FAQs for Artists
Is there any upfront cost to join SoundSight?
No, there are absolutely no upfront costs to join, signing up to our services is completely free of charge.
With an artist membership we will only deduct a 6-8% service charge from your Artist Sponsorship Fees when you start receiving them, that is the only cost.
What kind of business sponsors will you get?
As part of the signing up process, we will determine what products or services you are best suited to endorse within any particular niches if applicable, and then match you with the most appropriate business sponsors. Things like your music genre, audience demographics and any extra interests or areas of expertise you may have will play a major part in the matchmaking process. The sponsor will most likely be a music (or music related) brand, ideally selling products or services within your niche. Essentially, your matches could be anything from a fashion or drinks brand to musical instrument/equipment manufacturers or retailers.
Your business sponsors will completely depend on what kind of artist/s you are, so sign up now and let us do the work of finding you a suitable sponsor for a valuable, effective and long-lasting collaboration!
After signing up, am I guaranteed to get a sponsor?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will definitely find you a sponsor, and it may not be possible 100% of the time. But as it costs nothing to sign up (and hardly any of your time), there isn’t much to lose at all from giving it a go.
Please note that the chances of getting a sponsor rely heavily on certain factors, for example:
the size of your online audience - but don’t worry if you don’t have 100k followers, even several thousand can be sufficient.
your engagement rate - this is very important and gives an indication to the sponsor of how effective the results may be from your endorsement. Always communicate regularly with your followers and try to share posts that invoke a response from them to increase this.
how regularly you post content on your social media - if you only post content once a month, or once every couple of months, sponsors will be less inclined to sponsor you (this also links to engagement rates).
the demographics of your followers - after signing up and as part of our T&Cs, we will usually require audience analytics data from your FB or IG accounts.
Please refer to our handy Artist Influencer Guide for tips and info about influencing as an artist, and the best ways to appeal to sponsors.
What are my responsibilities as an artist influencer?
Your primary responsibility is to endorse the brand, products or services of your sponsor to your online audience, and you'll be required to share endorsement content on the chosen social media platforms by the agreed dates/times, following the post guidelines set out by you and your sponsor. Essentially, this is the only responsibility at your end which will guarantee your payments are received once delivered.
What social media platforms can I use for endorsement?
There is not one specific platform, and depending on the preferences of you and your sponsor, endorsement content can be shared on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok or Twitter.
Currently the most common platforms for endorsement are Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
When will I get paid, and how much?
This is an important question. When you get paid completely depends on when you post content, agreed between you and your sponsor. How much depends on a whole range of factors based on your social media platforms & stats - refer to the list above.
There is no one set price for influencer marketing, and your engagement rate, follower numbers, the platforms you use, the type of endorsement you provide, as well as the sponsor's budget will be the key factors to determine how much you will get per post. As part of your membership, we will provide guidance and suggestions on the price ranges you should charge for different endorsement (typically including gold, silver & bronze assets), and then it's ultimately up to you what you want to charge.
Provided you have delivered the endorsement content on time and it’s been verified, we will send your payments on the Friday of each week that you post content. We will usually require you to provide screenshots & links as proof of endorsement
What will be done with the data I provide to you when signing up, and thereafter?
This is also a good question; we will use the data for our own records to assist us with the sponsor recruitment process. The data you provide us will only be shared with the companies we contact for potential sponsorship, and will not be shared with any other third-parties. Telephone numbers and addresses WILL NOT be shared with ANYONE outside of SoundSight, not even sponsors.
Can I join as a signed artist, or will I still be able to join if I have a manager or I’m signed with a management agency?
As we are a company committed to supporting independent artists, usually if you are signed to a record label you will not be able to join SoundSight; although we can sometimes make allowances to artists signed to independent labels, depending on your contract with them.
If you’re an unsigned artist with a manager, or signed to a management agency you can still join SoundSight and use our services. Please note that however your profits from SoundSight are split is up to you and your manager, and the contract you have with them. Once you receive your payments it’s the responsibility of you and your management to split profits accordingly. Usually if you have a manager, they will be the person we’ll be in contact with to organise your sponsorship, but once you receive payments please make sure your management is paying you correctly based on the contract you have, as this is not the responsibility of SoundSight.
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