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Explore Our Vision
& Just Imagine!

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Behind The Mic envisions filming the 2025 Worldwide Christmas Special in Minnesota for a nationally televised broadcast with global distribution. The special will feature a celebrity emcee, Grammy-winning co-hosts, and nine international vocal ensembles.  

 

Our mission of “fostering global harmony through vocal harmony” broadens the scope of entertainment and music education, emphasizing a collaboration of diverse artists in our global community.

Alvin Chea (Take 6) and Rosana Eckert  (vocal
educator at the University of North Texas) have filmed endorsements of the holiday special and will co-host the production once financing is secured.

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Rosana Eckert • Alvin Chea • 7th Element

COVID pushed back the 2022 holiday special.

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Over the past decade, we’ve filmed interviews with extraordinary vocal groups on Behind The Mic. The music video clips include artists we are considering for the 2025 Worldwide Christmas Special.

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We are looking for a celebrity who embodies warmth, cordiality, and goodness to emcee the “2025 Worldwide Christmas Special.” Donny Osmond's long-standing career is attributed to those qualities, and by welcoming the studio audience and introducing our co-hosts, we will champion the careers of a new generation of vocal groups.
 

We would be honored if Mr. Osmond would consider partnering with us to realize a shared vision for a Christmas special in 2025. Such an endeavor has the potential to make a positive impact on a global scale.

The Osmond Family

The Osmond family's performance of “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" captivated me with their flawless vocal harmonies and undeniable love for music.

To support emerging artists, we envision Mr. Osmond’s status, providing them with a global media platform. This involves expanding the scope of music education so aspiring talents have the necessary tools to flourish in their careers.

Through the powerful combination of music and storytelling, our mission is to instill timeless values in the spirit of  joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and love... "it's what the world needs now." 

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Title sponsorship provides crucial financial backing for the production, including hiring talent, securing filming locations, purchasing equipment, and ensuring the highest possible production values.

Because the 2025 Worldwide Christmas Special will be nationally televised and distributed to the countries of the participating artists, the title sponsor will receive global brand exposure throughout the holiday season. This exposure will enhance brand visibility among the nationally televised audience, increasing brand recognition and customer engagement.

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We posed a general question to Bing GPT about the impact of AAA on the production of the Worldwide Christmas Special, and here's the response it generated.

  • Audience Data: By analyzing who is watching the show, their demographics, and viewing habits, producers can tailor the content to appeal to the widest or most lucrative audience. This might include selecting music that resonates with certain age groups or scheduling the special at a time when the target audience is most likely to be watching.
     

  • AI and Machine Learning: AI can predict which songs or performers might be more popular by analyzing past trends and current music streaming data. It can also help in creating engaging promotional materials by determining what kind of advertising content viewers are more likely to respond to.
     

  • Analytics: Real-time analytics can provide immediate feedback on how the special is being received by the audience. For example, social media sentiment analysis can gauge viewer reactions, and streaming figures can show how many people are watching live or catching up later.

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An Associate Sponsorship

Given the recent debut of Apple Vision Pro, there exists an opportunity to establish a partnership with Apple to transform the Christmas special into an all-Apple tech venture. Through this collaboration, we can also offer valuable brand exposure to the prospective “title sponsor” and its association with a worldwide audience. 


The partnership will provide crucial financial support for the holiday special’s production and distribution and extend its reach and influence to global audiences, advancing the objectives of education, entertainment, and technology.

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It is noteworthy that Governor Walz recently signed Minnesota’s film and tax credit. According to a YouGov survey, 65% of Americans say they tune in to holiday programming. Such support bolsters the state's economy, amplifies voices from diverse backgrounds, and provides a way for music and storytelling to take a global stage.

Because the production will also be distributed to the countries of the global artists, we are pitching “title sponsorship” for the holiday special to a sole global corporation.

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Minnesota Film & TV Tax Credit

Alton Accola, Vitae

As the founder and artist liaison of Behind The Mic, Accola has filmed educational interviews with over 100 artists, educators, and music industry specialists. Among the notable interviewees were Bobby McFerrin, The Hi-Lo’s (Clark Burroughs and Don Shelton), Rod Henley of The Four Freshmen, The Lettermen, The Manhattan Transfer (Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, and Cheryl Bentyne), Ben Folds, Home Free, Alvin Chea of the 10-time Grammy-winning TAKE 6, and vocal groups from around the globe.

At this time, we envision creating the 2025 global holiday special as an experiential event that will bring international vocal groups together in the spirit of collaboration and global unity.

After dedicating ten years to choral education, Accola made a career shift to become the talent agent for the vocal quintet Five By Design, based in Minnesota. Over nearly three decades, he orchestrated engagements for the fivesome with 132 symphony orchestras throughout North America, including renowned ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.  Notably, in 2012, he arranged for Five By Design to embark on an East Coast holiday tour led by conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

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