Former EMI Executive Josh Zieman to head up YANGAROO'S US operations
TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - YANGAROO Inc., (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) the
industry's leading secure digital media distribution company has appointed
Josh Zieman, music industry veteran and former Vice President, Marketing at
Manhattan/Blue Note Label Group, a division of EMI Music based in New York, as
Senior Vice President of Business Development.
Overseeing sales and market development for YANGAROO'S patented Digital
Media Distribution System (DMDS), Zieman will be working with Jon Klein, Vice
President Business Development, based in New York, and Drew Ferrante, Vice
President Business Development, based in Los Angeles to continue the expansion
in the U.S. market as well as generate new revenue streams for the company.
"YANGAROO is a company that I have been watching for sometime. When I was
at EMI, we watched the Canadian music industry lead the world in the move to
digital delivery of promotional music and I am very happy to be a part of this
great team," said Josh Zieman, Senior Vice President of Business Development,
YANGAROO Inc. "The DMDS product has proven itself and now our challenge is to
further monetize the rapidly growing usage in the American industry."
Josh Zieman comes to YANGAROO as a seasoned U.S.-based senior executive
with over 25 years experience in sales and marketing. Prior to his position as
Vice President, Marketing at EMI's Manhattan/Blue Note, Zieman was General
Manager of Papa Joe Records, a division of Geffen Records in Los Angeles. He
has also held the positions of General Manager at major independent label
Razor and Tie and Vice President, Marketing at Columbia Records and Mercury
Records in New York.
"We are very excited to have someone with Josh's experience, knowledge,
and relationships in the US music industry on board," said John Heaven,
President and CEO of YANGAROO Inc. "Josh has had great success working for
EMI, SonyBMG and Universal owned companies and we look forward to working with
him as we continue our expansion in the US and beyond."
YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading
secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music and advertising industries.
DMDS is a web-based delivery system that pioneers secure digital file
distribution by incorporating biometrics, high-value encryption and
watermarking. DMDS replaces the physical distribution of musical recordings
and advertising to radio, media, retailers and other authorized recipients
with more accountable, effective and far less costly digital delivery of
broadcast quality media via the Internet.
YANGAROO's DMDS has made over five million deliveries of over 11,000
songs from more than 600 record labels to destinations which include radio
stations representing over 35 US broadcast chains. DMDS is the only system
that can digitally deliver music across the U.S., Canada and the UK. YANGAROO
has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and London, UK. YANGAROO trades
on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under
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