Levi Austin to Airplay Direct

Levi AustinLevi Austin, banjo player with Nu-Blu this past ten years, has left the band, moved to Nashville, and accepted the position of Director of Special Projects with Airplay Direct.

Owned and managed by Lynda and Robert Weingartz, Airplay Direct offers artists and labels an efficient and inexpensive way to distribute new music to radio. In turn, radio programmers can download new music directly into their production suites at no charge. The model has been widely accepted in our industry and the Weingartzs are so pleased to have Austin on board they are hosting him in their home as he makes the transition to Music City.

The North Carolina native says that he is beyond pleased to tackle this new opportunity.

“I could not be more excited and eager to take on the position! My experiences over the last decade as an internationally touring artist have given me an intimate understanding of the hard work and dedication required to cultivate one’s brand from the ground, up.
I am looking forward to working closely with the global AirPlay Direct membership to not only grow their brands and businesses, but to build strong, lasting, relevant business relationships and partnerships that contribute to our ‘Global Music Village’ as a whole.”

This new position will find him reaching out to artists, songwriters, record labels, management, radio promoters, publicists, studios, and producers to ensure that they are aware of the services available through Airplay Direct. Anyone interested in discussing the company with Austin is invited to email him at levi@AirPlayDirect.com.

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