THE IBMA’S WORLD OF BLUEGRASS CONFERENCE 2012 AND AIRPLAY DIRECT

                  
 
THE IBMA’S WORLD OF BLUEGRASS CONFERENCE 2012
AND AIRPLAY DIRECT
 
AirPlay
Direct is proud to have participated in, and to have had such a
prominent involvement at the IBMA’S World of Bluegrass Conference 2012.
 
“This
was a very well thought out, productive and organized music business
conference.  The best I have attended in the last several years,”
said 
Robert Weingartz, Chairman & CEO – AirPlay Direct.
 
The
IBMA announced a new annual slate of awards designed to recognize
promising new talent in bluegrass music. AirPlay Direct provided prize
packages for AirPlay Direct services to the award recipients in the
music categories for the new IBMA Momentum Awards.  Congratulations to
all that received this wonderful new award.
 
Recognized
as the “Band of the Year” was Monroeville, a new band with young but
veteran members, that released a self-titled EP on its own label in
2011.
 
Emily Bankester was recognized as Vocalist of the Year.
 
The
three instrumentalists recognized this year include fiddler Alex
Hargreaves who performs with Sarah Jarosz; bassist Samson Grisman with
The Deadly Gentlemen; and Christian Ward, who plays fiddle with Sierra
Hull.
 
AirPlay
Direct also Co-Sponsored the DJ & Artists Networking Reception at
the Nashville Conference Center on Tuesday, September 25th.  The room
was packed, the food was great and a good time was had by all.
 
“We
are so pleased to have partnered with AirPlay Direct at World of
Bluegrass this year as a co-sponsor of the DJ / Artists Reception and
the new IBMA Momentum Awards,” said
IBMA Executive Director, Nancy Cardwell. “AirPlay
Direct provides an important service to artists, labels and
broadcasters, helping to get bluegrass music on the radio around the
world. I know the five artist recipients of the Momentum Awards will be
thrilled with their gift packages from AirPlay Direct.”
 
Robert
Weingartz, Chairman & CEO – AirPlay Direct, sat on the panel for
the PR & DJ Roundtable: “Getting Your Music on the Air” on Tuesday,
September 25th. The panel was very informative and well attended.
 
Robert
Weingartz and Lynda Weingartz, Executive VP of Operations – AirPlay
Direct, provided personalized consulting sessions during the
conference’s “Mentor Sessions” on Wednesday, September 26th.  This was a
great opportunity to connect one-on-one with the conference attendees.
 
“AirPlay
Direct is honored to have again been a part of this wonderful
conference. The Bluegrass music community continues to grow and has
become a very important component of the APD eco-system globally.”
Lynda Weingartz, Executive VP of Operations – AirPlay Direct
 
For more information on the IBMA please visit www.IBMA.org
 
For more information about AirPlayDirect visit www.AirPlayDirect.com

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