How To Approach Cheer Gyms, Coaches Etc...

Discussion in 'Discussing the Cheerleading Industry' started by Justin Forella, Jan 19, 2016.

?

How do you obtain your music for competitions?

  1. Online Cheer Music Company

    1 vote(s)
    100.0%
  2. Local Music Producer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Do it myself

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Justin Forella

    Justin Forella I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Shimmys Received:
    7
    Location:
    Detroit MI
    Web:
    Twitter:
    icutmusic
    I am a(n)...:
    Music Mixer
    Hello everyone. I don't know if this is the right thread to post this in but this looked like the best one. I'm a DJ/Music Producer that has dove into the cheer world last year. I started a little late and missed the ball. Most teams had their mixes already. I did manage to snag a few though!

    I'm looking to gather some local clients and was wondering if any coaches/ gym owners had any advice on how to approach them. Should I call or just send an email? I don't want to undercut any other music mixers but I have pretty much mastered my music program and can make them fairly quickly which can result in a lower price.

    I also put up a poll to see how most teams get their music done.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!


    Thanks!
    Justin
     
  2. BBinNCsMom

    BBinNCsMom I text ACEDAD all the time

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    349
    Shimmys Received:
    338
    Location:
    Over the rainbow
    I am a(n)...:
    Parent
    I would think now would be a good time to at least get your foot in the door. Maybe emailing first with a sample track of your work. If you don't hear back, follow up with a phone call to the owner or business manager a couple of weeks later. It would probably be best to start with smaller gyms and get a clientele base before moving to larger gyms.

    Disclaimer: I'm just a cheer parent, but run a small business. This is how I would like the be approached and how I would conduct my business for expansion.

    Best of luck to you!!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Justin Forella

    Justin Forella I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Shimmys Received:
    7
    Location:
    Detroit MI
    Web:
    Twitter:
    icutmusic
    I am a(n)...:
    Music Mixer
    Great input! I'm going to run with this advice. Thank you! =)
     
  4. CheerTD

    CheerTD I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Messages:
    22
    Shimmys Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago
    I am a(n)...:
    Coach
    Here are a few things we would suggest:

    1. Compile an email list in mail chimp and send out an email blast regarding your services.

    2. Respectfully approach coaches face-to-face.

    3. Find and contact coaches and athletic directors through linkedIN

    I hope you find these methods helpful.

    The CheerTD Family
     
  5. icame2WERQ

    icame2WERQ I have my own cheer message board

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,153
    Shimmys Received:
    2,214
    Location:
    Track A
    I am a(n)...:
    Industry Professional
    Half-Year should be starting soon! So some programs might be looking for half-year music.