2022 Worldwide

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2022 Worldwide Holiday Special
Experiential Partnership Opportunities

The 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special will include two celebrity hosts introducing 8 international vocal groups representing a cross-section of worldwide cultures. As a part of the sponsorship, the holiday special will be available to Apple TV+ and include a cause marketing element aligning with Apple’s mission and values. The production will be filmed in St. Paul-Minneapolis and broadcast over television with distribution to the countries of the participating vocal groups. All the vocal groups and host, Alvin Chea have been featured in Behind The Mic video interviews.

In 2018, we produced a “Worldwide Holiday Special” (link) 
hosted by Cheryl Bentyne of the multi-Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer featuring 8 international vocal groups from Slovenia, the Philippines, Denmark, Sweden, France, England, Canada, and the U.S. The produced was filmed as a pilot project for the 2022 international Christmas special. 

 

HOSTS & ARTISTS UNDER CONSIDERATION
2 Celebrity Hosts | 8 International Vocal Groups

Alvin Chea
Co-Host

Bass vocalist with the multi-Grammy-winning gospel/jazz group, Take 6. Chea is the voice behind the Chili’s “I want my baby back ribs”.

Maytree
South Korea

The multi-award-winning vocal quintet from South Korea performs jazz, K-pop, and a variety of other musical genres. Since 1999, the ensemble has included Jang Sang-in, 

Kang Soo-kyung, Jeon Sung-hyun, Kim Won-jong, and Lim Soo-yeon.

Music Video: “So Alike

The Niskas
Minnesota

The Niska's perform a variety of styles and as core members of Five By Design performed with hundreds of orchestras from the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center to a holiday tour with Keith Lockhart and the  Boston Pops.

Music Video: That’s Christmas To Me

Sambarana
Brazil

The Sao Paulo-based a cappella septet led by Rafaele Carneiro performs original jazz arrangments of Brazilian music. The vocal group consists of Nani Valente, Ana Barreto, Fredson Torres, Cristiano Santos, Rafael Carneiro, and Diego de Jesus.

Music Video: “Bananeira

Amy Grant
Co-Host

Christian/Pop crossover singer, songwriter, author, and media personality who has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

The Blenders
North Dakota

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Tim Kasper, Ryan Lance, Darren Rust, & Allan Rust are The Blenders. Their style is based on vocal harmonies and the group has toured the U.S. with Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Chicago, and The Righteous Brothers, and  Lou Rawls.

Music Video: “This Christmas

Maybebop
Germany

These fun-loving gentlemen from Hanover, Germany are exceptional vocalists with spot-on harmonies and an eccentric sense of humor. The group sings predominantly German-language originals; although, it covers pop standards such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Music Video: Sleigh Ride
 (swinging the song in German)

Accent 
Swed, France, England, Canada, U.S.

From five different countries, the members inadvertently met on their YouTube channels and went from “virtual to reality” and now tour the world. Accent recently release its “Christmas All The Way” recording backed by the L.A.-based Gordon Goodwin Phat Band.

Music Video: “Let It Snow

Carrie Underwood
Co-Host

Country songwriter-producer who rose to prominence after winning the 4th season of American Idol in 2005.

Afro Blue
Howard University | Washington DC

Led by Howard University vocal director and arranger, Connaitre Miller, Afro Blue is part of the vocal music department curriculum. “An extraordinary ensemble.”

Music Video 

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

7th Element
Florida

The Orlando-based 7th Element performs gospel/jazz-oriented vocals, giving glory to God. First, to bring a message of truth to the world through music by creating a smooth inspirational sound with rich harmonies snd second, to inspire young musicians to continue the a capella musical tradition.

Business Casual
California

Business Casual is a San Francisco vocal quintet whose members work for YouTube, Apple, MedTech, and a marketing firm. Leslie Baker, Roshun Alur, Casandra & Jacob Chamoun, and Michael Whang are extraordinarily talented and creative vocalists.

Music Video: “Feliz Navidad

Our Vision

Music and lyrics define who we are as a culture. At Behind The Mic, we view the world through the prism of positive behaviors, attitudes, ambitions, and actions. The above vocal groups are of unparalleled quality representing diverse cultures in a cross-section of our global community, and their music uplifts the human spirit through diversity, generosity, humility, dignity, and honor.

Help us make the impossible dream come true for these artists through an internationally televised 2022 Christmas special bringing our global community together in vocal harmony. 
Two celebrity hosts such as Carrie Underwood, Alvin Chea, or Amy Grant would provide a well-known tie-in for audiences and provide initial integrity for the new voices In the music industry. Send us an email regarding partnership opportunities for this exceptional project.
 

Alton Accola, artist liaison
651.335.5466

alton.accola@fivebydesign.com

 
 
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The Tonight Show | NBC

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy  Fallon’s love of comedy and music is the ideal vehicle to include the international vocal groups as part of the Tonight Shows musical guests.

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The Late, Late Show | CBS

James Corden

Corden has a penchant for vocal music groups and musical theater, having appeared in “Into The Woods”.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! | ABC

Jimmy Kimmel

Including Jimmy Kimmel would round out ad buys and production of your product line of the 3 networks.

Promotion & Ad Buys

Late-night network television shows provide the opportunity to showcase the Worldwide Christmas Special. The introduction of an international vocal group by a celebrity host emphasizes the inclusion of the global community. 

Tie-in brand ad buys with interactive social media opportunities and the Worldwide Christmas Special is transformed into a holiday event not to be missed.

Behind The and Five By Design have been longtime advocates of Apple. The 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special will be filmed and edited with the Apple product line.

 

Valuation

Sponsorship with the correct property can be more successful than a direct advertising campaign. And, no one can more effectively determine the value of a partnership and the “return on investment” than the corporate brand itself. At Behind The Mic, we offer unique experiential opportunities for global sponsorship with our “2022 Worldwide Christmas Special”.

Behind The Mic’s holiday special features exceptional vocal groups in a variety of popular music genres that provide the “wow” factor to your partnership. We’ve searched the world wide web and featured interviews with artists from South Korea, Germany, Sweden, France, England, Brazil, Canada, and the United States for the international broadcast.

Add to that, celebrity hosts including the multi-Grammy-winning Alvin Chea (Take 6),  Amy Grant, or Carrie Underwood. The artistswill certainly add impact and credibility to the international vocal groups. Minneapolis-St. Paul has numerous creatives and production companies that add the highest values to the broadcast.
 

 

thank you

Behind The Mic is approaching Apple for its thoughtful consideration, collaboration, and development of global experiential events centered around the Apple brand.
We’ll share our love and patience for the project and reveal the
rest of the story with you in a future agreed-upon conversation.

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