TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - YANGAROO Inc, the industry's leading
secure digital media distribution company, today announced the launch
of its online music contest "DMDS Rising Star." This initiative will support the tens of thousands of independent
musicians who do not have the necessary means to connect with key
decision makers at radio stations and TV networks across the US and
Canada. Independent musicians or groups who win the contest will
receive a free DMDS Pro membership, which is YANGAROO's advanced
account offering, providing winners with the full suite of features and
flexibility for delivering music and music video content to over 3000
radio stations, and television broadcasters such as MTV, VH1, BET, CMT,
GAC, Fuse, MuchMusic, and more, plus over a hundred additional promotional destinations for review and
"The Internet allows musicians and amateur artists to present their
music to a huge audience at low cost without the need of a recording
label. However, you still - sooner or later - need the power of mass
media to conquer the world," said Johan Gil, Online Marketing and
Account Relations Coordinator, DMDS. "We are helping artists with
'connecting the dots' to the radio stations and TV networks! What's
more, we strongly believe in relationships and making dreams come true!
That's why we have created this contest in order to support the talent
of artists who lack the knowledge of getting to major broadcasters
and/or do not possess the resources to be presented in front of the
According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, in the United States, there are more than 240,000 individuals employed
in music related activities. With the arrival of the Internet,
technology and fairly inexpensive recording devices and instruments,
more people are able to participate in the creation of music than ever
before. It is estimated that there are approximately 62 million amateur
musicians in the United States alone.
"The fact that DMDS is used by all four major record labels and many
influential indie labels, positions DMDS as the preferred choice to
submit singles and music videos for airplay and broadcast consideration
to the radio and TV," said Adam Hunt, VP, Sales, YANGAROO Inc.
"However, we feel independent artists represent the niche markets that
could better benefit from our services - not only the Anglophone
community, but also the Hispanic and Francophone communities. We hope Rising Star will serve to increase awareness of the accessibility and the exposure
that DMDS can provide at mainstream media outlets."
Yangaroo DMDS is inviting anyone who wants to participate in the contest to visit this link. And for all who are music community-related or support independent
artists and music, please promote, create buzz and spread the word
about the contest. Also, connect with Yangaroo DMDS on the DMDS Blog, Twitter, Youtube, MySpace, and LinkedIn.
YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure
B2B digital delivery solution for the music and advertising industries.
DMDS replaces the physical distribution of audio and video content for
music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media,
retailers, and other authorized recipients with more accountable,
effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality
media via the Internet. The DMDS Awards platform powers many of North
America's major awards shows.
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YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
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For further information:
| Contact inquires in English: Adam Hunt |
| || || || || Contact inquires in Spanish: Johan Gil |
Online Marketing & Account Relations Coordinator