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18Nov/100

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC SELECTS YANGAROO’S DMDS TO POWER 2011 AWARDS SHOW PROFESSIONAL VOTING

DMDS to Power Secure Online Review and Voting for Another Major Awards Show

TORONTO, CANADA – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF), the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, has signed an agreement with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) to power online review and professional member voting for the forthcoming 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be held in the spring of 2011. The Academy will employ YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) Awards solution to securely distribute ballots in digital formats to its voting members. Through DMDS, members will be able to review materials online and vote electronically at the time that is most convenient for them.

Each year, the Academy presents awards honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent. Awards are voted on in three rounds by the Academy’s professional members. The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE on the CBS Television Network, on an as-yet-unannounced date.

The agreement with the Academy follows similar, previous deals YANGAROO has inked with The GRAMMYS, The JUNOS, and others to provide award shows with a cost-saving and environmentally friendly solution.

“The Academy has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting new technology that serves our membership and our mission to support the country music industry,” said Michelle Goble, Vice President, Membership and Events for the Academy. “We’re delighted to work with DMDS to streamline the time our dedicated professional members spend on the voting process.”

“Since the launch of our DMDS Awards solution two years ago, it has quickly become the standard for music industry award shows,” said Scott Wambolt, CEO of Yangaroo. “DMDS offers an easy to implement, cost-saving, environmentally friendly solution for music and broadcasting trade organizations. We are honored to be providing this for a renowned organization like the ACM and this is consistent with our profitable growth strategy of expanding our strategic relationships with key players across multiple music genres.”

About THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC:

Founded in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC is an 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 music. The Academy is comprised of more than 3,800 professional members and is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.acmcountry.com or www.acmliftinglives.org.

About YANGAROO:

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 audio and video content for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, award shows and other authorized recipients with more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality media via the Internet.

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Tech Companies for 2009 by Canadian Business, YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and London, U.K. 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 John Heaven at 905-763-3553 or visit www.yangaroo.com.

Contacts:

Deana Graffeo Weeks/Gina Preoteasa
Trylon SMR
212 905 6060
Deana@trylonsmr.com/gina@trylonsmr.com

Brooke Primero
Academy of Country Music
818-788-8000 x1419
brooke@acmcountry.com
The statements contained in this release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause such statements to differ materially from actual future events or results. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

17Nov/100

Charting for the week of November 15, 2010

Top Downloads:

1. Flo Rida feat. Akon - Who Dat Girl (Warner)
2. Usher - More - RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix (Sony)
3. Darius Rucker - This (EMI)
4. Train - Marry Me (Sony)
5. Rihanna - What's My Name feat. Drake (Universal)
6. Owl City - Peppermint Winter (Universal)
7. Shinedown - Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom) (Warner)
8. Far East Movement Ft. Ryan Tedder - Rocketeer (Universal)
9. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris - Tonight (I'm Loving You) (Universal)
10. These Kids Wear Crowns - Red White and You (EMI)

Most Active Indies:

1. Phill Botting - Our Soldiers Home (Taps) (Steve Fenton Prod.)
2. Gord Bamford - My Daughter's Father (Royalty/Stark Ravings)
3. Kal Hourd - Always Better (Indie/HeedMedia)
4. Thorcraft Cobra - Party Clock (TCR)
5. Ann Chaplin - Underneath The Christmas Tree (Indie/Last Tango)
6. Tara Lyn Hart - Perfect Holiday (Indie/Dale Speaking)
7. Jodi Pederson - Christmas With You (Indie/TandemTracks)
8. The EarthTONES - Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Indie/TandemTracks)
9. Florence K - Blue Christmas (Musicor/Red Blues Prod.)
10. Basia Lyjak - Waiting (Glamour Lake Sound)

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17Nov/100

YANGAROO AND BET NETWORKS SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL

BET Networks Adopts YANGAROO’S DMDS 5.0 For Video Workflows

TORONTO, CANADA – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, has signed a multi-year agreement with BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA.B) (the “Agreement”).

Under the Agreement, BET Networks and YANGAROO will work to have all artist and music-related audiovisual content delivered to BET properties - including the primary BET channel, BET Digital Networks, BET.com, BET International, BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop - using YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS), as well as integrate DMDS with BET Network’s internal workflow. BET Networks will actively promote and recommend to the entertainment industry to utilize DMDS to send content digitally to BET Networks.

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“YANGAROO has been working with us for several months, and once DMDS is fully implemented, we look forward to the efficiencies that can be realized by streamlining our workflows through reduced reliance on physical tapes,” said Stephen Hill, President, Music Programming & Specials for BET Networks.

“Since our founding, YANGAROO has been tremendously successful at showcasing the benefits of moving from physical to digital workflows to the broadcast industry – starting with radio’s widespread adoption of DMDS,” said Scott Wambolt, CEO of YANGAROO Inc. “This is another example of how we are executing on our profitable growth strategy by leveraging the investment made in DMDS 5.0 by offering video delivery services to large music delivery customers. Television broadcasters are taking notice – and we’re thrilled to work with BET to extend our services to their dynamic network of popular music and lifestyle programming.”

YANGAROO’S technology team worked closely with BET Networks’ engineers to refine the DMDS process for digitally distributing SD and HD television broadcast-quality video to integrate with and enhance BET Networks’ workflows. DMDS also transcodes the television broadcast file for online availability for streaming and provision of a frame-accurate preview quality version of the file with the time-code burned in, which improves reviewing and editing processes. The television broadcast-quality video file can be easily integrated into Online Editing Suites, On-Air Playback Servers and stored in a Digital Archive Server.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

About YANGAROO

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 audio and video content for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, award shows and other authorized recipients with more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality media via the Internet.

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Tech Companies for 2009 by Canadian Business, YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and London, U.K. 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 Scott Wambolt at 416-534-0607 ext 111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.

Contacts for YANGAROO:
Gina Preoteasa
Trylon SMR
212 905-6060
gina@trylonsmr.com

Contacts for BET Networks:

Kimberlee Bradshaw

(212) 205-3154

Kimberlee.Bradshaw@bet.net

The statements contained in this release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause such statements to differ materially from actual future events or results. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release


5Nov/100

Ideas we like about why radio is still important.

We found this article on digitalmusic.com and we really like what they have to say.  Continue reading for their ideas on radio. If you like it as much as we do, you can read more by clicking the link at the bottom.

Think Traditional Radio Is Lame? Here’s Why It’s Still Important…

If you're a music addict, you probably hate traditional radio, for obvious reasons.  And according to the latest stats, younger listeners agree.  But this still remains a gorilla-sized format, and a major place for song discovery.  And, as big conglomerates continue to spread into streaming audio and HD, its influence is showing resilience.

Consider the latest from Edison Research, which recently conducted a survey of 12-24s in the US - and then compared its findings with those captured a decade ago.  A lot has changed, including the number of hours spent listening to terrestrial radio stations.  But radio still ranks remarkably high in new music and concert discovery.

To read more about what digitalmusic.com has to say visit : http://digitalmusicnews.com/stories/110310traditionalradiolame

(We think these guys know what they are talking about.)

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