Digital asset management for arts & heritage organizations

When you have a hundred stories to tell and little time to do it in, Chorus controls and organizes your valuable media - and gives your teams the smart tools to turn it into a steady flow of content.

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  • "We took the decision to use Third Light as our digital asset management tool for all our websites and digital products. It offered flexibility of use at a very good price. "

    Oliver Davies, Head of Digital, UKTV
  • "I fell in love with Third Light's digital media library. It fit what we needed almost perfectly. I would recommend Third Light to anyone wanting a solid solution without having to pay the price for a TV-studio-level solution."

    Patrick Emerick, Gospel for Asia
  • "They are always happy and able to help with queries in super fast response time, or to give you some extra training, which helps you to get the best from their product. The online webinars that they have are so insightful. Just a really great company to work with, fun, friendly people with the highest levels of professionalism. Would recommend them to any other business."

    John - Enterprise user (1000+ employees) - G2 Review
  • "If you are searching for a complete digital asset management system, look no further than Third Light. Publishing files directly to social media or to unique URL's, creating Lightboxes and quickly distributing event links are just some of the ways to utilize this powerful yet simple tool! My users are thrilled with the system. I've even received emails from our IT people saying how professional the Third Light team is when their help is needed. "

    Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • "The platform is very user friendly. I can make the space I need within my organization with very few issues. If I ever have questions, there is someone there to answer them in a timely manner. Great product, great customer service!"

    Jessica - Creative Director, SME - G2 Review
  • "The feature of the Third Light system that we most use is its programming interface (API). We use Third Light library tools without leaving our own customised Django CMS."

    Oliver Davies, Head of Digital Delivery, UKTV
  • "The system's capabilities are second to none in terms of data management, security, ease of uploading, tracking downloads and allocating permissions to different levels of users."

    Tim Lumsdaine, Morph Creative
  • "The software is simple, well documented and intuitive. From our initial evaluation of Chorus to onboarding and getting everything set up, the Third Light team is clearly dedicated to the quality of their products and the success of their customers. Chorus is well designed from a user standpoint without being bloated with extra features. Instead of trying to do everything, it's streamlined and focused on how we operate day to day and what it does, it does well. With the additional API module we're able to run custom scripts and integrate it with our other workflows in clever ways."

    Russ - Senior Staff Environmental Artist - G2 Review
  • "Two things I love about third light. First: the team. Unlike many other providers in the space, you get to speak to real humans who genuinely care. This immediately elevates the experience. Secondly, the software itself - we have a whooooole bunch of files, and the thing that really elevates Third Light is it's ease of use, particularly when delving through large swathes of files."

    Joe - SME user - G2 Review
  • "We have a true cross-platform collaboration tool. Our customers are impressed by the level of sophistication presented by our DAM as they work with their catalogues of images. The customer support we receive from Third Light is exceptional. They are always timely with responses, and have yet to leave a question unanswered."

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images

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How Chorus helps arts & heritage organizations

Managing external team members in Chorus

Collaborate beyond your team

No two projects are the same, so working with external contributors is common. With no cap on user numbers, adding a freelancer to a workspace with appropriate security levels means you've simply gained a team member.

Managing tagging and metadata - DAM search engine

Find, use and re-use your media

Times, places, subjects, items, ascension numbers, artist names… Chorus allows you to tailor a keyword structure to suit your unique needs. Less time is spent looking for assets, leaving more time to put them to work - and afterwards, usage notes are captured for next time.

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Gather and publish content that makes an impact

Finding timely content and driving engagement is easier than ever using smart search features. With curation and preparation workflows driven by built-in comments and cropping tools, teams can publish content across a whole suite of digital channels.

BAFTA case study

How Chorus helps BAFTA tell their stories

"We need to be able to deliver to our agencies efficiently on the night - so we need Chorus to give us a fast turnaround. I wouldn't be able to do my job without Chorus, not at all."

Claire Rees - Photography Director, BAFTA

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Frequently asked questions

DAM software in arts and heritage settings often looks like a database for archiving and retrieving files. Chorus goes further than this. We can help your teams gather and organize content for exhibitions and displays, engage with venues or prepare events and special media programmes. Chorus helps bring people and content together, and supports external consultants and freelancers. It's part of how you create and execute projects as well as a library.

Chorus starts with a standard template of metadata, which is based on IPTC. You can then extend this by adding text, keyword, drop-down and tree metadata as needed (and inside your site, you can vary who sees what according to various rules).

We read and write IPTC and Adobe XMP metadata, so when you move content into Chorus all your existing files will be tagged. If you tag them inside Chorus, the metadata will stay embedded inside those files in other systems, too. If you're not sure what this means, don't worry - you don't have to do anything, and it will just work!

Adding metadata helps bring order and structure to your content - but it can be daunting to do by hand. We can offer fast AI tagging help, either using general purpose tools such as Google Cloud Vision, or with specialists at Imagga, who offer a user-trainable system that can learn to tag subject matter that isn't as well known. Computer-generated tags can be kept separate from human-generated tags so you can use them selectively, too.

What does it cost?

We know that taking forward a great business case for engaging content is vitally important. We can give you plenty of help and meet those demands. We offer discounts for charities and have modular pricing for just the features you are planning to use.

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Need to get buy-in for a DAM?

No problem. We've written an eBook on how to create a strong business case for DAM which provides lots of useful tips and guidance to help you get the buy-in you need in your organization.

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