Posted on September 22, 2019

AirPlay direct is pleased to announce the The Bluegrass Standard has selected AirPlay Direct’s Executive Management Team for their current “Cover Story” including a “Feature Interview” with AirPlay Direct’s Chairman & Founder, Robert Weingartz.

“In choosing a cover for The Bluegrass Standard we search for those individuals that are entrepreneurial and have a vision for the future. We like to see people who are looking out for the industry and the music, as both Robert and Lynda do," says Keith Barnacastle, The Bluegrass Standard - Founder / Publisher.  At The Bluegrass Standard we enjoy working with

companies and individuals who are always learning and then consistently improving the music industry, and that’s what AirPlay Direct is doing."

Barnacastle further states, "With Robert’s knowledge of the music industry, combined with Lynda’s true desire to teach and educate music professionals at all levels, they are actively moving the industry towards the future. They both continue to challenge everyone they meet to be better, to be active and to truly go after what they want.

Robert and Lynda make all of us at The Bluegrass Standard strive to be better each day. This is why we chose AirPlay Direct and Robert Weingartz as our October 2019 cover story and feature interview.”

Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct says, “The Bluegrass Standard is a fine publication and we are truly honored that they have chosen Robert for their ‘Feature Interview’ this month. AirPlay Direct celebrated our 14 year anniversary in March of this year. As a company, I am very proud of our professional accomplishments and contributions to the global music community over the years.”

About Keith Barnacastle & The Bluegrass Standard: Keith Barnacastle was raised on southern gospel and old style country music that featured traditional instruments and sounds. It always made The Bluegrass Standard Founder and Publisher feel excitement within the music itself. "Listening to Cajun music in college was always a feel good feeling that kept me wanting more of the traditional bluegrass sound."

When it came to founding The Bluegrass Standard, Keith wanted readers to feel like they were standing with the band as they performed, or sitting beside the Standard's interviewers while they recorded the stories of artists, musicians, and bluegrass industry movers and shakers. And, he wanted everyone to always feel at home, because there are no strangers in The Bluegrass Standard world. You see, Keith Barnacastle never meets a stranger. He believes that we are

all the same people who enjoy interaction with one another, regardless of our economic, cultural or social status. "I get that from my parents. Not everyone is going to like you, but if you smile and shake their hand, you can make their day better.", and that's the key that opens every door. "I try to do that every day in my life. Most importantly, I try listen to what people say. "And that is what The Bluegrass Standard is all about...listening and sharing those important stories of the bluegrass world.”

The Bluegrass Standard may not change the entire music industry , but it will surely affect it by bringing Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and New Grass sounds to its many readers and supporters. Thanks to them, everyone around the world will know that the bluegrass tradition is alive and that new bluegrass sounds are thriving. We have been in existence for 3 years now, producing top quality stories and articles on the bluegrass, Americana ,roots and folk music. We have a graphics editor who does a fantastic job putting the magazine together. He also designs the ads for those who need help. In addition, we have with some 6 full-time writers and around 6 part-time. We also have 2 marketing managers, The Bluegrass Standard Radio Show, our own Record Label and Management company, Turnberry Records. The Bluegrass Standard is making sure that we help carry the music into the future.

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 11,000 radio station members in 90+ countries and serves over 44,000 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.

AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and brand to global radio, but specialize and EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.

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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