INDEPENDENT ARTISTS MAY SUBMIT NEW SONGS TO WIN 2015 STREET IDOL AWARD VALUED AT OVER $10,000.
TORONTO, CANADA April 14, 2015 – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTC: YOOIF), the leading secure digital media management company today announced that it will be co-sponsoring, along with RDR Music, “Street Idol 2015” at Canadian Music Week (CMW) which takes place in Toronto May 1st through May 9th, 2015.
“Street Idol 2015” is a search for the most “radio friendly” Canadian recording. This search is open to all Canadian Independent / Emerging Artists and record labels in every genre including, Rock, Country, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Top 40, R n’ B, Hip Hop and Hot A/C. You must have a radio ready master that qualifies as a Canadian Content (Cancon) recording and be 16 years of age or older. (A full set of rules can be found at http://streetidol.dmds.com/.)
This year’s prize has a value of over $10,000.00. It includes a year’s worth of deliveries to Canadian and U.S. radio stations, Canadian radio tracking for each song, video distribution to Canadian and U.S. outlets, and two tickets to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
Applications can be found at: http://streetidol.dmds.com/. Entries from those not attending CMW must be received prior to April 30th. Winners will be announced during Canadian Music Week on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the Street Idol Workshop from 11:30 – 1:00pm Sheraton Hall E.
“The Indie music scene in Canada is strong and continues to grow,” said Cliff Hunt, Vice Chairman and COO, YANGAROO Inc. “We are involved with Street Idol to help support the development of exciting new artists and we are looking for the next Metric, Arcade Fire or Kiesza, and we know they’re out there.”
“This is a great chance to give back to our customers,” said Joe Wood, President, RDR Music. “It’s our way of saying THANKS for your continued support.”
Now in its 33rd year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. We bring together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events… Combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 10 nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
Celebrating over 25 years of service to the independent community, RDR has become synonymous with the term “emerging artists”. Conducting and participating in work shops for the CCMA, CMW,
The Songwriters Association, The BCCMA, Music Nova Scotia, Music Alberta, Manitoba Music, Sask. Music, and The Saskatchewan Music Association, they have managed to bridge the gap between old school technology (CD and vinyl replication) and the new digital world. They are one of YANGAROO’s leading aggregator’s in both audio and video deliveries.
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.
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