Winners of the “GLEE Give a Note Campaign, powered by Encoding.com, granted $1 million for their public school music programs
Nice news – a million dollars has been awarded to some very worthwhile public school music programs in the US through the ‘Glee’ Give a Note campaign. Kudos to Creative Asylum, the agency that organized Fox, Ryan Murphy (the creator of Glee), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) to fund and promote the campaign.
73 schools nationwide were named winners — receiving grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to help save their struggling music programs. The grand prize winners of $50,000 each are: Phil Campbell High School, Phil Campbell, AL; P.S. 48 Joseph R Drake, Bronx, NY; and Clark Montessori, Cincinnati, OH. Check out the winning videos at Glee Give a Note.
Schools submitted videos in September, which were posted online and resulted in 1.7 million web votes, 262,000 Facebook “likes” with 33,000,000 Facebook impressions. Public voting and a panel from NAfME selected the prizewinners. Encoding.com powered the entire video workflow, managing video upload, transcoding, and optimization, via its proprietary Encoding Intelligence™, for the thousands of videos, in multiple formats, uploaded by the schools.
What a very happy holiday for the prizewinners. We hope the Fox/GLEE team will make this an annual event!