In this article, I am going to reveal to you how to raise money for music career sponsorship.
You probably might have implemented the necessary strategies to get a sponsor for your music career and it all proved abortive.
Your proposal for music artists’ sponsorship might have been well written, and you delivered them to your 5 to 10 potential sponsors, but to date; you’ve not had any positive feedback.
The only feedback you might have gotten, which seems like a false hope; was a promise by one of the sponsors you approached that he will sponsor you soon after he has gotten some loads off his back.
I call it false hope because such promises have never been known to be fulfilled.
And I hate it most because it always makes so many artists go back home and waste their time waiting for that help that is never forthcoming.
And so now that you’ve gotten in touch with that article that is going to help you out, I hope you stick and read it to the end; if you really want to know how to raise money for your music career sponsorship.
Most of the articles or sources you may find online about how to raise money for music career sponsorship will tell you to get a job, do a side hustle or even venture into online businesses.
But these strategies usually take a longer time to yield positive results, and you are not supposed to wait that long.
So this simple strategy I am going to show you is one of the strategies I personally used to raise money for my music career sponsorship; when I was starting out in 2005.
And I do hope it is going to help you as it did to me.
How to raise money for music career sponsorship.
Below are the steps you are going to take in order to raise money for music career sponsorship:
- Record at least 1 track.
- Create a special appeal package.
- Give out the appeal packages.
Now let’s explain the above points one after the other.
1. Record at least 1 track.
When reaching out to people for music career sponsorship, you must have something to prove to them that you are musically talented; and are not trying to extort them.
And the only thing you can show them is your song.
I am assuming you don’t have any money to go to the studio and record a professional song. So, therefore, you need to grab the opportunity the internet has made possible for upcoming artists to make music.
And that is to download an instrumental and find an affordable studio to do a voice-over on it.
Ensure the producer mixes the song for clarity.
Even 1 track is okay in this case.
2. Create a special appeal package.
What I call a special appeal package consists of
- Your promo CD.
- An appeal letter.
- An A4 paper-sized envelope.
Now, this is what you are simply going to do to compile your special appeal package.
Run an artwork or album cover design that has your name and song title and print it on the CD.
You can also print a CD jacket if you have the money.
Now write an appeal letter asking the person to help you with some funds to enable you to complete your music album; which is already undergoing recording in the studio.
On the A4-sized envelope, print your artwork or album cover design on one side and write on one side “A special appeal for music career sponsorship”, or “Appeal fund for music career support”.
Or whichever title will appeal to you most.
3. Sort out people and Give out the appeal packages.
The final stage is to sort out people and give out the special appeal package to them.
The appeal is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as a request to the public for money, information, or help.
An example is given below:
They’re launching (= starting) an appeal to raise money for famine victims.
Don’t just drop the package and walk away, rather take the time to explain to the person, you are giving the envelope to; what he is going to find inside.
Concluding with the fact that you need his or her support, to enable you to finish recording your album; which is already undergoing recording in the studio.
Before we draw a conclusion on this article, let us look to get an understanding of what is music career sponsorship; and why you need it so much to grow your music career.
What is music career sponsorship?
Music career sponsorship is simply a process where you set aside funds that will help you finance all your musical projects.
In order words, music career sponsorship entails having the capital that will help you invest in your career to become a successful musician.
Why do you need a music career sponsorship?
As I always say, music is business; and you need to have a business mindset if you really want to become successful as an artist.
Even if you are looking to sign a record deal, there is no record label that has been known to pick artists from scratch; rather they are always on the lookout to find artists who have gone a bit farther in their musical careers.
And to go any farther in your musical career, you must invest money.
And it is common knowledge that 95 percent of musicians do not have the capital to invest when starting out in their music career. For that reason, they must look for a means of getting someone, persons, or organizations to sponsor them.
Why you must sponsor yourself when starting out your music career.
However, there are not that many sponsors out there that are willing to give out money to a musician in the name of sponsorship; unless that musician is a popular one at that.
This, therefore, means that you are the one who is going to start sponsoring yourself; and somewhere down the line, you are going to get noticed by people who will be more than willing to sponsor you.
Consider this article a timely piece that shows you, in a very simple way; how to raise money for music career sponsorship.
So, therefore, you need a music career sponsorship in order to get your music career off the ground running.
And while starting out, you need to look at yourself as the sole sponsor of your music career.
And even though it is not your own hard-earned money you are going to use in sponsoring your music career; you need to know the right steps to get people to do so for you in some ways.