Need to know how to get sponsored by Gibson? As you probably already know, Gibson is a famous guitar company that goes back to the 1900s. Since it is still very well known today, getting a sponsorship from them is going to take a lot of hard work, especially since they don't need much more publicity. However, if you follow these guidelines then you could be well on your way to getting a sponsor from Gibson.
- Become a famous musician. To be sponsored by a company like Gibson, you'll need to become well known first. Nobody would want to sponsor somebody that is completely unknown. You'd have to become a very well known musician in a particular region, if not a larger area. However, you don't have to be well known world-wide as this will take lots of work and time. For example, the Dropkick Murphys are pretty well known in the New England area of the United States, but are virtually unknown to other parts of the U.S. Remember that the larger the area you area you are well known in the better. You will also improve your chances to be sponsored if you are even more well known.
- Perform good shows and concerts. People that work for guitar companies, like Gibson, may go to various concerts to see if anybody worth sponsoring is up on stage. Guitar and music companies tend to sponsor musicians and artists who tend to sell-out theaters and large venues. Putting on good shows is a great basis for this. If people know that you put on great concerts, then you'll probably sell-out theaters and bring in large amounts of money. Perform as many gigs as you can and give them your all.
- Most importantly, exclusively use Gibson's equipment and nothing else. This is extremely important, because Gibson wouldn't want to sponsor you if you use Fender instruments and equipment. Always use Gibson guitars, basses, amplifiers, etc.