Since the Forbes article came out, we’ve gotten emails from a bunch of awesome students, telling us about their struggles fundraising, and saying how excited they were to register with Campus Sponsorship. Shout out to you guys! The Campus Sponsorship team loves your feedback. Knowing that you guys appreciate what we do makes all of the long hours worth it!
The Campus Sponsorship boys had a great interview with The Wall Street Journal this morning! Holler!
1. Getting in staring matches with passersby. (You looking at me? Yes-I-am-but-you-can’t-do-anything-about-it-because-I’m-past-you-now.)
2. Riding uncomfortably close to people on the sidewalk (I’d rather inconvenience you for a few seconds than run the risk of getting hit by a car. No apologies.)
Those are the only reasons.
John Gonzalez, Philadelphia Inquirer
Note: I love this town.
As a dedicated Sixers fan knowing with 99.62% certainty that Lebron was not choosing my squad, I really shouldn’t have cared about his announcement last night. But the whole thing was like a train wreck that I couldnt look away from. I think what fascinated me was:
- Here was a guy that a whole city rallied around because he is great at what he does. Does he have a responsibility here? Does the needs of an entire city outweigh the needs of his career and his family?
- If he really didn’t want such a horrible backlash from his announcement, why did he wait so long and allow it to build up?
- Does this teach us as sports fans that we can never have a hero?
As a chip-on-my-shoulder-underdog-from-the-greatest-underdog-city-in-America kinda guy, I thought that this was the most badass letter in the history of letters.
Wow, this looks pretty phenominal. Presumably everyone knows the story of how that Facebook started in a college dorm room…blew up crazy at nearly every college in the country…and now college kids are getting friended by their grandparents.
I’ll illustrate the need for a middle agent with two real life occurrences from my short lived concert planning career. (Names changed to protect the innocent).
Me: Hey everyone, come buy tickets for our concert featuring Artist A.
Has-Been Artist A: I haven’t been paid yet dawg. I got bills to pay and mansions to buy…I’m out.
(Two Weeks Later)
Old Professor: Rob, tell me about electromotive force.
Me: My phone’s ringing pops, and it’s Replacement Artist’s manager.
Replacement Artist’s Manager: Where the f*** is our contract!?
Me: (Terrified) Eh, dunno, but I can tell you about electromotive force?
POINT BEING…hire a middle agent (aka booking agent) to deal with all of the above crap so you can concentrate on school, running your org, etc. Most charge a fee equal to 10% of what the artist gets (so if you pay $30k for an artist, the middle agent charges $3k, and the total comes to $33k). Ask what other school’s they’ve worked with, even if you don’t plan on calling them. Do all of this.
Coming Up: Selecting An Artist, Promotion