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Definition of the noun Airplay

What does Airplay mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airplays

  1. The process of playing a particular song, band or genre on the radio. The amount which it gets played is referred to as spins.


  1. Airplay was a short-lived American band, formed by David Foster and Jay Graydon. The band released a self-titled album in 1980, containing "Nothin' You Can Do About It" and a cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit "After the Love Has Gone", written by Foster and Graydon with Bill Champlin.
  2. Airplay is a musical group.
  3. Airplay is a musical group.


  1. "Airplay" is a musical album of Airplay.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  2. "Airplay" is a musical single of Light Light.
    • released on
  3. "Airplay" is a musical album of Narcoleptic Youth.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  4. "Airplay" is a musical album of Point Blank.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  5. "Airplay" is a musical single of Natural Born Deejays.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  6. "Airplay" is a composition.


Airplay is a record label.


  1. Airplay: In radio broadcasting, airplay is how frequently a song is being played on radio stations. A song which is being played several times every day would have a large amount of airplay. Music which became very popular on jukeboxes, in nightclubs and at discotheques between the 1940s and 1960s would also have airplay.
  2. AirPlay is a proprietary protocol stack/suite developed by Apple Inc. that allows wireless streaming of audio, video, and photos, together with related metadata between devices. Originally implemented only in Apple's software and devices, Apple has licensed the AirPlay protocol stack as a third-party software component technology to manufacturer partners for them to use in their products in order to be compatible with Apple's iDevices.
    • developer: Apple Inc.
    • genre: Wireless Media Streaming
    • released on (5 years ago)
    • official website:

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airplay

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Google previewThe Structure of American Industry (2013)

Twelfth Edition by James Brock

Because radio airplay is a significant factor in exposing consumers to the industry's offerings, the structure and conduct of the radio industry is an additional important element conditioning structure, conduct, and performance in the music ...

Google previewMusic is Your Business (2007)

The Musician's FourFront Strategy for Success by Christopher Knab, Bartley F. Day

Commercial radio airplay is the most effective way to expose new music to people, but it's also the most difficult kind of exposure to get. Securing commercial radio airplay is a serious game played by crafty and well funded record labels who ...

Google previewThe Music Industry (2014)

Music in the Cloud by Patrik Wikström

Airplay is a technical termused inthe radio industry to state how frequently asong is beingplayedon aradiostation. For example, a song that isplayed severaltimesa daywouldbe classed as receivinga large amountofairplay. The termis used ...

Google previewHistory of Southeast Missouri (1912)

A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests by Robert Sidney Douglass

F airplay is a Democratic paper and is well established in the esteem of the people of Ste. Genevieve and wields an influence there. In 1882 Joseph A. Ernst began the publication of the Ste. Genevieve Herald. It was published in both English ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

Performance and production. Volume II

Airplay The term 'airplay' denotes the broadcast of a commercially released music recording or video on radio or television stations. The music industry uses the term most commonly to describe the actual counting of total plays that a particular ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

airplay n. broadcasting time devoted to a particular record, performer, or type of music. air pocket n. 1 a hollow space that contains air. 2 an area of low pressure that causes an aircraft to lose height suddenly. airport n. an area consisting of a ...

Google previewJunior School Dictionary (2002)

by Linsay Knight, Andrew Delahunty

organization that provides regular air transport between places for people and cargo MMf family: airliner noun any large passenger or cargo-carrying aircraft airplay noun the amount of playing time a record is given on radio or television: Our ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Radio (1998)

by Donald G. Godfrey, Frederic A. Leigh

Long noted for its peerless music charts, the magazine tracks radio airplay and electronically scans cassette and CD sales...

In the early 1990s, the magazine launched Billboard Airplay Monitors, tailored for radio station music programmers ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

', received extensive airplay on rock radio and MTV. The band's arduous ...

Google preview100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries by Robert C. Sickels

Pop Idol and American Idol changed the recording industry by showing that radio airplay wasn't necessary to sell records. Television can just as easily serve as a medium for people to experience and access new music. For example, when ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 (2012)

Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn

Receiving airplay in five different markets and defying limitations generally imposed by genre and race, 'O Happy Day' eventually achieved sales of one and a half million, ushering in the contemporary gospel music era - gospel music on the ...

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Small photo of Santa Rosa, CA/USA - 6/3/2016: Chase Bryant performs at Country Summer Music Fest. In 2015 his single, Take It On Back, was a top 10 single on Country Airplay, published weekly by Billboard.Small photo of Santa Rosa, CA/USA - 6/3/2016: Chase Bryant performs at Country Summer Music Fest. In 2015 his single, Take It On Back, was a top 10 single on Country Airplay, published weekly by Billboard.Small photo of PARIS, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2015: Apple Computers website on MacBook Retina in room environment showcasing AirPlay over new MacBook as seen on 10 March, 2015 More...

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We used to call it recurrent airplay when someone had a hit. (Michael Bolton)
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Scrabble value of A1I1R1P3L1A1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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