Dan Sultan appointed as first Community Radio Amrap Ambassador
The CBAA’s music initiative Amrap has appointed critically acclaimed musician Dan Sultan as the first Community Radio Amrap Ambassador. The new Ambassador program will recognise Australian artists who are consistently supported by community radio through Amrap.
The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) distributes new Australian music to community radio for airplay and helps broadcasters promote Australian music on air and online. Dan Sultan has remained one of the most popular artists among these users since Amrap distributed his debut independent album to stations in 2006, and Sultan has forged strong relationships with community radio as his career has grown.
“I know how hard it is to get your music and profile out there and community radio is instrumental in that process. Community radio and Amrap have always been such great supporters of me and my music so I’m proud to be the first Community Radio Amrap Ambassador”, Sultan said.
Sultan is the first of an elite list of Australian musicians who will be appointed as Community Radio Amrap Ambassadors over the coming years. CBAA president Adrian Basso said the Ambassador initiative is a new way to celebrate the powerful bond between community broadcasters and Australian musicians.
“Community radio supports so many Australian musicians through all stages of their careers and the ambassador initiative is a great way to shine a light on some success stories. Dan is a rising star, and we hope his appointment as Community Radio Amrap Ambassador will inspire other musicians to continue to build their careers with the help of community radio”, Basso said.
Listen to an exclusive interview with Dan Sultan discussing his appointment on the Amrap Website. Broadcasters can also download or order a CD containing the interview for airplay from that webpage.Posted Fri, 28/03/2014 - 4:38pm by cbaa_admin