For many years, a number of individuals and institutions have sponsored Marston releases. We could not continue producing releases of the quality for which we are known without this valued support, and we want to add your name to our list.
Sponsorships have typically come in two forms: full sponsorships and partial sponsorships. Full sponsorships often arise when an individual or organization approaches us with an idea for a set that they would like to see produced. If the idea is consistent with our artistic goals and is commercially viable, a full sponsorship can make this possible by covering most of our upfront expenses in producing the set. The amount necessary for full sponsorship varies from set to set, and although the primary factor is the number of CDs, the size of the booklet and other project-specific expenses can affect the overall cost of bringing a release to market (*see below for an explanation of the costs involved). Fully-sponsored projects are not eligible for partial sponsorship. For projects that are partially sponsored, we accept contributions of varying amounts from multiple donors until we reach our sponsorship goal. Whether a full sponsorship or a modest donation, your contribution helps preserve the history of recording, and you can even become a part of history by having your name linked with our collectible CD sets forever.
Benefits of sponsorship:
- 1) Recognition of your contribution on the tray card of the sponsored set, if you wish
- 2) Recognition of your contribution on our website, if you wish
- 3) Fifteen free copies of the CD you sponsored
- 4) A “lifetime membership” entitling you to every new Marston CD free of charge, including shipping
- 1) All contributions of $1000 or more will be specially recognized within the booklet of the sponsored set, and on the future releases page of our website
- 2) All contributions of $1000 or more will receive five free copies of the CD you sponsored
- 3) All contributions of at least $250 but less than $1000 will be mentioned within the booklet of the sponsored set, and on the future releases page of our website
- 4) All contributions of at least $250 but less than $1000 will receive one free copy of the CD you sponsored
If you are able and interested, please select a release you wish to underwrite from the list below and join our growing list of sponsors. If you or a group of friends have a favorite artist that you would like to sponsor that is not on our list, please contact us. There may be mutual interest!