The Rising Artist
The Rising Artist is a sponsorship program that collects financial support to help independent artists fund full scale recording projects, promotion, merchandise, and touring. Rising Artists benefit from our pro bono services and are given the resources they need to take their music careers to the next frontier. We consider artists for sponsorship based their talent, drive, and existing resume of material, performances, and fans.
How does it work?
We use online crowd funding platforms such as Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and Pledge Music, to help our artists garner financial support from their local communities. Just in the past year, our studio has raised over $60,000 for our various Rising Artists, using our unique marketing strategy to run successful, large budget fundraising campaigns.
What do we do?
We provide our artists with the content, messaging, and marketing to run a successful campaign. Each campaign launches with newly recorded music, a promotional video, and a tailored marketing program to ensure maximum reach. This helps our artists establish their project’s credibility, engage their community, and collect more donations.
Are we a record label?
We are definitely not a record label. Our concept stems from the fact that record labels are actually becoming increasingly antiquated and obsolete. We are closer to a record label alternative, whereas unlike a label, our program allows our artists to retain 100% ownership of their music while still attaining the necessary capital to grow, gain exposure, and take their music from the ground level, up. The funds we raise through your campaign will be used to cover the costs of producing, recording, mixing and mastering your album. Additional funds can be raised for things like merchandise and promotion. All funds are raised free of charge. Our primary objective is to help you make the best album possible!
The Rising Artist Process in 6 Steps:
Step 1: The Music
First and foremost, we fully record and produce 1 song from start to finish in our studio, to make an excellent, high quality recording. This serves as a preview of the record you’ll make with the funds raised through the campaign.
Step 2: The Message
Successful campaigns come down to clear messaging. We will collaborate with you to define your message and translate it into written words.
Step 3: The Video
What’s key to every online fundraiser? A well produced video that’s both straight forward and creative. We will work with a professional videographer to capture your personality and individual voice, while ensuring our messaging within your video is clear and concise.
Step 4: The Gifts
Gifts (aka rewards or incentives) are what your donors get in return for pledging to your campaign. We will help you choose exciting rewards for your donors by creating content with you, so you can offer exciting gifts available exclusively through the campaign.
Step 5: The Marketing
Our goal is to completely demystify the process of online fundraising for you. We will take you through a Crowdsourcing 101 crash course to ensure you’re completely prepared to market the campaign before it launches. We provide daily tasks to complete while the campaign runs so you know exactly what to do and when to do it. This is key to reaching our funding goal.
Step 6: The Project
Once the campaign ends, we use the funds raised to make a professional, great sounding record with you. The additional funds raised will be allocated for things like pressing, merch, touring, etc. The ultimate goal is to provide the resources you need to take control of your music and advance your career quickly.
To be considered for our Rising Artist sponsorship program, please fill out the form below.