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YANGAROO’S Awards Platform to Power the Canadian Country Music Association’s CCMA Awards

Published March 6, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – YANGAROO Inc., (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) the industry’s leading secure digital media management company and The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) have entered into a multi-year agreement to enable online awards management services for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards and Country Music Week Showcases.

A web-based digital solution, YANGAROO Awards, which is powered by YANGAROO’s Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) platform, is an end-to-end solution that instantly and securely connects artists, judges, event organizers, and auditors. It streamlines every element of award show management, including nominations, committee review, voting, results tabulation, and auditing.

YANGAROO Awards has quickly emerged as the industry standard for awards shows voting in North America, being employed similarly by The GRAMMY Awards, The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), The MTV Movie Awards, BET Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and The JUNO Awards, among many others.

Through a patented secure digital platform YANGAROO Awards will be utilized by the voting membership to stream and download nominated music and music video. Content that is under consideration will be securely distributed to the voting members of Canadian Country Music Association.

“YANGAROO Awards is clearly the industry standard for online awards workflows,” said Don Green, President of The Canadian Country Music Association. “We are confident that adopting this solution will make our entire balloting and adjudication processes much easier and more efficient for everyone involved.

“The CCMA Awards has long been one of Canadian music’s preeminent awards shows and we’re honored that they have chosen the YANGAROO Awards solution,” said Cliff Hunt, Vice Chairman and COO, YANGAROO Inc. “It is important to us that the music industry remains healthy and awards shows honor and bring needed attention to artists and their work, and we’re happy to do our part.”

About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®):

Established in 1976, the CCMA is committed to ensuring the growth of Canadian country music through education, communication, information, promotion and recognition. Core to the organization’s efforts is Country Music Week® – an annual event that heightens awareness and increases exposure for Canada’s country artists. During Country Music Week, the CCMA honours the achievements of artists and industry leaders with the Canadian Country Music Association Awards™, which were inaugurated in 1982.


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

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