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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey,
I know everyone asks how to get a endorsment, and it's usually:

- 150+ Shows a year
- A record deal
- Copy Of your CD

But, I was wondering, what do you actually get when your endorsed?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 04:14 PM
 
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depends on the deal.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 04:29 PM
 
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Yeah. If you look on Ibanez's website under "Artists", you'll notice that a lot of those guys don't get much of anything. Some are listed as playing SA160's and other relatively cheap guitars. Not to knock that guitar, but if I had an endorsement with Ibanez, I would at least want a Prestige model!
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Yeah. If you look on Ibanez's website under "Artists", you'll notice that a lot of those guys don't get much of anything. Some are listed as playing SA160's and other relatively cheap guitars. Not to knock that guitar, but if I had an endorsement with Ibanez, I would at least want a Prestige model!
Oh, so you get guitars off the endorsee?
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Well, I know that Ibanez goes so far as to make custom guitars for some artists. But other artists that tour a lot are basically given guitars so that they can advertise their name to said player's audience.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 06:11 PM
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Re: Endorsments

Not so much anymore. Years ago you got just about whatever you wanted with no Quid Pro Quo.
These days most companies who offer endorsements make it very tough- usually a multi-tiered deal where your minimal requirements include not only minimum performance dates, but also moving (selling) a minimum amount of units within a certain amount of time from the label, and sometimes stupid stuff like what happened to Dave Navarro with the "no-shirt" clause when appearing in public. Still haunts him.

If you ever get that opportunity, and I hope you do, make sure a 'Music Attourney' that knows the ropes takes a good look at it.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Some companies aren't so tough - Chris Webb from Biomechanical is endorsed to/by PRS, they even did a custom 7 string for him. As far as I'm aware, there's no requirements to do with minimum number of live dates/CDs sold/number of magazine appearances. Bass player from same band endorsed to/by Warwick and both guitarists Framus amps. Again, I'm not aware of any requirements for those deals beyond the usual 'must use live and in studio shots' type of thing. The Framus deal, I've been told, is that artists pay 1 for each item for it to be theirs (probably something to do with creative accounting with taxes and expenses!!) and can basically choose whatever they want.

The band also have a deal with Jagermeister... *burp*!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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Yeah. If you look on Ibanez's website under "Artists", you'll notice that a lot of those guys don't get much of anything. Some are listed as playing SA160's and other relatively cheap guitars. Not to knock that guitar, but if I had an endorsement with Ibanez, I would at least want a Prestige model!

i'm sure that most of those models aren't what the artist actually gets from ibanez. they just spread the models around so that kids that are gonna buy a guitar just cause their heroes plays one will think highly of the cheaper models


every brand site does that. nearly every artist on the peavey site is listed as using an amp that they don't use.
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