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Miley Cyrus Asks Fans to Support 'Powerful Message of Change' on Parkland Student's Charity Single 'Shine'

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:09am
In just over a week, hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on the nation's capital for the March 24 March For Our Lives demonstration....
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Stream The Decemberists' New Album 'I'll Be Your Girl'

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:39am
The Decemberists have shared their new synth-slathered album I’ll Be Your Girl. Featuring singles “Severed” and...
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A New Nine Inch Nails EP Is Coming This Summer

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:27am
During a recent BBC radio interview, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross revealed that a new NIN EP ...
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See Prince Royce in Steamy New 'El Clavo' Video

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:00am
Prince Royce has decided, at least for now, to take a break from bachata and fully go into reggaeton with his new single “El Clavo,”...
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Stream Stone Temple Pilot's New Self-Titled Album

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 5:41am
Stone Temple Pilots have finally unveiled their self-titled new album in full. Following the debut of their new vocalist Jeff Gutt after frontman...
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SXSW: Old Crow Medicine Show Promise to Rock All Night on Bill with Elle King, Levon & Kane Brown

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:33am
While Old Crow Medicine Show brought the Budweiser Country Club South By Southwest showcase to a seasoned, ebullient finish on Thursday night (March...
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Troye Sivan Performs 'My My My!,' Plays 'Conversational Charades' on 'Fallon': Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:18am
Troye Sivan is the kid who can do it all: sing, move and act. He put it all together for his latest appearance on the Tonight Show.  The...
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The Chainsmokers Share New Track 'Everybody Hates Me': Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:42am
The Chainsmokers have been on fire this year, releasing “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me” in quick succession. The EDM duo dropped...
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SXSW: Hanson Deliver the Hits, Hint at 'Next Big Project'

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 1:49am
Hanson has a storied history with South By Southwest, from busking on the streets of Austin as youths and famously singing a capella at the closing...
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Empire Of The Sun's Luke Steele & Silverchair's Daniel Johns Team for Dreams: Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 1:13am
For a while now, Empire Of The Sun’s Luke Steele and former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns have been teasing a new collaboration called...
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Stream XXXTentacion's New Album '?'

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:36am
XXXTentacion has been prolific of late, dropping a mixtape and two albums in the space of just nine months. The second of those full-length albums...
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Gucci Mane, 6LACK & More Artists Heard On 'Atlanta' Episode 3 'Money Bag Shawty'

Billboard.com - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:06am
This week’s episode of Atlanta was full of club-worthy jams for the crew to floss out on but with Robbin Season in full effect, it’s...
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CBS Sets Date for Stormy Daniels Interview

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:20pm
CBS' 60 Minutes is set to air a recently taped interview with Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who reportedly had an affair with President...
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Ken Irwin Accepts New Role As AirPlay Direct's “Special Projects” Ambassador

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:15pm

Ken IrwinAirPlay Direct is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Irwin to the newly created role as AirPlay Direct's "Special Projects" Ambassador. "This role was created specifically for Ken Irwin, AirPlay Direct's 'Iconic Innovator' Award recipient for 2017. Ken's artistic abilities and proven professional skill set uniquely qualifies him for a role of this caliber," says Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. "Ken will be participating on a variety of very different and forward-thinking creative projects with AirPlay Direct and Collective Evolution throughout 2018. We are honored to have Ken continue to contribute to AirPlay Direct's vision, growth and our mutual professional successes."

As a Co-Founder of the legendary roots label Rounder Records, Irwin was actively involved in discovering, signing and developing new artists. He was responsible for signing previously unsung talents as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Mark O'Connor, Ricky Skaggs, George Thorogood, Buckwheat Zydeco, and, more recently, The SteelDrivers, JD McPherson, the Time Jumpers and the Lonely Heartstring Band among others.

"It's a pleasure and an honor for me to continue working with Robert and Lynda at AirPlay Direct," said, Ken Irwin, Co-Founder - Rounder Records. "Over this past year, I've gained an ever increasing appreciation for the work they do and the passion they share for the music and the artists who create, as well as for the platform and technology they have developed. I look forward to reintroducing more music from the Rounder catalog through AirPlay Direct, while also getting involved in additional projects with the APD team.


AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has 11,000 radio station members in over 90 countries and serves over 42,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc. AirPlayDirect.com

Collective Evolution is a boutique, high-end entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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'Atlanta' Episode 3 'Money Bag Shawty' Recap: The New Age of Young Rappers & Earn's $100 Bill Curse

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:40pm
FX’s latest episode of Atlanta, titled “Money Bag Shawty,” brought all the irony. From Instagram Stories of a white woman crying...
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K-Pop Powerhouse SM Entertainment Acquires Stakes In Indie Labels Keyeast and FNC

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:24pm
K-pop behemoth SM Entertainment announced its purchase of Keyeast Entertainment and FNC Add Culture earlier this week, two prominent smaller labels...
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Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Weird Al's' 'Hamilton Polka' Pushes Cast Album to Highest Rank in Eight Months

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:55pm
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 17), Black Panther: The Album jumped back to No. 1, scoring a third nonconsecutive week atop...
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Big Pun's Widow Sues Walmart Over Unauthorized Merch

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:38pm
Walmart is facing a major lawsuit… again. Big Pun’s widow, Liza Rios, is reportedly suing the department store for trademark...
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Neil Young on NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch's Hatred of His Music: 'Why Doesn't She Just Shoot Me?'

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:25pm
Did you know that NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, who recently tried to argue that the students who participated in the recent anti-gun-violence...
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YoungBoy Never Broke Again Released On Bail

Billboard.com - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:08pm
Just about three weeks after YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault, the rapper was released...
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