Key Signature Entertainment has implemented Event Safety Guidelines based on the Count on Me NC General Best Practices Training Course that our team completed, along with observing up to date CDC guidelines.
We understand that the live event industry is being greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is our hope that our community can come together to overcome these challenges. In the meantime, we have transitioned to supporting the needs of event professionals through in-person, hybrid and virtual live music options. Through collaboration, Key Signature has partnered with other event professionals to add dynamic entertainment options to support our KSE family and meet the needs of human connection through music.
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic poses ongoing challenges within the event industry. We have developed an innovative approach for incorporating live music into events which includes a range of in-person, virtual and hybrid options.
We have reviewed and selected specific artists on our roster who have the capability of facilitating a quality virtual or hybrid live music experience. We have also formed partnerships with reputable production companies including LiveEvents MediaGroup and CSM Production. These companies have the capability of providing audio & video production, soundstage and virtual platform services for just the live music portion or the entire event if need be. By utilizing one of our production partners, you are guaranteed a turn-key experience which includes brand-focused event customization and high-end production quality. To see what these companies bring to the table for hybrid and virtual events, check out the Turn-Key Package below.
With the Complete Package, we connect you with one of our production partners who will handle the video & audio production, soundstage, streaming platform, and other logistics for your event. They can produce either just a virtual concert for you, or facilitate an entire virtual event that includes different components, breakouts and live music. Because the production is already taken care of, any Key Signature Artist can fit for this package and there is more flexibility in terms of song choice. Our production partners can provide specific quotes for their services based on your needs.
Below are some examples of virtual performances we have hosted with CSM Production and LiveEvents MediaGroup, our production partners.
If you don’t need a high-end production company to assist with audio and video, the Limited Package may be just right for you. With this service, a Key Signature Artist provides their own production by way of streaming software. This allows for clearer audio and video quality than an iPhone camera and helps minimize latency depending on the platform used for the event. Because the artists handle the production in this package, selection is limited to the artists who offer streaming software to deliver their performance.
Below are a couple of examples of Artists offered through the Limited Package.
The Basic Package covers the bare necessities for hybrid/virtual live music. You will receive an engaging and interactive performance by a Key Signature Artist, but they will most likely broadcast from their cell phone or home computer, or a webcam if they have one. For sound quality purposes, artist selection for this package is limited to solo and duo acts.
Whether using Zoom or another video conferencing platform to host your client’s virtual gathering, the musician will simply access the meeting using the sign-in information provided to them by the host and use audio streaming hardware and software tools to deliver a high-quality 60 to 90-minute* performance for their virtual audience. Through this format, our musicians have the ability to take requests and engage with guests, which allows the guests to enjoy the excitement and human element of live music and events while social distancing from the safety of their own homes.
*For nonmusical unique entertainment options, performance times vary.
The process for organizing a Virtual Concert is very similar to booking for live events. First, you must secure a venue – in this case, a video conferencing platform, such as Zoom – where the event will take place.
Next, you may select a musician from our Virtual Entertainment Menu to perform at the event. Then, click “Book This Artist” on the artist’s page or fill out our Booking Inquiry Form for the final steps. Alternatively, you may reach out to a Key Signature representative using the contact form at the bottom of this page for assistance in finding the best fit for your event and budget. Virtual events are new territory for a lot of folks, so we’re here to help provide guidance and answers to any questions you may have.
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