As a way to thank the worldwide Gretsch community of musicians, we’d like to invite current Gretsch Drum and Gretsch Guitar players to submit a bio, photos, and links to videos and socials for consideration of being featured on the Gretsch.com website throughout 2021. Each month we’ll randomly select one guitarist and one drummer for our homepage artist features!
Here’s what to send in:
- A bio of 250 words or less.
- At least three good-quality, high resolution photos that include you and your Gretsch drums or guitars.
- A link to your YouTube page or video(s) and other socials.
Here are a few questions we’d also like you to answer (in addition to and separate from your bio) to submit with the materials above:
- How old were you when you knew you were interested in becoming a musician?
- Why did you choose Gretsch?
- What Gretsch gear do you currently use?
- Which musicians were the biggest influence on you and why?
- How did you adjust and stay musical during the COVID-19 pandemic?
And some important items. Please carefully read the below:
A. If you are selected to be featured on Gretsch.com in 2021, this will NOT constitute an endorsement by Gretsch, Gretsch Guitars, or Gretsch Drums.
B. By submitting your bio/photos/videos/links (materials), you are granting permission to Gretsch to use your name, likeness, images, and/or videos and links to socials on the web to include all Gretsch brand websites and social platforms, in print, or any other location without payment or any other consideration including credit. You acknowledge Gretsch owns all rights in the materials and any materials containing or derived from the materials. You irrevocably authorize Gretsch to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute the materials for any purpose whatsoever without limit to duration, location, or manner. You waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein your name, likeness, images, and/or videos may appear. You waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the materials. You hold harmless and release and forever discharge Gretsch and its affiliates and agents from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action which you, your heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on your behalf, or on behalf of your estate, have or may have, by reason of this authorization.
If you are not at least 18 years of age, the submission of materials must be made by your parent or legal guardian. By doing do, they agree to the foregoing on your behalf.
C. Submission of materials does not guarantee a feature on Gretsch.com, nor the use of all materials submitted if featured.
D. Any content including videos that Gretsch deems inappropriate for our family-friendly site and social platforms will make you ineligible to be featured. This includes content found at any link supplied by you or discovered by Gretsch.
E. Featured players will be updated on the first day of each month in 2021. However, Gretsch reserves the right to make adjustments to posting dates each month. We will make every attempt to include each featured player on the site for no less than 27 days. The number of days are not guaranteed and may differ from month to month.
If and only if you agree to all of the above should you submit your materials for consideration. Please send your materials via your personal or work email address to GretschBiz@gmail.com. Please include your phone number. Your phone number will not be published and will only be used if we have any questions about the materials received that cannot be resolved by email. Submissions coming from an email address that does not allow reply emails will not be considered.
If you are selected to be featured, we will do our best to notify you by email at least one week in advance.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in the Gretsch Spotlight in 2021!