Technology

Copyright and the Community Chorus

Now more than ever, it’s important for choruses to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of published music. New technologies are changing the way organizations purchase and use copyrighted materials. To complement a session at the 2018 Chorus America Conference, five music publishers talk about the key questions they are facing.

From Anonymous to Insta-Famous: Building Your Brand in the Digital Age

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Picking the Right Software for Your Chorus

With dozens of options for database software, features and pricing plans to sort through, how do you choose the right system for your organization? Learn how to select your software with confidence using a proven process. Idealware will cover how to evaluate your organization's needs, assemble a software selection team, sort through your options, review and test the software, and manage a smooth implementation. Whether you are considering your very first donor management system, or you hope to switch in the next year, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches by following these best practices

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Software that Sings

Choosing the Right Software for Your Chorus

The right process can save your organization a lot of time and money as you select new software. But how do you get started?

Choral Podcasts

Podcasts: They seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days. Similar to social media and the smartphone, the rise of podcasts—audio programs released as a series of episodes that you can subscribe to and download onto your device—has brought significant changes to the way we consume our media today. In 2013, Apple’s podcasts hit the one billion subscriber mark.

Funding in the Future

Crowdfunding is the way of the future, so start making it part of your development efforts now.

I am not an expert at fundraising in the traditional sense. As a recovering choral conductor who became a recording engineer, I’ve never held a fundraising position for any arts nonprofit organization. I did, however, spend 10 years working for two symphonic choruses with budgets of over $1 million and administrative staffs of less than five people. Like many of us, I’ve gotten an on-the-job crash course in fundraising and patron cultivation.

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Choosing New Technology Solutions

As you begin exploring your technology options, here are some ways to make the most of the evaluation and decision-making process.

Technology Tools for Today’s Chorus

Your chorus needs effective digital tools to support everyday management, but how do you know what the right tools are? Consider these questions and tips for choosing the most effective technology for your needs. 

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