INDIE911 to Offer YANGAROO's DMDS to 45,000 Member Artists and Labels
TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the
industry's leading secure digital media distribution company, has signed an
agreement with INDIE911, one of the world's largest and fastest growing
aggregators of independent music. INDIE911 features over 45,000 artists and
labels, some 250,000 song and film titles, and 50,000 members, with close to
four million monthly page views.
INDIE911 will offer YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System
(DMDS) to its members, providing digital delivery of their music and
promotional materials directly to radio stations across North America. This
will provide their independent artists and labels with the ability to reach
radio stations the same way as major labels, in a secure, cost effective and
environmentally friendly manner.
DMDS will provide INDIE911's members with the ability to choose
convenient radio format "packages," and quickly send their broadcast quality
music, bios, pictures and other promotional materials directly to the desktops
of radio professionals. Additionally, they will be able to monitor when their
material was delivered and when it was viewed, streamed and/or downloaded.
DMDS provides a cost effective alternative to traditional CD mailing, and
unmatched security and accountability, by incorporating encryption,
biometrics, and watermarking.
"I had heard that DMDS was being used by the major US record labels and
believed that our members should be able to benefit from this valuable service
as well," said Justin Goldberg, President and CEO of INDIE911. "The growth of
the indie sector is just beginning, as demonstrated by Radiohead's and
Madonna's release of their new recordings outside of the traditional major
label route, and DMDS will further that growth. We look forward to a long and
profitable relationship with our friends at YANGAROO."
"We are thrilled to partner with INDIE911 and anticipate that their
members will recognize the advantages of DMDS and use it regularly", said
Drew Ferrante, VP Business Development of YANGAROO. "The time and money saved
plus the security advantages are undeniable."
INDIE911 is a leading online media and social network that prides itself
in empowering thousands of musicians, labels, and filmmakers with tools and
resources, such as marketing, licensing, and digital distribution, to help
further their careers. INDIE911 has evolved into one of the most popular
independent music destinations on the Internet, featuring over 45,000 artists
and labels, over 250,000 song and film titles, nearly 50,000 members, and
averaging nearly 4 million monthly page views. INDIE911 combines the
simplicity of online distribution with the exponential reach of social
networking by providing tools and resources for thousands of musicians,
filmmakers, and consumers who sell, stream or share any content (music,
videos, films, or photos) anywhere online - including websites, blogs and
social networks. This content is distributed to an ever-expanding network of
users through the Company's revolutionary hoooka platform - a free portable
digital media locker that effectively changes the way people find, share, and
get paid from media online. INDIE911's headquarters sit in the heart of a
vibrant creative community located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood,
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 four million deliveries of over 11,000
songs from more than 500 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 US, Canada and the UK.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and London, UK.
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in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact:
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