Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by 4StringFire, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Hey, I'm glad I found this site. Cool way to get in touch with other bassists and talk about what's going on. I was wondering if anyone would know how to go about getting sponsored by any companies out there looking to sponsor. I'm currently in a three-piece rock trio from NY. We're already sponsored by Dirtbag Clothing and our drummer just recently got an endorsement from Orion Drums.

    You can check us out at: http://www.lastcallforrock.com

    If anyone can give me some advise on this bass sponsorship issue, please feel free to email me or reply to this post. Thanks...Ryan
  2. sounds like you could give us some advice on sponsorships...how did you get the ones you have?? I was thinking that would be a good thing for my band to do...
  3. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Yeah, give us some insight into how you got yours!

    I suppose you can only hope that the right person* is in the right place^ at the right time #.

    * A scout for a company
    ^ Your gig
    # While your playing

  4. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    That was going to be my question for you! :)

  5. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London

    There was actually a thread on the topic of sponsership a while back on the talkbass forums, however I'm not fully sur of which sub forum it wa son.

    The basic jist that I can remember was to create a press-pack (sounds, images, advertisments, band attitude) and send it to a number of companies.

    Theres also this 'guide' I came accross a while back that may help you: http://dsrmusic.com/metaltab/text/guitarLessons/theLessons/dlorenzoL1.html
  6. We got our sponsorship through a hook-up my guitarist knew. Sometimes that's the easiest way, work through a friend. <p>

    We're going on Tour this Spring. Beginning on May 24th. You can check out our schedule at our site: http://www.lastcallforrock.com Click (tour)


    If any of you guys live in the towns we're swinging by, come and see us!
  7. leftundone


    Mar 14, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Sponsorships can be great if you get the right one that pays attention to you & helps you or your band out. Jagermeister came to us because we were touring all the time playing 15-20 shows a month. We were one of their main priorities & they hooked us up with some awesome stuff. You need a sponsor that wants to work w/ you.

  8. Hey guys...how did you guys get a song featured on the Discovery Channel? How can I get our stuff out like that?