Theresa Koon is the creator of “Mother of Exiles,” a choral project committed to motivating people to discuss and address the complexities of immigration in America. Theresa is based in Portland, Oregon and became a member of Fractured Atlas last year in her efforts to raise the funding necessary to bring her project to life. She hopes that “Mother of Exiles” will ultimately be performed by choirs around the world and used as an anthem for organizations and campaigns that seek to support asylum seekers.
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Nicole DeMaio and members of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble Nicole DeMaio is the founder of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, a collaborative project dedicated to performing music by living or recently deceased composers throughout the Greater Boston Area for a variety of audiences. The ensemble accomplishes this through their Four Core Goals: Perform, Collaborate, Commission, and Educate. Over the past four years, the ensemble has worked with visual artists, dancers and choreographers to create new works. Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has been a Fractured Atlas member since July 2017.
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by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Ashleigh Gordon and Anthony R. Green Ashleigh Gordon and Anthony R. Green are the creators of “Castle of our Skins.” Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, “Castle of our Skins” is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, “Castle of our Skins” invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present. They have been members of Fractured Atlas since 2013 and operate in the Greater Boston area.
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Brittaney Chatman Brittaney Delsarte is an actor, singer, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. This summer she is releasing her first album, “Call Me Blossom.” Brittaney is a new member of Fractured Atlas and is currently raising funds for her first self-produced music video. How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your artistic practice? Fractured Atlas has benefitted my artistic practice by helping to increase awareness and excitement around my project! It’s easy to attach my Fractured Atlas campaign link to my promotional materials. It makes the donation process easier for my donors, not to mention it provides an attractive incentive for them. How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your revenue/income generation? I still have a lot more money to raise, but it has been a great starting point to start receiving donations and has kept me accountable for getting as many donations as I possibly can. What specific Fractured Atlas services or programs have you used? I’ve used the individual appeal letter materials to craft my messaging for my campaign and Fundraising By Fractured Atlas. They’ve been very helpful! Brittaney and her new album, “Call Me Blossom” Why do you think artists and organizations should become members of Fractured Atlas? Artists and organizations should become members of Fractured Atlas because it will empower you as an entrepreneur and artist. Many artists are intimated by the business side of art, but this organization will inspire you. You can be an artist and be a boss and Fractured Atlas is there to guide you to all of the right resources. What has been one of your biggest challenges as an artist or for your arts project and how did you push through it? For me the biggest challenge is getting over the pride of having to ask for help. I’ve learned that you can be confident in yourself and ask for what you want in the most gracious and professional way. Do you have any upcoming events that people should know about? People should get excited and look forward to this video going live on YouTube on June 21st! What is your biggest accomplishment as a result of being a Fractured Atlas member? My biggest accomplishment is being brave enough to self-produce a music video with a large budget! You can follow Brittaney and learn more about her work at www.brittaneychatman.com; on Facebook at @bdchatman; on Instagram at @brittandbroadway; on Twitter at @awesomeblossemb; and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/brittaneychatman/. Fractured Atlas on Social: Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas Susan drennan Gabriel bunn Susan drennan Gabriel bunn has been a member of Fractured Atlas since July 2018. Her project SuzeMuze Studio presents stories and songs to impact solutions and expand public awareness. SuzeMuze Studio’s work explores critical issues ranging from the rise of suicide rates, #MeToo, PTSD, abuse, healing, addiction, and trauma recovery.
Music licensing for video productions can be complicated. You know you can’t grab a song out of iTunes and throw it on top of your video, but what can you do? More than anything else, your budget is going to control your song selection. If you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars allotted to your music budget alone, mainstream Top 40 pop songs will be out of your reach. But you still have options.
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