AirPlay Direct Promotes Michael Harnett to President of Global Music Delivery System

Image634667909649501323AirPlay Direct, the global leader in digital delivery to radio, is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Harnett as President. 

Since Michael came onboard in late 2011, he has secured and launched pivotal partnerships with companies such as ASCAP, Folk Alliance, Hello Music, and Powderfinger Promotions.  He has also overseen the addition of artists and promotions for Ani DiFranco, John Oates Band, Paul Kelly, Lydia Loveless, and the Del McCoury weekly radio program “Blue Side of Town”. 

Under Michael’s leadership, AirPlay Direct now is offering more significant growth in monthly new artist and radio station membership.

“I am honored and privileged to be working with Michael. He is a talented executive that has proven over and over again to be a powerful asset to our company,” says Robert Weingartz, Chairman and CEO of AirPlay Direct. “We had a great rebuilding year at AirPlay Direct in 2011 and I am confident that with Michael in the position of President we can expect continued advancements through 2012.”

Michael has over 25 + years of experience in the music and digital media industry. His expertise includes the management and development of musical artists, content development, production, licensing, and distribution. Michael has successfully built and sold several companies during his career including Made in Heaven Entertainment which was acquired in 1999 by Launch Media. Michael has served as a senior business development executive at several digital media companies including Launch Media, Remix Galaxy, Zymeta and Starcast Networks. Michael has worked with artists such as Tina Turner, Prince, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Flaming Lips, Rage Against the Machine, and Midnight Oil. 

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 Directs web-based artist marketing, promotion, and education platform allows artists, record labels and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital press kits / DPKs 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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