TORONTO - December 10, 2013 - YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V:YOO, OTBB:YOOIF), the industry's leading secure digital media management company, today announced the signing of a multi-year extension with the Academy of Country Music (ACM). As part of the extension, Academy members will continue to review as well as vote on nominees through the online YANGAROO Awards solution. YANGAROO Awards, which is powered by the company's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) platform, streamlines every aspect of award-show management - from nominations to auditing.
Each spring, the ACM Awards, produced by dick clark productions, presents awards honoring country music's top and hottest emerging talent. The Academy's professional membership votes on the recipients in three rounds and winners of the televised categories receive their trophies during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
"By leveraging the YANGAROO Awards solution, the Academy has not only been able to facilitate voting by our members, but we have made the process of selecting winners greener and more cost-effective," said Tiffany Moon, EVP/Managing Director for the Academy. "At the same time, our members have the added convenience of a secure web interface for entering their choices."
"YANGAROO Awards has become the standard for awards show management in North America, and we're honored that the Academy will be continuing to work with us during such an exciting time in their history," said Cliff Hunt, Vice Chairman and COO of YANGAROO Inc. "This agreement reinforces the increasingly important role of digital management for awards shows seeking to encourage greater participation in their efforts to recognize the best from each of their respective genres."
YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the industry standard and powers most of North America's major awards shows.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Gary Moss at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.
About the Academy of Country Music:
Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production. Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
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