The DMDS Team Blog

22Apr/140

YANGAROO Joins Ronny Morris In Spreading His Music Video & Message, Declaring The Arctic A Global Sanctuary

Published April 22, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA April 22, 2014 – As today marks the celebration of Earth Day around the globe, YANGAROO (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the industry’s leading secure digital media management and distribution company, is proud to announce its partnership with award winning singer/songwriter Ronny Morris who has created an international campaign to rally global support for the Save the Arctic Campaign launched by Greenpeace. Mr. Morris has created a music video for his song “Built to Last” in seven languages and donated all proceeds from the song sales to this Greenpeace initiative. Especially on the heels of the latest United Nations report on ways to reduce CO2 emissions on April 7th, YANGAROO is honored to be the official online distributor of Mr. Morris’s multilingual versions of his music video in order to help spread the word about the importance and urgency about protecting the Arctic from melting.

17Mar/140

MUSIC PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES



PULSE RECORDS “Providing Top Tier opportunities for unsigned artists”

#BeHeard www.pulserecordsusa.com @pulserecords

We’re proud to announce a new and exciting destination for your music videos – Pulse Records. The Pulse Records team will screen your video and if they feel there is a strong opportunity for placement in TV shows, video games, commercials, retail stores, sporting events, etc., will contact you with more information about pitching your video for placement.

About Pulse Records:

Pulse Records is the “Un-label and Un-Publisher” providing top tier licensing opportunities and promotional placements for unsigned artists from music on television, films, domestic and international outlets, independent radio around the globe to mainstream music video placement for artists worldwide.

Have the quality but don’t have the label? We are the “no strings attached” alliance that acts like your label without any involvement aside from our staff pitching your work. We pride ourselves on educating artists about their rights, how to set up sustainable infrastructures and give them tools to build their own careers, momentum, publicity and revenue streams. We are the home of #BeHeard.

We open the door to artists, managers, song pluggers, publishers and independent labels who seek opportunities where they can maintain their rights, revenue, integrity, values and ability to design their own destiny. We provide tips, tools, advice, opportunities and a community where artists can thrive on their own terms and at their own pace.

The music industry is like a popular party, you must walk in with someone who knows the host. Once you’re in, it’s up to you to mingle. Your success is our success. New fans are omnipresent, how are you going to Be Heard? With decades of industry experience from live play to licensing, we’ve built long standing, deep industry relationships who seek us to out find them top quality independent music, music video’s and more. The best music and video productions are not always mainstream publicized works or label acts.

Through Pulse Records you can move like a major without giving up major rights. Visit www.pulserecordsusa.com for briefs and options, read the Mission Statement, it’s time to Be Heard.

Pulse Records’ recent clients/sync placements:

Includes, but is not limited to: NBC, CBS, Fox Sports, TNT, ABC, Total Access NFL, NFL Films, NBA March Madness /All Game day action and in stadium placement via DJ rotation, American Hero on NBC, NASCAR, Superbowl, BCS Bowls, ESPN, Lured, Discovery Channel, Video Games (5 different studios – myriad titles including EA Games), CTV shows (Bell media Canada) NINE Australia, Seven Australia, X-Games commercial spot, 2010 Olympics – Vancouver promo, NFL pre-game trailers, Dodgers/Pirates pre-game intro, 900 Films, Tony Hawk’s RIDE, AST Dew Tour Toyota Challenge TV spot. E-Sports intro Korea, Bulgarian Moto Cross Finals. NCAA sports, independent films, advertising campaigns, TV pilots, online and in store promotions. All retail clothing chains, high end malls, Denny’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Arby’s and multi -location outdoor shopping outlets etc. Music video’s selected by producers will be put into rotation for 4-6 consecutive weeks garnering Millions of impressions.

How to Submit:

The submission fee for Pulse records is $20 (per HD video), and they can be added to your next release by searching ‘pulse records’ under ‘Organizations’ on the Destinations tab of your next release (or clone prior releases to send them to Pulse) 

7Mar/140

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.

20Jan/140

My New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's ResolutionsIt’s hard for me to accept that 2014 is already here…in fact, we’re already a few weeks into the New Year!  This annual event triggers endings—and beginnings, reflection and celebration, and the ever-popular resolutions.  Why?  We, as humans, like to mark the passage of time and create deep meaning to it in our lives.  Why, then, don’t we do similar activities for our businesses?

Well, this year, I definitely am!  2013 was a year of massive change for us as a company; what better way to mark that transition than with a few resolutions?

  • Resolution #1: I will help the industry to “shed” those pesky extra pounds of workflow.  Shouldn’t we all go on a workflow diet?  It’s time to get in shape with efficiency and automation!  I know that extra weight of manual intervention seems necessary…but it really isn’t.
  • Resolution #2:  I will ensure my clients’ extreme happiness and satisfaction through unparalleled customer service.  Don’t you want more “me” time?  Let us carry the extra load so you can sit back, relax, and well, be happy.
  • Resolution #3:  I will build with the best team in the industry.  Sure, most folks says that they are going to focus on the relationships that really count each New Year.  But, I have had the fortune of assembling awesome teams before…and keep raising our standards even higher.  Higher standards at YANGAROO means better performance for our clients, affiliates, and partners!
  • Resolution #4:  I will rock the industry with innovation that change the way we manage advertising – for the better.  For those of you who know me, y’all know I’m not a wallflower when it comes to innovation.  I prefer to be out on the dance floor, mixing-it-up with new technologies, exciting partnerships, and client-based solutions that change how we can do business together.  That’s the leading man on my dance card in Q1: so get ready for some fancy moves.

Of course, the key about resolutions is keeping them.  I will!  With the seismic shifts still happening in our field and the predictions for 2014 (It’s the Year Of:  “programmatic advertising!” “online video advertising;” “the rebirth of the agency!”), we all need to make plans—and stick to them.  The more advertising harnesses the power of innovation, the more we can cost-efficiently tackle multi-screen, addressable, VOD, OOH, RTB, well, you know our alphabet soup.

I’m excited for 2014, and delivering on my business resolutions.  I hope you are as well—and would love to talk about them further.  The research shows that the more support one person has, the easier it is to stick with them…

Happy New Year!
Sarah Foss

 

27Nov/130

YANGAROO Reports Third Quarter Results


Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 09:00

TORONTO, CANADA – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the industry's leading secure digital media management company, announced today its results for the third quarter ending September 30th, 2013.

The third quarter growth was 11% higher than the same period in 2012, with revenues of $836,155. Revenues for the first 9 months of the year were $2.4 million, up 26% over same period in 2012.

Quarter over quarter revenue growth was flat, which can be attributed to seasonality of the business, as July and August are historically amongst the slowest months of the year. Normalized adjusted EBITDA for the quarter of $(62,250) was also largely unchanged from the previous quarter.

Growth continues in both the Advertising and Entertainment sectors of the business. The year on year growth, coupled with sequential quarterly growth, is expected to continue for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.

Highlights:

  • Q3 revenue growth: 11% year over year
  • Nine month revenue growth up 26%
  • Normalized cash burn flat quarter over quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA improved 15% year over year
  • Advertising revenue up 18% over previous year
  • Entertainment revenue up 8% over previous year
  • Loss from operations down 20% over previous year
  • U.S. revenue from all sources up 23% over previous year
  • Gain on extinguishment of debt in the quarter of $1.67M