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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  • "The whole system is really easy to use - both as an admin and a user. Users are asking way less questions re help than before, which means it is simple to use and easy to understand... which is great! I would happily recommend Third Light to anyone looking for this kind of service."

    Rachel - Corporate Affairs & Marketing Co-ordinator - G2 Review
  • "The software is so easy to use and the functionality is great. My customers get their images right away and can download in any format. "

    Kathy Stevenson, Avery
  • "Handles video (especially professional video formats) better than any system we've tested (and that includes over 50 DAM solutions). Also handles virtually any other file format used in creative environments. Customer service is superb."

    Chris - VP & Creative Director - G2 Review
  • "Design of the site is very contemporary and more modern compared to previous software offered by Thirdlight. Searching and refining searches in the site is much easier and much more obvious for the standard day-to-day users we have on our system. Navigation through site is great and was one of the first things our users noticed upon logging in. The pricing structure compared to rivals is very fair. We have over 300,000 assets on the site and searching is much quicker than it was on IMS which is fantastic for our users and saves a lot of time in the long-run."

    Jordon - Photography Coordinator - G2 Review
  • "The customer success team at Third Light is second to none. They consistently demonstrate the willingness to go the extra mile to make you feel confident and assured about Chorus. They evaluated our business challenges and propose solutions. Patient, personable and pro-active. They are also transparent about what's achievable i.e. they do not over-promise and under deliver."

    Harry - National Television Broadcaster (UK) - G2 Review
  • "I had a training session yesterday and there was actual cheering. You guys have done a great job on the product and it's hard for people to contain their excitement."

    Dan Hilton, Phoenix Suns
  • "From the sales process at the very beginning of our relationship to sporadic issues that pop up, to large scale questions, we have been very impressed with our customer service experience. I recommend Third Light to anyone I can. For the price and the quality of the software, Third Light can't be beat."

    Dan Hilton, Phoenix Suns
  • "The flexibility to assign roles to various groups within the organisation and provide access accordingly. It fits perfectly with our requirements to have a secure platform that can cater to users within and outside the establishment."

    Administrator in Computer Software - Enterprise 1000+ employees - G2 Review
  • "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 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

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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.

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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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