Thu, Jun 02 - Sun, Jun 05 2022

The Studio Awards,

Richmond, Virginia, United States Richmond, Virginia, United States

  • About the event

    The Studio Awards are:

    • A four-day performance experience in Richmond, VA and 25 cities in the USA

    • A collection of the industry’s most sought-after Instructors and Artists

    • Workshop classes in fundamental performance techniques and today's best practices

    • Multimedia competition where creativity is encouraged and rewarded

    • An encouraging atmosphere that expands one’s artistic horizons through the journey of self-expression


    What are The Studio Awards?

    The Studio Awards are blessed to have curated the most interactive artist development experience in the music industry. Our state of the art event boasts performance workshop classes with the goal to feature high- level training in both fundamental techniques and the world's most advanced approaches. The Studio Awards Faculty are a collection of Artists and Industry professionals who are determined to strengthen the future generation of performance.


    In addition to industry standard performance education, The Studio Awards offers a Multimedia Competition where creativity is endorsed and rewarded. Our Competition ensures that artists of all levels have a positive experience from their performance opportunity.


    The Studio Awards curates and promotes the idea of expansion. Take the journey through self-expression. The Studio Awards Faculty give care towards every performer's personal growth; and have developed the program to create a supportive community, assuring that every performer can excel. We take pride in creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience for all performers, studio owners, and patrons. We hope you will join The Studio Awards for the first season!

    Why should you sponsor?

    1. Brand Visibility

    We expect 2,600 people attending at this event, we will also be streaming to up to 15,000 people as well as broadcasting into the homes of 1,200 with our broadcasting partner WUPV. With many of our sponsorships, you get featured ads, signs, or radio or television spots that boost brand recognition.

    By participating in our in kind promotional giveaways, a huge number of people will be toting your branded swag. Quality matters, and that’s why you should advertise with the Studio Awards.

    2. Targeted Marketing

    1200 performers from ages 8-35.

    1600 general attendees ranging from ages 18-65.

    15,000 streamers viewing online ages 18-35.

    1200 viewers watching our local broadcast on WUPV ages 24-65.

    30 studio owners.

    250 industry professionals.

    6 celebrities.

    3. Consumer Perception

    Public perception can make or break your business.

    However, potential customers form positive associations when your business is tied to events that peak their interest. Customers will assume your business is reliable and reputable if you can sponsor other events.

    4. Efficient Lead Generation

    How much time does your business spend hunting for 50 qualified leads? Not only do events bring you a host of targeted customers, but they also give your business relevance.

    Forming a visceral connection is half the battle of building brand loyalty. You can learn about customers, promote your products, and build a mailing list.

    5. Sales Goals

    Generate leads and rack up sales by setting up a booth.

    We will have high foot traffic and no direct competitors.  

    6. Community Goodwill

    Strengthening your business image. Show that you care about positive messages and giving back to the community. Link your business to this worthy cause.

    Set yourself apart from other brands by investing in the local community. By showing you care about what matters to our customers, and aligning with their values, you have a greater chance of boosting their loyalty to your brand.

    7. Content Strategy

    Provide fresh material to expand your content strategy. Connect with the Studio Awards and our partners on social media, there you will find relevant audiences to target. We predict tons of engagement, which you can use to create content themes or promote your own hashtags.

    You can expect consumers to create social content during our events. When attendees share photos, quotes, videos, and blogs, you get exposure to much larger networks. User-generated content has a larger impact on people, so make it easy for those to tag your business on social media.



    8. Audience Insights

    Post-event reports are extremely valuable. We will turn over our analytics about the events performance.

    Get a firsthand look at how other businesses differentiate themselves and attract customers.

    9. Business Relationships

    Find non-competing businesses you can collaborate with in the future.

    Find out what other businesses are participating, and introduce yourself to the key players.

    10. Return on Investment

    Leave with a list of leads as a long-term way to leverage your investment.


    Rasul Elder

          Hello, my name is Rasul Elder,

    Visionary and Producer of the Studio Awards. I have participated in many conventions as a performer, instructor, and as a technician. I have seen with my own eyes the power of these gathers. Where information about a given field of study, hobby or science can be exchanged. Where professionals and novice alike learn from each other and create life long and far reaching connections leading to unforgettable experiences.

    Im 40 year old Entertainment Industry Professional. A team player leader, and clever trouble shooter. “Going with the signal flow” I genuinely love show business. I bring love to work no matter my role. I live by the words, “the show must go on!” My experience ranges from roadie to tech to talent. I know the business from the inside out; from sales and demos of Professional AV equipment to venue installation, corporate AV, festivals, concerts, music venues and night clubs in various markets. Lighting, Audio, Video, Streaming and Broadcasting.


    Career Highlights include:

    •    Internship at Sound of Music Recording Studio, Richmond, Virginia, under

    the wings of John Morand and David Lowery from 2000 – 2004

    •    Field Recorder for Turner Broadcasting's “The Bleacher Report”

    • Headlined "The Full Circle Tour" and released "The Circle & the Square”

    studio album

    •    Stage Manager, opening DJ, opening act, and event Host/MC with (the

    legendary) X Clan for their 25th Anniversary tour featuring Dead Prez and


    • Head of Audio Radix National Tour
    • Engineer at Yellow House Studio RVA
    • Videographer and Editor at Yellow House Cinema


    Venture Richmond

    Canal Tour Boat Operator Guide, Current



    Owner, Audio Video and Live Show and Music Production 2019, Current

    Live Streaming Video Switching and Broadcasting Tech

    Producer of “Jazz on the Bluff” UPN WUPV 65, Current

    Radix National Tour A1 Contract 2019 - 2021

    Engineer at Yellow House Studio Contract, Current

    Videographer and Editor at Yellow House Cinema, Current


    Universoul Circus

    Stage Crew, AV tech Nov. 2017 – Dec 2018

    I toured with the the production crew of Universoul Circus working in the Stage, Lighting, and Props department for the 2018 national tour. Duties included loading/unloading props and materials from trucks, assembling stage parts,

    unloading and setting up road cases; setting up lighting, props, microphones, risers and other musical equipment, and Perform {spotlight operation} during shows.

    Beauty is Our Weapon

    Stage and Tour Manager Jan. 2016 – Jan. 2017

    I developed an all girl DJ and hip hop crew called Beauty is Our Weapon (BIOW). I was Head of Production and Creative Director for both national tours. Duties included confirming reservations and show times; managing tour finances, maintaining and enforcing group punctuality; primary contact with promoters, venue managers, ticket agents, and the like; coordinating promotions to various media outlets and public events, and distributing fliers and promo merchandise.

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  • 2501-5000 attendees expected

    59% Male Attendees

    41% Female Attendees

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Select a Package

3 available packages from US$5000 to US$25000

Bronze Package

Logo on; Handbills, 11 X 17 Poster, Stage Banner, Artist Promo Banner, Event Schedule, Event Schedule, Give away Bag, Red Carpet Photo Backdrop,

10 available

Silver Package

Logo on; Handbills, 11 X 17 Poster, Stage Banner, Artist Promo Banner, Event Schedule, Event Schedule, Give away Bag, Red Carpet Photo Backdrop, Table Display, Lead up Promo events, Logo on Mixtape, Web Broadcast Ad, Named as Associate.

2 available

Gold Package

Logo on; Handbills, 11 X 17 Poster, Stage Banner, Artist Promo Banner, Event Schedule, Event Schedule, Give away Bag, Red Carpet Photo Backdrop, Table Display, Lead up Promo events, Logo on Mixtape, Web Broadcast Ad, Named as Associate, TV Show AD, Hands on Demo Workshop, Named as Presenter, Award in your Name.

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