How do I get a drum endorsement?

Most drummers don’t have drum endorsements. Product endorsers are usually high-profile drummers whose name and reputation can help a company market percussion products. Most companies have adopted a tiered system in which many drummers pay a reduced rate while the minority receives free equipment. Very few endorsers are paid to play a company’s products, although most are expected to appear in advertising, give testimonials, make public appearances, and/or fly the company’s logo on their equipment, t-shirts, web site, and other types of promotional items.