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DMDS to Provide Secure Online Review and Voting for THE BET AWARDS and THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS

TORONTO, CANADAYANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF), the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, has signed a multi-year agreement with Black Entertainment Television (BET NETWORKS) to power online review and professional member voting for the forthcoming BET AWARDS to be held in Los Angeles in June and THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS to be held in Atlanta in October. BET 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.

The agreement with BET follows similar, previous deals YANGAROO has inked with The GRAMMYS, The JUNOS, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and others to provide award shows with a cost-saving and digitally-streamlined solution.

“BET is excited about working with YANGAROO and their state of the art DMDS Awards show technology,” said Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET and Executive Producer THE BET AWARDS and THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS. “DMDS now delivers much of the video content to our BET broadcast properties and it made sense to expand our relationship to include our award shows as well.”

“DMDS Awards solution has become the industry standard,” said Scott Wambolt, CEO of Yangaroo. “DMDS offers an easy to implement, cost-saving, environmentally friendly workflow improvement solution for the music, advertising and broadcasting industries. BET is a key partner for us as it is a major destination for music videos and advertising content. BET is also one of the world’s strongest brands and we are pleased that we have been able to deepen our business relationship them and are honored that they have entrusted us with these two premier awards shows.”


Street Idol Finalists Announced!

After careful selection and deliberation, the Street Idol judges have narrowed the 100+ talented artists who submitted singles down to a final ten.  Congratulations to:

Amy Heffernan

Billy White

Brad Payne

Breaching Vista

Ian Herculson

Jen Lane

Mandie C

Last Bullet

Leah Daniels


Only one of these ten will be chosen as the 2011 Street Idol, and win the $5,000 prize package including national radio distribution, tracking, and much more.  Stay tuned to find out who is your Street Idol.

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Charting for the week of May 9, 2011

Top Downloads:

1.  Lady Antebellum  - Just A Kiss (EMI)

2.  Zac Brown Band - Knee Deep feat. Jimmy Buffet (Atlantic/Warner)

3.  Train - Save Me San Francisco (Sony)

4.  3 Doors Down - Every Time You Go (Universal)

5.  David Guetta ft. Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj - Where Them Girls At (EMI)

6.  Kings Of Leon - Back Down South (Sony)

7.  Hunter Hayes - Storm Warning (Atlantic/Warner)

8.  Simple Plan - Jet Lag feat. Natasha Bedingfield (Atlantic/Warner)

9.  Kat Voegele - Heart In Chains (Universal)

10.  Bedouin Soundclash - A Chance Of Rain (Sony)

Most Active Indies:

1.  Tiffany Dowhan - The Hat (Indie/B. Martineau Promo)

2.  Tara Oram - 1929 (Open Road)

3.  Catalina - Here We Go Again (New Sun Rec. Nashville/a2z Promo)

4.  Lukay - I'm In Love With Music (Awesome/DMD Promo)

5.  Blind River - Ready Set Summer (Indie/L. Tutty Promo)

6.  Molly Thomason - All Down The Highway (Indie/SpinCount Promo)

7.  Hank Snow - I'm Movin' On (Indie)

8.  Adele - Rolling In The Deep (XL/Beggars)

9.  The Daae Family - Never Too Far (Indie)

10.  IMA - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (Divine Angel Prod/Dale Speaking Promo)

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Yangaroo sighting in Australia

The country that brought you kangaroos now brings Yangaroo's DMDS to record labels and broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand! We're very pleased our world-leading audio and video delivery technology has been fully adopted by the "Land Down Undah".

For more info:

Cheers, mate!

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List Profile: Hip Hop Music Video Outlets

List Profile: Hip Hop Music Video Outlets


Music Video Outlets includes some of the best underground television shows and Internet music video shows in the country. Programmers receiving music in this list range from former radio personalities to club DJs focusing on major music markets like Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York. They’re always looking for the freshest sounds rather than the most popular artists. Music Video Outlets are a great place to get your video in front of people who lead the pack instead of follow the crowd.

To access this list, create a release in your DMDS Pro account and click on the Destinations tab. Click on DMDS Lists in your search field and choose Music Video Outlets – Urban/Hip Hop (USA)

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Video Outlet Highlights

Major markets serviced in this list:
New York, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles

Formats served in this list:
Rap, Hip Hop, Urban, Rhythmic, Soul, R & B

Number of destinations:

Media broadcast in this list:
Internet Radio, Internet Video, College/Community Radio, Regional Television, and Retail

Featured Destinations

  • The California Music Channel
  • Cheddar DVD Magazine
  • Bump Dat Video Channel
  • The Bobby T Show
  • Promo Only
  • Underground Video Show

Featured Programmer

Mazi Oyo

Mazi Oyo

The Hip Hop Takeover Show

Videographer, radio personality, and music video promoter Mazi Oyo runs a series of music video projects in New York City that promote new hip hop artists and their music. Mazi is a radio producer for 99.5 WBAI-FM radio in New York and runs a regular program called the Hip Hop Takeover Show. His websites, including, attract audiences of over 28 million visitors with the latest rap and hip hop videos before they receive mainstream attention.

Mazi has over 20 years of experience in promotions and comes from a family with deep roots in the music industry. His father ran an artist management company that worked with MC Supernatural and his cousin managed Brooklyn rap group Stetsasonic. Mazi was inspired by his family; by VJs like Ralph McDaniels, Fab Five Freddy, and Bobby Simmons; as well as his friend and mentor, Sway Calloway at MTV to start a hip hop magazine which ultimately transformed into

Hip Hop Videos Are Used By

  • eOne Entertainment
  • Atlantic Records
  • Young Money Records
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