#1
How easy is it to get one? Looking at ibanez.com and dean guitars... i dont wanna say any joe shmo can get one but, there are way more then just a couple of not well known artists on there. Its kinda painting the picture that life is like guitar hero where you just play 5 songs and BAM! ernie ball wants to supply strings or fender hands you a guitar :P But seriously how lenient do they get?
#2
Not as lenient as you think. Become well known for the instrument you play, then they'll come running to you.
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#3
I was actually wondering the same thing......


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#4
i mean... hellyeah, puddle of destruction, Franklin Bridge, Bad Acid Trip...
good for them but it is awfully imspiring hearing these names for the first time... im sure they worked hard and have great guitarists, but I just can't shake that feeling that aslong as your in a band that writes original songs and have the willpower to do a couple tours....
#5
Quote by Lrn2play
i mean... hellyeah, puddle of destruction, Franklin Bridge, Bad Acid Trip...
good for them but it is awfully imspiring hearing these names for the first time... im sure they worked hard and have great guitarists, but I just can't shake that feeling that aslong as your in a band that writes original songs and have the willpower to do a couple tours....


Oh, yeah. Some brands cradle-snatch too......sign contracts............all that stuff.
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#6
I got a sponsorship from a major store in my area.

Can you contact them? Maybe send them a vid, etc.
#7
Idk id hate to be cocky and walk into a store at my age and apply lol
i was just tossing it around but a 14 year old with a sponsorship would be quite a pickup line..... (get it? pick up line???? get it? LOLOLOLOLOLOL :P)
#8
Quote by Lrn2play
i mean... hellyeah, puddle of destruction, Franklin Bridge, Bad Acid Trip...
good for them but it is awfully imspiring hearing these names for the first time... im sure they worked hard and have great guitarists, but I just can't shake that feeling that aslong as your in a band that writes original songs and have the willpower to do a couple tours....


Hellyeah have members of Nothingface, Mudvayne and Vinnie Paul Abbott. Not exactly unknown. Just because artists are unknown to you doesn't mean they are in other circles. It's difficult to get a sponsorship deal- a company will only sponsor a musician who can pretty much promote their product.
#9
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Hellyeah have members of Nothingface, Mudvayne and Vinnie Paul Abbott. Not exactly unknown. Just because artists are unknown to you doesn't mean they are in other circles. It's difficult to get a sponsorship deal- a company will only sponsor a musician who can pretty much promote their product.

well duh
of course theres a fan base for these bands but i think the idea is clear of what i was saying.
#10
I came across this a while back. Its for Paiste cymbals but I'm pretty sure its pretty similiar for guitairs.

"Criteria:

Artist Relations is one of our most essential marketing ingredients that link the consumer directly to the Paiste brand name. Artist relations is also a vital link between the drumming community and our sound development team. Hand-in-hand, they serve as a key element in the fundamental starting point to enhance our product assortment, which will cover current and future musical needs and trends. Our Artist Relations Department is therefore continually looking out for new artists that provide a maximum exposure for Paiste playing in a high profile environment.

Paiste will not provide you with a determined list of requirements, such as top charts and television rotation rankings, as we feel that you should be able to judge yourself, while thinking of your influence on the drumming community. Some evaluation criteria:


Active touring on a multi-national or international basis with a widely
known successful group
High quality recorded performance and original music released on CD/DVD,
preferably on a major record label and stable chart ranking
A good sense of product branding, i.e. willing to put a logo sticker on
bass drum, wear brand fashion and mention the Paiste name in interviews
Highest possible musical ability and widest artistic range in order to
create a true educational influence
A true love for the sound of Paiste instruments - the choice to endorse
Paiste should be made with this being the first deciding factor

After a thorough self-evaluation and using the criteria listed above, if you consider yourself a drummer that should be endorsed by Paiste, we invite you to send us your application package.

Your application package should include:

Cover letter
Personal resume / biography, including address, phone, fax and e-mail
information
Biography material on band or bands that you are affiliated with
Any recordings of you and/or your band (CDs only)
A visual source like DVD or video of your playing (if available)
Press materials
Digital high-resolution photo(s)

Once Paiste receives your material, we will then review and determine if there can be a future relationship between Paiste and you. A very important part of our decision is that we are able to accommodate the interested artist, considering our current roster's demands. We try to keep a close relationship with each endorsing artist and therefore do not wish to overextend our roster. We do not wish for our artists to become a number. As sometimes the timing is the key factor to getting an endorsement, Paiste invites all declined applicants to keep us updated on their career and re-apply if their playing situation has changed.

Please understand that we receive many packages on a weekly basis and we will always do our best to correspond with you in writing after evaluating your materials in approximately 3-5 weeks with our decision. "
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#12
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cool dude wow that helps alot
thanks

No problem
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#13
I would think you would have to have some sort of a fan base and be actively touring lots companies want lots of people to show off their gear so many of them sign lots of artists in hopes one of them will get big and give their company a big boost.
#14
yeah but with the feirce competition of gibson vs ibanez vs fender and dean and other brands in the corner, these companies try to get points early = good for us