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AIRPLAY DIRECT SETS NEW COMPANY RECORD FOR THE DELIVERY OF CATALOG MUSIC TO GLOBAL RADIO IN 2021

Posted on January 9, 2022

AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that we have set a new company record for the delivery of artist and label catalogs to global radio in 2021.

“AirPlay Direct had a truly inspired and record setting year at global radio in 2021," says Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. "We would like to thank our incredibly resilient artist, label and global radio members for their creative talents, their professional support and for the opportunity to create mutual successes in these very challenging times… thank you.”

 As determined by several music industry reports for 2021, catalog music dominated over new releases as it relates to global radio and streaming services.

 According to MBW’s calculations using MRC’s numbers, ‘catalog’ records accounted for a stunning 82.1% of total recorded music consumption in the US in the second half of 2021. Yes, over 82% of the U.S. music market is now claimed by catalog records, rather than new releases.

Over 82% Of The Music Market Is Now Claimed By Catalog Records, Rather Than New Releases

Catalog releases – or tracks that debuted more than 18 months ago – experienced a 24.8 percent year-over-year consumption hike in the U.S. in 2021 and accounted for nearly three-quarters of domestic listening, even as total stateside audio streams grew by nearly 10 percent year-over-year.

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"Over our 25-year career, we have toured internationally and have found ourselves building rewarding relationships with our audience, venues, and the music industry.


In 2020 we made one of the greatest discoveries of our career in AirPlay Direct! This awesome find is extremely beneficial in helping us to make a greater outreach to more global connections and expand our dream beyond what we thought possible. In the past 6 weeks, we have been featured on French TV, recorded station IDs for Australian radio, multiple stations have highlighted our new album, "Every Heartbeat" in showcases, and we are already being played in 19 countries!

Robert & Lynda are authentic visionaries for music and musicians. They are absolutely amazing!
~ Troubadours of Divine Bliss Independent Artists / Songwriters AirPlayDirect.com/TroubadoursOfDivineBlissMusicPage




“In this ever changing and constantly evolving music business, CMH Label Group counts on business partners that are industry specialists capable of providing unique guidance and relevant services.

The AirPlay Direct platform allows for us to efficiently and cost effectively deliver our new releases and our deep catalog to global radio. We had never delivered our ‘catalog’ to radio prior to working with AirPlay Direct, it would have been far too expensive and time-consuming.

Partnering with AirPlay Direct has helped us to accelerate our on-going, global brand radio development initiatives and increase our global radio distribution footprint for the CMH Label Group’s new releases and catalog. Digital delivery of our music to global radio continues to be a very important component of our day-to-day business strategy. We are honored to recommend AirPlay Direct to anyone in the music industry.”
~ Toni Swann-Pardigno, Director of Sales & Distribution - CMH Label Group
AirPlayDirect.com/CMHLabelGroup


With the global Covid lockdowns and restrictions over the past couple of years, touring has become an almost impossible strategy for most artists. As a direct result, fans have been turning to radio more and more for entertainment and comfort. Likewise, pro-active artists and record labels are searching for ways to build upon their brand and maximize their ROI for their music catalogs. Big name artists have been selling their catalogs for astronomical amounts. As catalog's relevance and importance continues to rise it is creating fresh exposure opportunities for artist and label catalogs to increase their value in-part by growing their global radio distribution and promotion footprint.

ARTIST & LABEL CATALOGS


ALECIA NUGENT
Classic Country - Bluegrass
Americana
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ALLIGATOR RECORDS
Blues - Soul
Roots Rock
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DAVID STARR
Americana - Country
Country Americana
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TROUBADOUR OF DIVINE BLISS
Folk - Americana -
Pop Folk
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DELMARK RECORDS
Blues - Jazz
Avantgarde
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THE EBONY HILLBILLIES
Americana - Blues
Folk
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CMH LABEL GROUP
Country - Bluegrass
Americana
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DANA COOPER
Americana - Folk
Folk Rock
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REBEL RECORDS
Bluegrass - Gospel
Acoustic
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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 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.


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.


About Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, 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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