Win An Americana Record Deal

by | 19 Oct, 2011

AirPlay Direct Announces The APD Win An Americana Record Deal Contest

AirPlay DirectAirPlay Direct has announced The APD Win An Americana Record Deal Contest this week at the 2011 Americana Music Conference.  Entry is free for all AirPlay Direct artist members and 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. 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 – Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct.

The full prize package includes the following:

  • IMI Records recording contract.
  • 12 song studio recording, musicians, mixing, artwork and retail distribution.
  • AirPlay Direct and 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.

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About AirPlay Direct:

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.