I get emails every other day from new musicians asking me to help them get music sponsors.
Every musician is looking for music sponsorship. We all dream of some Daddy Deeppockets coming along loving our stuff, believing in us and opening up his wallet.
But when you are just starting out that's all it is… A dream.
I hate going all Danny Downer on you but it is the truth. Telling you what you want to hear isn't going to get you anywhere.
Want a sponsor?
The best place to start is by taking control of your own career. Invest in yourself by learning how to get your stuff out there on your own.
If you make great music, get some traction and build an audience, they'll come looking for you.
Very few, if any, music sponsors are sitting around wondering, “Hey where can I find an unknown musician with no audience to give a lot of money too.”
Even if there is, they very unlikely to take you on if you aren't putting in the time and effort to promote yourself.
Thanks but the truth hurts. I do appreciate the feed back and I will make it One day.
I work with a nonprofit that works with disabled or grass root musical artists an I am always telling them to get a fan base by playing anywhere even down town Denver and put up a sign with their web site so people can take a picture of that and their smiling face!
Thanks for stopping Johnnie. Good idea!
Thanks Eric, shouldn’t hurt for too long. Focus on building that audience. Chip away at the stone!