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Modera to manage The MAMA Group Plc portfolio of websites

Content management company Modera to manage music and media business websites for The MAMA Group Plc

29 April 2008, London, UK ---- Content management software specialists Modera is to manage the re-design of The MAMA Group Plc’s portfolio of websites.

Founded in 2002, The MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses and has tasked Modera for the development and management of 16 of its Websites.

The first of the sites released is one of the UK’s widest distributed music magazines, The Fly, which includes gig guides, ticket and merchandise sales through The Fly Shop. The online magazine now enjoys Web 2.0 functionality such as blogs, downloads, podcasts and video content. The new site supports a comprehensive multimedia experience for music fans on both a regional and national level; allowing them to become more intimately connected with the publication.

Adrian Coultas Pitman, managing director of the media and digital division at The MAMA Group Plc comments, “Modera were chosen to complete an ambitious project for us because of their experience of integrating Web services with a number of other sites.

All of the Mama Group Plc sites and intranet will be based on the Modera platform so that our content management will be unified for all editorial and internal staff. In using Modera’s CMS products we can take advantage of the built-in tools like workflow, content versioning and content synchronisation across all of the groups’ sites.”

Siim Vips, CEO at Modera explains, “In such a competitive and fragmented media environment, journalists need to write and manage stories as easily as possible. Modera’s services enable The Mama Group Plc to maximise the benefits of collaborating internally to produce content more effectively.

The CMS maximises how the groups publishing connects with it audiences, and now allows them to communicate with each other more efficiently in this socially driven digital space.”

Mama Group Plc project is managed in co-operation with Modera’s UK partner focusing on the entertainment and music sector, Million Media. The Fly Regional Community is based on New Visions mobile software.


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About The Mama Group

MAMA Group Plc was founded in 2002 and is a public company focused on music and media businesses.

The Group is comprised of three divisions:
• Live Music, which includes the Barfly network of live music venues, the Hammersmith Apollo , the Jazz Cafe , the Forum and the Borderline in London and also holds interests in live music events including the Lovebox festival ;

• Artist Services, which includes artist and producer management, music publishing, merchandising and investments in recording businesses; and

• Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines, Campus Group, a collection of specialist media and marketing agencies working for clients interested in the student and wider youth audiences and a ticketing business.

For more information about the businesses within the Group please download the most recent report and accounts from the documents section .
Information on the Board of Directors . For information on Advisors .

About the Fly

The Fly is one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.

About Million Media

Million was formed three years ago with the aim of helping artists, labels and managers get the most from the new opportunities presented by the Internet.

It is Million’s belief that Web 2.0 innovations such as, Virb, Imeem, Netvibes and YouTube have altered forever the way artistes and their audience interact. Million assist artists design and manage their website and social network profiles to create dynamic fan communities.

About Modera

Modera is a global software company specialising in content management development that constantly challenges the technology and clients environments to deliver superior solutions that meet expectations. Modera operates in over 20 countries including the UK, Spain, Hong Kong and the USA, with headquarters in Estonia.

Backed by 24-hour support and a vast partner network, Modera takes the hassle out of content management with its cost-effective webmaster, intranet and extranet product line. Whether taken separately or together as a complete interconnected product, these tools are fast, secure, simple-to-use modular in design making them highly flexible and are competitively priced.

Simple to install and maintain, Modera’s scalable service caters for SMEs through to large organisations that require products to service bespoke individual needs. Its clients include established and well-known brands such as Citizen Watches, Group 4 Securicor (G4S) Hong Kong Express Airline,, Nissan and The Mama Group Plc.

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