Being sponsored as an artist means a lot. You got someone paying for your tours, hooking you up with big deals and taking care of your every expense p
Being sponsored as an artist means a lot. You got someone paying for your tours, hooking you up with big deals and taking care of your every expense pursuing your career. Well, it doesn’t come free as you as an artist do have to come to an agreement.
But they are reasons why a lot of artists go on and on from one potential sponsor to another and still end up not being sponsored. Doing music independently could be one hell of a stressful job.
You try to keep up side jobs that would pay the bills, studio sessions and now you got a single or probably an album to be released.
A little financial support from an investor, someone who loves the arts and believes in your career could help.
Yes, it is possible to get someone out there with spare cash to inject into your career. A lot of generous people are out there who can do this for you if they believe in your work.
In your whole years of doing music independently, you have probably come across people who would have likely brought out some cash but something ruined it.
Your medium of approach has always disappointed you.
Let’s be practical.
You just go the contact of some generous fellow. Your mind tells you, “present a proposal before him” and here you go.
Hi, I am an upcoming artist I do really good music. Below is a copy of one of my singles. But currently I face a challenge of financing my album which has 2 singles out of it already making waves. I need a sum of $10,000 to kick start my projects. Thank you.
How would you feel? You might necessarily not do this via emails, calls, or text. But going straight up to demanding finances from someone who barely shares a mutual relationship with you is a really dumb move.
A lot of times artist blow up their own shot of being big.
Below I would talk about how you can attract sponsors. People who would willingly want to sponsor your music or recommend you.
How To Get sponsorship As An Upcoming Artist.
I will just sum this all up with no subtitles to break it down.
Sponsors will loose interest in your brand and whatever you are trying to share the moment you jump into sharing your project finances. You should start with small things like a marketing promo or a gig it gives you and your sponsors time to create a mutual relationship.
Another way you can scare off your sponsors is being too self-centered. Your discussion should be more of what you can do for them not what you aim at achieving and how big you see the future for your music.
Understand that when going into a contract with a sponsor, it should be more about what they will be expecting if they decide to invest their money in you.
Also, you have to develop who you are and know that you have a passion for turning your career into a brand. If you don’t see yourself like that, no investor will risk putting money into you.