In this free drum lesson, Jared Falk shares some insights into what’s required to get drumming endorsements and discusses what your mind set should be in regards to this subject. At the end of the video, Jared signs an actual endorsement deal with Paiste Cymbals.
An endorsement deal is an official affiliation that’s set between you and a company, where you behave as a spokesperson for their products in exchange for discounts, free drum gear, and/or help with your career in music. Ideally, you should be using their products for some time before you decide to ask for an endorsement deal. It’s not a good idea to do so if you don’t actually like a company’s products. It will make it a lot harder for you to really get behind their products, promote them, and even use them – things can go sour quite easily this way.
Don’t think of an endorsement deal as a way for you to make a living from and get free drum gear. These deals should be based on the enjoyment you take from using a company’s products, and the trust they have on your musicianship and on your ability and level of exposure to get their products exposed to the general public.
If you’d like to get more information on some of the companies Jared endorses, as well as their full range of products, check the websites for Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Pro-Mark Drumsticks and Snorgtees T-Shirt Co..
Due to Jared’s affiliation with these companies, you can expect to see some product giveaways and contests on DrumLessons.com in the near future. Once you’ve watched this video, we encourage you to check the free drum lesson “Auxiliary Drumstick Choice” for a look on some of the cool auxiliary drum sticks choices that you can use for getting different sounds out of your drum set.
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