Music Crosses Borders. You Can Help.


Fortunately, Music Crossing Borders is there to ensure NYC children gain access to the arts in the form of music education from cultures around the world. Thank you to Rachel (Phillips) Slotnick for this post. If you’re in NYC, GO TO THIS.

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Where to Find Great Free Music for a Video

Tech Soup Blog

If you're creating a video, a podcast, an online training, or any other project that might benefit from adding some sweet tunes, the Free Music Archive (FMA) offers more than 80,000 free, completely legal-to-use audio downloads. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music.

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Trending Sources

Open Thread: How Do You Feel About Music in Museums?

Museum 2.0

Should museums play music - in public spaces and or in galleries? Pros for music: Music helps designers frame the atmosphere for the intended experience at the museum. Cons for music: While silence can be oppressive, music can be distracting.

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5 Ways Hands On Nashville Rocked The Music City on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Last week, I shared how lives are changed when #bigkidsgive and 5 tips on how you can rock #givingtuesday like Camp Kesem.

The Johnny Cash Project: A Participatory Music Video That Sings

Museum 2.0

I was reminded of these two design principles when exploring the Johnny Cash Project , a crowd-created music video for a posthumous recording of Cash singing "Ain't No Grave." The collective outcome (a cool music video) is clear.

Love free music? Help save Pandora


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Pod Spruce with Podsafe Music | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

re considering launching a corporate or amateur podcast and want to jazz it up with some background music, ??pod pod safe music? Pod safe music? The creators of launched Podsafe Music Network at over a year ago; it??s

Daily DoGooder: VH1 Save the Music

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.VH1 Save the Music| 1:25 VH1 Save the Music Today is World Music Day and we feature a cause marketing effort by the phone maker, LG, that is working to keep music in the lives of the next generation, This fun, driving clip does a great

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How long til your products and services are obsolete?


Music formats over a mere few years. Just a metaphor, but think about it. From here. Potluck

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Do Online Causes and Philanthropy Do Any Good? - San Francisco Music - All Shook Down

AFP Blog

San Francisco Music - All Shook Down: "This is partially due to the mere fact that once an org has your information from Facebook Causes or MySpace Impact or Network for Good or what-have-you, then they can market to you directly, thus expanding their lists of potential donors and overall grasp on do-goodery. Do Online Causes and Philanthropy Do Any Good? -

Associated Knowledge: Honest Signals in Music

Network-Centric Advocacy

Most of our issue movements don’t do enough work to organize art, music and image that resonate and harmonize us with our supporters. Campaigns, organizers and communications strategy need to make use of art, image and music to slip under the fences that people build in their perceptions.

eBooks #1: ePub is to eBooks as MP3 is to music?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

They don’t have the same success with eBooks that they did with music. If you’ve been around the block as long as I have, you remember the days before an audio codec was settled upon. EBooks are moving into adolescence, and the question is, which format will win, or does one format have to win?

Creative Commons Licensed Music for Your Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He made a good point about adding music. He mentioned using Creative Commons licensed music. This made me think of some recommendations for music that Ivan Boothe mentioned recently (can't remember exactly which nonprofit tech list serv). Here are some resources I've found for music. Generally CC licenses allow for use as long as it's noncommercial, you credit the source, and the license on the thing you are making with the music is also CC.

And Now, for a Musical Interlude.


Thanks to long-time NTEN member and community leader, Dahna Goldstein , for this NTEN-themed musical interlude: How to Use Tech for My Mission from Dahna Goldstein on Vimeo.

That Sarah McLachlan music video

Rebooting Charity

Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s World on Fire music video cost $150,000 to produce… except it didn’t, it cost $15 and the rest was donated to these charities. I’m a little slow on the uptake on this one… like two years! Click here to view the embedded video. Well, it hasn’t actually been available on YouTube for that long; thanks to Kai Chan Vong at Justgiving for the tip off. Oh, and Justgiving has launched its very own page on YouTube.

Creating Positive Change through Music: Interview with Christina Murray

Have Fun - Do Good

For the last several years, Symphony Nova Scotia has been changing children’s lives with music. These special initiatives promote the love of music and music-making in their community. Soha: How does the program help build community and give children the gift of music?

MTV And CGI's 'Giving' Event: A Call To Action - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

AFP Blog

MTV And CGI's 'Giving' Event: A Call To Action - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News: "Young people have more power to make a change than any other time in history,' he said, citing technological advances such as the Web. The theme was echoed throughout the night. According to Clinton, community forums like MySpace and YouTube help like-minded young people come together far

VH1 and DoSomething Want You to Text to Save the Music

Mobile Commons

VH1 and are working with Mobile Commons to help save the music. They’re asking people to text in to learn what they can do – from starting a band to creating a petition or writing an article in their school paper.

[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound


A great video has to be accompanied by great music in order to deliver pure entertainment. If you want to add music to Instagram video , VideoSound from Bits&Coffee is particularly designed to help you build some memorable footage.

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Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next technique that I am exploring in my screencasting/videocasting skill set is the addition of music. I've resisted adding music for three stupid reasons: 1. My (incorrect) perception that non-copyrighted music is crap. Finding Good Quality Music Sources Isn't Impossible. So, I admit that I'm a wee bit of a music snob. I have an extensive music collection spanning vinyl, cassettes, CD's and Mp3. Trade Off: What value does music add?

Podcasts "Helping Humanity" featured in the iTunes Music Store

Have Fun - Do Good

Check out the podcasts and videocasts "Helping Humanity" that are featured right now in the podcast section of the iTunes Music Store. Need something good to listen to during your holiday travels?

New York Music Fans – Text “Celebrate” to 30644 for Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Reminders

Mobile Commons

The announcements are broadcast at 4 pm, which leaves plenty of time to grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and get to the park to enjoy music and dance under the stars. What’s better than a free outdoor concert series? A free outdoor concert series that never lets you miss a show! Every summer, the Celebrate Brooklyn festival brings dozens of outstanding artists to perform free concerts in Prospect Park.

Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video by of The Black Eyed Peas

Have Fun - Do Good

If you've been reading Have Fun * Do Good for a while, you know that I'm pretty darn excited that Barack Obama has made it this far in the campaign (: I liked this music video created by Obama music video Yes We Can

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Uncle Seth/Jay Moonah Launches New Podcast on Online Music Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week he launched a new series of podcasts on Online Music Marketing. I'm starting a brand new podcast called Online Music Marketing, and my intention is to share some of what I've learned about music promotion through the Internet with artists, managers, label & radio folks and others. I'll also be looking for interesting stories from folks who have been using or trying to use new online channels in music promotion. I met Jay Moonah at Boston Podcamp.

Engaging in the Moment: Leveraging Technology for Good

Connection Cafe

When was the last time you were unexpectedly and unreservedly inspired? How about deeply immersed in an experience— actually present and engaged? What made that moment so special and so memorable?

How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly


These tools are going way beyond cutesy photo apps geared toward teens – now we’re seeing useful photo editing, layout tools, infographic templates, and even tools that let you easily add video and music. And not only can you add music, you can even record your own narration for your story.

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

For example, a nonprofit music lesson provider might face competition from school music programs, but also from sports and other after-school activities, or from video games. What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? Multi-day retreats?

The Intangible Rewards of Nonprofit Work

ASU Lodestar Center

Musical Instrument Museum. I grew up in a musical family, was fortunate enough to attend schools with excellent arts programs, majored in music in college, and still perform frequently today. posted by. Maureen Baker , Manager for Individual Giving.

Associations should be incubators for startups


I read this with fascination in Associations Now the other day: Working with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), the Country Music Association (CMA) announced this week a plan to launch a startup accelerator focused on the music industry.

The Power of Open

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s a cross-platform music player based upon the Mozilla framework. Songbird screen. I’ve known about Songbird for a long time. I thought it was a brilliant idea years ago, but it was a buggy mess the last time I tried it (about a year ago.).

Great reads from around the web on April 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

" film music | – Are you looking for music to use for free in your nonprofit's video? " Tags: roundup applications blogging bookmarks citizenjournalism collaboration community free journalism list local music nonprofits postalicious principles resources socialmedia strategy video I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

What Does it Take to Go Viral Nowadays?


So what does the average, everyday person do in this type of situation, make a music video ! Though he may not have been an expert on music and song styling, he was still able to engage with an authority, an expert herself in the field, Ms.

Totally off topic.


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Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" Tags: roundup africa book bookmarks casestudies data development ebook economy free funding future innovation list microgiving music nonprofits nptech opensource orchestra postalicious report resources socialmedia strategy survey technology trends I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th).

The quiet art of the ask


Her experience as a musician, building fleeting yet deep connections with thousands of people through her music, which she then replicates online, will blow your mind – and show how all of us in our own way can do the same if we think about the “ask” in the right way.

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Top 6 Reasons Nonprofit Finance Pros Can’t Miss #bbcon

Connection Cafe

This year’s event is in Austin, one of the best technology hubs in the country, and features live music, key note speakers, raffles, nonprofit awards and more. bbcon is just a fundraising conference, right? Wrong.

It's Not Just What You Say, But How You Say It


One of the most effective ways to trigger an emotional response in a video is through music. In this video from Heal the Bay , the music helps drive home the message and connects the viewer to the plight of the seagull caught in the plastic bag.

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Hot Nonprofit Marketing Jobs This Week – February 16


Programs at the center will be in collaboration with professional artists and organizations that specialize in a variety of mediums including ceramics, painting, photography, fiber arts, animation, jewelry and the performing arts (drama, dance, music).

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MUST READ: Clay Shirky on Disruption


The people in the music industry weren’t stupid, of course. It’s been interesting watching this unfold in music, books, newspapers, TV, but nothing has ever been as interesting to me as watching it happen in my own backyard.

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Boiling it Down to the Basics | P2P Fundraising is Defined by Engagement

Connection Cafe

It’s definitely one of my favorite shows, featuring Mark Ronson’s music history lesson. “ In music, we take something we love and build on it ” – Mark Ronson. What separates peer-to-peer fundraising from the other revenue channels? Engagement.