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Thursday, October 13, 2011

AirPlay Direct Announces "The APD Win An Americana Record Deal Contest"

AirPlay Direct, a global leader in digital distribution of content to radio and music programmers and supervisors around the globe, announces "The APD Win An Americana Record Deal Contest" this week at the 2011 Americana Music Conference.  The opportunity, which is a "FREE TO ENTER" contest for all AirPlay Direct artist members, includes a package of services worth more than $75,000.

"Americana music is a very important element of the ever-evolving, global, independent music scene," examines Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct. "It's also a genre that has allowed artists to grow beyond their core fan base.  We've seen successful Americana projects from Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp, Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, etc.  Those are names I would never shy from being compared to.  We hope to find tomorrow's budding talent with this contest."

The full prize package includes the following:

  •     IMI Records recording contract.
  •     12 song studio recording, musicians, mixing, artwork & retail distribution. Visit for additional information on the label.
  •     AirPlay Direct & Direct Buzz global radio distribution and marketing package.
  •     Hard Rock Nashville: 2 live performances or opening act slots.
  •     Western Heart Promotions global radio promotion and reporting  package.
  •     PLA Media public relations consulting package.
  •     L.A. Consulting image and performance consultations.
  •     Radio Mavens global internet radio promotion package.

This opportunity is one that cannot be missed.  For additional information, visit

AirPlay Direct is a global digital music delivery system servicing radio and the entertainment industry with downloadable content from some of the biggest names in music, alongside rising independent artists. AirPlay Direct's web-based artist marketing, promotion, education, and advocacy platform allows artists, record labels, and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital press kits to industry professionals worldwide. Our system allows media programmers and film/TV music supervisors to connect to new music, create music calls, browse top downloaded artists, and immediately download music and related artist information. AirPlay Direct recently introduced our genre-based APD Global Radio Indicator Charts™ which track the download activity that our member's music receives from our world-wide radio panel. AirPlay Direct also publishes the digital/interactive publication, the Direct Buzz. 

For more information about AirPlay Direct visit