In the last two newsletters, we shared articles focused on visual design. (Those posts, and more, are in our blog). This month, we focus on another sense -- what your audience will hear. Specifically, we're talking about music and what you need to know about copyright when selecting songs for your videos and virtual events.
Scroll below for that information as well as a peek behind the scenes at the Governor's virtual press conferences and join us in celebrating recent virtual events and media projects in the Spotlight section.
Are there any AV or media projects that have you puzzled? Contact us -- we are happy to help. And your topic might become a future blog post to help others with the question.
Shown above: Wine and Golf Ball benefitting The Children's Course and First Tee - Greater Portland. Partners: gEvents LLC; Amy Troy.
TIPS AND ADVICE
Music in Virtual Events and Videos
When selecting entertainment for virtual events and media projects, keep copyright in mind. A song download does not imply or grant permission to use the work. We outline the basics you need to know in our new article.
The Office of Governor Kate Brown partnered with The AV Department to livestream recent virtual press conferences and the State of the State address. Go behind the scenes and find out how these virtual press conferences were produced.
Filmed in Seattle, the WestSide Baby2021 appeal video shows the work and collaboration the nonprofit does every day to provide essential items to keep children safe, warm, and dry. The video debuted during Beyond the Basics virtual fundraiser, a gathering of more than 350 donors. (Production partner: Friends of the Children Seattle)
DoveLewis livestreamed the virtual fundraiser on-location at a co-working site. The event featured Cat Cams, sweet therapy dogs, touching personal stories, unique auction items, and generous donors committed to helping provide care to every animal that needs help. (Production partners: Johnna Wells; Poison Waters; Greater Giving)
Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon spring conference reached hundreds of people with Parkinson’s, their families, and caregivers across 15 states during a livestreamed half-day event. Ted and Tami Weitman hosted in the studio while conference speakers, Dr. Heather Zwickey and Dr. Caroline Tanner, joined via video call.
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities shared a live concert by Christian performing artist Ross King during an entirely virtual fundraiser. The performance was the highlight of a week-long online celebration. UGMTC provides meals, shelter, and other care for people facing homelessness. (Production partner: MobileCause)
JUNE 14-15, 2021
Elevate 2021: A Conference for Fundraising Events
We are pleased to be a sponsor of Elevate 2021 presented by Swaim Strategies. The virtual conference will provide nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers the tools and inspiration to effectively navigate the future of events. Early Bird registration discount applies until May 1.