NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) Ken Irwin, one of the three “Rounder Founders,” has been appointed to the newly created position of “Special Projects” Ambassador at digital deliver/distribution company AirPlay Direct.
“This role was created specifically for Ken Irwin, AirPlay Direct’s ‘Iconic Innovator’ Award recipient for 2017,” AirPlay Direct CEO Lynda Weingartz said in a statement. “Ken will be participating on a variety of very different and foward-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.”
Irwin, one of the three original founders of Rounder Records alongside Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy, was responsible for signing label acts like a very young Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Mark O’Connor, and George Thorogood. Rounder was recently sold to parent company Concord Music Group
“It’s a pleasure and an honor for me to continue working with Robert and Lynda at AirPlay Direct,” Irwin said. “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 a professional B2B music business environment and has 11,000 radio station members in more than 90 countries, and serves more than 42,000 artists and label members.