FACT SHEET for SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS
Contact (615) 504.8432 or email for sponsor and exhibitor details.
* SPONSORS * Symposium - Star Search NashvilleTM sponsorships are available. Garner industry advertising, press, publicity while imprinting your image and logo. Sponsor print names and logos appear in ads and promotional materials, reaching over 500,000 trade journal readers; up to 10 million TV viewers; and Symposium banners, photos, and web. Direct drop full color brochures reach 5,000 individuals nationally and in Middle Tennessee. Email bursts go to 18,000 industry and fans repeatedly throughout the season (imprinting approximately 500,000 music people and companies per year.)
Platinum Sponsorship - Company logo & name appears in all media (above) including on event banners on stage. Preferential complimentary banquet seating; stage/speaker time in opening and closing ceremonies; and complimentary preferential tradeshow booth space. Place your banner in the Symposium hall or over stage for exposure in all video, showcase videos, and TV. Bag stuffers. Maximum exposure for corporate identity. [$1000.00]
Services Exchange - Share your product or knowledge with vibrant and eager singers, songwriters, musicians and recording artists. [See "Workshops & Seminars" for ideas.] [Exhibit space available]
Print advertising includes trades such as No Depression Magazine, Gospel Today Magazine, Sing Out!, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter Magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited, Nashville Music Guide and other national ads and local and community radio and TV.
Internet ads / web advertising on Gospel Music Association, nodepression.net, and other feature sites.
Nashville newsprint, magazines, and press. 2,000 full color pamphlets direct mailed to proprietary customer lists and dropped throughout Middle Tennessee, with a readership of over 5,000. Email press releases and ads with sponsor names reach 18,000 music industry persons and companies at periodic intervals, imprinting more than 500,000 individuals per year.
Bag stuffer and giveaway opportunities. Your coupons and fliers in all attendees' hands.
EXHIBIT Display Booths
Wall abutting booths with backdrop to ceiling; three standard rectangular conference tables with 6 chairs. NO WALL ATTACHMENTS ALLOWED EXCEPT STICKY PUTTY. [Inquire for booth prices.]
Nashville School of Music practicum training in
Live stage performance and image intensives
Live recording in master sessions
Commercial singing techniques by Nashville pro instructors
Craft a song with Nashville hit writers - all styles
Recording engineer and track programming practicums
ALL STYLES - Gospel, Country, Pop, R&B, Latin/jazz
Reach new customers at Star Search Nashville[tm] with songwriters, performing artists, and music industry in symposium in Nashville TN. (Yes, we own first use trademark on "Star Search Nashville".) The focus of Star Search Nashville is talent discovery, showcasing, and linking songwriters and artists to industry. Video and TV taping and live CD recording are featured throughout. Industry judging. Workshops in career topics and songwriting, led by Nashville experts, provide solid support for growing careers. Finally, seminars explore issues in music careers, technology, business, and legislation including ramifications for writers, artists, publishers, and record labels.
Subject to approval, companies and organizations may exhibit.
Donors receive preferential banquet seating and your name in credits on brochures, programmes, and appropriate advertising. Support the arts and engender youth in your community with a tax deductable donation.
Friend $10 - $99
Donor $100 - $199
Supporting Donor $200 - $499
Medalist Donor $500 - $999
Foundation Donor $1K - up
[Subject to change.]
*Subject to change thru June 2008
Please note: Each year different companies attend and send representatives. Do not expect every comany listed. Complete list available on request.
Artist Careers Inc
Nix-It Music Publishing
McClure & Trowbridge Publishing Ltd
Artist Choice CD
C & M Management
Nashville Music Guide
Bella Sara Productions
American Federation of Musicians AFM Local #257
These companies attended in previous years, in any one of many capacities.
Cupit Records [Jerry Cupit, VP Billy Holland]
Jennifer Bohler [Head Publicity, Equity Records and Alliance, Reba]
Expect A Miracle Records
Row Pro Records
Hot Head Productions
McCain & Co. Publicity
. . . and many others . . .
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATES of George McClure and/or McTrow Ltd
Gospel Music Association
Harry Fox Agency
George McClure - Foundation
William Young - Medalist
Jerry Vandiver - Supporting
Fred Prue - Supporting
'07 Demographics & Data
100% from outside Nashville
97.5% from outside TN
100% are performers and/or writers
75% are songwriters
10% have recorded at least one album
100% have recorded a demo
100% screened for showcase approval
45% have modeling aspirations
17% under 18 yrs
26% under 22 yrs
25% 23 - 29 yrs
22% 30 - 54 yrs
9% 55 yrs and up