I just wanted to know how the endorsers here got the oppurtunity to represent a particular company, and how to approach getting endorsed (besides practice, practice, practice.)
Evan- Good question. I bet every sax player, legit or rock/jazz will have a different story. I'll try to make this as helpful & interesting as I can.I just wanted to know how the endorsers here got the oppurtunity to represent a particular company, and how to approach getting endorsed (besides practice, practice, practice.)
Tim, How can you tell he doesn't have life insurance from his post? I'm just curious.EVAN ; Also a solid after thought...In all seriousness. THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY ENDORSEMENT OK.
- Get yourself some quality and dependable health insurance. NOW.
If you are in it for the long haul, YOU NEED THIS. Make sure you got a primary care doctor and dentist and eye doctor. They keep a blue print of you ON FILE IN CASE THE SHEEET HITS THE FAN HEALTH WISE.
Get some health coverage. More important than anything. Trust me- I've been out here for years- and this advice is vital. HTH.
Steve- Heath insurance...I think you meant that. Like the medical kind.Tim, How can you tell he doesn't have life insurance from his post? I'm just curious.
Also on that topic..........I am a huge supporter of musicians getting health insurance! I was a full time musician with no insurance in the early 90's. I started having these weird things happening with me. Around that time I happened to take a job as a store manager for some extra cash. I got insurance in the deal and a month afterwards found out I had a brain tumor. I have no idea what would have happened if I didn't have insurance. Since then I have probably had at least million dollars in medical procedures. Don't gamble........get insurance. Ok. Back to being an endorser. Sorry for the interruption. Steve
Yes and no....there are great players I tried to get endorsements and it never stuck.Well, that's only a part of it.
Whoops. Yes, I meant health insurance. Sorry.Steve- Heath insurance...I think you meant that. Like the medical kind.
These young cats gotta know this stuff. If a guy breaks a tooth, or gets a hospital visit, he's up that famous creek. That's why I tell guys- make sure you got HEALTH INSURANCE.
1.hAVE A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR THAT KNOWS YOUR DEAL And a dentist and eye doc. This is life stuff that every year you need.
HEALTH INSURANCE..... :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
YUP- My thing aside from the playing...is to propagate an art form. To talk about what is REAL and also needs to be heard/ studied and dealt with. If you dig what I'm doing cool- if not cool too. I'm there for something different, not everyone is- I am.I've never been endorsed, nor will I be, but I do own a business so here's my perspective. Look at it from the perspective of the business owner/executives, they aren't going to put your picture in their ads and link your reputation to theirs unless they have evidence that you are going to be positive for them. Tim has a great record in this regard and I think it has at least as much to do with his attitude and his ability to communicate his enthusiasm for the music and his instrument. The musical ability is just the first piece of the puzzle, the rest is what you do with it off the bandstand.
Apart from being a good player (or instead of in some cases, mine possibly), you need to have some public profile. Endorsement deals I've had or been offered have always been connected with me being seen by a reasonably large audience. In my case the deals were either negotiated by a manager or I was approached directly.I just wanted to know how the endorsers here got the oppurtunity to represent a particular company, and how to approach getting endorsed (besides practice, practice, practice.)