showcase receives by member stations throughout the AirPlay Direct Eco-System, we were able to greatly expand our visibility to those stations that might not normally play our style of music.

AirPlay Direct has made it possible for us to develop great relationships with stations throughout the world, something that not too long ago would have been extremely difficult for an independent artist."

Andy Scheinman, Independent Artist - Eight O’Five Jive

The most important benefit of being on APD’s “Global Radio Showcase” is that all of the acts represented on these showcases will have a link on the Volume 5 showcase profile page that will have a direct link to each of the acts’ individual AirPlay Direct Artist Profile Release page.  This will allow the radio programmer to listen to and hopefully download a few more tracks from your whole album, or catalogue.
This is a FREE opportunity for all AirPlay Direct members to have the chance to earn the opportunity to present and “showcase” their music to all of AirPlay Direct’s Global Radio Programmers; 11,000 radio station members around the world.

There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE TO SUBMIT for these showcases for AirPlay Direct members.

This APD “Global Radio Showcase” Series was developed by 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 11,000 radio station members in over 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 the Direct Buzz:  The Direct Buzz is a quarterly digital music magazine, which operates as a direct portal between your music and artistry to the APD 11,000 radio station members in over 90 countries, the APD 42,000 artist / label members, and the global music industry at large.

For more information on featuring your label, artist or professional music services/equipment company in the Direct Buzz or to provide general music industry content and information, contact Lynda Weingartz, Editor in Chief, at

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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