AirPlay Direct Adds Experienced Music Industry Executive as Director of Special Projects

Image634557250592220000 AirPlay Direct, the global leader in digital music delivery, is proud to announce the addition of Michael Harnett as Director of Special Projects.  Harnett has over 25 years of experience in several facets of the music and digital media industry, including management and development of musical artists, content development, production, licensing and distribution. His broad spectrum of success and expertise within the music industry combined with his shared vision for AirPlay Direct’s future made Harnett the ideal fit for this new position.

“I feel privileged to announce that Michael Harnett has accepted the role of Director of Special Projects for AirPlay Direct,” says Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct. “I am confident that Michael’s extensive experience as a music industry professional and his role as advisor, investor and equity partner to AirPlay Direct make him the perfect candidate to add to our executive management team.”

As Director of Special Projects, Harnett will be responsible for developing key, high-potential strategic partners across all the various business spectrums of AirPlay Direct.

Over the span of his career, Harnett has successfully founded, built and sold several companies including Made in Heaven Entertainment which was acquired in 1999 by Launch Media and later acquired by Yahoo in 2001. Made in Heaven Entertainment was awarded two Billboard Music Videos awards and a regional Emmy for local programming. He has served as a senior business development executive at several digital media companies including Launch Media, Remix Galaxy, Zymeta and Starcast Networks. Michael has executive produced and directed over 50 live concert films for artists including Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Rage Against the Machine and Midnight Oil. Artists that Michael has worked with also include Prince, The Flaming Lips, The Temper Trap, Dave Matthews, Tina Turner, The Bare Naked Ladies and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

To reach Harnett, email him at michael@airplaydirect.com

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’sweb-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 www.AirPlayDirect.com.

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