Press

AIRPLAY DIRECT CONGRATULATES ALLIGATOR RECORDS ON THEIR 50th ANNIVERSARY

Posted on March 10, 2021

“We couldn’t be more excited or proud of our friends and business partners at Alligator Records as they celebrate a brilliant 50 year history of excellence, relevance and achievements," says Robert & Lynda Weingartz, AirPlay Direct. "We admire and respect the musical history and legacy created by Bruce Iglauer and team so much that we honored Mr. Iglauer as the very first recipient of the AirPlay Direct “Iconic Innovator” Award in July, 2017. Alligator continues to discover and deliver brilliant new talent after all these years… truly amazing! We have nothing but the highest hopes and expectations for their continued success.”

Four of Alligator’s most popular artists will join together for Alligator Records 50th Anniversary streaming concert, which premieres on Saturday, March 13 at 7 PM CT. Sweet Home Chicago – An Online Blues Celebration will feature a performance by legendary harmonica player Billy Branch with his all-star band, The Sons Of Blues, with three special guests -- Grammy-nominated vocalist Shemekia Copeland, slide guitar master Lil’ Ed Williams and beloved Chicago blues guitarist and songwriter Toronzo Cannon. Alligator Records founder and president Bruce Iglauer will serve as emcee, sharing stories about the label's history.

"It’s a thrill to celebrate 50 years of recording the blues and 50 years as an independent label. We’re so proud of our roster of artists and our recent releases by Curtis Salgado, Selwyn Birchwood, Shemekia Copeland and the duo of Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite," said Bruce Iglauer, President & Founder - Alligator. "We’re looking forward to another 50 years of releasing the best blues and roots artists. Part of the reason for our success is the invaluable service provided by AirPlay Direct in bringing our music to radio around the world."





























BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES
Blues
Click to Listen































LIL' ED AND THE BLUES IMPERIALS
Blues - Blues Rock
Click to Listen






























TORONZO CANNON
Blues - Blues Rock
Click to Listen






























SHEMEKIA COPELAND
Blues - Americana
Click to Listen
































TORONZO CANNON
Blues - Blues Rock
Click to Listen



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 100+ countries and serves over 45,000 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.  AirPlayDirect.com

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.




Go Back