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30Apr/120

Charting for the week of Apr. 30th

Top Downloads:

  1. The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio (EMI)
  2. Usher – Scream (Sony)
  3. Adam Lambert – Never Close Our Eyes (Sony)
  4. Kaskade ft. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness (EMI)
  5. Scotty McCreery – Water Tower Town (Universal)
  6. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone (Universal)
  7. Patrick Watson – Into Giants (Secret City/EMI)
  8. Jessie J ft. David Guetta – Laserlight (Universal)
  9. Little Big Town – Pontoon (EMI)
  10. Ryan Laird – Girl Crazy (On Ramp/EMI)

*Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles in the given period

Most Active Indies:

  1. Michelle Wright – Another Good Day (Savannah/Stark Ravings Promo)
  2. Hey Romeo – Jump Back In (Royalty/TandemTracks Promo)
  3. Secret Broadcast – Raygun (eOne/Dale Spkng Promo)
  4. Conor Maynard – Can’t Say No (Awesome/EMI/DMD Promo)
  5. Pear – Never Lookin’ Back (Chronograph/A. Wilson Promo)
  6. Lindsay May – Lie To You (Indie/L. Tutty Promo)
  7. The Dudes – American Girl (Indie/Canvas Media Promo)
  8. Saukrates – All The Way (FrostByte)
  9. Dan Mangan – Post War Blues (Arts & Crafts)
  10. Dennis Ellsworth – Electric Stars (Busted Flat/L. Tutty Promo)

*Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles in the given period on releases not directly promoted by any of the four "major" record companies.

25Apr/120

From our CTO: Post NAB Report


The show floor at NAB was busy as always.  Lots of different people milling around looking for the latest and greatest broadcast solutions.  I personally find the South Hall is the place to be – definitely the most foot traffic as large vendors like Grass Valley, Adobe and AVID are there – generating interest from a wide swath of the various attendees at the show.

Our friends from CPC were in the South Hall, demoing the latest versions of their excellent captioning tools.  Another DMDS partner, Telestream, had a strong presence in the South Hall – showing off the latest in their transcode and file workflow tools. We have a special offer coming soon for DMDS Pro customers interested in their ‘Episode’ product – which is an excellent tool for prepping files for upload to our system.  Stay tuned!

When not connecting with partners and vendors, I was busy presenting at the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) booth. I participated in a presentation titled “AS-12: Simplifying Commercial Delivery Workflow from Agency to Media Outlet”.  It was a joint presentation with Harold Geller from Ad-Id and Oliver Morgan from MetaGlue.  On the Tuesday, the presentation was introduced by Bob Liodice – the President & CEO of the Association of National Advertisers.

During the presentation we showed how easy it was to utilize our support for both Ad-Id and AS-12 to automatically populate metadata and effectively translate and communicate that data efficiently and accurately from Production House upload; agency sending of order; through to distribution and receipt by traffic managers and network operations/media managers at stations.  As part of the demos we showed off the new QC tool available via the DMDS Manager and the DMDS M.E. customized file delivery portal for broadcasters.

The presentations were well attended and the feedback very positive.  We look forward to posting recordings of the presentation online in the near future.

Richard Klosa, Yangaroo DMDS Chief Technology Officer

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23Apr/120

Charting for the week of April 23rd

Top Downloads:

  1. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone (Universal)
  2. Linkin Park – Burn It Down (Warner)
  3. Nelly Furtado – Big Hoops (Bigger Is Better) (Universal)
  4. Rush – Headlong Flight (Universal)
  5. Roxette – It’s Possible (EMI)
  6. Colin James – Stone Faith (EMI)
  7. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Tiesto Remix) (Universal)
  8. Jesse J ft. David Guetta – Laserlight (Universal)
  9. Down With Webster – Jessica (Universal)
  10. Hayley – Feelin’ California (EMI)

*Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles in the given period

Most Active Indies:

  1. Dan Mangan – Post War Blues (Arts&Crafts)
  2. Hayley – Feelin’ California (MDM/EMI/Dale Spkng Promo)
  3. Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me (Awesome/EMI/DMD Promo)
  4. Jamie Drastic – White Boy Wasted (Famous Artists/Mr. 305)
  5. The Dudes – American Girl (Indie/Canvas Media Promo)
  6. Phil Vassar – Don’t Miss Your Life (Road Angel/Rodeowave)
  7. Ricky J ft. DatDude – One Drop (FrostByte)
  8. Said The Whale – Loveless (Hidden Pony/EMI/Dale Spkg Promo)
  9. Josh Macumber – All Hat/No Cowboy (Road Angel)
  10. McKenzie Road – Beautiful Day (Indie/B. Martineau Promo)

*Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles in the given period on releases not directly promoted by any of the four "major" record companies.

19Apr/120

Patrick Watson @ The Glen Gould Studio, Toronto.

Recently, a few of us here at Yangaroo/DMDS were fortunate enough to be invited by our friends at EMI Music Canada to a private performance of the Polaris Prize winning Patrick Watson at the historic Glen Gould Studio in downtown Toronto.

Watson's five piece ensemble and guests performed the songs - in order - from their recently released 3rd studio album "Adventures in Your Own Backyard." Now we must admit, we knew Mr. Watson was a talented artist, but we were all blown away by the seemingly effortless musicianship exhibited by all players - especially the very creative percussionist - and the ethereal atmosphere created by the performance and music. The standing ovation and buzz heard from the crowd after encore performances of "Luscious Life" and "Big Bird in a Small Cage" leads us to believe we weren't the only new Patrick Watson fans leaving the theatre that night.

Some of the performances video-recorded by CBC Music are now up on the Youtubes. Enjoy!

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18Apr/120

Yangaroo launches customizable file delivery portal for broadcasters


At a series of live demonstrations at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Yangaroo CTO Richard Klosa demonstrated the new DMDS M.E. (Media Exchange) platform, a filed based cloud delivery service customized specifically for the needs of broadcast destinations.

Existing and new broadcast destinations need only fill out a simple activation questionnaire and instantly gain access to a custom branded site with a personalized name (dmds.com/station_name) where they can direct independent producers of content to submit materials.

A simplified interface collects basic information about the delivery, allows for the upload of content, verifies quality specifications are met and the appropriate metadata is included.  DMDS M.E. can function in a stand-alone capacity for a delivery to an individual station or be extended to a full access DMDS account; which enables a series of advanced file management services and delivery options to thousands of broadcasters across North America.

“The DMDS M.E. platform bridges the gap between cumbersome engagements with large vendors and problematic adhoc FTP sites setup for the ingestion of materials”, said Richard Klosa. “We’ve built the tools that unify the missing pieces associated with raw file delivery – metadata management through standards compliance and advanced quality control tools to ensure the submission of proper materials to broadcasters.”

DMDS will be opening up access to DMDS M.E. in May.  For more information, please speak with a member of the DMDS Sales or Support team.