Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

Connection Cafe

Beecher Hicks III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN. NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.

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Are Hybrid Concerts the Future for the Music Industry?

AccelEvents

Travel and tourism, and the hospitality industry have seen devastating declines that have stretched into adjacent entertainment sectors like the music industry. . Artists, labels, and music venues have faced an uphill climb in 2020. The Future of Concerts and the Music Industry.

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Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

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Beecher Hicks III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, TN. NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans.

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This is What the Participatory Museum Sounds Like

Museum 2.0

95% of our piano users play music, beautifully. It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single Ladies" wafts up the stairs. In the office, colleagues lift their heads. "Is Is that.?" someone asks. Yup," another nods. We grin. This is the magic a piano in the lobby makes. We've now had a piano in the MAH lobby for several months. About once each week, a visitor walks in and blows everyone away.

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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. The Free Music Archive is a curated, interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU , the most renowned free-form radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music.

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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. You can pick music that helps people get into a reflective, active, or social mood--whatever you are trying to achieve. Many visitors to our small museum have commented that they wish there was some music playing, and I assume that they believe it would help them have a more enjoyable experience.

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Summer Days with Mountains to Sound Greenway

GroundWire

We recently built a website and integrated database for the awesome Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust here in Washington state. This weekend, they’re kicking off 100 days of 100 things to do over 100 miles of gorgeous Washington soil and sound. The Mountains to Sound Greenway 20th Anniversary Trek! This is nine days of biking and hiking from Ellensburg to the shores of Puget Sound – Mountains to Sound Greenway style. Summer is here. Woooooo! Time to get outside.

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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?

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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?

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

I noticed that in your videos, music helps progress the storytelling. How do you think about sound when you’re creating a video? Sound inspires me. I’ll be inspired by something visual and then I find the music for it. A lot of the musical elements I include have tried to inform real-life elements. Music can build emotion and can really help uplift the stories that we’re telling. Aside from music, the quality of your audio is really key.

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Why I won’t be buying a Kindle

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Kindle, at first blush, sounds pretty cool. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Why I won’t be buying a Kindle November 26, 2007 I think I might need a new blog category: why I won’t be buying … First Leopard, now, Kindle. I’ve been waiting for devices using the e-ink technology for a while now.

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NetCentric Advocacy: 36 million watch Youtube of Connon in D: 23 year old : no recording contract

Network-Centric Advocacy

If I worked on music education or classical music educations programs I would be thinking about this story and the hook for my students and donors. Therefore I want the others to focus on my fingering and sound. If I worked on music education or classical music educations programs I would be thinking about this story and the hook for my students and donors. Therefore I want the others to focus on my fingering and sound.

6 Video Marketing Tips For Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

That being said, making a video isn’t as simple as it sounds (and it doesn’t even sound that simple to most). If you don’t pay attention to getting good sound quality your video will always look unprofessional, even if the visuals are great.

Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this acclaimed music venue was founded in 1961 to protect, preserve, and perpetuate traditional New Orleans Jazz. At Preservation Hall , catch nightly acoustic concerts celebrating the city's musical legacy with some of its finest performers. The Spotted Cat Music Club.

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Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this acclaimed music venue was founded in 1961 to protect, preserve, and perpetuate traditional New Orleans Jazz. At Preservation Hall , catch nightly acoustic concerts celebrating the city's musical legacy with some of its finest performers. The Spotted Cat Music Club. Live Music.

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The Dixie Chicks and Hambo in the Snow

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I'd never been aware of the extent to which traditional and folk music is both honored and slighted by the Grammy's. Honored, in that there are a world of catagories for the kinds of music I love. I'm only aware of it this year because our very good friend Andrea Hoag was nominated this year in the World Music/Traditional genre, for the album Hambo in the Snow along with with Loretta Kelly and Charlie Pilzer. Click their picture above for a bit of their music.

Donor Acquisition Strategies – The Ramones or The Who?

Connection Cafe

I love music – everything about it – the way it makes you feel, its ability to take you to a certain place in time, its ability to communicate meaning, everything. Sound crazy? Their sound didn’t differ much from song to song, but what they did, they did very well. You see, the Ramones were only played on a certain radio station in a market for certain listeners and those listeners were fans of The Ramones’ music or similar music.

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Online? Mixing And Mastering ? What Are The Benefits??

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

With the help of this, you can make your creation sound perfect. If you are recording music by yourself, then it is not a piece of cake. You require good knowledge and experience to record music in an excellent manner. When you record sound by hiring a producer and renting out a recording studio, you need to pay a huge amount of money. If you want to make a career in the music industry, then you need high-quality recordings.

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

cool campaign currently featured on their webpage involves selling raffle tickets to win two seats at a showing the the acclaimed Broadway musical, Hamilton! The Village Network considers itself a not-for-profit with a for-profit mentality, in the sense that they use sound business principles such as research-based leadership to build a forward-thinking and constantly developing model for helping youth rise above adverse childhood experiences to lead healthy and positive lives.

What I Learned from Beck (the rock star) about Participatory Arts

Museum 2.0

It is what it sounds like: a book of original sheet music, beautifully designed and complemented with artwork and text. Beck''s project is unusual because he deliberately resurrected a mostly-defunct participatory platform: sheet music for popular songs. Sheet music is a beautiful analogy for this. Beck talks about this in the context of learning to play music as a young artist. The music he listened to on the radio "got its power" from studio techniques.

6 Types of Nonprofit Video Messages

Greater Giving

All the creative elements—music, word choice, images—should all be centered around the seriousness of the information being provided. Images, action, word choice, and background music and sounds must carry a cohesive message in order to provoke the same feelings in the viewer.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Videos Inspire More Giving

Get Fully Funded

I don’t like the way I sound or look on camera.” You compile photos and videos of your organization’s work and set the montage to music. Also identify music you want to use, if necessary, making sure you have authorization.

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A Wedding Made in Mexico

Steve Bridger

… Mid-morning on the Big Day: we drove into town to collect a big shallow box of white carnations from the market flower-seller; he pitched his stall right in front of Jugos Alaska, a jugería where they whip up fabulous tropical fruit licuados with suitably exotic sounding names; the best we’ve tasted on the Mexican Pacific. It was almost reluctantly that we turned our backs to the ocean and walked back in the direction of the whooping and the music.

A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

Most people love a good tune, but auto-loaded music can be a real nuisance as well as steal a lot of bandwidth and make your page load and respond slower. And besides that, many people keep their speakers on all the time, and having music blare the moment they land on your site can be incredibly jarring. It may sound a little nit-picky, but don’t make your headers too big.

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Why do we keep working in museums?

Museum 2.0

With how negative and cynical many museum professionals (especially myself) sound about museums on Twitter and in other professional spaces the question that follows is: “Why do you keep choosing to work in museums since you think they are so awful/bad/whatever?”

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11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

While the concept of giving money to jump into a freezing body of water may not sound very appealing to some, this fundraising trend has become wildly popular in recent years. Gather a group of music-loving volunteers and take them caroling around town for donations. With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause.

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Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Where the most common things to hear are car alarms, the sirens of the police car speeding down the street on the way to who-knows-what, the loud rap music from a Lexus with very large wheels and irridescent paint, or a woman screaming into her cell phone to someone else. Yes, there is the occasional car going by, but mostly, what I hear is the sound of cicadas, the quail couples talking to each other, the buzzing of bees at the lavender plants, and my own breath.

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Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Where the most common things to hear are car alarms, the sirens of the police car speeding down the street on the way to who-knows-what, the loud rap music from a Lexus with very large wheels and irridescent paint, or a woman screaming into her cell phone to someone else. Yes, there is the occasional car going by, but mostly, what I hear is the sound of cicadas, the quail couples talking to each other, the buzzing of bees at the lavender plants, and my own breath.

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Data in the Wind | 4 Options for Fine-Tuning Old Data

Connection Cafe

And she could make music again. I could do it, but it would sound just awful! And that’s music to anyone’s ears! I have a guitar that I keep in the closet. She’s about 30 years old and has been through eight moves. She lost a tuning peg at some point and now the strings are corroded and way, way out of tune. But I won’t part with her, since she’s the first guitar I ever bought.

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4 bbcon 2019 Takeaways to Help You Maximize Your Foundation’s Impact in 2020

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2019 last month in Music City was the biggest and best one yet, breaking the record with over 3,000 attendees from close to 1,700 unique organizations. I’m guessing this type of scenario sounds familiar to many of you reading this.

Art Brings People Together: Measuring the Power of Social Bridging

Museum 2.0

I eagerly read about a new social psychology research study in which whites, Asians, and Latinos engaged in a simple collaborative activity--making a music video together. When the music video was focused on Mexican culture, the researchers found that the white and Asian participants demonstrated a decrease in prejudice against Latinos, both immediately after the activity and six months later. When the music video was not focused on Mexican culture, no such change occurred.

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[PODCAST] Three Steps to Master Planned Giving | Ft. Tony Martignetti

NonProfit Hub

When we think of planned giving, so often we think of lawyers, accountants, legal documents, research and all of the things that sound time consuming and expensive. MUSIC: Sleepy Eyed Thoughts by Bernardus. MUSIC: Sleepy Eyed Thoughts by Bernardus. You can hear more of their music at bernardus music dot com. “Part of what scares nonprofits [about planned giving] is they feel they’re talking about death.

Let Freedom Ring

VisionLink

Today, 234 years after the start of the American Revolution, let’s not focus on the band playing our music. We hear the sound of freedom, just like that young boy heard during that Independence Day parade many years ago. In our arguments over the war on terror and our Afghan policy we hear the sound of freedom. In our arguments over energy policy and off-shore drilling we hear the sound of freedom. Listen to the music we are making. Happy 4th of July!

One-Man Bands and Museum Labor as an Access Barrier

Museum 2.0

He wandered around the big top playing music with his jiggered musical contraption attached to his body. Seemingly without thought, cymbal hand and kazoo mouth sounded in time with keyboard hand and horn foot. When I was little, my uncle drove me to see a real big top circus. I don’t quite remember where it was, somewhere over in the farmlands near Santa Cruz, like Gilroy or Watsonville.

Game Friday: DJ Your Collection

Museum 2.0

until you have your personal musical masterpiece. Conceptually, I like this notion that the game makes you work to "find" the pieces you will use to create music. Because A Break in the Road privileges the process of acquiring sound elements (and appreciating urban sounds) as part of music-making. There are minor things that are less loveable about this game, namely its metric for success and its gendered representation of music-makers.

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3 Lessons in Starting a Nonprofit from an A Cappella Nerd

NonProfit Hub

Be selective so you sound the best you possibly can. Brownie points if you can relate them to a cappella music.). Confession: I am kind of into a cappella. As in, I would use the phrase “a ca awkward” multiple times a day if I wouldn’t get dirty glairs from coworkers. And having a riff-off like the one in Pitch Perfect would be a dream come true (any takers?).

How To Create Explainer Videos That Donors Will Love

Nonprofits Source

They can be the first thing a person sees about your nonprofit; allowing its voice and message to come through with unique combinations of visual styles, music, and narrative. But if it sounds like a lot, don’t be discouraged! That means the best animation, music, and narration you can get. Also, casually drop images and sound effects alongside your name and logo to reinforce the impact. Think for a second, how many videos have you watched this week? This whole month?

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Video Storytelling Made Easy with Adobe Spark

Tech Soup Blog

That's especially true because text on screen can help make your video translate even if people are watching with the sound off. And it's designed for a sound-off audience, which makes up most viewers on social media. Text on screen ensures that those who are watching your video without the sound turned on get your full message. You can also add music by uploading your own track or selecting one of the free songs in Spark Video.

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Mobile for Good: Net Neutrality Threats and More Bad News

Tech Soup Blog

You can now opt to have "unlimited Facebook" or "unlimited streaming music." " Sounds great, right? But singling out certain social networks or music apps and giving them preference by way of a billing plan feature goes against the basic principles of net neutrality. T-Mobile got the ball rolling first with an unlimited music streaming plan for a handful of the most popular music plans.

TechSoup's DigiToolbox for Digital Story-Making: Animoto

Tech Soup Blog

If that sounds like you, Animoto may be the way to go as this tool is made to be easy straight out of the box. Animoto is free to users creating 30-second videos, but also does come in the Plus and Pro account options which give the user slightly more options and flexibility in terms of templates and music. Step 4 - Add Images & Music. TechSoup's DigiToolbox is back to demo another tool you can pick up to tell your digital story. Have you heard of Animoto?

Quick Hit: Five Great Links

Museum 2.0

Elsewhere in podcast-land, Radiolab did a fascinating piece about cultural appropriation and gate-keeping in hip hop music. Sound familiar? This week, a kitchen sink of inspiring bits. Museums, Politics, and Power is a new blog that lives up to its name. It presents global perspectives on these juicy, interrelated issues. It is the online counterpart to a conference of the same name that will be hosted this fall in St. Petersburg.

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Movie Production Studio In 6 Easy Steps

Global Giving

This may sound hard, but a clear, concise, key message is vital to creating a successful video. Remember, smartphone imagery can easily be manipulated, but poor sound can seriously affect the perceived quality of your video.

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TSDigs: Before You Hit Record Webinar Recap

Tech Soup Blog

As for equipment, both for pre- and post-production, Vázquez’s first suggestion is for nonprofits to contact their local public access channel, which can be a great source for camera and sound tools. Obtaining free music, photos, or video clips is possible through online searches for creative commons licensed content. Other music sources include Jamendo , ccMixter , and MobyGratis.com.