This morning I received a note from an artist seeking a clinic position. Included in his note: I'm endorsed with D.W. Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth & Evans. I always here great things about your event.
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(I replaced his name with the x's to avoid embarrassing him publicly.) Perhaps I am being a little picky, but there are in my opinion three problems with this. First off, I do not think it was appropriate to use "I'm endorsed with...". I believe he was trying to say "I'm endorsed by..." which I would also have a problem with. When an artist signs an endorsement deal with a manufacturer, it primarily means that the artist is endorsing the manufacturer, not so much that the manufacturer is endorsing the artist. Second problem; "I always here..." should be "I always hear..." Again, this is picky, but I am looking for skilled communicators. Lastly; the link that the guy sent was no good. I tried it several times before simply googling him to learn a little about him.